Anchorage Library planners have outdone themselves this month with more interesting and diverse events scheduled than in years. The Zombie Apocalypse returns to Loussac on Saturday, Oct. 19, with the scavenger hunt maze open from 6:45-10 pm. Another noteworthy event this month is the grand opening of Loussac’s new early literacy center for young children. Read more.
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action have appointed new Youth Organizers for the 2013-14 year. The 16 students are from all over the state and have a deep passion for keeping Alaska's environment healthy. Read more.
The goal of becoming the Electric Vehicle capital of the U.S. just got a lot closer for Juneau groups and electric vehicle supporters. The Juneau Community Foundation in partnership with the City & Borough of Juneau is the recipient of the $25,000 award that will go toward public charging stations. Read more.
This fish was caught on the Kanektok River during a rainbow trout project. It wound up being a mortality capture (it didn't survive), so it was cut open to see what it had been feeding on. Surprise! The answer was shrews, and a whole lot of them. By my count, this trout ate twenty shrews. Twenty. Read more.
On Wednesday, August 28th the Anchorage Food Mosaic presented the Local Harvest Feast at the Alaska Botanical Gardens. Even though the weather was chilly and rainy, 200 people joined up under the tents to celebrate and share fresh, local and wild Alaskan food.
There comes a time in every woman's life where they sort of just hit a wall. For me, it happened this week. The wall came in the form of: several bills from house projects completed over the summer, an unexpected brake replacement on my Jeep, a hot water heater on the fritz, and just for good measure, a boiler that decided to take a little break. Read more.
A wildlife habitat and natural wetland, the Campbell Creek estuary will offer Anchorage locals an opportunity to step out into the wilderness of Alaska. A perfect place to take a quiet stroll, the natural trails needed for such an activity had yet to be constructed. That’s where we came in. Our job that Friday: to move gravel from one place to another. Read more.
The Chugach and Tongass National Forests have released two new posters in their series, "More Than a Place to Visit—It’s Where We Live." The new 16x32 inch posters are available for free at your local Forest Service office. Learn more.
Anchorage Community Works started remodeling a warehouse in Ship Creek this May and have been moving at locomotive speed to get the space ready for use - including remodeled bathrooms, a 300+ square foot stage, an art studio, and a shared workspace, among other things. Join The Works on August 23rd for a grand opening the likes of which Anchorage has not yet seen. Read more.
You are invited to the inaugural Anchorage Food Mosaic Local Harvest Feast at the beautiful Alaska Botanical Garden. Alaska’s rich abundance of fish and game, diverse people, wild edible greens, plump berries, and anything and everything your near-Arctic garden can grow are worth talking about – and eating – amongst friends new and old. More details.