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Matanuska-Susitna College April 11th, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses

matsu1If you were to peer down through the clouds from the top of Pioneer Peak at night you would survey a sea of lights with a dark spot in the center, which in turn is illuminated by a small set of buildings in the middle. That vision is the Matanuska-Susitna College which sits on a thousand acres of primeval Alaskan wilderness, which in turn is surrounded by the fastest growing community in Alaska.matsu2

Nearly 2,000 students attend classes in a modern and expanding facility. The students come here to transform their dreams into realities. An energetic and talented faculty and staff work hard to create a positive atmosphere to facilitate the development of scholars and workers for the future of Alaska. There are few places in the world as majestic as this valley. There are few universities as affordable as this school. The Matanuska-Susitna Campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage is the gem in the statewide system of higher education. We welcome new students and visitors and look forward to many years of growth and opportunity in this borough.

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Dr. Talis J. Colberg – College Director


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Valley Happenings this Weekend and Next! February 11th, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Events

Hey folks! Here are some things going on this weekend and next. Not all of these events listed below are in Palmer, but they all look to be enjoyable! If you know of anything else going on this month that’s open to the whole community, comment and I’ll try to post it!

Want to know my source? Vagabond Blues! The bulletin board outside Vagabond Blues in downtown Palmer always has posters and announcements about local happenings. Check it out and grab a tasty treat or beverage while you’re at it!

Click on the photos to enlarge and you’ll be able to read all the posted information. They may take a few seconds to load.

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Christmas Events December 11th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons

Here are some other events going on between now and Christmas. Know of more? Post a comment and I’ll add them!

All of these photos were taken in Vagabonds. Not only is Vagabond Blues a great place to get coffee or a meal, it’s also a good place to find out what’s going on in town!

Click on the photos to enlarge and view the details!


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Colony Christmas December 1st, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons

Hey Folks, last year’s Colony Christmas was a marvelous event, let us make this year’s even better!

Here is a link to the entire Colony Christmas Schedule.

There will be 5 Arts and Crafts fairs going on throughout the weekend.
Friday: Palmer Depot 11-6
Palmer Depot 10-6
Borough Gym 10-6
Alaska Job Corps Center 10-4
Palmer Senior Citizens Center 10-4
Matanuska Christian School (time unknown)

Sponsored by BP, Saturday Dec 11 6:30 pm. Borough softball fields & Library Parking Lot. You should have a great view from anywhere in downtown.

Cookie Contest!
Bake your favorite cookie and bring a plate with a recipe attached to Cover Ups, located at 840 S. Colony Way. Enter your cookies between 11am and 2:45pm on Saturday, December 11th. Judging is at 3pm!
Click here for more info.

Gingerbread Contest! Click here for more info.

This year’s Colony Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 11th at 5pm. Bundle up warm, bring your kids and your cameras and come downtown to enjoy the lights, music and laughter! This year’s theme is “Mistletoe and Holly.”
Interested in entering in the parade? Click here.

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Houses For Rent In Palmer and Wasilla November 24th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Uncategorized

Way back in October 2007 I wrote about rentals in Palmer and Wasilla on my other blog, I think it’s time for an update. It is common for me to get calls asking if I handle rentals…I don’t.

Here are my tips for finding a rental in the area:

1. Check with the local property managers.

Here are three…
Charlene Moss, she handles the most rentals,  373-8161
Traci Brewington at Prudential, 376-2414
Dawn Houston at Double Eagle, 357-1770

2. Check craigslist, you will find almost all the owner rentals on craigslist.

If you need to buy or sell in Palmer and Wasilla,  I can help you with that. Drop me a line by clicking on the contact button or give me a call at
(907) 232-7900.

Or, if you would rather do your own search on the MLS, just go my search page.

Marty Van Diest
Valley Market Real Estate

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