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Garden and Art Wine Walk June 22nd, 2016
There’s a lot going on around Palmer this week! If you haven’t had a chance to catch a Mat-Su Miners Baseball game, your chance is tomorrow night, Thursday, June 23. Game starts at 7 pm, take your family out for some fun, sunshine and food while watching our local team play some great baseball. Also, don’t miss Military Appreciation Night with the Mat-Su Miners this Friday, June 24th at 7 pm. Bring your kids and family and enjoy this beautiful weather, grab some dinner and watch some great baseball.
July 8th, the Palmer Museum of History & Art will be hosting the Midsummer Garden & Art Wine Walk in downtown Palmer. Another fun event coming up is the Palmer Midsummer Garden & Art Fair Rhubarb Rumble, July 9, 2016 in downtown Palmer. They will have lots of vendors, food and fun things to purchase. Come celebrate gardening, art and music in beautiful downtown Palmer, Alaska, during the one day festival the Palmer Midsummer Garden and Art Faire, PMGAF. This year’s PMGAF will be held on Saturday, July 9th, beginning at 10:00AM through 6:00PM (with our last musical performer ending at 8:00PM) . The PMGAF includes a variety of garden and art vendors from all over Alaska, FREE art, gardening and cooking workshops hosted by local artists, gardening professionals and chefs, live music all day on two outdoor stages and in one Cultural Events tent, the Rhubarb Rumble (a rhubarb recipe contest among our local restaurants and caterers where you are the tasting judges!) and introducing this year’s Topihairy Challenge (a garden-inspired hair style competition among Palmer’s local salons also judged by you!). This year’s event promises not to disappoint. For more updates on this year’s event, please visit the PMGAF web-site at: www.palmergardenandart.org Our small town is a wonderful place to raise a family. If you are looking to buy or sell property, give us a call and let us help you with all your needs. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 907-232-7900.
Written by: Denise Garrettson
Palmer High School February 22nd, 2016
Palmer High School is a great place to learn, grow, and meet new people.
Palmer High School, located in Palmer, Alaska is home of the MOOSE!
It’s the only school in the district that participates in the International Baccalaureate program, allowing high school Juniors and Seniors to take rigorous classes that they can potentially earn college credit for.
If students decide to take part in the IB program they must take three standard level and three higher level classes, as well as TOK (theory of knowledge).
Upon finishing all standard and higher level classes students must take IB exams for the classes they took. the scores they receive on these tests will determine whether or not they obtain college credit.
Palmer High School also has many clubs and after school activities for students to take part in. Some of the most popular are Student Government.
At the end of every school year students from each grade level take part in a campaign to decide who will become president, VP, treasurer, etc for each grade level.
Starting the next school year Student Government members have meetings every week and work on things like school dances, prom, assemblies, and ASAG.
Overall Palmer High School is a school that allows students of all interests to learn new things, grow as a person, be involved in the community and share friendships that will last a life time.
Written by: Tamera Watson
Amber Lanphier of Studio Ardent October 18th, 2013When I think of professional photographers I think stuffy and formal.
I recently had my mind changed for me by an amazing photographer. Amber Lanphier of Studio Ardent has impressed me with her personal, easygoing style. She has an amazing ability to capture her clients in their natural environment.I was not pleased with my children’s school yearbook photos, so I hired Amber. I was hoping she could capture my kids at their best. She let them be themselves and only required that they be happy. The photo shoot was a success.
As the owner of her own studio she runs things the way she wants. No cookie-cutter photos from this gal. She has many trade secrets that bring out the best in her clients. We won’t divulge them here, but if you want someone who thinks outside-the-box to immortalize the unique “you”, she is the one!
What a great weekend to tell you about Amber Lanphier. She is having a grand opening at her new studio Saturday 7-9pm and a Christmas Card Mini Special Sunday, book your spot today! www.Studioardent.com www.facebook.com/StudioArdent or Call 907-315-5044
Funnies Extra! April 13th, 2012
“Funnies Extra” is a free, full-color, weekly publication carried in roughly 200+ restaurants, doctors offices, hotels, and waiting rooms in the Matanuska Valley. Pages of positive, family friendly, uplifting comic strips, puzzles, and word games for a wide audience. Funnies Extra is free for businesses to carry and free for the public to enjoy or take with them. See a digital sample HERE.
Funnies Extra will be paid for by advertisements and sponsors and provides an amazing opportunity for local and regional businesses to have their advertisement viewed while readers are smiling and laughing rather than when they’re reading negative news stories or political commentary.
“Funnies Extra” is the brain child of the marketing director for the world famous and local legend “Tundra: The Comic Strip“ to promote local community and businesses through humor and positive advertising. Zack Lanphier is the local agent and publisher for Funnies Extra here in the Matanuska valley. The valley is Home to Chad Carpenter, the cartoonist for “Tundra” and Zack Lanphier a.k.a “The Tundra Flunky” who can be seen at the local markets and fairs selling all the Tundra merchandise. (I highly recommend clicking on “the Tundra Flunky” above and reading more about him!)
Zack is excited to offer a positive platform to highlight your business. If you’re a local business looking for a new way to present your company/services to the valley, advertise in Funnies extra! Zack is offering contracts from one to twelve weeks to fit any budget. Don’t have the software to build your own ad? Zack can arrange that too!
Email: [email protected]
Zack’s Phone: cell 760-917-2417
Artist of the Month at Sartori Day Spa August 2nd, 2011
Celebrate Winesday at Satori Day Spa
(next to Peak Fitness)
Wednesday August 3rd
from 11am to 7pm
Amber Lanphier is an Alaskan born and bred photographer who has been photographing since the early days of high school. With a passion for capturing expression and a professional standard for excellence she has produced stunning and award winning work over the years. She studied at “Academy of Arts” in San Francisco, CA and has been capturing in the field for the past 12 years.
Recently returning to her roots in Alaska, Amber is highly motivated and ecstatic to photograph the life, the love, and the genuine good nature of the people of her home town. She is patient, kind, positive, and most of all she will work with you until you have exactly what you were looking for. She has a unrivaled knack for capturing your personality, your expressions, and your true identity. Your experience and interactions with her will be natural, comforting and refreshing!
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