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Palmer’s Friday Flings 2010 June 24th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Palmer People, Seasons

Need something to do on Fridays between 11AM and 4PM? Love to support local artists, farmers and businesses? Searching for the perfect Alaskan gift for somebody? Come down to the Friday Fling on the park strip in front of Palmer Visitors Center!

You will find things for the entire family. Handmade wooden toys, fragrant flowers and delicious vegetables, beautiful handmade jewelry, fashionable clothing of all sizes, crafts, artwork from Valley artists and much much more!

Hungry? The Husky Burger has savory burgers and side dishes. Other booths offer fresh Valley-Grown produce, ice cream, hot dogs, fresh breads, and cotton candy and kettle corn made right in front of you!

Looking for laughs? Stop by the Tundra Comic booth! Chad Carpenter’s witty humor has put numerous Alaskans in stitches and is now spreading like wildfire in the Lower 48!

You can hear local or traveling musicians playing, meet Palmeranians you haven’t seen in a while or just stroll down and enjoy Valley Artists artwork. [youtube width=”400″ height=”300″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frq7YwW0FiA[/youtube]

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Wi-Fi in Palmer! June 21st, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Palmer People

Radio Free Palmer sponsors the RadioFreePalmer internet connection around downtown Palmer. You can connect to it from Vagabond Blues and the area around the Palmer Train Depot. Vagabond blues also has an internet connection through MTA. If you are an MTA member you can connect with your username and password, otherwise you can pay using a credit card.

The AT&T Sports Center offers free wi-fi through AT&T. You can connect from anywhere in the center. There’s a snack bar up the stairs to the right as you enter. It’s a great place to set up your laptop and surf the net.

Palmer Dairy Queen also has free wi-fi. You can sit down, enjoy some delicious ice cream and check your email on your laptop!

If you know of any other wifi connections here in Palmer, please leave a comment and I’ll be sure to add them!

This post is brought to you by Valley Market Real Estate. Call Marty Van Diest for all your real estate needs at (907) 232-7900!

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Churches in Palmer June 4th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Palmer People

Palmer has no shortage of churches! Whether you’re Episcopalian, Lutheran, Baptist, Presbyterian, LDS, Jehovah’s Witness, Seventh Day Adventist or Independant, or anything else for that matter, Palmer has a church for you.

Downtown Palmer:
St. John’s Lutheran Church
United Protestant Presbyterian church.
United Methodist Church
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
St. Michael’s Catholic Church
Palmer Highway Church of God
First Baptist Church
First United Pentecostal Church
Palmer Church of the Nazarene
Salvation Army Church
Church on the Rock
Church of the Covenant
Family Christian Center
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal
Palmer Victory Fellowship
Matanuska Assembly of God
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


Outskirts of Palmer


Seventh Day Adventist Church
Lazy Mountain Bible Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
Valley Harvest Church
Manna Independant Baptist Church
Crossroads Community Church, aka Northgate Alaska
Immanuel Baptist Church
Glacierview Alliance Church Old Apostolic Lutheran Church
Pioneer Peak Baptist Church
Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall
Farm Loop Christian Center
Valley Baptist Tabernacle
Palmer Christian Church
Gateway Christian Fellowship
Bodenburg Butte Baptist Church
Glacier View Bible Church (60 minute drive NW on the Glenn Hwy from Palmer)

This post is sponsored by Valley Market Real Estate.

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Local Talent at PHS April 24th, 2010

Categories: Palmer People

Friday night came quickly and I found myself once again at Vagabond Blues. The Youth Alive Club from Palmer High School put on a marvelous show! Several music students from Palmer High School performed and an International Baccalaureate art student brought a year’s worth of art work to sell in silent auction style.

All proceeds from the show went to benefit the Mat-Su school district’s Families in Transition program. To find out more about this program, go to the Mat-Su school district’s website.

Click here for a video summary of the evening.

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Education Options in Palmer July 23rd, 2009

Categories: Around Palmer, Palmer People

Palmer has so many different education options for your children. Public, private, charter, religious, correspondence and home schools can all be found here.

Elementary Schools: 

Butte Elementary School
Swanson Elementary School

Sherrod Elementary School
Amazing Grace Academy
Matanuska Christian School
Academy Charter School

Middle Schools:
Academy Charter School
Amazing Grace Academy
Matanuska Christian School
Palmer Junior Middle School
Colony Middle School

High Schools:

Colony High School (between Palmer and Wasilla)
Palmer High School
Matanuska Christian School
Mat-Su Career Tech High School

Alternatives:

Fronteras Spanish Immersion School
GILA (Galena Interior Learning Academy) Career-Oriented Boarding School
I.D.E.A. (Interior Distance Education of Alaska) – State Wide Program
Alaska Job Corps
Mat-Su Central School – Correspondance
Valley Pathways
Twindly Bridge Charter and Home School
Raven Correspondence School
CyberLynx Correspondence School

And, of course, home schooling is still an option here in the great state of Alaska!

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