Palmer Downtown Deli January 20th, 2011

Categories: Businesses, Restaurants and Cafes

The Palmer Downtown Deli
Written by Tamara Van Diest and Amber Grissom

There is a new deli in downtown Palmer! It’s located in the Downtown Palmer Plaza, in the same building as Curves, the Hot Hot Chocolate Shoppe and the Shane Lamb Art Gallery. Grand opening was Monday and business traffic seems decent. Hours are 7AM to 7PM.

The open room leaves plenty of space to bring a computer and work all day. With 16 tables and around 50 seats you wont feel crowded here. The menu is wide and offers healthy and fresh options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between! There is also free wi-fi; ask the staff for the password.

Breakfast options range from granola with milk to cinnamon rolls and bagels. For lunch you will find salads, sandwiches, wraps, gourmet pizzas and soups. Other menu delights include espresso beverages, gelato, smoothies and baked desserts. You will also find simple sandwiches for the kiddos that come with chips or fruit.

Amber spent the morning here and Tamara stayed an entire afternoon to get a feel for the atmosphere, food and to work on our laptops. Amber reports that the coffee is delicious and not burnt! Yes, she’s a bit of a coffee snob. There is free lemon water available all day to drink and the staff was very cheerful!

Amber’s lunch choice was the Turkey Panini and the bread was the perfect Panini consistency: crispy outside and chewy inside! Tamara ordered a Chicken Salad sandwich which came with a nice side salad made mostly of spinach greens. The chicken salad was a delectable combination of chicken, cheddar cheese, onion, jalapeño, bacon and sour cream sauce. It was enveloped with lettuce and two thick slices of fresh bread. Yum!

Amber met the owners as they happened to be here most of the day. They are a very pleasant, down-to-earth couple and it was great to meet them.

The rest of the staff is also very cheerful and well-deserving of good tips!



All photos by Amber Grissom

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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!

Tonight!



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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.

Highlights:
There will be 5 Arts and Crafts fairs going on throughout the weekend.
Friday: Palmer Depot 11-6
Saturday:
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)

Fireworks!!!
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.

PARADE!!!
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

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Way back in October 2007 I wrote about rentals in Palmer and Wasilla on my other blog, valleymarket.com. 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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The 32nd Potato Bowl September 25th, 2010

Categories: Events, History

The Potato Bowl has been one of the most look-forward-to games of every football season for Palmer and Wasilla…for the last 32 years.
I dropped by today to see Palmer win again Wasilla (third year in a row) with a score of 26 – 12. Palmer has won 23 of the last 32 Potato Bowls.

The weather was beautiful! Clear skies and light breezes throughout the afternoon. Though the game was rescheduled last night because of dangerously strong winds, but the stands were filled today with spectators of all ages: player’s younger siblings to oldtime Palmeranians. Not only were cars bedecked in blue and white paint, so were school windows and student’s bodies.

Just another day in the life of a Palmeranian! Click here for a link to the Frontiersman with more info about today’s game.



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