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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Fall comes to Palmer September 19th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Seasons

Fall has come to Palmer. Don’t blink, you might miss it!

Here are some photos from around town.

From the Riverbed:

From the overlook off the Glenn, north of Palmer

From Palmer Fishhook

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Fireside Books June 28th, 2010

Categories: Businesses

Hate driving into Anchorage to find a good selection of used books? Looking for the latest book by local authors? Look and drive no further…than Fireside Books in downtown Palmer! Fireside Books carries a great selection of used and new books.

They are located at 720 S Alaska St, between NonEssentials and the Palmer Arts Council. They are open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 7pm.

Fireside Books has a genre for everyone! There are Children’s, Young Adults, Romance, Religious, Mystery, Reference, Non-Fiction, Alaskana, How-To, and Travel sections and much more! Fireside also carries local art, postcards and music from local artists.

For more information, stop by their website at…or drop by and see for yourself!

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2010 Summer Youth Band June 24th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Palmer People, Seasons

This morning I drove into the Palmer Post Office parking lot and was pleased to discover a live concert by the Palmer Summer Youth Band.

The band is sponsored by the Palmer Arts Council and meets for weekly rehearsals throughout the summer. Middle and high school youth from Valley schools are under the direction of Matt Swalling, the music director at Palmer Junior Middle School.

The students played exceptionally well and I thoroughly enjoyed the music. I was told they are playing the next two Fridays at the downtown Friday Fling. Come out and listen!

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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.

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