Palmer Alaska’s Colony Christmas 2013 December 13th, 2013

Categories: Events, Seasons

Downtown Palmer Alaska

Downtown Palmer Alaska

It’s colony Christmas time again. Don’t miss all the events. Here is the schedule for this weekend.

We will be handing out hot chocolate for the kiddies and coffee for the adults in front of our office on Alaska street so stop by and say hi!

There is the smoosh race, parade of lights, cookie contest and lots more. Here is a previous post we have on Colony Christmas including a good photo of a smoosh race…Colony Christmas 2011

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Amber Lanphier of Studio Ardent October 18th, 2013

Categories: Businesses, Palmer People

Amber Lanphier

Amber Lanphier

When 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.

Much

Much

Better

Better

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!

Natural

Natural

At Your Best

At Your Best

 
 
 

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

Grand Opening

Grand Opening

Christmas Mini

Christmas Mini

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Paradise Tanning October 16th, 2013

Categories: Businesses

Private Tanning options

Private Tanning options

I love this time of year for all its changes. New fall colors of yellow and orange replace the beautiful summer green with a topping of crisp white snow on Pioneer Peak. One thing I don’t like about winter is the lack of sun. I’m a sun junky, getting my fix in a tanning bed gets me through the winter.

I recently discovered, in down town Palmer, the perfect place to get my tan on. “Paradise Tanning” .

What I found interesting were the options the solon offers. I can lay down and relax, I can stand up for max coverage, I also have the option of a stand up spray tan if I’m looking for color in a hurry. Not only do I have all those choices, I can also pick a level of intensity for each.

Lay Down and Relax

Lay Down and Relax

When I spoke to the owner, Tarrah Wuestenberg, she mentioned some of the reasons her client visit her shop, and was surprised to discover that it is not all about skin color. It is also about warming joints and bodies after being subjected to the cold for so long. Paradise Tanning also offers Red Light Therapy, a treatment promoting healthy skin.

To book your own appointment under the “sun” call 907-745-8268, or just drop in at 550 S Alaska Street, in Palmer.

Instant color

Instant color

By Jennifer Kinneen

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Humdingers Pizza October 9th, 2013

Categories: Businesses, Restaurants and Cafes

Humdingers

Humdingers

This year, I discovered Humdingers Pizza on the corner of E Blueberry and S Valley Way in downtown Palmer. My family has eaten here 5 times in the last few months and has always walked away satisfied. The atmosphere is quiet (we’re usually the loudest ones there) and artsy.

The eating area is decorated in a modern warehouse style, with cement slab tables and rust colored walls.

Pizza Oven

Pizza Oven

Local artists’ work is displayed around the open room.

Humdingers Pizza offers a wide selection of gourmet pizzas for both meat lovers and vegetarians… and everyone in between. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. One of my favorite pizzas is the ‘Hang Ten’, which is topped with coconut and pineapple. Hang Ten is rather “spicy”.

Check out their wood fired Pizza Oven. That huge oven can get up to 1,200 degrees according to Gordon Fletcher, the owner. Just call 745-PIZZA or go to Humdingerspizza for some of the best food in town.
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Friday Flings 2013 May 23rd, 2013

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses, Events, Seasons

Friday Flings are my Favorite!


Friday Flings run from May 24-August 30th, 10am – 6pm

Our favorite Friday activity is back… Friday Flings! Come to downtown Palmer any Friday, May 24 – August 30th, and join in the fun!

This year’s vendors will include Krazy Kidlets, The Alaska Life, Cafe Beignet, Foxfire Emporium, Tasa’s Thai Kitchen, LuLu’s Garden and the Flipside Cafe.

Friday Flings are made up of a mixture of local artists, craftsmen, gardeners, chefs, and small businesses. Not only are they a fun tourist attraction… you’re always sure to see someone you know, and meet someone new! Support local businesses and artisans, and bring your family to the Friday Fling!

Written by Tamara Van Diest