Palmer Thrifters Rock! August 12th, 2012

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses

Thrifters Rock
Written by Amber Grissom

(907) 745-ROCK

I had the pleasure of checking out the newest thrift store in town, brought to you by Church on the Rock. They opened in November 2010 and the store is a big hit. Thrifters Rock is staffed by volunteers that are paid with store credit! If you are interested in volunteering, please call 745-ROCK to set up your shift.

They are located next to Valley Harvest Church at:
10823 East Palmer-Wasilla Highway
Palmer, AK, 99645

Hours Of Operation
Mon through Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 11am – 3pm

You can find a wide selection in clothes, shoes, toys, games, movies, books, small appliances and more. The decor is very nice with freshly painted walls and well maintained. This thrift store is very clean and tidy; I appreciated the fact that each section has its own area which is clearly marked.

Thrifters Rock accepts donations only during business hours. You may bring most unwanted items that carry some value and/or are in working order. Large appliances like refrigerators, mattresses or fueled appliances are also accepted.

Thrifters Rock also has an active facebook page where you can find the deals of the day!
Click Here
for the Facebook Page!

Church on the Rock Palmer meets in Sherrod Elementary school at 11am on Sundays. The store is their community project to raise funds for a Palmer church building. Once the goal is met and building location secured, all future proceeds will go to community projects! This business really wants to give back to the community!

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Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day – 2012 August 8th, 2012

Categories: Around Palmer, Events

Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day at the UAF Experimental Farm

TOMORROW, August 9, 12-6pm
Free for everyone!

  • +Live Music
    Air Force Band: AK Brass
    Back Acres
  • + Sheep-to-Shawl deomonstration
  • + Hay wagon rides
  • + Local Food and Craft Vendors
  • + Alaska Grown Produce for sale
  • + Games and Activities for children
  • + Prize giveaways and Much More!!

Click here for photos of last year’s event.

Come to the Palmer Center for Sustainable Living, UAF Experimental Farms at 1509 S. Georgeson Drive (formerly S. Trunk Road) and celebrate the integral role that agriculture has played in Alaska and specifically the Mat-Su Valley.

Thanks to Challene Shoun and Rachel Courtnay for providing the above information.

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The Czar of Guitars: a BIG passion for music! July 30th, 2012

Categories: Businesses
(907) 745-5550

You can find anything you need for your acoustic or electric guitar right here in downtown Palmer. The Czar of Guitars, owned by Rob Czarnezki, is located at 105 E Arctic Ave. The Czar attended Atlanta Guitar Works School of Building and Repair and received a Luthier Certificate. He also attended the Galloup School of Guitar Building and Repair and completed the Journeyman Program in guitar repair and construction.

Why visit Czar of Guitars? Czarnezki offers professional guitar repair, to walk-ins and appointments and he gives lessons to beginners on up. Not only can you purchase new and used guitars, but the Czar also buys and trades them. To top it all off, you can find a full line of accessories, from straps and strings to amps and effects.

To contact the Czar of Guitars for guitar repair needs or more information, call (907) 745-5550 or email [email protected] Or Check out

Shop Hours:

Tues-Thurs: 12-8 PM
Fri and Sat: 12-5

This article sponsored by Valley Market Real Estate.

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TBF Services – Stump Grinding May 15th, 2012

Categories: Businesses


TBF Services is a family owned and operated business in the Mat-Su Valley. They specialize in stump grinding, removing unsightly tree stumps with no damage to the surrounding area.

Check out these before and after photos:


The machines fit through 36″ openings and excel at getting into tight spots, around plants, next to buildings, trails, at campsites, etc.

The Process:
The stump grinder removes a stump by grinding it into small chips while the stump is still in the ground. This leaves the foliage and the surrounding landscape untouched. After the each site is cleaned up, the chips are left in a neat pile or spread around for mulch depending upon your preference.
This process makes stump grinding a much more affordable and feasible way to remove stumps than excavation.
TBF Services will take any job, large or small! Call for a quote.

Please contact them at (907) 355-3673, or “Like” their Facebook Page!


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Funnies Extra! April 13th, 2012

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses, Palmer People, Uncategorized

Funnies Extra

“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.

The Tundra Flunky

“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!

Funnies Extra Web Page

Email: [email protected]

Zack’s Phone: cell 760-917-2417

message: 907-775-9160

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