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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AK Cell Repair & Accessories March 31st, 2012

Categories: Businesses

(907) 745-4880

Got phone problems? AK Cell Repair & Accessories is the new phone repair shop that fixes everything from iPhones to video game consoles. Want to protect or personalize your phone? They also offer a large selection of accessories to suit all your cell phone needs.

“Fix it, don’t throw it away!” is AK Cell Repair & Accessories’ motto, and fix it they will. They repair broken screens, LCDs, charging ports, and more. The next time your phone becomes more of a hassle than a help, take it into AK Cell Repair.

AK Cell Repair & Accessories also carries a wide selection of accessories, which they have sought to make as affordable as possible. One can purchase chargers, cases, screen protectors, and phone charms. The charms are made locally at Lazy Designs. Here is yet another way to support your community. Brands they carry include Otterbox, LifeProof, Spiderbite, and Nuud.

AK Cell Repair & Accessories islocated in the downtown Palmer plaza on S. Alaska St. Business hours are:
Monday-Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Be it for a broken phone or an accessory, AK Cell Repair & Accessories will provide friendly, affordable service when you need it most.

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Colony Inn: A Piece of Historic Palmer Alaska February 16th, 2012

Categories: Businesses, History, Restaurants and Cafes


Colony Inn Palmer, AkColony Inn

325 East Elmwood Ave

Palmer, Ak 99645

In 1935, this building was used as a dorm to house single teachers and nurses. In 1970, the Salvation Army purchased the property to use for housing for the elderly. Later, a fire on the third floor closed the building and it was left empty. In 1993, Janet Kincaid purchased the building with a vision for restoration. Many layers of dirt and varnish later, this historic building is now known as the Colony Inn. The Colony Inn is proud to have been the recipient of the First Palmer Historical Award for preservation by the National Historic Register.

The Inn offers 12 rooms, each with a private bath, television, and wifi. The building was restored with an effort to preserve the history, but make practical renovations like new plumbing and windows. The Inn is furnished with antiques and many were purchased right here in Palmer at Cover Ups! Janet describes the atmosphere she has created as “olden days with modern amenities.”

The Inn Cafe is leased by Chef Pete Scott and offers lunch Monday through Friday and brunch on Sunday. I had the french dip for lunch with a side salad and it was delicious! The small menu offers a well-rounded, basic selection of food for everyone. The service was impressively quick and the staff was wonderful!

The Inn’s great room offers a nice place for gatherings such as weddings, meet and greets, and family or business events. The most recent event was a book signing for local author Eowyn Ivey. Some of the Inn’s most memorable events have been 50th wedding anniversary celebrations with couples who originally wed at the Inn and returned to celebrate again 50 years later!
Written in collaboration by Janet Kincaid and Amber Lanphier.
Colony Inn ~ 325 East Elmwood Ave ~ Palmer, Ak 99645 ~

Guest Room in Colony Inn


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Keymaster Locksmith January 19th, 2012

Categories: Uncategorized

George Costley

George Costley

I locked myself out of my car last week. It locks itself when running and although I have two keys I was smart enough to have them both in the car at the same time. So, there I was with a idling car in my driveway and no way to get into it.

It was dark, windy, cold. But at least I was home. I got on the phone and after calling several numbers contacted George Costley from Keymaster. I was happy to find someone on my side of the valley. He took directions to my home and in a short time he and his wife pulled up in front of my house.

He was able to unlock my car with a tool that he invented himself, I was impressed and happily paid the $60 to get back into my running car. Needless to say, I’m more careful about my spare key these days.

Keymaster Locksmith can also make the new chip keys for the recent automobiles.

Give him a call at 907 746-5373, or email at [email protected]

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New Years Resolution! Lets Get Healthy, Palmer! January 11th, 2012

Categories: Businesses

Logo-Final-01Peak Fitness was established in 2003 in Palmer and has been helping people stay healthy ever since. Peak Fitness is a very comfortable place to work out, and offers the feel of small town friendliness and all the amenities of a larger facility as well. I personally workout here and couldn’t be happier with the facility and amenities. The staff is wonderful and very accommodating and that speaks volumes for the structure of business and character of the company.

I spoke with Ann Riggs, the owner, and came to understand her passion for this gym and what it offers for the valley.

“I have always had a personal passion for resistance training and physical fitnessIMG_1798 so it was only natural for me to go in the direction of fitness industry. I have 6 children and they were all involved very heavily in competitive Valley sports. They all enjoy resistance training, as well as their favorite team sports. I have always enjoyed working with people and teaching them about fitness and a healthier life style.

After having 6 kids I was carrying a lot more weight than I wanted to, over the course of about year I managed to get rid of about 60 pounds and that is what started me on my way to a healthier life style. That was about 25 years ago. So I have been on both sides of the coin and have learned a lot through the years that is helpful for others in the same situation. Come get a tour from a staff member and receive a day pass to try us out and see if we fit.”
~ Ann Riggs

Peak Fitness offers a special for all new members: One Month Free with a 6 month or 1 year sign-up. It’s their way of saying thank you and showing members that they appreciate the business.  With your membership, you can take advantage of group classes ranging from Pilates to dancing and cycling CLASSES, racquetball, personal training, indoor tanning, massive selections of free weights and stationary machines, cardio equipment, child care, and so much more.

If you have more questions, visit the FAQ page.  When you’re ready, give them a call and get signed up today. In case you missed it, we recently showed you how to get fresh vegetables delivered weekly local weekly to help you start the new year off right CLICK HERE.

Peak Fitness
12051 E. Palmer Wasilla Hwy.
Palmer, AK 99645
Tel: (907) 746-3305
E-mail: [email protected]

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