Alaska Avalanche, Palmer’s Own Hockey Team October 26th, 2011Palmer has a hockey team! The Alaska Avalanche. They play at the MTA Events center in Palmer. This is the ice rink at 5060 Dunbar just behind the Palmer Junior Middle School. They played Wenatchee Wild tonight. I left before the game was over so I don’t know who won
A member of the North American Hockey League, they play in the west division. Among other teams, the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and Kenai Brown Bears are also in their division.
I’m not much of a hockey nut personally, but there obviously are plenty of them here…the parking lot was full tonight at the game. Check them out on Facebook.
Palmer Business Networking September 8th, 2011
I attended my first Business Networking International, (BNI), meeting today at Turkey Red. I enjoyed meeting people with other Palmer businesses. As much as possible I like to give my business to local people, and you should too.
Here are a few of the businesses I was introduced to today:
Richard Gildersleeve with Top of the World Mechanical, a heating contracting company in Palmer. 746-6367
MC Coatings, commercial and residential coatings professionals.
TCM Restoration and Cleaning a restoration company for fire and water damage.
Blue Mountains Wellness Studio in Palmer, a Yoga studio.
Nicole Bendle and Dave Eller from First National Bank Alaska
and there were others…but I didn’t get their cards.
If you are looking for someone in these fields…here is your contact.
Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day – Palmer AK! August 11th, 2011
I found out about the Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day down at the UAF experimental farms last minute… but was still able to stop by and snap some photos!
Enjoy! (click on the photos for a larger view)
Artist of the Month at Sartori Day Spa August 2nd, 2011
Celebrate Winesday at Satori Day Spa
(next to Peak Fitness)
Wednesday August 3rd
from 11am to 7pm
Amber Lanphier is an Alaskan born and bred photographer who has been photographing since the early days of high school. With a passion for capturing expression and a professional standard for excellence she has produced stunning and award winning work over the years. She studied at “Academy of Arts” in San Francisco, CA and has been capturing in the field for the past 12 years.
Recently returning to her roots in Alaska, Amber is highly motivated and ecstatic to photograph the life, the love, and the genuine good nature of the people of her home town. She is patient, kind, positive, and most of all she will work with you until you have exactly what you were looking for. She has a unrivaled knack for capturing your personality, your expressions, and your true identity. Your experience and interactions with her will be natural, comforting and refreshing!
Drive up the Glenn Hwy July 6th, 2011
I LOVE driving up the Glenn Hwy. I love it! Today I had to take a trip up near the Matanuska Glacier to put up some signs for Valley Market Real Estate. Both lots have glacier views and have quite a bit of acreage. Click above for more info about them.As I stopped to put up sign number one, a camper van pulled over on the other side of the highway. I chatted with the couple from California. They were overwhelmed by the sight of the glacier and snapped several photos.
I stopped in at the Matanuska Glacier Recreation site to use the facilities and was hit on by an overly friendly tourist. I smiled anyway and took advantage of the perfect view of the glacier.
I’ve been driving, or riding, on this stretch of the Glenn Hwy for as long as I can remember. My dad would take my family camping almost every summer up in a cabin in the tiny community of Victory, around mile 95. Sometimes if we forgot breakfast supplies, we would stop by Long Rifle Lodge for some filling food in the morning.
The Glenn Highway is a memorable drive in any weather, but today was perfect. If you are interested in property or a home up this way, give my dad, Marty Van Diest, a call at (907) 232-7900.
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