Valley BBQ Bash May 24th, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses, Events

1st Annual BBQ Bash
June 11-12 2011

Palmer, AK

So you think you can cook? How about proving it!

Alaska BBQ Supply is putting on this yummy event and even if you aren’t a cook, you can enjoy the food! With $10,000 in cash prizes and 8 cooking categories, this is the contest to enter! This contest is not just for professionals; all you everyday backyard BBQer’s are encouraged to cook away!

Categories:
Steak
Salmon
Sauce
Brisket
Pork Butts
Ribs
Chicken
Desserts

Entry cost is $200 for all eight categories or $35 per category.
For more information go to AlaskaBBQSupply.com or call 907-841-0789.

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Rusty’s At Dahlia Street May 19th, 2011

Categories: Businesses, Restaurants and Cafes

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320 East Dahlia Ave
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-3883
www.RustysAtDahliaStreet.com

Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am-9:00 pm

I had the pleasure of finally eating at Rusty’s in Palmer right off Dahlia Street. I had a sample of the jalapeno cheese appetizer and for lunch I had fish and chips made with wonderful halibut! They have a great menu ranging from pizza to prime rib. Obviously, the desserts are incredible, and I ate more peanut butter pie than anyone should be allowed to eat!

There are separate menus for lunch and dinner times so you should definitely try both. Lunch is served from 11 to 5pm and dinner from 5-9pm Tuesday through Saturday.
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There is an option for outdoor dining on the charming back patio. The summer months will make this a great place to hold parties, large dinners and events. In addition to the wonderful food and atmosphere, they host local artists’ work on the walls. Come view the beautiful paintings currently hanging.
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Stop by Rusty’s Facebook Page for updates about events coming up! They have some great things in store for the future.
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Star Dust Designz May 16th, 2011

Categories: Businesses, Palmer People

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StarDust Designz
(907) 841-4149
[email protected]

I would like to introduce a local glass artist: Audra Reger. Audra was born and raised in Palmer and specializes in hand-painted glassware. Her love of art and a good glass of wine birthed the idea for her craft.

Audra Reger, the Artist

Audra Reger, the Artist


StarDust Designz offers beautifully hand-painted stemware, glassware and porcelain sets. Each piece can be personalized for a special someone or occasion to suit your needs. All of Audra’s work is done with non-toxic, European, thermo-hardening enamel paints. Each glass is unique as they are all designed and meticulously hand -ainted by the artist.

Custom designs are Audra’s specialty, but you can purchase gorgeous ready-made pieces at NonEssentials. “I enjoy designing and creating custom pieces,” says the artist. Every order can be completely customized with text, color, pattern, glass type, no extra charge. Just e-mail Audra with your custom order.

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She does offer discounts on large quantity purchases. This would be a great custom gift for weddings, or bridal showers! We are excited to see art thriving locally and hope you enjoy it too!

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For more information or photos, check out www.StarDustDesignz.com.

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E-Commerce: Local Man Helps Boost Economies May 14th, 2011

Categories: Businesses, Palmer People

Joseph Davis is a local leader in using the internet to encourage local sustainable economics. He has traveled to Afghanistan, Malawi and Kenya and many other places to teach local people how the internet can help their communities thrive. His work has taken him to more than 30 Alaskan villages to help Alaska Natives utilize the internet to sell their art.

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One of Davis’ many overseas projects involved installing an internet system in an orphanage in Africa. The orphanage started a profitable internet cafe. This has proven very successful and helps the orphanage be self sufficient.

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Lately, Davis keeps busy leading e-commerce workshops in Alaskan villages. He has traveled to more than 30 villages and worked with more than 60 helping them set up eBay stores and eCommerce websites. Now they can sell their art and other handmade items to help sustain life in the bush. He provides continuing support for a month after the visit to help the community get everything up and running. Click here to watch a video about Joseph Davis’ work in rural Alaska.
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Friday Flings 2011 May 13th, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Events

Perfect Weather!

Perfect Weather!


The Husky Burgers were as delicious as ever if the line was any indication...

The Husky Burgers were as delicious as ever if the line was any indication...


It’s here again! I traipsed downtown to the Friday Fling under the pavilions today…and enjoyed the sun! The weather was perfect and there were lots of people. The Palmer High Jazz Choir performed a few selections as well as the local ConFusion Jazz Combo.

Returning vendors like Tundra Comics and local gardens/nurseries attracted many browsers. Newer businesses like Moose Bites Personal Chefs and other local artists also caught many eyes.

Josh Anderson of Palmer High Jazz Choir wowed the crowd with a jazz solo.

Josh Anderson of Palmer High Jazz Choir wowed the crowd with a jazz solo.


Most people were just out to soak up the sun and see what Palmer businesses had to offer. Downtown is bustling with tourists, cyclists and families out for walks. I was able to catch up with many people I knew from high school, families from my church and even an old neighbor. I love this community!
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Friday Flings will run through August 19th, every friday from 11am to 6pm.

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