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Artist of the Month at Sartori Day Spa August 2nd, 2011

Categories: Events, Palmer People

Celebrate Winesday at Satori Day Spa
(next to Peak Fitness)
Wednesday August 3rd
from 11am to 7pm

The Artist: Amber Lanphier

The Artist: Amber Lanphier

Local Artist of the Month:
Amber Lanphier’s
Studio Ardent

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.

Senior Photos
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!
Family Portraits

Come and meet Amber this Wednesday and enjoy 20% off your next photography shoot! You will also get a peek at some of Amber’s other passions: Painting and Floral Design!
Floral Design

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Palmer’s Colony Days 2011! June 9th, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Palmer People

After much anticipation… Colony Days is here again!
Click for a Schedule of events.


Highlights include the Colony Days Parade, Saturday at 11 AM.

Quilt Walkabout – all weekend during open hours in various shops.

Valley BBQ Bash Contest – starting Friday at 10AM near the Palmer Library.

CELEBRITY DUNK TANK – Saturday from 10 – 5.

Petting Zoo, Live Music, Face Painting, Expanded Friday Fling/Market, Bed Races, Smoked Salmon Contest, Bill Mitchell Fun Run, Blood Drive, Car Rally and MORE!

Here are some quick links for Colony Days events provided by the Palmer Chamber of Commerce.

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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!

Pork Butts

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

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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!
Friday Flings will run through August 19th, every friday from 11am to 6pm.

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Valley Happenings this Weekend and Next! February 11th, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Events

Hey folks! Here are some things going on this weekend and next. Not all of these events listed below are in Palmer, but they all look to be enjoyable! If you know of anything else going on this month that’s open to the whole community, comment and I’ll try to post it!

Want to know my source? Vagabond Blues! The bulletin board outside Vagabond Blues in downtown Palmer always has posters and announcements about local happenings. Check it out and grab a tasty treat or beverage while you’re at it!

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