Satori Day Spa April 27th, 2011

Categories: Businesses

Satori Day Spa

1901 E Hemmer Rd Suite 213
Palmer, AK 99645

(907) 746-0005

Everyone needs some pampering now and then…and now you know where to go! The Satori Day Spa is located in the same building as Peak Fitness and All about Herbs, on the corner of Palmer-Wasilla Hwy and Hemmer Road.

Kelly Riggs, the owner, has been a massage therapist for almost 7yrs. She holds a degree from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, Arizona. Satori Day Spa opened in July of 2008 and has slowly grown into a very successful business. It currently houses 12 separate businesses within the spa.
Available Services:
Hair Design
Brazilian Blowout
Hair and Skin Care Products
Pedicures and Manicures
Ion Foot Spa Detox
Laser Hair Removal
“We work well together and are doing our best to serve the public more efficiently and conveniently,” says Kelly Riggs.

The convenient location offers plenty of parking and the atmosphere is calm and clean. In addition to great service, Satori supports local artists with a monthly “Winesday” event! Come see a local artist showcase on the first Wednesday of every month. Enjoy food, drinks and fun during the event! You can even take part in a raffle or book an appointment for 10% off! It’s an all day affair from 10am -7pm, the first Wednesday of every month so drop in anytime. If you can’t make it on Winesday, the artist’s work is displayed in the spa for the month, so stop on by!

Visit the spa website today and book yourself something special!

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Family First Treasures Thrift Store April 11th, 2011

Categories: Businesses, Palmer People

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Family First Treasures
403 S. Alaska St, Palmer

(907) 746-6200

By Amber Grissom

family first IMG_6651It was brought to our attention that there is another great thrift store in Palmer! I went to Family First Treasures to see what they had to offer. Family First Treasures is a non-profit thriftstore; the proceeds go to help support the services provided by Alaska Family Services.  The proceeds are used primarily for the Dorthy Saxton Shelter, and ROSA House.  Pick up a brochure at the store to learn more and see other ways to help.

family first IMG_6652In addition to the great deals and their contributions, the store host different events throughout the year, ranging from free health screenings to family activities.  Some activities from 2010 included a cancer screening day, blood drive, domestic violence awareness events, nutrition awareness, substance abuse prevention and tobacco prevention events.  Stop by the store to see what this year holds!

I made my way through this large store to find many things other local thrift stores do not offer. They have adequte space to have large home furnishings, large appliances, and even a bathroom vanity! If you have large items in good condition, give them a call to see if they have room.
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You will find a wide assortment of clothes, office supplies and furniture, exercise equipment, holiday items/decorative pieces, media and other accessories.  The store was clean and well-organized so I was able to navigate the treasures easily.  Hope you enjoy your visit and find something you will use, while helping our community!

Located at:
403 S Alaska St
Palmer, Ak

Hours: 9am -6pm, Monday – Saturday

Call (907) 746-6200 for more info or stop by the store!

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Matanuska-Susitna College April 11th, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses

matsu1If you were to peer down through the clouds from the top of Pioneer Peak at night you would survey a sea of lights with a dark spot in the center, which in turn is illuminated by a small set of buildings in the middle. That vision is the Matanuska-Susitna College which sits on a thousand acres of primeval Alaskan wilderness, which in turn is surrounded by the fastest growing community in Alaska.matsu2

Nearly 2,000 students attend classes in a modern and expanding facility. The students come here to transform their dreams into realities. An energetic and talented faculty and staff work hard to create a positive atmosphere to facilitate the development of scholars and workers for the future of Alaska. There are few places in the world as majestic as this valley. There are few universities as affordable as this school. The Matanuska-Susitna Campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage is the gem in the statewide system of higher education. We welcome new students and visitors and look forward to many years of growth and opportunity in this borough.

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Dr. Talis J. Colberg – College Director


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Cover Ups! Your interior Connection in Palmer! March 30th, 2011

Categories: Businesses


Cover Ups specializes in custom blinds, drapes, bedding and more. They also reupholster or “up-cycle” vintage furnishings. They have been in business for 6 years in this location, however they have been around for 17 years. Just last year they opened up the other half of their business now housing Alaska Chicks and The Upholstery Gallery. There is a trendy store front comprised of unique consignment items from local artists. You will also find a nice selection of antique pieces and furnishings.

IMG_6681This full service home decor shop features an in-house workroom where they make draperies, pillows, slipcovers, and bedding. In addition to their beautiful fabric wares, they also carry one of-a-kind furniture pieces and accessories. The styles range from antique and vintage to up-cycled and salvaged. The owner says “Our goal is to help you create the home of your dreams!”

IMG_6682 The store is a “working” shop; while visiting, you may see a painted in progress, hear the sound of an upholstery gun or observe a consultation with a client trying to choose the perfect fabric. If you are looking for something in particular just come in and explore the possibilities because they are available for custom commissioned work.

IMG_6693A note from the owner:  “We are a creative bunch; with 8+ ladies constantly shopping and creating, our stock changes continually. The talent and imagination here is evident when you come through the door. My husband Roland custom-makes many of our wood items and repairs much of our “finds” before they make it to the sales floor.”

If you are in need of window coverings, give Cover Ups a call for a free, in-home consultation or stop by the retail shop to find a one of a kind piece for your home!

Cover Ups
“Specializing in Well-Dressed Windows”
840 S Colony Way
Palmer, Ak 99645
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Benefit for Palmer’s Sister City March 28th, 2011

Categories: Uncategorized

Received this from Melissa Jenski of the Palmer Museum of History and Art. Sounds like something everyone in Palmer should attend.

Palmer museumOn Sunday, April 3, 2011, from 2-6 pm, the City of Palmer and Palmer Museum will come together with your help to raise money in support of the Japan disaster relief efforts. Celebrate our sister city and the Japanese culture through art, music, food, and language during an afternoon of activities, exhibits and performances. Come support a great cause while having fun! For questions about the event please call the Palmer Museum at (907) 746-7668 .

See the Mayor’s official letter and call of support to the community here. Consider donating an item or service for the silent auction to help raise additional funds. Relief donations will be accepted in person or by mail to the City of Palmer, 231 W. Evergreen Avenue Palmer, AK 99645. For more information and official paperwork, please visit the City of Palmer’s website here. A physical form to print can be downloaded here. For questions about the silent auction please contact Katherine Vanover at (907) 745-4517 .

Money donations are also being accepted in person or by mail to the City of Palmer at the address listed above. Please make checks payable to the “City of Palmer” with memo “Japan Disaster Relief”. For questions about donating please call the Mayor’s Office at (907) 761-1317 .

We are looking for numerous volunteers to help out the day of the event with setup, clean up, and staffing at various locations. We are also in need of sponsors to help offset some of the overhead costs associated with organizing the event. All sponsors will have advertising opportunities and be recognized at the event. Please call the Museum at (907) 746-7668 if you are interested in donating your time or providing financial support.

All proceeds go directly to the people of Saroma, Japan as an official gift of goodwill.

Melissa Jenski

Executive Director

Palmer Museum of History and Art

(907) 746-7668

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