Love3 A Celebration Of Beauty And Art February 8th, 2011

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Join us from 11AM-3PM Feb 12 for a pre-valentines second Saturday event in the Turkey Red event room located at 550 S Alaska Street in downtown Palmer.

Take in some lovely jewels by Sara Danielle Designs and Melusina, fabulous herbal skin care products by Flowerfolk, and paintings and stained glass from local artist, Morgan Meyer. Stop by, enjoy a glass of wine and chat with the artists!

Hope to see you there!

More information about the artists can be found at:

Sara Danielle Designs

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Arctic Chiropractic: Life is Better When You are Pain Free!! February 7th, 2011

Categories: Businesses

Arctic Chiropractic
(907) 746-7842

Arctic Chiropractic has been serving the valley for three years
and their future looks bright. They are located in the same building as Peak Fitness, on the corner of Palmer-Wasilla Hwy and Hemmer Road.

I (Amber) am a patient there and am more pleased with
the results and progress then ever before. I have spent thousands of dollars for just a quick crack of the spine at other chiropractors in the past. I feel fortunate to have found such a wonderful outfit that takes care of my needs, with an affordable price! I can tell now when I’m not aligned because my spine feels like grinding gears. But after an adjustment at Arctic Chiropractic, there is so much relief that I even breath better!


You will find treatment at Arctic Chiropractic is everything
but the “fast food” experience. Dr. Dwayne! In two months I have seen huge progress in range of motion and muscle stability along with physical capabilities improving. Dr. Dwayne Engelbrecht is a delight and always takes the time to listen to my needs and progress. He remembers me and anticipates what is next in my recovery. It is extremely refreshing to have a doctor really in-tune with what is happening with my body. At Arctic Chiropractic you can tell they truly love what they do!

On staff today was the wonderful Carleigh Carliegh who is always ready to work with me. She is kind and considerate on the phone and always helps me schedule an appointment at a time most convenient for me.

Arctic Chiropractic offers a full range of services
including Spinal & Postural Screenings, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Lifestyle Advice, Corrective Exercises, and unforgettable Chiropractic Care!

Become a new patient today and call them at (907) 746-7842!

Check out Arctic Chiropractic at! It’s a great resource for health information and further details on the services they offer.


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Palmer Downtown Deli January 20th, 2011

Categories: Businesses, Restaurants and Cafes

The Palmer Downtown Deli
Written by Tamara Van Diest and Amber Grissom

There is a new deli in downtown Palmer! It’s located in the Downtown Palmer Plaza, in the same building as Curves, the Hot Hot Chocolate Shoppe and the Shane Lamb Art Gallery. Grand opening was Monday and business traffic seems decent. Hours are 7AM to 7PM.

The open room leaves plenty of space to bring a computer and work all day. With 16 tables and around 50 seats you wont feel crowded here. The menu is wide and offers healthy and fresh options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between! There is also free wi-fi; ask the staff for the password.

Breakfast options range from granola with milk to cinnamon rolls and bagels. For lunch you will find salads, sandwiches, wraps, gourmet pizzas and soups. Other menu delights include espresso beverages, gelato, smoothies and baked desserts. You will also find simple sandwiches for the kiddos that come with chips or fruit.

Amber spent the morning here and Tamara stayed an entire afternoon to get a feel for the atmosphere, food and to work on our laptops. Amber reports that the coffee is delicious and not burnt! Yes, she’s a bit of a coffee snob. There is free lemon water available all day to drink and the staff was very cheerful!

Amber’s lunch choice was the Turkey Panini and the bread was the perfect Panini consistency: crispy outside and chewy inside! Tamara ordered a Chicken Salad sandwich which came with a nice side salad made mostly of spinach greens. The chicken salad was a delectable combination of chicken, cheddar cheese, onion, jalapeño, bacon and sour cream sauce. It was enveloped with lettuce and two thick slices of fresh bread. Yum!

Amber met the owners as they happened to be here most of the day. They are a very pleasant, down-to-earth couple and it was great to meet them.

The rest of the staff is also very cheerful and well-deserving of good tips!

All photos by Amber Grissom

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Christmas Events December 11th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons

Here are some other events going on between now and Christmas. Know of more? Post a comment and I’ll add them!

All of these photos were taken in Vagabonds. Not only is Vagabond Blues a great place to get coffee or a meal, it’s also a good place to find out what’s going on in town!

Click on the photos to enlarge and view the details!


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Colony Christmas December 1st, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons

Hey Folks, last year’s Colony Christmas was a marvelous event, let us make this year’s even better!

Here is a link to the entire Colony Christmas Schedule.

There will be 5 Arts and Crafts fairs going on throughout the weekend.
Friday: Palmer Depot 11-6
Palmer Depot 10-6
Borough Gym 10-6
Alaska Job Corps Center 10-4
Palmer Senior Citizens Center 10-4
Matanuska Christian School (time unknown)

Sponsored by BP, Saturday Dec 11 6:30 pm. Borough softball fields & Library Parking Lot. You should have a great view from anywhere in downtown.

Cookie Contest!
Bake your favorite cookie and bring a plate with a recipe attached to Cover Ups, located at 840 S. Colony Way. Enter your cookies between 11am and 2:45pm on Saturday, December 11th. Judging is at 3pm!
Click here for more info.

Gingerbread Contest! Click here for more info.

This year’s Colony Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 11th at 5pm. Bundle up warm, bring your kids and your cameras and come downtown to enjoy the lights, music and laughter! This year’s theme is “Mistletoe and Holly.”
Interested in entering in the parade? Click here.

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