Houses For Rent In Palmer and Wasilla November 24th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Uncategorized

Way back in October 2007 I wrote about rentals in Palmer and Wasilla on my other blog, I think it’s time for an update. It is common for me to get calls asking if I handle rentals…I don’t.

Here are my tips for finding a rental in the area:

1. Check with the local property managers.

Here are three…
Charlene Moss, she handles the most rentals,  373-8161
Traci Brewington at Prudential, 376-2414
Dawn Houston at Double Eagle, 357-1770

2. Check craigslist, you will find almost all the owner rentals on craigslist.

If you need to buy or sell in Palmer and Wasilla,  I can help you with that. Drop me a line by clicking on the contact button or give me a call at
(907) 232-7900.

Or, if you would rather do your own search on the MLS, just go my search page.

Marty Van Diest
Valley Market Real Estate

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The 32nd Potato Bowl September 25th, 2010

Categories: Events, History

The Potato Bowl has been one of the most look-forward-to games of every football season for Palmer and Wasilla…for the last 32 years.
I dropped by today to see Palmer win again Wasilla (third year in a row) with a score of 26 – 12. Palmer has won 23 of the last 32 Potato Bowls.

The weather was beautiful! Clear skies and light breezes throughout the afternoon. Though the game was rescheduled last night because of dangerously strong winds, but the stands were filled today with spectators of all ages: player’s younger siblings to oldtime Palmeranians. Not only were cars bedecked in blue and white paint, so were school windows and student’s bodies.

Just another day in the life of a Palmeranian! Click here for a link to the Frontiersman with more info about today’s game.

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Fall comes to Palmer September 19th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Seasons

Fall has come to Palmer. Don’t blink, you might miss it!

Here are some photos from around town.

From the Riverbed:

From the overlook off the Glenn, north of Palmer

From Palmer Fishhook

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Fireside Books June 28th, 2010

Categories: Businesses

Hate driving into Anchorage to find a good selection of used books? Looking for the latest book by local authors? Look and drive no further…than Fireside Books in downtown Palmer! Fireside Books carries a great selection of used and new books.

They are located at 720 S Alaska St, between NonEssentials and the Palmer Arts Council. They are open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 7pm.

Fireside Books has a genre for everyone! There are Children’s, Young Adults, Romance, Religious, Mystery, Reference, Non-Fiction, Alaskana, How-To, and Travel sections and much more! Fireside also carries local art, postcards and music from local artists.

For more information, stop by their website at…or drop by and see for yourself!

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2010 Summer Youth Band June 24th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Palmer People, Seasons

This morning I drove into the Palmer Post Office parking lot and was pleased to discover a live concert by the Palmer Summer Youth Band.

The band is sponsored by the Palmer Arts Council and meets for weekly rehearsals throughout the summer. Middle and high school youth from Valley schools are under the direction of Matt Swalling, the music director at Palmer Junior Middle School.

The students played exceptionally well and I thoroughly enjoyed the music. I was told they are playing the next two Fridays at the downtown Friday Fling. Come out and listen!

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