Paradise Tanning October 16th, 2013

Categories: Businesses

Private Tanning options

Private Tanning options

I love this time of year for all its changes. New fall colors of yellow and orange replace the beautiful summer green with a topping of crisp white snow on Pioneer Peak. One thing I don’t like about winter is the lack of sun. I’m a sun junky, getting my fix in a tanning bed gets me through the winter.

I recently discovered, in down town Palmer, the perfect place to get my tan on. “Paradise Tanning” .

What I found interesting were the options the solon offers. I can lay down and relax, I can stand up for max coverage, I also have the option of a stand up spray tan if I’m looking for color in a hurry. Not only do I have all those choices, I can also pick a level of intensity for each.

Lay Down and Relax

Lay Down and Relax

When I spoke to the owner, Tarrah Wuestenberg, she mentioned some of the reasons her client visit her shop, and was surprised to discover that it is not all about skin color. It is also about warming joints and bodies after being subjected to the cold for so long. Paradise Tanning also offers Red Light Therapy, a treatment promoting healthy skin.

To book your own appointment under the “sun” call 907-745-8268, or just drop in at 550 S Alaska Street, in Palmer.

Instant color

Instant color

By Jennifer Kinneen

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Humdingers Pizza October 9th, 2013

Categories: Businesses, Restaurants and Cafes



This year, I discovered Humdingers Pizza on the corner of E Blueberry and S Valley Way in downtown Palmer. My family has eaten here 5 times in the last few months and has always walked away satisfied. The atmosphere is quiet (we’re usually the loudest ones there) and artsy.

The eating area is decorated in a modern warehouse style, with cement slab tables and rust colored walls.

Pizza Oven

Pizza Oven

Local artists’ work is displayed around the open room.

Humdingers Pizza offers a wide selection of gourmet pizzas for both meat lovers and vegetarians… and everyone in between. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. One of my favorite pizzas is the ‘Hang Ten’, which is topped with coconut and pineapple. Hang Ten is rather “spicy”.

Check out their wood fired Pizza Oven. That huge oven can get up to 1,200 degrees according to Gordon Fletcher, the owner. Just call 745-PIZZA or go to Humdingerspizza for some of the best food in town.

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Friday Flings 2013 May 23rd, 2013

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses, Events, Seasons

Friday Flings are my Favorite!

Friday Flings run from May 24-August 30th, 10am – 6pm

Our favorite Friday activity is back… Friday Flings! Come to downtown Palmer any Friday, May 24 – August 30th, and join in the fun!

This year’s vendors will include Krazy Kidlets, The Alaska Life, Cafe Beignet, Foxfire Emporium, Tasa’s Thai Kitchen, LuLu’s Garden and the Flipside Cafe.

Friday Flings are made up of a mixture of local artists, craftsmen, gardeners, chefs, and small businesses. Not only are they a fun tourist attraction… you’re always sure to see someone you know, and meet someone new! Support local businesses and artisans, and bring your family to the Friday Fling!

Written by Tamara Van Diest

Palmer’s Capital Project Fair April 25th, 2013

Categories: Around Palmer

Capital Project Fair

Capital Project Fair

The capital project fair is going on right now at the MTA events center. You can go and vote for the capital project that you want the city to focus on for the next year.

Here is your opportunity to have your voice heard for what you want the city to work on in the future.
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Who Let the Girls Out? April 26-27th! April 17th, 2013

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses, Events

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Hey Ladies! I wanted to remind you about an annual event coming up the end of this month!

3rd Annual “Who Let the Girls Out?”
in downtown Palmer on April 26 and 27!

Over 25 Palmer businesses are involved in creating a fun-filled weekend for women of all ages. Here are just a few things to look forward to:

April 25th and 26th, Envision Mat Su will host a film festival at the Palmer Depot from 6-10pm, $15 admission.

5K Timed Run/Untimed Walk
Valley Women’s Running Team hosting a run/walk Friday (26th) at 6:30pm. $25.00 for early entry, $30.00 the day of the race.

Palmer Spring Classic
Backcountry Bike and Ski hosting an annual Randonnee Style Ride (50, 100 or 200K) In Randonnees, riders can ride alone or with a group. They must complete the pre-designated course in the amount of time allotted and are expected to be self-sufficient between check points. Cost of entry is $25.00. Check in time is 7:30 with the ride starting at 9 am. Registration will take place the morning of the event, and folks will gather at Vagabond Blues.

And much more!
Check April’s issue of Make a Scene, pages 19-22 for a full schedule of events.

Who Let the Girls Out? is updating the Facebook Page daily with more information about this awesome event. Check it out and Mark your calendars for April 26 and 27th!

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