Posts from May 2015

Arts rule the weekend

May 29, 2015
The Mat-Su Valley is home to many notable Alaska artists, from Shane Lamb to Gail Niebrugge. This weekend, however, artists from around the state will convene at Mat-Su College for the fifth-annual Machetanz Arts Festival, a showcase for art in all forms. From June 2-5, featured artist Dean Larson...

Friday Flings

May 22, 2015
While today is the start of the Memorial Day weekend, it's also the start of a entire summer filled with food, fun and festivities as Friday Flings kicks off for the first time of the year. Each Friday, the downtown area turns into a makeshift farmer's market, food court and music venue, as Friday...

Mat-Su Mamas

May 6, 2015
The Musk Ox Farm in Palmer was able to capture on video the birth of Pixie this spring. This Sunday, moms around the world are celebrated - and rightfully so - on Mother's Day. Here in the Mat-Su Valley, however, the day has special significance at two local farms. The Musk Ox Farm traditionally...

Return of summer

May 1, 2015
Sand hill cranes arrive in the Mat-Su Valley. Photo courtesy of www.lifetimeadventures.net and Dan McDonough. Each spring, here in the Mat-Su Valley we look for signs of summer - snow receding from the mountaintops, grass starting to poke up, pussy willows starting to change into green leaves. But...