Tara Young

International food carving champion Bang-On Roulet prepares for the International Exhibition of Culinary Art in Germany, often called the Culinary Olympics. It’s said to be the largest exhibition of championship cooking in the world. Top chefs from scores of nations will compete in categories that...
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International food carving champion Bang-On Roulet lives in Anchorage, where she is preparing for the International Exhibition of Culinary Art in Germany, often called the Culinary Olympics. It’s said to be the largest exhibition of championship cooking in the world. As in the sporting Olympics,...
Mike Dunham,Tara Young
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Ira Edwards starting pressing juice on a friend's farm in Palmer in the late 1980s and took up the practice again as an adult in 1998. Edwards built his first press in 2000 and christened a new press this year nicknamed “Little Johnny.” Along with friends, Edwards pressed 340 gallons this year on...
Tara Young
Shoppers at an East Anchorage Target on Sunday got a surprise when they came across a black bear trying to enter the store. Elizabeth Shea and her friend were shopping with their two little girls at the Tikahtnu Commons shopping center along Muldoon Road when they heard people screaming. "I think...
Suzanna Caldwell,Tara Young
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With its familial feel and pervasive televisions, I would not go to Agave for a first date, a business lunch or, indeed, any meal that requires gravitas or extended conversation. But the homey service, the good value and the earnest and authentic kitchen give me hope that Agave might stick around...
Mara Severin,Tara Young
The world premiere of Texas composer Barry Hurt’s “Alaska: The Great Land” took place in Palmer on Sept. 24. The 10-minute multi-movement work is a panoramic tone poem about Alaska’s history using musicians who play the scores while moving in a complex choreography simultaneously -- all from memory...
Tara Young,Mike Dunham
The world premiere of Texas composer Barry Hurt’s “Alaska: The Great Land” took place in Palmer on Sept. 24. The 10-minute multi-movement work is a panoramic tone poem about Alaska’s history using musicians who play the scores while moving in a complex choreography simultaneously -- all from memory. There are few players in Alaska capable of such a performance. In fact, the only ensemble that can handle it right now is probably the Northern Sound, the band that gave the premiere -- at this time the only high school marching band in the state. The “Alaska” performance, given before an appreciative crowd of parents, boosters and fellow students on the turf of Colony High School’s Pride Field, wasn’t just a debut. For the musicians, dancers and director Jamin Burton, it was a warm-up for the...Mike Dunham,Loren Holmes,Tara Young
"Nerds," makers and anime fans combined in their geekdom to prep for the 2015 Senshi-Con , Anchorage’s anime-inspired movie, gaming, and graphic novel convention. The Geeks of the Last Frontier and Senshi-Con held a build week at Anchorage Makerspace with cosplayers and prop-makers to create...
Tara Young
Punk anarchists, subsistence caribou hunting and bikepacking may seem like an unlikely combination, but as Birch Block, one of the founders of Anchorage’s Off The Chain Bicycle Collective says, “We’re not your typical hunting party.” Hunting under the name “The Bike Collective,” members of Off the...
Tara Young
Mavis Muller’s temporary community art project Burning Basket weaves together local organic materials from the coastal environment of Homer, Alaska. This year’s theme was “Reach”; members of the community were invited to add flowers and notes of celebration or remembrance. The sculpture was...
Tara Young

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