Blog written by Juneau's Libby Bakalar is taking off, beyond the city and beyond Alaska.  

Clint J. Farr
At the time of his death in 1978, Fred Meyer had five successful “one-stop shopping centers” in Alaska, part of a retail empire that included 59 other stores in three other western states. Scott McMurren
Iditarod tales from veteran sports journalist Lew Freedman. Kathleen Macknicki
A recent article in Relevant Magazine caught my eye and brought me up short, as I’d been guilty of the same things over the years. Titled “5 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Pastor ... and what you should say instead,” the article contained wonderful advice about the things we innocently say to pastors and what it reveals about us.Chris Thompson

Scott and Mardie Robb transplant dianthus flowers, which they started from seed at their Colony Greenhouse in Palmer, Alaska, on Tuesday, March 24. The greenhouse will be open to the public on April 1 hanging baskets and flats of flowers and vegetables for sale. 

Bob Hallinen
I think it is safe for me to discuss the weather. You know my record and thus my hesitancy. However, a quick glimpse at the 10-day forecast sure suggests that spring is, indeed, here for the duration.Jeff Lowenfels
Before you start pinning dream wedding ideas to a public Pinterest board, have a private conversation with your partner and make sure you’re on the same page.Wayne and Wanda
This is unlike any “carrot cake” I’ve ever had, and I hesitate to even call it carrot cake because it’s so pleasantly different. For starters, there are no spices in this cake.Maya Evoy
Kenai radio reporter Catie Quinn is back on the job after six weeks off. Immigration officials in Alaska said her profession didn't fit her visa requirements, but the U.S. consulate back in Australia decided otherwise.Jerzy Shedlock
The dogfight between Alaska Airlines and Delta is good news for travelers. JetBlue also is contributing to lower fares up and down the West Coast. Scott McMurren