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Alaskans from far and near gathered in Palmer on Saturday for the 33rd annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games, complete with traditional music, dance, food, drink -- and feats of strength.

Loren Holmes
For nearly a century, Talkeetna's Fairview Inn has served as a mecca for locals and travelers alike. Now, for the first time in decades, the historic structure is for sale.Laurel Andrews
"Mike" is one of my best friends. We have known each other since college and are now in our mid-30s. From the beginning, Mike and I have had strong chemistry, but in college he was always dating "Jessica."
On Friday and Sunday nights for five years, salsa and other forms of dance instruction were a fixture of the dance floor of Platinum Jaxx, a now-defunct downtown Anchorage nightclub. Now members of the small but spirited Latin dance community are exploring ways to continue pursuing their passion.Devin Kelly

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Kids' Mural, a public art installation on Elmore Road. Despite a wet, rainy day, seven kids came out to paint a colorful jungle scene.

Loren Holmes
Billed for “RV travelers,” the Anchorage School District camper host program also offers a financial leg up for participants. Devin Kelly
"Jack" and I have been dating for a little less than a year, but we have hit a major wall.Wayne and Wanda
When two of their own were seriously injured in a car crash earlier this month, Alaska’s rodeo community banded together to raise funds for the two up-and-coming riders who still face a long road to recovery.Michelle Theriault Boots
I recently was introduced to a guy who works in the same industry as I do (hotels, hospitality, etc.) at an employee mixer. After a few back-and-forths, we set up a lunch appointment for that Friday. I told a friend about it and she asked, "Is this a date or a business meeting?" I didn't know the answer -- and I still don't!Wayne and Wanda
Breast cancer survivors Joan Narsavich and Carey Carpenter, who will participate in Saturday's Run for Women as members of teams, understand the power of sisterhood.Beth Bragg