Crying babies and rude adults disrupted the audience, and maybe the musicians, at the Anchorage Symphony's performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, but a big chorus overrode the commotion and brought the work to a glorious close.Mike Dunham
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
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
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.
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