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Thrift store blues November Issue 2 2012

Thrift store blues

It ain’t easy being thrifty. Rising rent, decreased donations and expanding competition are forcing the Salvation Army to close its Eagle River thrift store Nov. 21.

Spartans welcomed home November Issue 2 2012

Spartans welcomed home

Army Sgt. Thomas Floyd was deployed in Afghanistan for most of the first year of his daughter’s life, so he’s been playing a lot of catch up since returning to Alaska last month.

Colts collect cache of cans November Issue 1 2012

Colts collect cache of cans

Chugiak-Eagle River’s shelves have been restocked — and it’s all thanks to Gruening Middle School.

Bringing laughter to the stage November Issue 1 2012

Bringing laughter to the stage

The musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is outrageous, chaotic, but above all else — hilarious.

November Issue 1 2012

Lions celebrate 50 years of service

Who are the Eagle River Lions?

Ossiander hopes to pass Title 21 by the end of 2012 November Issue 1 2012

Ossiander hopes to pass Title 21 by the end of 2012

Anchorage Assemblywoman Debbie Ossiander has five months left in her term. And she’s dedicated to have the Municipal land use code rewrite passed by then.

November Issue 1 2012

Bonanza of bazaars

Need something to do this weekend? Forget Anchorage. Chugiak-Eagle River is the place to be.

November Issue 1 2012

General election set for Tuesday

The 2012 Alaska General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6. In addition to President of the United States, voters this year will choose a full compliment of representatives to the Alaska House and Senate.

Having a blast November Issue 1 2012

Having a blast

Connie Engelbrecht’s house, tucked away down the valley, doesn’t look like an artist’s sanctuary. Her ‘organic doorbells’ (two dogs named Hank and Aspen) greet people at the door and there are metallic decorations scattered on the lawn. It’s a simple house. But the studio attached is one of a kind. Open, high ceilinged, framed by windows, and colored bright yet simple, Brecht Studio is where Engelbrecht creates her sand-carved art.

A ‘wise' decision November Issue 1 2012

A ‘wise' decision

That blanket of smoke hanging over the Eagle River Valley recently was actually part of an effort to keep homes in the valley from catching fire.