For the Thompsons, art is a family affair. “I’ve been painting since I was nine,” said Mike Thompson, the patriarch of the family. “My mom was a painter, we all did some kind of art.”
Monastery Acres, a micro-farming operation in Chugiak committed to organic farming principles, recently added food production space to its operation. That’s good news for fans of the farm’s produce, which will be available at farmers markets on Thursdays at the American Legion in Chugiak, and Tuesdays at the VFW in Eagle River, selling the usual farmers market fare, plus one unusual offering for Alaska – tasty tomatoes.
When Eagle River resident Kyle Burnett competed in the Dept. of Defense Warrior Games this week, she did so as one of two Ultimate Athletes representing the U.S. Air Force. Each of six military branches selects athletes among the wounded warriors who try out for competition in the spring to compete in a variety of events, and one man and one woman to compete as its Ultimate Athletes in all the individual events.
The tradition of baking sourdough bread is alive and bubbling well in the kitchens of locals – some of whom are using starters dating decades back in the state’s history.
Although the site was familiar, the name of the ball field was changed prior to the Chinook’s first Alaska Baseball League home opener June 13 against the Mat-Su Miners at the Loretta French Sports Complex.
Anchorage police arrested Robert Gill, 68, of Eagle River, in the early morning hours of June 8 after they received a call that a homeowner had been assaulted by a burglar.
The beginning of the week of June 14 saw a temperature spike Monday, with temperatures at 83 degrees in Anchorage, or 20 degrees hotter than average for that day and one degree hotter than the record high, according to the National Weather Service.
Balloons adorned the new sign on Dan “Dr. K” Kosterman’s new sign at the Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center (11401 Glenn Highway, Suite B in the Eagle River Mall).
Dads matter. In the world of special needs parenting, it’s often the mother taking the lead in care-giving, nurturing and shuttling to medical appointments. For those wise enough to look further, one sees the father: the family’s breadwinner and parent garnering the insurance coverage the family needs. He’s the guy behind the scenes playing a crucial supporting role.