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Greek mythology comes to life February Issue 4 2013

Greek mythology comes to life

Greek mythology, comedy and singing will collide this weekend at Gruening Middle School when the original production of “The Missing Piece of Pi” is performed.

Satire takes center stage February Issue 4 2013

Satire takes center stage

No matter how many times he reads “The Importance of Being Earnest,” James Jensen never tires of it. “I’ve always loved this play,” he said. Now, Jensen is sharing his fondness of Oscar Wilde’s famous comedy with the Chugiak-Eagle River community.

Snow master February Issue 4 2013

Snow master

During Fur Rendezvous, Brian Nosich transforms from a mild-mannered father of two into a master craftsman for the ages. “I draw my inspiration from Bernini and Michelangelo,” said Nosich — his tongue firmly in cheek — as he sculpted an 8-foot block of snow on Feb. 22 in downtown Anchorage.

February Issue 4 2013

Learning Alaska’s history

Want to learn more about Alaska history? You won’t have to travel far. An eight-part lecture series — which is open to the public — about the history of the greater Cook Inlet area continues Friday, March 1 at the UAA Eagle River campus.

Wounded Warrior February Issue 4 2013

Wounded Warrior

On June 1, 2012 Sgt. Maj. Michael Van Engen had just finished eating lunch in the mess hall at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Southern Afghanistan when all hell broke loose.

Alaska running on empty February Issue 4 2013

Alaska running on empty

Anyone doubting Alaska faces a looming energy crisis hasn’t been attending Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce meetings.

Engineering skills put to the test February Issue 3 2013

Engineering skills put to the test

High-schoolers from Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley and Kenai Peninsula put their engineering skills to the test during a two-day robotics competition Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16 at Eagle River High.

February Issue 3 2013

CVFD has a new boss

For the first time in more than six decades of service, the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department has a female chief. Virginia McMichael was elected to that position at the department’s annual meeting Feb. 6. While she might be the department’s first woman boss, McMichael said she won’t have any trouble fitting into her new role.

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