Autumn seems to rush past us like a gust of wind, and try as we might, it’s difficult if not impossible to prolong it so we can savor the brilliant colors, brisk mornings and snow-dusted mountain tops.
Ann Smith, a teacher for 30 years, has gifted the children of the Upper Sunny Circle neighborhood with a Little Free Library (http://littlefreelibrary.org).
Amy Demboski sits at a backroom table in Jitters wearing a maroon jacket and lacey black top, her blond hair falling around her shoulders. She looks friendly yet serious. She takes off her glasses, makes herself comfortable.
Her mother remembers Linda’s fat toddler cheeks. How Linda’s dad would hold her, and stroke her cheeks, and the look of pure bliss that came over her daughter’s face then.
Remember high school? Pimples? Algebra? Detention? But wait! There were good things too: Dances, slipping notes in class (hence the detention) and flirting with your favorite squeeze.
The mood at St. Andrew Catholic Church was solemn and sad on Tuesday night, as people filed in for a memorial tribute to Linda Anne-Martz Bower.
A large flag fluttered overhead as firefighters from across Alaska gathered at the Alaska Fallen Firefighter Memorial in downtown Anchorage on Sept. 11 to honor firefighters and emergency responders who died in the line of duty.
Ginny Kinnebrew loves to run. She loves trails and gnarly hills and obstinate, rocky terrain. Mostly, though, she loves distance and the feeling of confronting, and surpassing, self-imposed limitations.
Hiking east on the ridge past Mt. Eklutna (4,110 feet) above Peters Creek, Pete Panarese and I had our first glimpse of our entire route--a 17-mile circumnavigation of the entire Four-Mile Creek drainage. On most hikes a person only sees single parts of the trip at a time; but here it was laid out before us -- and needless to say-- was quite intimidating.