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Wearable art meets creative designs May Issue 2 2014

Wearable art meets creative designs

The fashion scene hits Eagle River Saturday night as the creativity of local designers and the strutting of local models hits the catwalk erected inside Community Covenant Church at 7 p.m.

Mother’s Day is more than flowers May Issue 2 2014

Mother’s Day is more than flowers

For Eagle River hair dresser Joan Weinberger, Mother’s Day this year isn’t marked with the traditional trappings: A box of sampler candy, the chocolate covered strawberries, a bountiful bouquet of flowers and the afternoon yummy buffet. Hers is more aligned with life’s nitty gritty. It is a celebration of milestones and victories that at times only she can see as she battles to keep her 23-year-old son from further legal troubles and on the healing path from a traumatic brain injury. It is an acceptance of things she never dreamed when she first held him. It is taking steps at his side that she never thought she’d have to take.

The Three Musketeers, legislator-style May Issue 1 2014

The Three Musketeers, legislator-style

It’s been 40 years since Eagle River’s Sam Cotten first won a seat in the Alaska state Legislature. Back in 1974, he’d decided to run for the House of Representatives on the spur of the moment, after the filing deadline for legislative candidates was extended from June to July.

A little seed goes a long way May Issue 1 2014

A little seed goes a long way

A local business hit the big time last month. The Mustard Seed, a chic and colorful little salon tucked away at the end of Hanson Road, was featured in the April edition of “American Salon.”

Sen. Murkowski speaks at local luncheon May Issue 1 2014

Sen. Murkowski speaks at local luncheon

It was a warm and sunny spring day, and the Eagle River Ale House was bustling with luncheon goers, most of them there to hear Senator Lisa Murkowski speak. Murkowski, in a tweed-colored sweater and slacks, made her way around the room, shaking hands and calling people by name.

April Issue 4 2014

April is sexual assault awareness month

At Heart to Heart Eagle River Crisis Pregnancy Center, which offers free pregnancy tests and pro-life oriented counseling, it’s not uncommon for executive director Alycia Thomas to be the first person a young woman tells that she might pregnant. Sometimes, Thomas ends up being the first person a teen opens up to, to confide that she’s been raped.

One egg, two eggs, red eggs, blue eggs April Issue 4 2014

One egg, two eggs, red eggs, blue eggs

It was over before it barely began. The Lions Annual Easter Egg Hunt took place on sunny and warm day out at Lions Park. Parents and children lined up a good half an hour before the event kicked off, and many shrugged off their jackets and tied them around their waists because it felt good to feel the sun on bare arms after the long winter.

A hundred legends, a hundred stories April Issue 3 2014

A hundred legends, a hundred stories

Looking through Chris Lundgren’s “Legendary Locals of Chugiak-Eagle River” is like taking a stroll through Eagle River’s past. So many familiar faces peer out from the pages, face belonging to names such as Ruth Alice Briggs and Bill Lowe, Billie and Vern Moore and Natalie Haskell Brooks, Marianna Koehler and Lee and Barbara Jordan.

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