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A Chugiak legend May Issue 3 2015

A Chugiak legend

She wore a yellow scarf. Ella, slender, beautiful brown-haired Ella, riding a bicycle through Chugiak’s main street with two friends, riding all the way from Canada because ever since she was a school girl in Sweden, she had wanted to go to Alaska.

JBER sends humanitarian aid to Nepal May Issue 2 2015

JBER sends humanitarian aid to Nepal

Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson sent the installation’s first round of humanitarian support to the people of Nepal affected by a recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the form of a C-17 Globemaster III and support personnel May 1.

Chugiak softballers win Battle of Blue and Gold tournament May Issue 2 2015

Chugiak softballers win Battle of Blue and Gold tournament

Things are beginning to come together for members of the Chugiak Mustangs softball program.

CONGRATULATIONS 2015 GRADUATES! May Issue 2 2015

CONGRATULATIONS 2015 GRADUATES!

Local high school seniors walk with caps and gowns

Mirror Lake first in City Championship May Issue 2 2015

Mirror Lake first in City Championship

The road to the middle school City Championship is paved with sustained effort, with Mirror Lake Middle School reaping the rewards of a season-long string of work: a City Championship first-place title.

Eagle River Pizza Hut hosts bluegrass band May Issue 2 2015

Eagle River Pizza Hut hosts bluegrass band

In Eagle River, music lovers could find live bluegrass tunes at an unlikely locale: Pizza Hut.

ERHS senior to play baseball for U.S. Coast Guard Academy May Issue 2 2015

ERHS senior to play baseball for U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Eagle River High School senior Michael Rosenberg signed his letter of acceptance of appointment and commitment to play baseball for the United States Coast Guard Academy on May 7, in the school’s library.

April showers bring May flowers May Issue 1 2015

April showers bring May flowers

Tradition dictates that May is the month of flowers. European spring festivals that featured a Maypole dance and baskets of flowers have survived in some American traditions, with children bringing handmade baskets of flowers to hang on neighbors’ doors in celebration of the season. On May 10, families will celebrate Mothers Day, with a bouquet a favorite gift for mom. On Memorial Day, May 25, military families will honor their loved ones who have passed on with flowers carefully placed at their cemeteries.

‘This is our Anchorage’ May Issue 1 2015

‘This is our Anchorage’

Ethan Berkowitz won out over Amy Demboski at the polls May 5, with 59 percent of voters lofting him into the mayor’s seat. Demboski received 41 percent of the vote. On election night, polls stayed open until 8 p.m., and at Demboski’s campaign headquarters, Cinco de Mayo decorations and snacks awaited supporters who started streaming in at 7 p.m.

Autistic students design dress to raise awareness April Issue 5 2015

Autistic students design dress to raise awareness

It takes a classroom to design a dress dedicated to autism awareness. That’s what’s happening in Trisha Clark’s social skills classroom at Mirror Lake Middle School, where students with autism spectrum and other socially-inhibiting disorders learn the ins and outs of normal functioning. Working on a dress for an annual fashion show helps them build skills such as making eye contact and working in a team.

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