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Helping Our Neighbors

The herculean efforts of the volunteers of the Chugiak-Eagle River Food Pantry have spread quite a lot of love towards our community.

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Retirement Options: To Stay or Go during Alaska’s Winter

My husband and I have cast our lot squarely in the "stay" camp. Our retirement includes a small ranch and animals.

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Snowbird

I’m a baby boomer and part-time snowbird. But I only go “outside” for 3 months at a stretch. Winter is and will forever be, in my bones.

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Most embarrassing moments

I’m quite sure everyone has had their share of embarrassing moments. But most folks are wisely reticent about divulging such experiences.

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Recommendations, Referrals, and Research – oh my!

Referrals can expand your business exponentially, but most don’t realize that. Encourage your clients to tell people how amazing you are!

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Following the Seasons

My sadness in losing this year's hunt is not limited to filling my freezer. There is a spiritual aspect to the hunt as well.

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Marketplace Spotlight: Aisha Hanson – Young Living Essential Oil

With wellness as a focus in society, Aisha loves that Young Living essential oils can easily be made into lotions and other DIY creations.

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ABC’s of Music

Music lessons result in better performance at school. What can parents do to help music lessons be a source of fun and not frustration?

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Now What? Homeschooling How-To (part 1)

Once you’ve chosen a homeschooling route; picked, ordered, and received your curriculum, and even maybe done some lesson planning… now what?

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“The Bullet”

The act is one of success in that they were contemplating suicide but instead made the journey to Gold Star Peak and left their bullet behind.

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Letter from Editor: Should I stay, or should I go?

We ask ourselves in small ways, like, “Should I go to the grocery store?” and in significant ways, like, “Should I stay or move to Florida?”

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The Education of Lily Blue

We asked our friend, 92-year-old Dick Griffith, who was once a sheepherder in Wyoming, how to train these dogs.

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Ode to a “beary” patch

One summer I made the perfect catch and found a super berry patch; Blueberries galore, I picked with dispatch, half my bounty down the hatch.

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A hiker’s search for weather windows

Rarely have I ever been able to beat Mother Nature at its weather game. But on September 17th, I came as close as I ever have.

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