Alex Papasavas & Turkey Red

Palmer restaurant owner’s commitment to quality and community Sometimes you visit a certain place and it just feels right. Maybe it is the atmosphere, maybe the service, maybe the food. Whatever it is, it is just right. Such is the description that comes to mind when...

Smallest Aurora Chaser

“This girl has a passion for the northern lights” It was thirty below zero and the lights were out. Zaira was putting on her gear to get ready for the chase. Aurora blasted the sky with multiple colors and Zaira couldn’t resist anymore. She ran outside, right into the...

Swedish Black Currants

Unique and Hardy Berries The daughters of Heinie and Alice Snider may not have agreed on much, but they were all thrilled when my husband and I bought their parents’ dream home, built in the mid-1950s on a portion of the homestead land they grew up on. They were...

“Goodbye, Little Cabin”

All good things must come to an end After living in Alaska as a young man in the military, my dream was to return someday. That dream became a reality when I moved my family to Alaska in September 1971, to accept a job about 20 miles east of Fairbanks at Eielson Air...

Taking A Drive

To the End of the Road in 1948 I’m not sure why the mind wanders so much to the past when you age, but it does. The older I get the easier it seems to remember what happened decades ago and the harder it is to remember what happened yesterday! My friend Paki came by...

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