It’s a whole new season of getting into that down dog position. The Studio, brought to you by the Alaska Club, has opened another free season of yoga downtown at the Delaney Park strip. Wednesday nights from. Ow until August, 6 o’clock until 7 o’clock crowds of people gather together to do yoga, between ninth and 10th at I Street. There are are dogs that come to do yoga on the park strip. Yoga is an exercise that involves the mind and the body, to be able to move in a way that allows you to reduce stress, and stretch to increase the good feelings of your body. The yoga event downtown has been going on for I don’t know how many years, and offers a free yoga experience for all who are willing to come downtown and see if yoga fits into your lifestyle. With everything that is going on in the community, yoga is a very good thing for people to try and engage with. With Yoga in the Park, you will be able to hook into an exercise that’s not stressful, that will help you grow as a person, and blossom, by moves that stretch the body and confidence. Bring a mat, you can get some water, and a chance to enter a free drawing for more yoga. A regular sponsor of this event is radio Magic 98.9. This week’s event was supported by a local company called, Fossil Fuel, a healthy donut, for a healthier choice.
For the past three years, Craig Taylor Equipment has hosted a Family Event on the Delaney Park Strip. At G Street between 9th and 10th, this Anchorage business brings in a local band, The Carhart Brothers, to play country music free to anyone who can hear them, and local chefs, like Mochileros, for a unique local flavor, to make going down to the Park Strip, a good time. Craig Taylor Equipment brings out some tractors of varying sizes for people to look at and touch, and learn more about the company who has been in Anchorage for 60+ years. They sponsor other events, locally and around the state, that encourages people to get out, and have fun hanging out together (see LinkedIn post in author’s name for details). To learn more about Craig Taylor Equipment and their events, go to Craig Taylor Equipment
The evening was beautiful and perfect for Skinny Raven’s 13th annual downtown Twilight 12K run and Skinny Mini 6K run. H Street was blocked off by Anchorage’s Police Department, as emcees entertained the crowed with gift cards to give away, and Zumba from the Alaska Club, an event sponsor. The clock counted down and runners, walkers, and a couple of cyclists, made their way from the Skinny Raven store at 8th and H St., down to the Government Hill Bridge(12K), and over to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, finishing at the west end of the Delaney Park Strip. There, supporters cheered for the runners arrivals and local vendors provided water, and local food trucks were on hand for delicious eats.. There were other booths for give away items, a local photo booth. The beer garden was in the Rose garden. The live music that filled the air, was made by Blackwater Railroad. To learn more about the many other events Skinny Raven will be hosting this summer go to Skinny Raven Sports
Today was the day that the Anchorage Senior Activities Center, in conjunction with, Ninetta Regalado, a local resident who makes parties for seniors in Anchorage who feel isolated because they only speak Spanish. There were about two dozen Hispanic rooted peoples in the room. Mexico was predominant, but there was a woman from Peru, and another woman from Chile. As a way of introducing people to each other, they played a game to say you name, where they came from, what they like to do. When it came to answering the question of what people like to do, the most common thing was, to dance. It is the word, Bailar.
May is the international month of Mother’s Day, and was part of the reason for the gathering. To be able to celebrate a holiday with peoples of shared culture.
There were children dancers who came to entertain the group. They are called, Team Uatzi. Uatzi In Mexico, means “niños”. The moms of the group teach their children to appreciate the roots of the country that they came from prior to moving to the United States. Some of the children are first and second generation Americans, and they love learning about the culture of their family.
There are plans to do this again.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce has ribbon cutting, for Sears. Tables of local businesses, line the front of the new Sears Home & Life store, welcoming them to the neighborhood.
“I grew up here in town and Sears was, like, the only department store, growing up here.” says Jason Ellis, owner of Mo’s Deli.
When Sears left Anchorage over a year and a half ago, people were not happy. But, if you love Sears, you got a reason to get happy, because they’re back.
Sears Home & Life, located on Dimond Boulevard, close to the intersection of Old Seward highway, has a very narrow line of products. Kenmore washers, dryers, refrigerators, and many other household appliances, fill the store. They sell vacuum cleaners also, and the belts, bags, and pieces to go with. Which is great! Just run down the street, to the local Sears Home & Life. Active Service contracts for Kenmore appliances are honored at this store. They are open every day at 10 am. For the grand opening there is a raffle for some SEARS appliances.
To learn more about the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce go to https://www.anchoragechamber.org/ @anchoragechamber
The video is long, but worth it.
Cut the ribbon and pass the cake! Alaska Facebook personality, and owner of Diamond VIP Services, Bayinna Kerah, helps Anchorage Good News tell the story about networking Alaska style.
Members of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Whittier Chamber of Commerce celebrated the newest ship in the Phillips Cruises & Tours fleet, the “Bravest”. The ship was used prior in New York City, in the New York Waterway Fleet, and was one of the first responder ships of the rescue effort on September 11, 2001. The ship has been refitted to accommodate pleasure cruise passengers and was transported, via the Panama Canal, to Victoria, B.C. Canada. Then, piloted to Whittier by the Phillips Cruises & Tours crew.
Part of the party, was getting to know the shop owners along the Whittier business district. So we played a scavenger-hunt BINGO, starting at the harbormasters office at the Whittier Harbor, leading to the Bravest. At places like the Lazy Otter, Swiftwater Seafood Café, and Fee’s Custom Foods, we had to answer questions about Whittier, to earn stickers and make BINGO, to enter for prizes. On board Bravest, partygoers enjoyed food cooked by the crew, opportunity to drink a unique, 21 and over, beverage called, the Glacier Ice Margarita, served in a cool plastic glass, over actual glacier ice.
Phillips has been in business for 61 years. To learn more and enjoy their services, go to Phillips Cruises & Tours If Whittier is too far to drive, Greatland Adventures founder, Steve Busby, partners with Phillips to create a shuttle service from three Anchorage hotels to Whittier. To learn more about them, go to Greatland Adventures#greatlandadventures
Phillips Cruises & Tours also welcomed Whittier’s Mayor to celebrate 50 years with the Whittier Chamber of Commerce. The ship’s captain, Capt. Kyle, Was also celebrating his birthday, and all in attendance sang “happy birthday” to him. See the song on the Facebook Anchorage Good News. To see an interview with the captain who escorted the Bravest here, it is on author’s LinkedIn page.
Today was Anchorage’s Relay For Life with the American Cancer Society. A chance for people to get out and support other people in the community that are surviving in their challenges with cancer. This year the event was held at Begich Middle School, in East Anchorage. Sponsored by Providence Hospital, the local Fred Meyer stores, Home Depot, and other local businesses, this is the chance to get out, enjoy the day being with other people, and fundraising to help the American Cancer Society meet the needs of the community. The local Cancer Society is located at Providence Hospital. The Director of the Cancer Center at Providence, Betsy Baldwin, has been in the administration side of hospitals for more than 30 years. Her own personal experience surviving cancer here in Alaska, she confidently chose to stay in Anchorage to receive her care at Providence, instead of going to someplace like Seattle. Continuing on in her work, Betsy says that she is confident that Providence Hospital has provided good care to cancer patients, and her personal experience has helped her become more sensitive to the needs of Providence cancer patients.
Bicyclists toured the “stations” along C Street this morning as part of Bike To Work Day. Local businesses, ASRC Engineering , Dowl Engineering, CRW Engineering, Alaska Sand & Gravel, and the local Dish Network provider, among others, put out tables, with snacks & water for bicyclists to stop and refresh themselves. And GCI, replaced its local marketing on their electronic marquee, to wish bicyclists a happy day of biking. To see more “stations”, see Anchorage Good News on Facebook. To see an interview with Andrea Perezgao with Dish Network, see this author’s LinkedIn page.
Please give these local bicyclists a brake this evening during rush hour. They have to bike home also.
Do you have a senior citizen in your household that speaks only Spanish and feels isolated? The Anchorage Senior Activities Center has tentatively scheduled an opportunity for Spanish-speaking peoples to get together, on May 25th, 2 o’clock to 4 o’clock in the afternoon. It’s a potluck style get together, which means people can bring whatever they want to share. The reason this event is been selected for this month is because that in many Latin speaking nations, just like in America, Mother’s Day is celebrated in May. Honoring mothers is very important in Latin culture, and this event is great opportunity to get out and share stories about the love that these people experienced in their families. There is no transportation provided for this event. If you have any questions please call The Anchorage Senior Activities Center, at 770-2000.
This year’s Small Business Administration Veteran-Owned Business of the Year, Bill Dishon, President of Orion Construction Inc. spells it out for people thinking about starting and growing a business of their own. Orion is based in Wasilla, but many of their projects are in Anchorage.
Schedules allowed for Bill, and Sec./Treasurer, Jeff Whaley, to talk to AGN by phone. It’s a first.
Aside from the Small Business Administration logo, provided by the local SBA office, the images for this audio/video article came from the Orion Construction website, including the screenshot of their website.:
Anchorage Federal Building/ US Courthouse Replacement on (6) Penthouse Roofs-Removed and replaced the roofs on (6) penthouses at the Anchorage Federal Building/US Courthouse in Anchorage, Alaska.
Wasilla Pool Improvements-Renovate the existing Wasilla Pool facilities
Bartlett HS Cafeteria and Kitchen Renovation-
Cafeteria and kitchen renovations at Bartlett High School
UAA RAS WIEDNER-
The work consists of demolition of partition walls and new construction, storefront, electrical, mechanical and AV design
Reflections Lake Pedestrian Bridge-Project consisted of constructing a 95-foot pedestrian bridge over Reflections Lake.
Demolish existing components, equipment, structures, and finishes. Install new obstacles. Provide gravel pad at entry of new vault toilet. Demolish existing Vault Toilet and replace with new one.
Congratulations to Bill, and all of the other recipients of this year’s awards.