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‘Life Enlightened’ brightens up Spenard

‘Life Enlightened’ brightens up Spenard

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Photos by Young Kim A new mural is up in Spenard, spanning 60 feet across the side of Enlighten Alaska, a cannabis retail store. The painting features silhouettes of life-size creatures including a killer whale, flamingo and elephant, to name a few. The mural is titled, “Life Enlightened.” Taylor Gallegos, a California-based artist, visited Alaska…

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From homebrew to storefront: Zip Kombucha is first of its kind

From homebrew to storefront: Zip Kombucha is first of its kind

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You may have sipped on Ginger Rogers at Double Shovel Cider Co., or bought a growler of your favorite Blueberry Mary kombucha from La Bodega, but Zip Kombucha now has its own brick and mortar in Anchorage’s Spenard neighborhood. Zip Kombucha’s storefront officially opened Sept. 23. “Our grand opening went really well. It was so…

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Photographers, artists to host upcoming art show ‘in the heart of Spenard’

Photographers, artists to host upcoming art show ‘in the heart of Spenard’

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Five local artists and photographers will be hosting an art show on the second Friday in June called “Aggregate Mass” at the Church of Love in Spenard. The show will feature work from local photographers and artists Young Kim, Adan Hernandez, Allison Theriault, Ted Kim and Ryan Chernikoff. “Aggregate Mass” first started out as series…

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Cultivated by community: Spenard’s first neighborhood garden debuts in May

Cultivated by community: Spenard’s first neighborhood garden debuts in May

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A group of Anchorage women have banded together to build the first community garden in Spenard. Leading the charge is Michelle Wilber, program manager for the Alaska Community Action on Toxics’ Yarducopia, Alivia DeBusk, a member of the Anchorage Permaculture Guild, board member of Alaska Cold Climate Permaculture Institute, and owner of Adrift Gardens, Julie…

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Community Cookbook: Jessica’s cheesy, cracker-crusted halibut

Community Cookbook: Jessica’s cheesy, cracker-crusted halibut

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Jessica Stugelmayer is a fellow Spenardian and foodie. She is Edible Alaska’s senior digital content editor and the director of marketing and promotions for Alaska Public Media. Stugelmayer previously worked as the web editor for KTVA 11 News where she co-created a web series called “Harvesting Alaska,” which earned a James Beard Foundation award for…

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