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Rocks, relatives and regalia: Neighborhood jewelry maker finds inspiration in family past

Rocks, relatives and regalia: Neighborhood jewelry maker finds inspiration in family past

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By Victoria Petersen Cleo Anderson has always been told she’s like her great-grandmother Jean. Granny Jean, as she knows her as, has been the key inspiration in Cleo’s new jewelry line Molly & Bella. The line made its trunk show debut last month at The Beauty Room, just down the street from Anderson’s home in Spenard….

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Born and raised Spenard: Turnagain Mud Co.

Born and raised Spenard: Turnagain Mud Co.

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By Victoria Petersen Inspired by her neighborhood of Spenard, Taylor Thompson is using social media and a pair of needles to create fun and functional Alaskan knitwear. What began as a tool for relaxation in law school, knitting has since grown into a profitable hobby for Taylor.  “I’ve knit for years, and I started doing…

Ramen House by Saijo highlights Japan’s Southern flavors

Ramen House by Saijo highlights Japan’s Southern flavors

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  Sitting all alone on the corner of Fireweed Lane and C St. is Ramen House by Saijo. A fairly inconspicuous building, one wouldn’t normally notice it if it weren’t for the packed parking lot during the lunch rush. The stand-alone building has been many things in the last few years. Most recently a Mexican…

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The Spenard Food Truck Carnival is now open for 2017 summer season

The Spenard Food Truck Carnival is now open for 2017 summer season

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By Victoria Petersen Hot dogs? Cupcakes? Kimchi fried rice? With half a dozen or so food trucks lined up under the windmill, you’re bound to find something that will feed your appetite. The Spenard Food Truck Carnival, a weekly carnival featuring local food trucks and fire dancers, opened today for the 2017 summer season. The…

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Nearly 50 residents displaced by fatal apartment fire

Nearly 50 residents displaced by fatal apartment fire

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By Victoria Petersen Two residents died and 16 others were injured early Wednesday, Feb. 15 after a fire broke out at Royal Suite Apartments on Spenard Road and Minnesota Drive. The fire is currently under investigation by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The fence around the Royal Suite Apartments has transformed…

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