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In the beginning: Lake Hood

In the beginning: Lake Hood

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The shores of Lake Hood and Lake Spenard, near Ted Stevens International Airport, are decorated with dozens of small floating bush planes. The body of water makes up the world’s busiest seaplane base, which handles nearly 200 flights a day. When summer turns to winter and the water freezes over, hundreds of planes based at…

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A new home for the Spenard Community Garden

A new home for the Spenard Community Garden

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Words and photos by Ryan Chernikoff The Spenard Community Garden, once located behind Cook Inlet Housing Authority’s Church of Love, has moved to a new location. The garden plot now sits at 1303 W. 33rd Ave., behind the Lutheran Social Services of Alaska building in Spenard. “We knew the location [behind the Church of Love]…

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“We’ll Have a Parade!”

“We’ll Have a Parade!”

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By Monique Spenard I recently came across The Spenardian while doing research about Joe Spenard for a cousin’s family tree. The name jumped off the page. I clicked on the link and saw a caricature of Joe in his famous yellow outfit, stub cigar and all. When I tried to order the magazine, the website…

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S-U-Z-I

S-U-Z-I

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Words and photos by Michael Wanzenried After three years of living in Spenard, I don’t know how many times I have been told or have overheard how Spenard is less Spenardian than it was XYZ-years ago. This is a game played in any community, which is basically every community, that has a past most agree…

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The last issue

The last issue

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Work on issue 6 has already begun, and we are so excited that we’ve managed to produce this work for two years now. The magazine has seen so much support from neighbors, and Spenardian fans afar. We are eternally grateful. Issue 6 will be the last print issue of The Spenardian. After that, our team…

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