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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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Spenard, my home away from home

Spenard, my home away from home

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Words and photos from Dikeos Foudeas My parents own Milano’s, a pizzeria on 36th Avenue, near Spenard Road. My family opened the restaurant in the summer of 2001. They wanted a place where they could work and spend time with their kids. I was six years old at the time. I remember waking up in…

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Kanady Chiropractic grows with Spenard

Kanady Chiropractic grows with Spenard

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Throughout the years, a lot has changed about Spenard. Tim and Lynn Kanady, owners of Kanady Chiropractic, have seen that change unfold outside their shop’s doors, on the corner of Fireweed Lane and Spenard Road. The couple will celebrate their businesses’ 30th anniversary in August. Both Tim and Lynn grew up in Alaska before getting…

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Faces of Spenard: Dia Matteson

Faces of Spenard: Dia Matteson

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Words by Ammon Swenson Photos by Young Kim Dia Matteson was 14 years old when she started working at the Anchorage House of Harley-Davidson in Spenard. When her dad sold her the business in 2012, along with dealerships in Wasilla and Soldotna, Matteson was 25, making her the youngest Harley-Davidson franchise owner in the world….

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Open for business in Spenard

Open for business in Spenard

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By Kirsten Swann It was Dungeons and Dragons night at Bosco’s and the parking lot was packed. Inside the big, brightly lit comic store, customers browsed aisles filled with books and games, and the back room buzzed with activity as players gathered around half a dozen tables. A lot has changed since the popular Spenard…

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