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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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Where do you draw the line?

Where do you draw the line?

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Spenard is a part of my identity. My great-grandparents homesteaded near Romig Hill. My parents met at local watering hole, Chilkoot Charlies. I made my pilgrimage there 21 years later. I had my first kiss in the history section of Title Wave. When I was born, I was brought to a home that sits on…

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Beekeeping, ‘a hobby of love’

Beekeeping, ‘a hobby of love’

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Words and photos by Ryan Chernikoff Spenard resident Terry Holtman has been keeping bees for over 20 years. “It’s a hobby of love,” Holtman said from the front porch of his Spenard home, surrounded by stacks of multi-colored wooden boxes containing thousands of European honey bees. Holtman first became interested in beekeeping in Wisconsin before…

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Thompson Rhubarb Crisp: 60 years of Spenard Gardening

Thompson Rhubarb Crisp: 60 years of Spenard Gardening

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By Taylor Rose Thompson My grandmother, Patricia Thompson, lived in Spenard all of her adult life. She raised eight wild children in a tiny home on Dahl Lane on one income, a tight budget and a whole lot of gardening. My father remembers it as being out of necessity, but Grandma Pat made her life,…

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Homecoming planned for Paradise Inn palm tree

Homecoming planned for Paradise Inn palm tree

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After a federal seizing, a legal battle, an auction and more, Spenardians have an idea for where they want the Paradise Inn palm tree to rest. The 22-foot-tall broken neon symbol of Spenardian pride will be welcomed with a homecoming parade in the near future.   Melissa Rustemov Lohr and Mike Linz both said in…

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