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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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New to the neighborhood

New to the neighborhood

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Out North, a nonprofit in Anchorage home to KONR 106.1 has moved to Spenard. The organization was originally founded to support LGBTQ theater productions and will turn 34 this month. Jason Sear is the station manager at KONR and has been on the board of Out North since 2016. Sear says as a nonprofit, funding…

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Windmill to receive critical facelift, bringing back ‘former glory’

Windmill to receive critical facelift, bringing back ‘former glory’

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Sitting in the Koot’s parking lot is arguably one of the largest — both physically and figuratively — symbols of Spenard. The ornamental windmill, decorated with lights of green, red and white looms over the neighborhood. “I didn’t think it would become the icon it is today,” former owner of Chilkoot Charlie’s, Mike Gordon said….

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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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