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A walk down Fireweed Lane

A walk down Fireweed Lane

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Photo courtesy of Lynn Brautigam Boots Growing up in the town of Spenard was much different than growing up in the neighborhood today. Lynn Brautigam Boots would know — she was born in Spenard when the state was still a territory. As a child, Boots and her family would pick berries where Replacement Glass on…

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Alaskan-made intimates by Love, 49 will make trunk show debut at The Beauty Room

Alaskan-made intimates by Love, 49 will make trunk show debut at The Beauty Room

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Bea Barth learned how to hand sew from her aunt in the Philippines where she grew up. Now Barth, alongside her best friend Kristina Carlson, has launched one of Alaska’s first intimates company. Love, 49 began in February of this year after Barth and Carlson saw a limited market of local handmade lingerie in Anchorage….

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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…

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