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Photographers, artists to host upcoming art show ‘in the heart of Spenard’

Photographers, artists to host upcoming art show ‘in the heart of Spenard’

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Five local artists and photographers will be hosting an art show on the second Friday in June called “Aggregate Mass” at the Church of Love in Spenard. The show will feature work from local photographers and artists Young Kim, Adan Hernandez, Allison Theriault, Ted Kim and Ryan Chernikoff. “Aggregate Mass” first started out as series…

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Carousel Lounge opens this spring, keeps historic name

Carousel Lounge opens this spring, keeps historic name

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The historic Carousel Lounge will be opening its doors to the public this spring. The neighborhood soft opening will be sometime at the end of April, and a grand opening will take place June 9, said owner Paul Berger. The bar will house three pool tables, four dart boards, a jukebox and a punching bag….

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Shook in Spenard

Shook in Spenard

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54 years ago today, Sylvia Butcher was enjoying an after dinner coffee with her husband, David Butcher. The earth began to tremble and shake; leaving the couple to run out of their newly built Spenard apartment for their lives. The Good Friday earthquake in 1964 was a 9.2 on the Richter scale, the largest earthquake…

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Historic Carousel Lounge may see revival

Historic Carousel Lounge may see revival

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The Carousel Lounge, one of Spenard’s most iconic bars, may see a revival. Paul Berger, a determined Anchorage businessman wants to bring a neighborhood-oriented bar to the vacant building, called the Bar on Spenard. “I would really love to have people just walk over,” Berger said. “Neighborhood guys and gals. I want to really focus…

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Ylli

Ylli

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Faces of Spenard: Ylli Ylli Ferati has been bartending for nine years, the last six years of which have been spent full time at Fiori D’Italia, his family’s restaurant. “I grew up in the restaurant world,” Ferati said. Ferati’s grandfather first came to Anchorage to work on the slope. On his off shifts, he helped…

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