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Serious fun and games in Fairbanks

The 2017 Alaska International Senior Games (AISG), held Aug. 11 through 21 in Fairbanks, will kick off with the Opening Ceremonies and Gala Games at Pioneer Park Civic Center on Aug. 11, 6 p.m. The...

 

Anchorage seniors stretch their minds at Socrates Cafe

It's 10 a.m. on Friday at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center and time for Socrates Cafe, a weekly discussion group assembled to do some serious thinking and have fun doing it. This week 10 people...

 

State fairs are on the way

Tanana Valley State Fair is from Aug. 4-13 in Fairbanks. Senior admission (age 60 and older) is $20 for a Senior Season Pass and $5 for a Senior Daily Pass. Free admission for seniors on Senior Day...

 

Awards for Long Term Care Ombudsman team

On May 31, Governor Walker announced the 2017 Governor's Denali Peak Performance Award winners. Alvin Ancheta, Leana Christy and Lisa Gowdy from the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman won the...

 

New senior housing on the way in Mat-Su

Vista Rose Senior Apartments, a 78-unit low income tax credit development being constructed by the Pacific Companies and Valley Residential Services, is scheduled to complete the first phase of the...

 

Love letters inspire book on building of Alaska highway

Dennis and Christine McClure, authors of "We Fought the Road," a book about the building of the Alaska-Canada Highway, will hold a book signing at the University of Alaska Anchorage book store on...

 

July is festival season in Alaska

Girdwood Forest Fair, July 7-9. Features Alaskan artists, hand-crafted items, exotic foods and entertainment from all over Alaska. Fun for the whole family is kicked off with the parade at 10 a.m. on Sat., July 8. www.Girdwoodforestfair.com Eagle Riv...

 

What can I leave my kids and friends?

Inheritance is an interesting package. Most of us have had something left to us from family: grandma's apple pie recipe, granddad's tools, an old guitar, a chest of drawers, even a small piece of...

 

Something new at any age

At the age of 101, Bettie Upright continues to show her courage to try something new. In 2016, Bettie expanded her sports of Bocce and bowling in the Alaska International Senior Games to include...

 

Convention will focus on Alaska's Methodist history

The Alaska United Methodist Conference will host a “Methodist History in Alaska Convention,” to be held at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, June 26-29. Presentations and discussion will focus on topics such as the Jesse Lee Home, Nome...

 

The 4th is still with us

There's a magnet for memories in Anchorage. Ask people about the 4th Avenue Theatre and memories come flooding back. They seem to come in two waves. Seniors remember the early movies shown there, some...

 

Haines: Now we're cookin'

Haines seniors and those with disabilities prepared meals in adaptive cooking classes in the model kitchen of Veterans Village in March, and will complete the free sessions in April. The classes are...

 

Annual events in Anchorage, Fairbanks

The Anchorage Senior Citizens Advisory Commission invites everyone to the annual Older Americans Month Kickoff Event at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center on May 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This free event features refreshments,...

 

Annual Anchorage senior center book sale is a giant

It’s time for spring cleaning and the secondhand shopping that comes with it. The Anchorage Senior Activity Center is featuring a plethora of spring sales this April. The Giant Book Sale will feature an “amazing collection of every title...

 

Our volunteers make all the difference

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and at Alaska Regional Hospital, we are celebrating our amazing Auxiliary who serve our community. These incredible volunteers give generously of their...

 

Diane Benson's many roles in theater and life

When looking back at her career in theater, Diane Benson shares its surprising beginnings. "I wanted to be a diesel mechanic," she reveals with a laugh. "I had no intention, no ambition to be in the...

 

Goodnight and sweet Iditarod dreams

Every year before the early March start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, longtime but now retired Anchorage Daily News photographer Jim Lavrakas goes to South Peninsula Hospital's Long Term Care Unit...

 

A day full of surprises at Turnagain Social Club

I'm sitting in the office of Turnagain Social Club, early on a foggy, frigid January morning, and I hear loud chomping. "Not to worry," I'm told by Kori Mateaki, owner and president of the facility....

 

Who's ready to Rondy?

This year’s Fur Rendezvous Festival is celebrated Feb. 24 through March 5. Some of the many events include the Amateur Photo Contest; Charlotte Jensen Native Arts Market; the GCI Snow Sculpture Competition; the Rondy Grand Parade; fireworks show;...

 

Senior league hockey players 'skate to live, live to skate'

If I thought I was going to get a quiet, focused interview, I would have been wrong. These guys were here at the Anchorage Subway Sports Centre to play hockey. On this December morning, that was...

 

Get ready for competition with a smile at Kenai Peninsula Senior Games

The 14th Annual Kenai Peninsula Senior Olympic Games will take place Feb. 21to 25 and will feature 12 events ranging from pinochle to ping pong and basketball toss to 8-ball pool, to name a few. The...

 

The pastor and his pups

They were going to work on Monday morning, so they'd had their nails done, and special attention had been paid to their grooming on Sunday evening. Then early on a grey, grim November morning they...

 

Rare photos document Inupiat life in early 1900s

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has published "Menadelook: An Inupiat Teacher's Photographs of Alaska Village Life, 1907-1932," which showcases nearly 100 photographs by Inupiat Charles Menadelook...

 

Get your annual railroad print, signed by the artist at these events

Alaska Railroad (ARRC) will release its 2017 annual poster/print at three public sale-and-signing events featuring the print's creator, Wasilla artist Taffina Katkus, who will sign prints and...

 

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