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|Wednesday, June 5th, 2013|
Hello? Anybody home? Is this community inactive now or what? Lets get it goin people!
|Sunday, July 8th, 2012|
|Friday, January 6th, 2012|
|Sunday, October 30th, 2011|
X-Mass in Alaska
So it's been a good few years since I touched upon the LJ thing.
Figured this wouldn't be a bad spot to post up that I am returning home to Alaska for X-Mass this year.
I haven't been back home since July 2007. All my time has been spent living in Portland, Oregon since X-Mass 2006.
It'll be nice to come back to the land of ice and snow :D
|Monday, October 17th, 2011|
Cell Coverage in Alaska
Hi everyone! We're moving to Anchorage next summer and I have a few questions...
We both currently have Verizon cell phones. Their website claims they have no coverage in Alaska, but other sources say they have cell coverage but no stores... Is that true? Any successful Verizon users? Or do we need to switch carriers?
Also, what bank does everyone use? Google searches have given me a few leads, but personal recommendations are always nice.
x-posted to anchoragelife Current Mood: chipper
|Monday, October 10th, 2011|
Moving to Anchorage!
I'm a current Pennsylvanian moving to Anchorage next August with my husband (who is FINALLY graduating with his PhD). We're both really really excited... When my hubs was offered a job, we were given a choice between Anchorage and Houston, TX. Coming from PA, with nice falls and winters, Houston is extremely depressing... So we were super pumped about Alaska!
We've been doing some research, since neither of us have been there yet, but I know you can't really know something until you go! Does anyone have any suggestions for places we need to go or restaurants we need to try? We'll be up some time in the spring for house hunting and want to do as much as we can!
Also, telling people that you're moving to Alaska has been pretty amusing so far... All the outdoorsy, hunters think it sounds really awesome but all the wimpy city people think it sounds awful :P
~K Current Mood: excited
|Tuesday, August 9th, 2011|
Casting Alaska Native Actors in The Winter Bear
SEEKING ALASKA NATIVE ACTORS:
The Winter Bear Project is holding auditions in Anchorage on August 18th, 19th and 20th.
Roles are available for Alaskan Native and Caucasian actors and actresses ages 17 to 90 years.
The Winter Bear performs October 17th through the 23rd at the Wildberry Theater, during the AFN Conference in Anchorage. Roles may be double-cast in anticipation of touring this spring and throughout 2012.
For more information or to arrange an audition time, please contact Jayne Wenger at email@example.com or Janet Stoneburner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIDNEY HUNTINGTON, 95, son of a Koyukon Athabascan mother and a white trader father. He’s been hunting, trapping, fishing, mining along the Koyukuk & Yukon rivers all his life.
MIRANDA HUNTINGTON, 32, Sidney’s granddaughter, a lawyer. Athabascan.
DUANE “SHADOW” DAVID, 17, a troubled Koyukon Athabascan youth.
VICTOR SAM, 40, former Village PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER (VPSO). He’s always got a new get-rich-quick scheme. Athabascan
WOLVERINE, stocky, crass, prone to rages, boss of the Totem Animals.
WOLF, tall, lanky, used-up from the effort of surviving without a pack..
LYNX, phantom-like mistress of stealth. She can speak but chooses instead to sign in her own language. This is a non speaking but very important role.
RAVEN, a braggart and a con man. He sometimes speaks in riddles.
NOTE: For the characters of Lynx/Wolf/Wolverine/Raven: movement or dance background is desired, but not required.
|Monday, June 27th, 2011|
|Thursday, May 26th, 2011|
Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue
will be having two adoption clinics this Saturday- one in Anchorage at the Pet Zoo off of Dimond, and another at our office in Palmer.
We have a whole bunch of great dogs looking for their forever homes!
For more info, or to get directions, call (907) 745-7030 or check out our website. Current Mood: cheerful
|Wednesday, March 30th, 2011|
Anyone know of someone in the Fairbanks area who can plow steepish driveways slightly out of town?
Posted via LjBeetle
|Thursday, March 3rd, 2011|
So, gas is back up to $4 a gallon in Homer. Instead of getting mad about it (which seems a silly thing to do considering how little I can effect the problem) I came up with an idea. What if, instead of taxes, we had the oil guys build us an Alaska-use-only refinery? It seems silly to pay so much for what gets pulled out of our back yards.
|Wednesday, February 9th, 2011|
Wipe Them Out - ALL of Them
Some of you Alaskans may already know this: booted windshield wiper blades are pieces of shit.
They are better than the typical, stock blades but not by much. As an OCD clean freak of windows, the best things I've found, so far, is the mono blade type wipers. They aren't rigid and adhere to it's own wiper path but rather hug and couture against the glass. Why this works better is with booted blades, water/ice can get in the boot and cause rigidty in the blades producing an inconsistent wipe where the tops and/or bottoms of the blades clean but the middle is pure shit. Since the mono blade (I can't remember just what they are called) is really a solid strip, blade and not much else, it prevents this from happening as well as hugging your glass, giving you a good wipe.
Couple those with de-icing washer fluid and you're pretty squeaky clean, even with a lot of frost. Of course this isn't going to prevent you from not having to scrape your ice all the times but it helps. I hope it helps you.
x-posted to midoriotoko
|Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011|
I'm not a social beast who roams Alaska's more crowded haunts so I'm not sure how most Alaskan's feel about the more recent political things stirring in the world related to things Sara Palin. I know for some of you the mention of her name may make you cringe and for others it may make you cheer.
Personally, I like her. I don't know her personally but outside of politics she seems fairly likable although her nasal pronunciation of Alaska which is uttered every 2 minutes can grate on my nerves. I liked her show that was on recently and thought it probably does a good job of showing some of the real parts of Alaska outside of ice roads and dangerous catches. Do I think she's presidential material? No.
Honestly, I don't see anyone in the political arena being a good president except perhaps Ron Paul. As with Paul, I don't think he would be effective since he is more neutral and not so party motivated.
So, what do you feel about Sara Palin? Also, what do you think about the upcoming presidential candidates (even though most haven't thrown their hats in)?
|Friday, December 24th, 2010|
Auditions for Alaska Theatre of Youth
Come one come all to try for a part in:
Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr. (the musical)
& Stuart Little
Sunday, January 2, 2011 2-5pm
Monday, January 3, 2011 5-8pm
ATY Warehouse Studio - 3142 Mountain View Dr -
If your family is out of town for auditions - please email email@example.com to inquire about alternatives.
AUDITIONERS ONLY NEED TO COME TO ONE DAY OF AUDITIONS and will be excused when the Directors have finished auditioning them.
These 2 shows will run in repertory at the Sydney Laurence Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in February. (Alice: 2/18-2/25; Stuart: 2/22-2/26)
The Directors will be auditioning both shows together. Please come prepared to do cold readings from the script and dress to move! Auditioners for Alice In Wonderland should prepare a short song to be performed without accompaniment. Auditioners that do not yet read should come prepared to share a memorized poem, nursery rhyme or joke.
Performers will need to miss 2 partial days of school the week of 2/21/11 for school-time performances. Rehearsals generally take place 6-8pm or 6-9pm Mon-Fri, Tue-Sat, or Sun-Thu. Sat/Sun rehearsals are usually in the afternoon. The Director will determine the rehearsal schedule after auditions. Please come prepared to note any pre-existing plans on the audition form. There is a $100 contribution toward show expenses for all performers chosen to participate in the production.
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. (the musical)
Book Adapted/Additional Lyrics by David Simpatico; Music Adapted/Arranged/Additional Music & Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle
Fall down the rabbit-hole alongside Lewis Carroll's beloved heroine in this live stage version of Alice in Wonderland based on the 1951 Walt Disney movie classic. This musical version of Alice’s adventures includes all of the cherished characters from the Red Queen to the perpetually late White Rabbit and is whisked along and carried away by toe-tapping tunes the whole family will love. Enjoy a flight of fantasy and ignite your imagination in Wonderland!
Adapted by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White
Heroes aren't always BIG; sometimes they are “Little”! Stuart Little isn’t your average mouse; he lives in New York with his human family and Snowball the cat. When his best friend, a bird named Margalo, disappears Stuart sets off on a great adventure, sailing a boat, driving a car, thwarting hungry cats and even making some new friends. But will he ever find Margalo again? Come and find out about our Little hero on his BIG adventure that was originated by the celebrated author of Charlotte's Web.
|Thursday, December 16th, 2010|
Final Weekend for ATY Holiday Shows!
Alaska Theatre of Youth Presents:
The Toys Take Over Christmas by Patricia Clapp
Friday, December 17, 2010 at 7pm
As the holidays approach, the Toymaker’s magic has brought all of his creations to life but he greedily wants to keep the toys for himself. The toys want to be presents so badly that they stage a rebellion and they call upon the audience for help and support! Will you be able to convince the Toymaker to share the toys in time for Christmas? Rekindle the spirit of giving and sharing and bask in the joy of the holidays. Suitable for all audiences, however, ideal for younger audiences.
Annie, Jr.Book by Thomas Meehan & Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 2pm & 7pm
Celebrate the season with ATY and one of Broadway’s most endearing musicals – Annie Jr.! Even though she was abandoned on the doorstep of Mrs. Hannigan’s orphanage as a baby, Annie maintains a sunny, spunky disposition as she searches for her parents, befriends President Roosevelt, and finds a new family and home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks and a mutt named Sandy. Annie, Jr. can melt the chilliest heart with song and dance numbers that will make you smile, hum, and maybe even sing along. Suitable for all audiences.
Tickets are available from www.centertix.net or by calling 263-ARTS
|Wednesday, December 15th, 2010|
Now Playing at Cyrano's Off Center Playhouse
This Is Where We Came In by Alan Ayckbourn
directed by Janet Stoneburner
Fred is waiting for the show to start. The Story Players arrive.They tell Fred that they must do everything the 3 Storytellers, Great Aunt Repetitus, Uncle Erraticus and Uncle Oblivious, narrate. Erraticus gets everything just a bit wrong and his version of Hansel and Gretel sends the tots through the woods dropping sauce pan lids. Oblivious is rather forgetful and tells the story of the Hoppy-Thing Prince. Gradually it comes to light that Fred might actually be the fabled 4th Storyteller who was banished by the other 3. Now all he has to do is survive Repetitus' story without getting sent back to somewhere that probably isn't Happily Ever After.
This Is Where We Came In plays Dec. 16-18, 20-21 and 27-29 at 7:00 and Dec. 19 at 3:00. Tickets are available at www.centertix.net
|Monday, December 6th, 2010|
Any suggestions on where to look for employment with non-profits or government agencies? I have been looking on Craigslist but am sure some folks in here might have some leads or ideas.
Any websites/resources you would suggest?
|Wednesday, December 1st, 2010|
a quick question for the mods
Like many of us Alaskans, I have and use a wood stove. It's got a glass window, and gets all sooty. I found a cleaner that takes it off like a charm, but I wanted to ask the mods before I plugged something.
Hanukkah in Alaska?
Not many Jews on LJ in Alaska I would imagine, but if there are any attached to this community, do you have any Alaska oriented Hanukkah traditions?
It's not an Alaskan tradition, since I've been doing this before I moved here, but it's fairly fitting:
Sing Hava Nagila and do shooters of tequila but change the chorus to Hava Tequila
And now you'll think differently about that song.