2014

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Anchorage Folk Festival

Photo by Brian Spady © The String Cheese Incident 2013

January 15th, 2015 – January 25th, 2015 Visit website for individual event times Wendy Williamson Auditorium, UAA and others   Email: folks@anchoragefolkfestival.org Website: http://www.anchoragefolkfestival.org/mainstage.html   OVERVIEW More than 500 individual performers will fill stages at several locations in the city, including the main stage at Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the UAA campus, for the 25th annual Anchorage Folk Festival than spans two weeks. This Anchorage cultural staple offers shows, contests, classes, dancing, educational workshops and open…
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Wednesday, December 31 2014

Ring in 2015 at Alyeska Resort! There’s no better way to celebrate than on the slopes.

Torchlight Parade & Fireworks – 9 pm
An Alyeska tradition! The Torchlight Parade consists of volunteer skiers and snowboarders in a procession down the slope creating a stunning visual effect. Immediately following, fireworks will illuminate the sky for a finale show. This event is free and open to the public. The best viewing is at the Daylodge base area.

Participants include: Alyeska Ski Club, Big Alaska Snowboard Club, Challenge Alaska and Alyeska employees. Participants must be 18 years or older, strong advanced/expert level skier/rider, and poles are not allowed. Please wear older outerwear and eye protection as damage may

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Saturday, December 13, 2014, UAA Student Union

Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis!

Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! The Top Fundraiser will receive an unrestricted roundtrip Alaska Airlines Ticket. Also jingle your way into our New VIP Area. – See more at:http://anchoragejinglebellrun.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1110037#sthash.1AnbotVt.dpuf

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Ingredients
Cooking spray
3 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 5 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1/3 cup honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Kosher salt
1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mist an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a pot with a large steamer basket in place. Put the sweet potatoes in the basket, cover and steam until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and let cool slightly. Add the honey, egg, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, the nutmeg, ginger and 1/2 teaspoon salt; whip with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread the sweet potato

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW RETURNS TO MAD MYRNA’S FOR A FALL RUN

Mad Myrna’s Productions is proud to announce that The Rocky Horror Show is back! Following in the theaters style of producing high energy, camp musicals, such as Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens, Little Shop of Horrors and more, Mad Myrna’s annual production of The Rocky Horror Show will open for a 21 show run from October 19th-November 17th.

Producer RJ Haywood and Director Cameron Morrison first teamed up on the summer 2012 production  of Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens. Following in the success and critical acclaim of that show, Executive Producer Jeff Wood (aka Mad Myrna) asked them to lead this years production of The Rocky Horror Show.

For several years the production of

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Apple does it again! Here is a great article from BusinessInsider.com on Apple's plans for their new headquarters. It is so nice to see a company as massive as Apple to look towards a greener Planet.

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at New York City's Climate Week on Monday where he proclaimed that Apple's new "spaceship" headquarters would be "the greenest building on the planet," according to 9to5Mac's Zac Hall.

“We’re building a new headquarters that will, I think, be the greenest building on the planet," Cook said about the building, which is under construction. "It’ll be a center for innovation, and it’s something clearly our employees want and we want."

The building should open at the end of 2016.

Cook's tenure as CEO has been marked

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Here is a great article from ADN.com about the big announcement:

The number is $1,884. That's the amount of this year's Permanent Fund dividend as announced by Gov. Sean Parnell on Wednesday in downtown Anchorage.

"I'm frankly grateful for the Permanent Fund dividend at whatever amount, and I know Alaskans are too, as they save it or spend it for their own needs," Parnell said.

The governor made the announcement in a small conference room at the Atwood building in front of a crowd of dozens of media and about 100 state employees.

The 2014 dividend will be the third-largest check issued since the yearly distributions to Alaska residents began in 1982. The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division said checks and direct deposits

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DRIVE IN MOVIE

Sep 12, 5:00PM - Sep 13, 12:00AM

The Alaska Airlines Center is excited to bring back the nostalgia of the drive-in movie with the style of the 21st century. Starting at 5:00pm, a rodeo of local food trucks will be located in the parking lot of the arena for your dining pleasure. At sundown (approximately 9pm), we will watch Jurassic Park. Sound will be broadcasted through FM radio, as well as speakers for those that are planning to join on foot. Food trucks and vendors will be serving throughout the movie.

Space is very limited, so please car pool and arrive early.
Admission: Free!

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Being green and earth-friendly is easier than one may think. Not only are these tips beneficial to the environment, but they are also easy on the wallet.

1. Change regular light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs. - uses 75 percent less energy and will last about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb, so you're not only saving energy but money, too.

2. Power down computers every night. - Leaving computers on all the time shortens their lifetime due to heat stress and mechanical wear.

3. Recycle what you can.

4. Cut down on junk mail. - The Direct Marketing Association has an online free service that allows you to opt out of catalogs and junk mail. Yellow Pages has an online service to cancel the phone book.

5. Use a programmable

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Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini

 

Ingredients (Makes 4 servings):

3 zucchini

3 tablespoons of butter, softened

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Cut the zucchini in half crosswise, then slice each half into 3 slices lengthwise, making 6 slices per zucchini.
  3. Mix the butter, garlic, and parsley in a bowl, and spread the mixture on both sides of each zucchini slice. Sprinkle one side of each slice with Parmesan cheese, and place the slices, cheese sides up, crosswise on the preheated grill to keep them from falling through.
  4. Grill the zucchini until the cheese
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