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  • Anchorage celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2015, and events to celebrate are already swinging. The Anchorage Centennial commemorates the founding of Anchorage in 1915, but celebrations reach much farther back into the full breadth of...
  • There’s something about this part of the year. The urge to roam goes from tiny rumble to roar. Feet get itchy. It’s time to get away from the ordinary. This is one of the best stretches of the year to travel in your own, fantastic backyard....
  • By landmass, Anchorage is one of the largest cities in the nation. At 2,000 square miles, it is bigger than some East Coast states. That may sound boastful at first blush, but this isn’t an empty brag. It means there’s a lot of amazing stuff...
  • December is filled with holiday traditions: A classic holiday movie. The hanging of the first ornament. The lighting of the first candle. A time-tested family recipe baking in the oven. Anchorage has five big traditions all its own this time...
  • Are you a member of the cowbell crew? A Broadway devotee? Interested in Alaska Native cultures? A runner shaking off the fall chill? If you answered yes to all these questions, congratulations! You are one extremely well rounded and...
  • “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Author Henry James hit the nail on the head with that one. So why not squeeze every last drop out of summer afternoons...
  • It’s time to take a big bite out of summer. Whether the taste comes wild, deep-fried, in a glass or is a more metaphorical sampling of Anchorage, late summer is a prime time to dig in. If Alaskans made treasure maps, many would mark the...
  • July is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy Anchorage. Even if you’re not the outdoorsy, hike/climb/bike type, much of the action this month takes place under the long, lazy hang time of Alaska’s midnight sun. After all, you get just as much...

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