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Monday, October 17, 2011

11:01AM - 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.

Thanks! :)


x-posted to alaskans

Current mood: chipper

Friday, March 13, 2009

8:35PM - Stuff to do on the Kenai Peninsula (not fishing)

We are more or less new to the area here and will be taking some artistically-inclined guests from out of town down to Kenai next weekend. The guests are from Russia; they are a poet and literary translator. Can anyone suggest stuff to do that would be interesting to do for a weekend? We've thought about it and came up with a few activities, but need more info:

We will start by taking them skiing at Alyeska. This we are fairly sure of. Then:

1) It would be neat to find someplace beautiful and remote to stay the night and hike around; we haven't traveled much around here, so we would really appreciate your input. We were thinking of Moose's Pass, both as a hiking / staying location and as a place between Girdwood (where they will have been skiing) and Exit Glacier, Seward, etc. Do you think it is beautiful? Can anyone suggest another location around there that might be remarkable?

2) perhaps Ninilchik to see the older Russian community. The poet is from Russia and this could be interesting for her. Does anyone have any experience with that community or traces of Russian culture? Are there things to do, people to talk to? Tripadvisor and Ninilchik chamber of commerce have not yielded any concrete info, so I would be very grateful for your advice.

3) Anything else that is really remarkable and possible to do this time of the year?

Thank you! Spasibo (same thing in Russian)!

Current mood: curious

Friday, February 20, 2009

11:01PM - comments greatly appreciated

Hi everybody,

I have a couple questions! I hope this is allowed.

Let me preface it with a brief explanation. 8 or so of my friends and I are coming to Anchorage in May to shoot a documentary on an event happening. We will probably be there for around a month. It's me (girl) and a bunch of twenty-something year old men, with a lot of photo and video equipment. I have never been to Alaska (I live in Massachusetts) and have not had time to do real research as of yet.

I am wondering, does anyone know what the hostels are like in Anchorage?

Also, what are some good/ cheap places to eat?

ANY information, advice, descriptions, even the smallest amount, will give me a better sense of the place.

thank youuuuu!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

3:56AM - Christmas to Share with All


Thursday, June 12, 2008


Hey everyone! The Leadership institute is holding a training seminar soon, and I thought you all might be interested! Here's the info:

 Grassroots Campaign School
June 20 - 21 , 12:00 PM
Grace Christian School 12407 Pintail St Anchorage, AK 99516

Close elections are won by between three and five percent of the vote.

Learn how to get the votes you need to win.

The Grassroots Campaign School teaches political candidates, staff, and volunteers how to identify and get to the polls the extra percentage of the vote necessary for victory.

Political technology determines political success. Campaigns and individuals learn how to win using the latest political technology:

  • Learn effective fundraising techniques and the keys to personal solicitation.
  • Maximize the effect of hard-earned campaign dollars by using volunteers and high-impact technology.
  • Ensure your campaign’s success by learning proven Get-Out-The-Vote and Election Day methods.
  • Campaign strategy
  • Campaign structure and organization
  • Strategic research
  • Message development
  • Public relations
  • Earned media
  • Coalition building
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Personal solicitation 

    June 20 - 21 , 12:00 PM
    $20 includes
    dinner, course materials, and source book 

    You can register by going to http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Training/?PageID=School&SchoolID=13826!
  • Thursday, June 5, 2008

    2:35PM - Movers

    Do any of you have any experience with Ace Delivery & Moving or another moving company based in Anchorage? I'd love to hear about your experiences. Thank you.

    Tuesday, April 29, 2008

    11:15AM - Introduction

    x-posted to [info]alaskans, sorry for any overlap

    Dear Anchorage...eans :-) (?)

    My husband and I'll moving to your land soon.  I got a one-year teaching job at UAA and we're coming from Chicago.

    We know absolutely no one in town, which is a little unusual, and wanted to say hello.  Both of us are humanities-and-arts-oriented people in our late 20s.  I am a poet and he is a skier and we're both literary translators :)  I am originally from Russia; we both speak the language. LJers with similar interests and pointers for hangouts would be much appreciated. Gracias.

    Monday, March 17, 2008

    4:22PM - Summer job

    Opportunity for summer employment with Alaska's largest distributor of
    Alaskan gift and imprinted sportswear. Servicing Anchorage/Eagle River retail stores (Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer, Carrs-Safeway, on-base, etc.),including stocking and displaying merchandise. Some lifting is required. Need to be self-motivated, mature, reliable, energetic, and outgoing individual willing to work independently. Most have own vehicle. A professional appearance is important but no uniform is required. Salary DOE but usually $10-$10.50. References are required.

    Flexible schedule and cohesive group of coworkers (many return for multiple summers due to positive environment). Work begins in mid-May and runs through August or until semester begins. Part or full time possible, dependent upon availability.

    Apply in person at ARCTIC CIRCLE
    ENT. LLC, 3812 Spenard Road Suite# 100 (907-272-4366) or contact at Dave Hobson at daveh@aceak.xom if interested.

    Monday, February 25, 2008

    4:12PM - Anchorage Flash Mob

    Anchorage's 1st Flash Mob has been born. Go to this website http://www.myspace.com/anchorageflashmob to find out more and to join us! Looks like fun!

    Monday, October 1, 2007

    7:51PM - Rabbit Creek Preschool

    It's called Rabbit Creek Preshool (they are in the phonebook) but they are actually in the Ocean
    View area. The school is the model that MOA uses when letting any new preschool get licensed & they are completely run by parent committee so you really do have a say in how your child is taught. They also run as a non-profit so the costs are very reasonble. Unfortunately, because RCP is non-profit it means that they really need all spots filled in the school & right now the 4's pm class is only half filled. As you can imagine this is causing quite a financial hardship. So, please spread the word. Thanks!!!!

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007




    Ultimate Frisbee!!!
    Wednesday 04/25/07
    7:00pm until Dark
    David Green Park (corner of 36th and MacInnes - between Latouche & Lake Otis)

    It's the first Ultimate Frisbee game of the season! The field is clear and it's time to get our disc on! All skill levels welcome. The winter has undoubtedly rusted our abilities; so it's time to re-hone those skills!

    BYOWater and dress to get down and dirty!
    Bring friends- the more the merrier!
    All are welcome to come join or simply watch the fun- rain or shine.

    Don't MISS this ULTIMATE event! Hope to CATCH you there!

    (Cross posted in flying_disc)

    Current mood: excited

    5:04PM - JEOPARDY! Brain Bus in Anchorage!

    Come to Shimek's this Saturday to try out to be on JEOPARDY! The Brain Bus will be at Shimek's in the Metro Mall from 11am - 1pm! Don't miss your chance to be a possible contestant on JEOPARDY!

    Alaska's Superstation and Clear Channel Radio Stations will be there with fun games as well! Hope to see you all there!

    What happens at a Brain Bus Event?

    · Have you got game? Play a “just-for-fun” version of JEOPARDY! complete with your favorite JEOPARDY! categories and the authentic signaling buttons. No big bucks awarded here, but there are prizes for everyone! Remember to phrase your response in the form of a question please!

    · Where will they turn up next? The JEOPARDY! Clue Crew will be on hand to host the game, answer your questions, sign autographs and give out prizes.

    · Do you have what it takes to make it on the show? Take the JEOPARDY! “Pre-Test”. Pass our 10-question qualifying test and you could earn a spot in a real contestant audition (open to adults 18 years or older only). JEOPARDY! Brain Bus guarantee pre-tests to the first 1000 participants at the Brain Bus event!

    Monday, April 2, 2007

    1:25PM - Vote Tomorrow - Tues. April 3rd!

    Tomorrow, Alaskans have a chance to vote for equal pay for equal work.  The Alaskan Supreme Court ruled unanimously that all state and public employees should receive equal pay and benefits to care for their families.  The SPECIAL ADVISORY VOTE would challenge this ruling, urging the legislature to amend Alaska's Constitution to exclude same sex partners and their families from receiving the benefits received by heterosexual couples. 

    Tomorrow, on Tuesday April 3rd, vote NO on the Special Advisory Vote and vote for equality and health care for all Alaskans.  Tell your friends and family, carpool to your polling place, and get out and act up on this issue!

    To find out where to vote, check out the following link and follow the instructions, or just call 1-888-383-8683.


    Monday, September 25, 2006


    Hey everyone!

    I will be moving to Anchorage in about 3 weeks, to move in with a military friend of mine.
    I am pretty excited, since she told me that it is really pretty there and stuff. My only concern is what is the job outlook there? Would there be alot of open positions or will I have to wait awhile? And what is the nightlife like and all that? I am from California, so I am used to alot of clubs and stuff like that. Oh, and also, any good tips to know will be great. Thanks!

    Current mood: curious

    Monday, September 4, 2006


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    Tuesday, August 29, 2006


    Tomorrow 08/30/06
    8pm-'Til it ends
    David Green Park
    Bring friends!

    Current mood: excited

    Thursday, July 27, 2006


    hello all

    the husband and i are considering a move to alaska, specifically anchorage. i want information--good and bad--from the experienced.

    if you have a moment, please list five things about anchorage (or alaska in general) that an out-of-towner should factor into their decision of whether or not to move there.

    Current mood: curious

    Sunday, June 18, 2006

    3:00PM - Ultimate Frisbee Tuesday night!

    Hey, I never thought to post it in here, but in Midtown we've got a sizeable group that gets together weekly (or whenever we can) to play Ultimate Frisbee.

    If anyone wants to come, our next night (Ultimate Night 7) will be this Tuesday. Here's some info...

    Ultimate Frisbee Night 7!
    David Green Park
    (Corner of 36th & MacInnes, between Lake Otis and New Seward)
    Tuesday, June 20th
    All cool people welcome to play. You don't have to be good; you don't even have to know how to play. We're more than happy to teach new players and I have some full-proof training techniques (throw it straight at your face so you either catch it or get hit ;-) just kidding). Come one, come all- and bring your friends for a good time! It's recommended that you bring a bottle of water for yourself and dress to get dirty- just in case. Hope to see everyone there!

    If you'd like more information and/or notice of future Ultimate Nights, comment and let me know. Hope to see you there!

    Current mood: energetic

    Monday, June 5, 2006

    12:55PM - Sup Yo!

    So, My girlfriend recently took a job with the University, so we will be moving to Anchorage from Minneapolis (Minnesota). Towards the end of May we will be flying up to look for an apartment. If you know of a decent place that is relatively close to the University (on the Bus line maybe), we would like to hear about it. Oh, any suggestions for where to go for some nightlife while we are there? Thanks in advance.

    Sunday, October 30, 2005

    5:43PM - Listen to your radios!

    AH! Before I forget entirely, everyone in the Anchorage area should tune into KRUA 88.1FM tonight between 10pm and 1am to here me be a special guest co-host on Peter's show.

    There'll be violence, yelling, porn, and many offensive stereotypes. TUNE IN!

    Current mood: excited

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