Why don’t more residents know about Anchorage’s flag?

Originally published on Alaska Public Media. It’s bright yellow and only flown in only a couple spots around the city. Few people have probably seen Anchorage’s municipal flag, but it plays an important role in the city’s symbolism. Victoria Petersen has the story. At Anchorage’s public library, the geese are returning from winter, and people … Continue reading Why don’t more residents know about Anchorage’s flag?

Reception mixed on ASD proposal to switch school start times around

Originally published on Alaska Public Media. The Anchorage School District is considering a huge change. The district is looking at implementing new school start times, with elementary schools starting earlier and high schools later. The district held a series of open houses recently to educate the community and hear feedback. At the first open house … Continue reading Reception mixed on ASD proposal to switch school start times around

College Cookbook: New Orleans’ most famous cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras

Originally published in The Northern Light  Although Carnival season is in full swing, Mardi Gras hasn’t even begun yet. Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday or the day before Ash Wednesday, is the beginning of Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday marks the last day of debauchery and rich, fatty foods before practicing Catholics recognize ritual fasting for the … Continue reading College Cookbook: New Orleans’ most famous cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras

College Cookbook: Café Du Monde beignets at home

Originally published in The Northern Light Over break, I toured America’s southeast, from Washington D.C. to the Big Easy, New Orleans. I waited in a long line for the famous French doughnut offered at Café Du Monde. Their beignets are known worldwide and New Orleans has been serving them in the French Quarter since 1862. To … Continue reading College Cookbook: Café Du Monde beignets at home

Back to the roots: A short history of Mountain View

Originally published in Mt. View Michael Dougherty and his family first moved to Mountain View in 1950, when he was only three years old and the city of Anchorage had only two paved streets, one stoplight on Fourth Avenue and a brand new high school: Anchorage High School. “We lived in a small mobile home … Continue reading Back to the roots: A short history of Mountain View