Little House Big Alaska: Fresh Summit 2017
Congratulations Little House Big Alaska!
This is my second time attending Fresh Summit as part of #TeamFreshSummut but I’ve never been to New Orleans before so that’s ALL new to me. Do you have any recommendations on what to do or see in the cirt? Leave me a comment OR drop me an email. And if you have ANY questions about the expo or products in particular please feel free to ask away and I will do my best to get you an answer.
This is a long post, but I’ve been gone for about 6 months and want to explain…
I have been tired. Like hard to get out of bed, brain fog, making stupid mistakes, zoning in front of the t.v. even when the t.v. is off, kind of tired.
My husband tells me it is because we have never been this old. I struggled to get up in the morning and make it to work close to on-time, I wasn’t doing my share of the work around the house. I have never been an overly energetic person. Anyone who knows me I am in bed by 8:30-9:00 every night, but I used to open my eyes at 5:00 am, be rested and bounce out of bed and be cheerful and ready for the day. Not now.
So, I was looking for something to help me. I had noticed that I was getting a lot of stomach aches and heartburn. I cut out milk, I cut out eggs, I cut out wheat – BINGO! That really helped so I cut out all grains for three months and would add them back to see if I reacted to them. I also came across the Ketogenic diet and decided to try that for 6 weeks to see how I felt. I did start to feel more energetic so I purchased a couple cook books and made the switch. (Now, I am not advocating this for everyone, we all have our own opinions on what is healthy, what works for us, and our bodies are all different. This is just working for me right now. And, I still bake for my family and my across the street neighbors so no hating when you see a variety of things coming out of my kitchen).
I was feeling a bit better, I was up in the morning and ready to head back to 5:00 bootcamp (I never went back consistently after my hip surgery in 2015 and I miss it). So, it’s spring time and after travel season is when I take care of things like my yearly dr. appt., the dentist, the eye doctor. Well, my dr. asked when I had my last mammogram.
We know there are many great women storytellers out there! If you know anyone who might be interested in sharing a story for this show’s theme of Law Enforcement, Firefighter, First Responder, Active Military and Veteran stories, please forward them our information. Story auditions are Sunday, April 2nd or by appointment. We are looking for stories of approx. 8 min, 10 min max. Stories must involve Alaska and our theme. That’s it!
We will eventually be building on our footage of the storytelling show to make a series of short documentaries of selected stories. Ultimately, our stories will be kept safe in the UAF’s Film Archives for generations to come : )
Thank you and Have a great day!
With Heart Productions, LLC
**Please note the Book Sale is occurring much earlier than in previous years.
Current Friends of the Library members can attend the Book Sale at the Z.J. Loussac Library on Friday, March 3, from 6-9PM, for a members-only shopping day. Be first to browse thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs for all ages while enjoying light refreshments.
If you’re not a member yet, but want to shop early – no worries! You can become a member at the door or click here to join online.
The Book Sale will be open to the public on Saturday, March 4, from 10AM-4PM, and on Sunday, March 5, from 12-4PM.
Follow signs to the event entrance on the northwest side of Loussac parallel to 36th Avenue. Parking is available in the Library’s south lot.
This year, materials are priced low to go so there will not be a half-price Sunday. Prices depend upon the item but most range in the $1-$5 range. Rare Alaskan books may go for higher. Money raised at the Book Sale supports collections and programs throughout the Anchorage Public Library.
Volunteer at the Book Sale
Almost every person working the book sale is a volunteer. If you are interested in helping out with setup, working the sale, or the event tear-down – all on the first floor of the Library, contact Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Aleesha Towns-Bain, 907-334-0509
Anchorage, Alaska – Rasmuson Foundation is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Artist Award. The Award recognizes the significant artistic accomplishments of one Alaskan and culminates in a $40,000 grant.
“The Distinguished Artist Award is an opportunity to celebrate the talents and contributions of an extraordinary Alaska artist,” said Jeff Baird, program officer for the Foundation. “We welcome the participation of Alaskans in this process to make sure our best artists are identified and their impact on our state is validated through this award.”
The nomination deadline is March 1.
Eligible artists will have honed their craft for a minimum of 15 years, have an extensive independent body of work, and will have had a broad impact on arts and culture in Alaska.
Past Distinguished Artist Award recipients are Don Decker and Garry Kaulitz of Anchorage; Peggy Shumaker, Kes Woodward, John Luther Adams and John Haines of Fairbanks; Teri Rofkar of Sitka; Rie Munoz of Juneau; Ron Senungetuk of Homer; Sylvester Ayek of Nome; and Delores Elizabeth Churchill, Ray Troll and Nathan Jackson of Ketchikan.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bristol Bay Native Corporation Contact Andria Agli, 907-278-3602 or email@example.com
Rasmuson Foundation Contact: Courtney Brooke Smith, 907-334-0520
Aleesha Towns-BainAnchorage, AK— Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Aleesha Towns-Bain as the new Executive Director of the BBNC Education Foundation. As Executive Director, Towns-Bain will provide strategic leadership and effective management of the Foundation’s operations.
Congratulations Crystal Garrison! Lisa Demer: Yup’ik speaker is 1st to be official court interpreter
Crystal Garrison, supervisor for Alaska Court System’s in-court clerks in Bethel, recently passed the National Center for State Courts’ written exam for court interpreters. She was tested on court terms, ethical standards for interpreters and her English proficiency. About half of the first-time test takers pass; Garrison scored 93.