Monthly Archives: September 2011

Photo of the day September 29

 “Jan Lake in Color” ~ I stopped at Jan Lake on my way home from
Mentasta on September 9, 2011, this was around 4 PM looking east
across the lake. ~ This image was selected by U.S. Yahoo!
Editorial and Fall Foliage Gallery can be viewed here

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Fort Greely Movies

Saturday, October 1 – The Change Up, 7pm, (R)

Growing up together, Mitch and Dave were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they’ve slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie, kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch’s stress-free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true. Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave’s worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other’s bodies and proceed to freak out. Despite the freedom from their normal routines and habits, the guys soon discover that each other’s lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed.  115 Minutes.  Rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use.

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Community Art Days at the Red House

Please join us for painting and sewing art fun as we create flads and banners for our Art Building. All supplies are included and this is free to the community. Saturday, October 1, 1:00- 4:00 and Saturday October 8, 1:00 – 4:00

This event is to promote art at the Red building (corner of Nistler and Richardson, behind Buffalo Service) where we are offering literature, dance and fine arts. Sponsored by Tena Walker, Nancy King and Deborah Hayes Brokus. For information or to make dontions of acrylic paints and fabrics call Deborah at 590-2549 or deborah.brokus@yahoo.com.

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Photo of the day September 28

The true sign of fall at the Fellman’s Iron Hoof Farm and Ranch. Purple potatoes, corn on the cob, carrots, pickled beets, beans and green tomatoes, dry and fresh herbs and more. Soon we will be butchering the turkeys, bring in the cows from pasture and putting the horses in their stalls. Photo Courtesy Pete Fellman

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Fort Greely Chapel to Host Free Concert

The Fort Greely Chapel hosts a FREE concert on Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 pm.

The concert will be performed by the Arctic Chamber Orchestra and features Korean born piano soloist  Klara Min. Music Director Eduard Zilberkant leads the Arctic Chamber Orchestra in a program of works by Gordon Jacob, Robert Schumann and Rodion Shchedrin.

The Arctic Chamber Orchestra’s wind and brass section will perform Jacob’s setting of English Folk songs entitled Old Wine in New Bottles. Ms. Min will perform Schumann’s  Piano Concerto.

After intermission, the concert concludes with a performance of Shchedrin’s thrilling 1967 arrangement of memorable tunes from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen for percussion and string orchestra.

The Arctic Chamber Orchestra is the touring arm of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and has performed throughout Alaska and the Canadian Northwest.

Concert Program:
Gordon Jacob          Old Wine In New Bottles for Winds
Robert Schumann    Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
Rodion Shchedrin.   Carmen Suite (after Bizet)

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Photo of the day September 27

Delta vs. Eielson. This was the last home game this season for the football team was played on September 24. Photo Layout Carol Watkins

 

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Steer Toward Reliable Auto Businesses

Auto Dealers and Repair Shops Remain Parked on Alaska’s Top 20

Anchorage, Alaska – Sept. 27, 2011 –
Better Business Bureau cautions consumers to tread carefully before purchasing or repairing vehicles. “Auto Dealers – Used Cars,” “Auto Dealers – New Cars” and “Auto Repair & Service” companies are consistently among BBB’s top 20 most-complained-about Alaskan industries.

Auto Shoppers – Proceed with caution when buying a new or used car:

  • Research makes, models, pricing, reliability and other features before shopping. Establish a budget of possible fees and maintenance expenses. If financing is necessary, contact a trusted bank or financial institution for help.
  • Shop around at various dealerships. Visit bbb.org for BBB Business Reviews.
  • Test drive vehicles and inspect them carefully. If buying used, consider taking the car to a trusted auto shop for a professional appraisal.
  • Get a firm written price quote. Review and understand the contract thoroughly before signing. Collect business cards for sales and service representatives. Retain copies of policies and warranties.
  • Check with the Alaska Department of Law Consumer Protection Unit for more tips. New vehicle buyers should also review Alaska’s Lemon Law.

Auto Service Seekers – Steer toward reliable “Auto Repair & Service” companies:

  • Ask friends, associates and relatives for recommendations.
  • Find free BBB Business Reviews on local repair and service providers. Be wary of unanswered or unresolved complaints.
  • Search for competent mechanics and technicians, with trade school diplomas and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence or ASE certifications.
  • Read Alaska’s Automobile Repair Act and ask for itemized estimates, detailing costs for parts and labor. Ensure guarantees or other policies are posted. For major repairs, get bids from several shops.
  • Review the Federal Trade Commission’s auto repair tips.

Motor vehicle complaints can be filed with the Alaska Department of Law and BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. Get more auto tips from bbb.org and ftc.gov.

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Photo of the day September 26

Boy Scout Troop 56 attended the Midnight Sun Council Fall Camporee at Angel Rock this weekend. The boys did service projects to help repair last summer’s vandalism. They also encountered the first snow of the season.

Pictured are Virgil Stockwell, Joseph Mock, Patrick Cassidy, & Asst. Scoutmaster Dean Lambert. Photo Courtesy Alan Levinson

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Military Vehicle Preservation Association Announces 2012 Alaska Highway Convoy

Independence, MO (September, 2011) — The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) is pleased to announce plans to conduct a 70th Anniversary Convoy on the famous Alaska Highway in August of 2012.  MVPA members will honor this great engineering accomplishment by traveling the Alaska Highway in historic military vehicles. Additionally, these MVPA members will honor our Veterans and all members of our Armed Forces with this convoy.

In support of the organization’s mission “History in Motion™,” the MVPA 2012 Alaska Highway Convoy will launch from Dawson Creek, British Columbia on August 4, 2012.  The convoy will travel 4,100 miles in 27 days.

While many groups travel the Alaska Highway, the MVPA’s convoy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the building of the Alaska Highway is especially significant, according to Stan Cohen, author of the book “The Trail of ’42 – A Pictorial History of the Alaska Highway.”

“Military vehicles were the backbone of the Alaska Highway construction project,” said Cohen. “Building the road would not have been possible without more than 7,000 pieces of military equipment.”

According to MVPA Convoy Projects Leader and Convoy Commander Terry Shelswell, 97 historic military vehicles are expected to travel the entire 4,100 mile route, with more vehicles joining in to drive a portion of the trip.

“This will be a convoy of historic military vehicles of all eras, from WWI through current-issue,” said Convoy Commander Shelswell. “The military vehicles are privately-owned and restored by individuals who have an interest in preserving these vehicles and the important roles they played throughout our military history.”

In 2009 the MVPA retraced the Army’s 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy along the famed Lincoln Highway from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco.  Over 100 military vehicles participated in that historic 30-day convoy.

As the convoy passes through cities and towns along the Alaska Highway, MVPA members will draw attention to the 70th anniversary of this great engineering feat and the U.S. Army troops who made it happen.  MVPA members will also take every opportunity to thank our veterans, past and present.

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Civil Air Patrol Aircrew Discover Overturned Aircraft

(Anchorage, AK) – On Friday, September 23rd, the Civil Air Patrol aircrew in a Cessna 206 was on a flight between Anchorage and Bethel when they heard the sound of an Emergency Location Transponder (ELT) on the old 121.5 frequency.  Immediately aircrew members scanned the tundra terrain, within a minute an upside down aircraft was spotted, with one person standing outside the plane waving their arms.

The air crew contacted the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AKRCC) at 10:50 a.m. to request a rescue helicopter to the area located about ten miles south of Beluga Lake across the Cook Inlet, and 70 miles west of Anchorage.

The Civil Air Patrol was able to drop a message to the ground advising that a rescue helicopter was on the way and to attempt radio communication.  The Civil Air Patrol aircraft circled the area for about an hour until the Alaska Air National Guard rescue helicopter arrived on scene.

Members of both the 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons transported two uninjured people to Soldotna Alaska State Troopers. The Civil Air Patrol was awarded two saves. Names of the rescued people were not available at time of this report. Details of mishap are pending investigation.

Cutline: (Civil Air Patrol photo) Friday, September 23: Both survivors of this upside-down aircraft are rescued by the Alaska Air National Guard 210th /212th Rescue Squadrons, after the aircraft was spotted by Civil Air Patrol near Beluga Lake, AK.

MEDIA POINT OF CONTACT:
Public Affairs Officer (PAO): JENNIFER SHERWIN, 2nd Lt, CAP
Mission Tel Contact: 907-223-8577 Mission E-mail: Sherwin907@gmail.com

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Fairbanks Concert Association Presents ~ Brasil Guitar Duo

Friday, October 7
8 PM – Hering Auditorium

Equally at home playing Classical or World music, the Duo’s innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works. Their smooth performance style have quickly made them one of the preeminent guitar duos of its generation, resulting in a touring schedule around the world and numerous critically acclaimed recordings.
“The maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity is simply outstanding.” – Classical Guitar Magazine

To purchase tickets: http://www.fairbanksconcert.org/tickets
Phone: (907) 474-8081
email: info@fairbanksconcert.org
Our physical address is 794 University Avenue.

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Food Box Application Renewals

The time has come for everyone to renew their USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) applications. Applications and more information can be found here:

CSFP: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/csfp/

TEFAP: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/tefap/

Completed applications should be mailed to : PO Box 1071, Delta Junction, AK 99737 or can be emailed to meghanorona@gmail.com

This program is run through a partnership between the Fairbanks Food Bank and the Deltana Community Services Partnership and is funded solely on the donations of generous individuals.

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Weekly Gas Updates

Alaska, September 26- Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.96/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 7.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website AlaskaGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Alaska during the past week, prices yesterday were 52.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 11.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 7.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 82.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“Last week saw an impressive decline in crude oil and gasoline futures, and accordingly, motorists in most areas of the U.S. have seen retail gasoline prices decline. In some areas, price have outright plunged to under $3/gal,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst. “While social networking sites are abuzz about the decline, be warned that the market does remain extremely sensitive to geopolitical issues and refinery maintenance season is right around the corner,” DeHaan adds.

About AlaskaGasPrices.com

GasBuddy.com operates over 200 live gasoline price-tracking websites, including AlaskaGasPrices.com. GasBuddy.com was named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites and to PC World’s 100 most useful websites of 2008.

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Photo of the day September 24

The days are quickly slipping away in Delta but the serenity of a walk down a fall trail is awe inspiring! Photo Courtesy Debra Darland

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Community Calendar

Do you usually have your family’s names on the Delta Greely community birthday calendar?  If you haven’t stopped by the DHS Boosters’ table at the IGA or been to the Fort
Greely post office, there is still time to order your calendar and have your family’s dates included on the 2011 edition.

Calendars are just $5.  Don’t be left out, contact Becky Wilburn at 895-5495 today.

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Photo of the day September 23

September 14 must of been the night for sunsets. I captured this sunset from my yard. It looked like a fire storm was approaching. Photo Courtesy Derek & Sheryl Mills

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Photo of the day September 22

The moon was so beautiful shining over the tops of the mountains with the contrast of the snow and fall colors. This was taken about 8:30pm near Castner Creek on 9/11. Photo Courtesy Tracy Blais

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Fort Greely Movies

Friday, September 23 – Captain America The First Avenger (PG-13) – 7pm
Saturday, September 24 – Crazy Stupid Love (PG-13) – 7pm

Captain America The First Avenger- Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull.
124 minutes  Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

Crazy Stupid Love – At forty-something, straight-laced Cal Weaver is living the dream–good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily, has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his “perfect” life quickly unravels. Worse, in today’s single world, Cal, who hasn’t dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protege to handsome, thirty-something player Jacob Palmer. In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal’s eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can’t be found at Supercuts or The Gap. Cal and Emily aren’t the only ones looking for love in what might be all the wrong places: Cal’s 13-year-old son, Robbie, is crazy about his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica, who harbors a crush on Cal. And despite Cal’s makeover and his many new conquests, the one thing
that can’t be made over is his heart, which seems to keep leading him back to where he began.  Rated PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual content and language.

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Photo of the day September 21

This sunset was taken on September 15, 2011 at 8:15pm over the Delta
River.  Photo Courtesy Flower Cole

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Prism Optical Coming to Delta

Prism Optical of Alaska is coming to Delta on September 26 and 27 at the Family Clinic

Complete pair of eyeglasses only $99.
Select frames with single visioin plastic lenses (exam additional)
With single vision plastic Transitions Gra lenses $169

For an appointment call the Clinic at 895-5100.

Most insurance, Medicaid and Denali Kid Care accepted.
All major credit cards accepted.

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Photo of the day September 20

A animal not commonly seen, this River Otter was in a small lake just off the Nenana River. Photo by Steve Thomas

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City Council Meeting and Fort Greely Access

Fort Greely will have representatives on hand at the City Council meeting on October, 11 at 5 p.m. to inform the general public about gaining access to Fort Greely.

The Garrison Commander, LTC Terry Clark will be there as well as subject matter expert Rob Mathews from Physical Security to answer any questions the public may have. We will also have telephone guides for Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely as well as brochures on accessing Fort Greely to help simplify the process. If you would like to help spread the word I would appreciate it.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please give me a call.

Thank you!

Very respectful,
Deborah Ward
Public Affairs
deborah.ward3@us.army.mil
Office:  907-873-5023

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Photo of the day September 19

Sunset the evening of Sept 14th was extraordinary for those that were able to catch a glimpse!! Photo Courtesy Debra Darland

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Photo of the day September 16

Sunset on Panoramic Peak from the top of Donnelly Dome the evening
of September 14th. Photo Courtesy Whit Aillaud

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Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Election Notice

Chamber Members: If you are interested in running for a board seat on the Delta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, please contact the Chamber office at  895-5068 and request to have your name placed on the ballot no later than September 26.

There are three board seats up for election. Each seat is for a three year term. You must be able to attend a board meeting and membership luncheon each month.

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Photo of the day September 15

These mosquitos were observed in attack mode one evening near the visitors center. Local resident and sculptor, Sam Vose, is said to be the mad scientist behind this mutant species. Image by Dwight Phillips.

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Fort Greely Movies ~ Sept 16 & 17

Friday, September 16 – Winnie the Pooh (G) 7pm
Saturday, September 17 – Friends with Benefits 7pm

Winnie the Pooh – “It’s business as usual in the Hundred Acre Wood. Pooh wakes up absolutely famished and he happens to have no honey. So that sets him out on his journey, which is ultimately derailed-first by a contest to find Eeyore a new tail.” Pooh later finds a note from Christopher Robin that reads: “Gone out. Busy. Back soon.” But then Owl misinterprets the note, proclaiming that the boy has been captured by a creature called a “Backson.” Soon, the whole gang is on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from the imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply hoped to find some honey. 63 minutes

Friends with Benefits – Dylan and Jamie think it’s going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications. 109 minutes  Rated Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material.

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Photo of the day September 14

I took this photo last Thursday on a lawn in Fairbanks. We are blessed to have beauty all around us if we get close enough to look. Photo Courtesy Tana Wood

The Shaggy Mane, also occasionally known as the Lawyers Wig, is a distinctive and easy to recognize mushroom. It’s size, shape, and tendency to grow in tight groups make it easy to spot even from considerable distance. Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus) has an elongated bullet shaped, shaggy cap, with brownish upturned scales and a straight fairly smooth stem.

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Thank you from Sullivan Roadhouse

A huge thank you goes out to the support and efforts by all for the donations, purchases and fun day at the 3rd Annual Roadhouse yard sale.

Treasures for sale donated from:
Cathie Mccollum, Jeannie Pinkelman, Dave & Addie Blum, BJ Bond, Claire & Hugh Wingfield, Karen, Bridget, Gary & Marie Fett, Vicki Sanders, Ed Sheehan, Gary & Cheryl Cooper, Lynn Bundy, The Knopp Family, Kathy & Dennis Midgley, Ron Roden, Angela Lentz, Shirley Beck, Jane Storey, Maxine Inglefritz, Tracy Blais, Janize & Dwight Nissen, Mary Leith, Eula Nistler, Mark Weller, Rachelle Hill and Bubba Bray.

To the Elves that donated items and time to make this possible: Christy Roden, Kathy Trim, Janice Weller, Carol Dufendach, Laurie Franks, Mike Farrar, Matt Cole and Sandy Dighton.

Thanks to the Delta News Web, Delta Wind, Mike Pelto at the radio station, Deb Ward of Fort Greely Public Affairs, for all their public announcements.

Finally to all who came and purchased, we thank you.  We couldn’t do it without
you.

Remember, mark your calendars for the lighting of the Roadhouse, Saturday, November 26, 2011

Submitter by Lou Ann Fett

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DHS Booster Club ~ Annual Community Calendar

The Delta High School Booster Club is putting together the annual community birthday calendar.

There will be a table at the IGA on Saturday Sept.17th and the 24th. We will be there from 10am till 2pm.

Stop by to order your calendar and make sure your family and friends have their birthdays included.

If you cannot stop by the IGA, send an e-mail to dhsboosterclub@gmail.com and include your contact information.  We will contact you and make sure your birthdays are included.  Calendars cost just $5 and include 4 listings.  Additional listings are 50 cents each.

Celebrate your small town!

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Photo of the day September 13

    Not many nice days left before winter approaches. I am new to the area and I already love the scenery. The two photos were taken at Birch Lake on my way home from Fairbanks. Photos Courtesy Carleen Cuevas

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Fairbanks – 7th Annual Gala Affair

“A Gala Affair” the 7th Annual celebration of survivorship, education, and early detection.

September 23, 2011 at the Carlson Center

Schedule:
5:30pm – Silent Auction Viewing
6:00pm – Dinner

Semi-Formal – Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Detection Center

Join us for an evening of dinner, dancing and a live auction.

The new Mobile Digital Mammography Coach will be unveiled with the new design, and sponsorship opportunities to help with the costs associated with the new equipment.

Keynote Speaker: Author and Breast Cancer Survivor Heidi Marble; “Waiting For Wings” A Woman’s Metamorphosis Through Cancer

Guest Speaker: Dave Gardner “A Male Perspective”

Tickets: $75 per seat or $550 for a table of 8

www.bcdcofalaska.org
call (907) 479-3909 or (907) 479-2815
cindybcdc@alaska.net

 
odettebcdc@alaska.net

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Photo of the day September 12

Special services were held throughout the nation on Sunday, September 11 in honor of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

A special gathering in the Delta/Greely community was lead by Chaplain Ernie Wyrick, a volunteer of the Rural Deltana Fire Department. Our Mayor read a statement. Audrey Cepeda sang the National Anthem. LTC Terry Clark, Fort Greely Garrison Commander gave opening remarks. Deputy Chief Eric Seward of Fort Greely preformed Striking Four Fives in honor of the fallen Fire Fighters.

Photo Display Courtesy Carol Watkins

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Fairbanks Concert Association Presents “KD Lange”

K.D. Lang
Thursday, September 15
7 PM – Hering Auditorium

Four time Grammy Award winner K.D. Lang is bringing her perfect pitch to Fairbanks.

Lang launched her career with a blend of country-rock styling and a playful punk-like attitude, but it’s her voice that makes her stand out. 20 years after she burst onto the music scene that flawless, smooth-as-silk voice, continues to impress audiences and critics alike throughout the entertainment world. Don’t miss what promises to be enthralling performance that will touch your soul.

“She’s the best singer of her generation.” – Tony Bennett

To purchase tickets:  http://www.fairbanksconcert.org/tickets

Phone: (907) 474-8081
email: info@fairbanksconcert.org
Our physical address is 794 University Avenue.

 

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Fairbanks Drama Association Presents “I Hate Hamlet”

By Paul Rudnick, Directory by Natalie Neubauer
September 16 – October 2

A young, successful television actor has relocated to a gothic apartment in New York. He is offered the opportunit to play Hamlet on stage, but there’s a problem: He hates “Hamlet”. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.

Single tickets
Adults: $20
Teens: $14
Seniors: $18 ((65+)
Military: $18 (with ID)
Students: $18 (with ID)

Reserve your Tickets Now! Don’t be left out in the cold due to a sold out production! Call our advance tickets line at  (907)456-PLAY Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM to 5 PM. Reserved tickets can be picked up in advance or at the will-call window one hour prior to show time.

Walk up sales – Ticket may also be purchased one hour prior to show time at the Riverfront Theatre box office.

FDA gift certificates make great gifts! Consider a FDA gift certificate next time you are looking for that special gift or thank you. Just call our ticket line at (907)456-PLAY Monday – Friday from 10:30 AM to 5 PM.

The Riverfront Theater is located at 1854 2nd Avenue across from Wien Avenue and next to the temporary Fairbanks Dog Park. We have parking and are handicap accessible.

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Fairbanks Symphony Concert Schedule

FAIRBANKS – As summer is slowly slipping into autumn, it’s time to get ready for the 2011-12 Concert Season.

The season opens on Sunday October 2 with a 4:00 pm concert by the Arctic Chamber Orchestra, featuring the lovely Korean born pianist Klara Min. Maestro Zilberkant leads the Arctic Chamber Orchestra in a program of works by Gordon Jacob, Robert Schumann and Rodion Shchedrin. The Arctic Chamber Orchestra’s wind and brass section will perform Jacob’s setting of English Folk songs entitled Old Wine in New Bottles. Ms. Min will perform Schumann’s  Piano Concerto. After intermission, the concert concludes with a performance of Shchedrin’s thrilling 1967 arrangement of memorable tunes from Bizet’s opera Carmen for percussion and string orchestra.

The next performance occurs on Sunday, October 30 and features Dmitri Berlinsky performing the Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Fairbanks Symphony. After intermission, the audience will be treated to a full performance of Anton Bruckner’s powerful Symphony No. 4. This piece has never been performed in its entirety in Fairbanks (and maybe in all of Alaska). Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the great late-romantic era compositions.

A perennial favorite, the Design Alaska Holiday Concert happens on December 4 this year. As usual, the concert will feature the Choir of the North, the University Chorus, the Northland Children’s Choir and the FSO in music tailored to celebrate the glory of the Holiday Season. The Fairbanks Symphony will also host its annual Silent Auction on this date beginning at 2:00 pm, two hours prior to the start of the Holiday Concert.

The 21st annual Concerto Competition, sponsored by Great Northwest Inc. will be held on January 28-29, 2012 and the winners will be featured at our final concert of the season on April 29, 2012.

February offers two special performances featuring two dramatic guest soloists who have a special affinity with Fairbanks audiences. Violinist Paul Rosenthal and cellist Zuill Bailey will team up with Maestro Zilberkant in an intimate chamber music recital on Thursday, February 23, 2012. They will also be joined by violist Nina Missildine.
On Sunday,  February 26, 2012 Rosenthal, and Zilberkant will be featured soloists with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. The concert includes Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano and the Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello.

On March 25, the young  Israeli harp virtuoso Sivan Magen, makes his Fairbanks debut as soloist in Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto. Works by Mendelssohn and Poulenc are also included in the concert.

Our final concert of the 2011-12 season occurs on April 29 featuring the winners of the 21st  Concerto Competition. The soloists will be announced shortly after the competition in late January 2012. Maestro Zilberkant will fill out the concert with other works to be performed by the orchestra once the soloists have been selected.

For more information, please call the Symphony Office at 474-5733 or visit our website: www.fairbankssymphony.org

Tickets for the individual performances – currently available only in subscription packages – will go on sale to single ticket buyers beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2011. Tickets for all concerts can be purchased by calling the Symphony Office at (907) 474-5733, visiting the FSO Website at www.FairbanksSymphony.org  or by visiting the Symphony Office in the Fine Arts Complex at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The symphony office hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,  Monday through Friday.

George Rydlinski
Fairbanks Symphony
907-474-5852
grydlinski@alaska.edu
www.FairbanksSymphony.org

2011-2012 Fairbanks Symphony Season at a Glance

Sunday, October 2 – Arctic Chamber Orchestra, featuring pianist Klara Min
Gordon Jacob        Old Wine In New Bottles
Robert Schumann    Piano Concerto
Rodion Shchedrin.   Carmen Suite

Sunday, October 30 – Fairbanks Symphony featuring  Dmitri Berlinsky
Sibelius      Violin Concerto
Bruckner    Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”  .

Sunday December 4 – The Design Alaska Holiday Concert
Choir of the North, the University Chorus, the Northland Children’s Choir
Fairbanks Symphony

January 28-29, 2012  – The 21st annual Concerto Competition

Thursday, February 23, 2012 – Chamber Music Recital
Violinist Paul Rosenthal, Violist Nina Missildine, cellist Zuill Bailey, and pianist Eduard  Zilberkant

Sunday,  February 26, 2012 – Fairbanks Symphony with Rosenthal, Bailey, Zilberkant
Brahms        Tragic Overture
Brahms        Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
Beethoven   Coriolanus Overture
Beethoven   Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano

Sunday, March 25, 2012 – Arctic Chamber Orchestra, featuring harpist Sivan Magen
Mendelssohn Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ginastera    Harp Concerto
Poulenc       Sinfonietta

Sunday,  April 29, 2012 21st  Concerto Competition Winners Concert

Concert Repertoire TBA

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Weekly Gas Updates

Alaska, September 12- Average retail gasoline prices in Alaska have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.91/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.66/g, according to gasoline price website AlaskaGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Alaska during the past week, prices yesterday were 54.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 9.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 5.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 93.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“Late last week we started to see a drop in wholesale gasoline prices, which is the price stations pay. Such news means the national average may begin moving lower,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst. “While I’m hopeful we’ll start to see lower retail gasoline prices in the days ahead, we have seen considerable volatility and I’d hate to see the market move higher in the days ahead, negating any expected drop in retail prices,” DeHaan adds.

About AlaskaGasPrices.com

GasBuddy.com operates over 200 live gasoline price-tracking websites, including AlaskaGasPrices.com. GasBuddy.com was named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites and to PC World’s 100 most useful websites of 2008.

 

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Photo of the day September 10

The Mull Gull pictured here is one of the many part time residents of interior Alaska. They, just like a lot of us humanoids, head south for the winter. Photo by Steve Thomas

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Potluck, Birthday, Going Away Party

There will be a potluck/birthday/going away party for Barb Dennis on September 24th from 6 p.m. til 8 p.m. at the Midway Lodge. She has sold the Midway.

Please plan on attending. Barb has helped this community so much over the years. By the way…. she will be 75.

Please pass this on to all your e-mail friends, neighbors and family.

 

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Photo of the day September 9

This was a sunset photo I took out my front door as it was raining.
We have had rain, clouds, with patches of blue and sun shining
through, all at the same time. Photo courtesy Barbara Tharp.

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