It is great to be back and writing again for the Star’s “In the Garden.” The column will continue to find answers to your questions about gardening and discuss topics that are of interest to our community. Current gardening events and opportunities will be listed for your information. I look forward to researching your questions and providing the latest practices that are available. Feel free to email me at [email protected] with your questions as well as gardening events that are happening around our community.
Like a rainbow arcing over Eagle River Road, students from Gruening Middle School brought a big splash of color to nearby Homestead Elementary last week.
On a sunny Wednesday morning, 19 members of Rachel Wall’s eighth-grade art class made the short walk between the schools to hand-deliver a batch of freshly painted chairs to Kim Madill’s kindergarten classroom. Sporting everything from abstract designs to colorful animals, the tiny chairs served as both the students’ final project and a way for the middle-schoolers to leave their mark.
On May 5 at around 11:30 p.m., Anchorage Police Department officers were called to Garcia’s Restaurant in Eagle River for a report of a disturbance involving a man threatening to shoot someone during the bar’s annual Cinco de Mayo party.
According to police, witnesses told them Landon C. Tims, 28, of Eagle River got into an argument with another restaurant patron. Police said the fight started to get physical, at which point Tims’ friends stepped in to pull him away. As he left the building, Tims reportedly threatened to shoot the person he’d been arguing with.
More than a year after an Anchorage Assembly memo called for broad changes at the Harry J. McDonald Center in Eagle River, the center’s manager continues to issue optimistic financial reports. But one item still hasn’t been addressed: the two unfilled seats on the Fire Lake Arena Management Inc. (FLAMI) board of directors.
Eagle River/Chugiak Parks and Recreation board of directors member Brian Fay said that’s no fault of Mac Center manager Reid McDonald.
On April 24 at around 10:52 p.m., police received a call reporting a hitchhiker on the Glenn Highway standing dangerously close to the roadway. One of the officers who responded to the scene recognized the hitchhiker as a man who he’d previously warned to stay off the highway.
Police said the man initially refused to identify himself, then gave a name and date of birth that was not his. During a pat-down search, officers said they found a baggie that tested positive for methamphetamine.