Robin Rosemond/Turnagain Times
“Mom” 3 Piece Dark Meat Pan Fried Chicken at The Lucky Wishbone.
By Robin Rosemond
Turnagain Times Correspondent
In the summertime, Alaska is the best place to be. The fishing alone is priceless! The Kenai was admittedly crowded during the sock eye run, but it seemed to be filled with great folks and fine fishing. We camped on the mouth of the Kenai River and it was all very neighborly. I’ve climbed Flat Top over ten times this year and no matter how many times I hike those stairs, I humbly remember that it’s a good work out and a wonderful view.
Spend every sunny day outside doing anything you can, and when it’s raining, stay out there anyway. Summer in Alaska is short and sweet, so let’s get out and support the music, the artists and all the events happening around our beautiful state.
AK Verve presents Sean Kershaw and the New Jack Ramblers Sunday, Aug. 7 at The Tap Root. This will be the place! Wear your dancing shoes for The Coney Island Cowboy and give him a warm welcome in Spenard! The Tap Root 3300 Spenard Road. For more information call: 345-0282.
The Anchorage Museum has a great exhibit to check out. All That Glitters: Images from the Alaska Gold Rush is a collection of photographs and stories from the 1894 Alaska Gold Rush. The exhibit runs through Sept. 25, and it’s fascinating to view and read about the people who came to Alaska with dreams of golden nuggets, adventure, or at least a second chance. The Anchorage Museum is located at 7th Avenue and C Street. For more information call: 929-9200.
On my life-changing journey to Eagle, Alaska in July 2011, I met James Pepper Henry, who is the Director of the Anchorage Museum. I remember he wore a beautiful Ribbon Shirt to the wedding we both attended. He also flawlessly helped out in all areas of the ‘big’ event.
The morning of the wedding he was setting up chairs, sweeping, giving suggestions and making sure the wedding site on the banks of the Yukon River, was prepared for Shyanne and Aaron’s nuptials. Mr. Henry saw what needed to be accomplished and he brought a calming and fun loving energy to the weekend. He took photographs that were dazzling, camped out in the rain, played with the kids, and was a guest D.J. during the reception. He invited me to stop by the museum sometime and visit him. I think I will.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is getting rave reviews, so head to Cyrano’s where it’s running through August 27th. Cyrano’s Off-Center Playhouse, 413 D Street. For more information call: 274-2599.
My restaurant pick of the week is The Lucky Wishbone. This Anchorage favorite was started by George and Peg Brown way back in 1955. The lucky Wishbone is known for it’s Pan Fried Chicken and I can testify that it is indeed very delicious. The burgers aren’t bad either. The patties are lean ground beef made fresh daily and the chicken is brought in from the Lower 48 and never frozen. The milkshakes are also a great draw. It’s a family style place and has the feel of something historic. The Lucky Wishbone, 1033 East 5th Avenue. For more information call: 272-3454.
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