Stories Around Town: Lightning Strikes and Anchorage is going to be Colorful

Lightening Strikes

It was a busy (but fun!) week and promises to be a busy (but fun!) weekend. I hope you enjoy my weekly collection of fun, Anchorage-centric stories, starting with lightning in NYC.

Breathtaking photograph captures moment lightning strikes World Trade Center by Nina Golgowski in the New York Daily News. I actually found this story when reading the Alaska Ear. Turns out this photo was taken by Anchorage teenager Nick Carwile on a trip to NYC after he graduated from Polaris. The photo went viral last week, but I have to admit when I first saw it I thought it was photoshopped. Turns out it’s a gorgeous shot of SCARY lightning!

Compass: Volunteers make Anchorage a better city by Jennifer Howell in the Anchorage Daily News. Absolutely agree!

2013 Anchorage Color Run could be huge; city confident in preparations by Suzanna Caldwell of the Alaska Dispatch. 14,999 of my closest friends and I will take to the streets of Anchorage to get covered in color. Oh, and maybe run a little 5K too! Another article here.

This Weekend: Fests, stocks and lots and lots of colored chalk by Ben Anderson and Katie Medred at the Alaska Dispatch. Fun things to do, summed up by funny people.

Author: Gretchen Fauske

I love Anchorage. I love what it is, what it's been, and what I dream it will be. I share my adventures with DJ (my husband), my fabulous family and friends, two frenchies named Grover and Teddy, and now, all of you. If you love Anchorage too, get in touch - guest posts are welcome!