Most Alaskans became acquainted with Cory Williams, also known as Dude Like Hella, a couple of weeks ago when his YouTube video of skipping a rock on frozen Edmonds lake, resulting in a crazy, unexpected sound, went viral.
A few weeks ago, I strolled into City Market after work to pick up a few ingredients for dinner and found the dining area filled with fiddlers and other musicians, sharing their cheerful sound with evening shoppers.
One Million Cups has come to Anchorage! If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s an engagement program by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Overall, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy a huge dose of creativity and inspiration while connecting with a community of brilliant thinkers who are the innovators, disrupters, and gritty dreamer-doers of Anchorage.
But just because Gretchen Loves Anchorage has been a bit quiet (for so long that since I last wrote summer ended, we sped through fall, and it snowed last week) it doesn’t mean there hasn’t been plenty going on in town – First Fridays, Salmon Daze, Pirate Pub Crawl, Hip to be (Town) Square, End of Summer Camp, PARK(ing) Day Anchorage… countless others. There’s always something fun to do!