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For more than 25 years, Play It Again Sports has been buying, selling, and trading new and gently used sporting equipment for kids, teens, and adults. Because children have the growing power and attention span of weeds, outfitting them with pre-owned equipment makes both economic and ergonomic sense. For teens and adults who need to sport a familiar logo while making a tackle or hurling a perfect pitch into an unlucky pigeon, Play It Again Sports gets new inventory daily from top name brands such as Nike, Adidas, TaylorMade, Callaway, Horizon Fitness, and more. The stores also carry supplies for winter, wheeled, and water sports, as well as enough fitness equipment to make a home gym seem more like a gym home. Prices vary by item, but athletic enthusiasts can prepare themselves for a refereed battle in baseball, softball, hockey, soccer, football, golf, and more, with the friendly staff standing at the ready to find the right fit.

8840 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage,
AK
US

Grab n’ Go Stop into a local Super Suppers and select from many Take n’ Bake prepared entrees, sides and desserts from the Grab n’ Go freezer—ready to dinner tonight or to freeze for later.

Bring home an entire meal of healthy, delicious food ready-to-cook when you have no time at all.

11925 Old Glenn Highway
Anchorage,
AK
US

Owner Amber Fullmer doesn’t just enjoy cooking; she loves how it brings her family together. That thread also saw her through a big life shift—leaving a government job to open Amber's Olive Company—which now affords her more time with her family. Today, she stocks her shop with a wide array of premium oils infused with flavors such as persian lime, spicy cayenne, and tarragon. These oils can be paired with traditional or flavored balsamic vinegars to add dimension to salads, pastas, or water-balloon fights. The store also stocks specialty food items made with high-quality ingredients, such as infused salts, chocolates, and gift baskets.

11109 Old Seward Hwy.
Anchorage,
AK
US

Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped peaks of Alyeska Resort, PowderHounds equips alpinists with slope-ready equipment from top brands such as Nordica, K2, and Marmot. The rustic shop's proximity to the mountain lets guests ski in and out of the location, so they can maximize their time carving powder. PowderHounds' staff of expert shredders also provides waxing, edging, binding, and boot-fitting services and sells custom insoles from Sidas and Superfeet.

140 Olympic Mountain Loop Rd.
Girdwood,
AK
US

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

320 W 5th Ave.
Anchorage,
AK
US

In 1946, just after the end of World War II, Norman Brown hand-set the type and hand-fed a Linotype press to roll out the first 16-page issue of the Anchorage News. Over the following decades, the publication changed its moniker to the Anchorage Daily News to account for its shift to daily delivery and stocked its trophy cabinet with two Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service, cementing its regard in the minds of Alaskans.

Today, the newspaper lands on more than 50,000 doorsteps each week. The freshly printed folds contain the latest local news, from political updates on the debate over offshore drilling to explanations of how the school system is developing a new math curriculum to help children count past 20 without using each other’s fingers and toes. The sports section keeps up with the Aces’ triumphs, whereas the outdoors pages cover the Iditarod and the latest goings-on at Denali National Park. Readers can also gain insight into the business world, challenge their outlooks with editorials, and peruse entertainment articles before deciding to go see a local improv group or movie.

P.O. Box 149001
Anchorage,
AK
US