Balance, Life, Understanding, and Energy: it's the breakdown of "B.L.U.E." at TruBlue Therapeutic Studio, where the massage therapists facilitate a healing, supportive environment. They help clients find balance and reharness energy through a variety of soothing massage modalities. Therapists specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, sports, chair, and pregnancy massages. And can also perform target-area massages, which home in on specific muscle pain or tightness for quick relief.
The Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum takes visitors on a flyby of the the state's aeronautical history. The vast facility—composed of five hangars of planes and exhibits, a restoration hangar, and three theaters—covers aviation history from the early days of flight to modern military aviation. More than 20 vintage aircraft can be found throughout, including a 1931 Fairchild Pilgrim 100B, a 1943 Grumman G44 Widgeon, and a 1981 Boeing B737-290C. Meanwhile, the museum's spot on the south shore of Lake Hood—the busiest seaplane base in the world—gives visitors a glimpse of modern planes in action.
Let's Cook Alaska's talented teaching chef, Josie McKinney, fell in love with cooking at a young age. By the age of 12, she was preparing Thanksgiving dinner for her family. Now, as a mother of four, she shares her joy of cooking by inviting students into her “dream kitchen,” where they develop culinary confidence by working with her recipe box full of diverse meal ideas. In her cooking classes, she aims to transform cooking from chore to adventure. Josie’s fun, hands-on teaching style encourages students to get their hands messy by trying techniques for themselves and clean by stuffing them into their friends’ mouths. While students prepare entire meals, Josie circulates among them dispensing tips. Classes stay small—around 4 to 10 students—to ensure lots of individual attention and extra servings to go around when the class sits down together to enjoy their creations. Menus rotate with a monthly theme, such as comfort food and international fare, prepped with fresh, local ingredients.
Over the years, Peter Ratner has played in rock bands and big bands, as well as jazz and pop groups. He's also recorded bands and singers and jazz, rock, pop, and classical musicians, and he boasts membership in the Audio Engineering Society and status as a voting member of the Grammy Academy. At Peter Ratner Recording, he uses his all-encompassing musical background to produce records for artists of diverse styles and backgrounds. His services range from on-location recordings of live performances to online mixing for far-flung clients.