If there’s one thing everyone loves about the holidays, it’s the food. Well, eating the food. Preparing, perhaps transporting, and cleaning up after the food isn’t quite as alluring as the dining part of the equation. Luckily for businesses large and small, as well as nonprofits and individuals putting on an event, there are fantastic caterers throughout Alaska ready to provide any tasty treat needed, be it appetizers, entrees, desserts, or all of the above.
Alaska Airlines announced today that it will end a daily flight between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. The last flight is planned for Jan. 22. The airline will redeploy aircraft used to serve Havana to markets with higher demand.
On Saturday, Nov. 11th, Veterans Day, Ravn Alaska will launch its first-ever military special, a $50 round-trip fare for active-duty military personnel and their families.
The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $100,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Hawaii, as part of a special donation to celebrate Alaska Airlines' 10th anniversary of service to the Islands. Funds will support 10 programs working to better the lives of youth in the local community and provide education and workforce development programs across the state.
Fairbanks’ renowned aurora borealis viewing lures people from all over the world during the “Aurora Season” from August 21 to April 21. Fairbanks’ location is ideal for northern lights viewing because it is under the “Auroral Oval,” a ring-shaped zone over the far north where aurora activity is concentrated. Additionally, Fairbanks’ low precipitation and distance from coastal areas contributes to consistently clear nights. All combined these variables make the Fairbanks region an outstanding destination for possible aurora borealis viewing.
In honor of Veterans Day, the Alaska Zoo is offering discounted admission to all military veterans on Monday, Nov. 13. Normal zoo admission with an active or retired military ID is $10, and on Monday veterans will receive an additional 50 percent discount.
It’s time for SnowFest. The Alaska Avalanche Information Center wants to help all Alaskans prepare for their big winter adventures with a fun day of training geared for both those new to outdoor adventures as well as long-time veterans.
Great Alaskan Holidays (www.rvak.com), Alaska’s largest RV rental, sales, and service business headquartered in Anchorage, continues as a dedicated supporter of the State of Alaska’s tourism industry, reaching a salient milestone during the 2017 rental season.