Emily Winfield to Lead Design Alaska’s Mechanical Engineering Department
Design Alaska has promoted Emily Winfield, PE to be the head of their Mechanical Engineering Department. Emily is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to studying engineering she received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia. She is a Certified Commissioning Authority and served as President of the Fairbanks Chapter of ASHRAE from 2016-2017. She will oversee the department of nine engineers that perform design, cost estimating, commissioning, and construction administration. Her passion in the industry is sustainable and energy efficient design for both rural and urban settings. Emily has been with Design Alaska since 2014.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.