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Old 03-19-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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I like my drive to town for groceries, you cannot beat the scenery. Anderson is really quiet, you can sit outside with your coffee in the morning (summer) and all you can hear are birds singing. Good cranberries and blueberries, excellent neighbors. My friends and I with the Anderson Lions Club run the Anderson Bluegrass Festival, the last weekend in July, this is our 20th festival coming up. It's a family friendly town, you can let your kids go out by themselves and not really worry about bad guys. We kinda police ourselves, keep an eye on each other, and lot's of us volunteer for stuff. I am also an EMTII with the vollie Fire Dept. I have a great job at Clear AFS (contractor) so does my hubby. But until the war is over there will be no new jobs at the base. Sorry if I was harsh, but I am passionate about my community.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I've never been to Anderson. I might just take the time to come up and see the BG Festival!
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Default Update posted on Anderson's website

Sold Out No longer taking applications

SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!

We had 54 individuals standing in line through -20 degress temperatures. Twenty six of these diehards have been selected to receive a lot based upon the first come, first served criteria. We received 7 applications in the mail.

We are no longer accepting applications. If we decide to do something like this in the future, it will be posted on our website and at that time new applications will be required.

We want to thank everyone for wanting to invest in our community.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Rance, I didn't say it was bad! I live here because I love it just the way it is! I am just saying that it is not for everyone, people should know what it's like here. A few newcomers are okay, but it would have been okay with me if they let the locals have the first pick. (our old city lots are only a 1/4 acre, the new ones are and 1.3)

Folks down south may not know what they are getting into, interior Alaska is a harsh place to live. Don't get me wrong, in my opinion this is the best town in Alaska, it's been my home for 42 years!
Karen,

I also think it's a shame that the lots weren't offered to locals first. I would have also been very disappointed.

SL
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Not on POW Anymore :)
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So...how many locals actually lost out on it?
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:19 PM
 
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I would do this in a heartbeat but alas I'm stuck with a couple of very unadventurous city gals (wife and 14 yo daughter). I will keep an eye on this opportunity and perhaps at least change the wife's mind about living in Alaska once the little one goes on her merry way.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:16 AM
 
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Well, as I stated earlier, the advantages and disadvantages are apparent by the location alone. Anyone with a lick of common sense knows that the temps are usually -20 and below in winter. They should remember from their grammar school geography that the sun shines a few hours a day in that same winter.

I am over 50 and can tell you that one of my memories from that geography book was a photo of the northern lights, and another photo of a little girl seated next to a cabbage bigger than she was.

My father memorized and recited Robert Service poetry (and made us memorize poetry too, dammit!). "The Cremation of Sam McGee" comes to mind.

These and other things made me move to Alaska, and I've never been sorry.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:33 AM
 
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but I am passionate about my community.
Hey Karen, NO ONE and I mean NO ONE could dispute that

By the way, I did get a lot jointly with my brother that you met before.

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Old 03-20-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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Thanks Jake, good luck with your land. I didn't see you guys in the line. So that makes 3 locals who got land (out of 26 lots) and 5 families I know that didn't. Oh well. I didn't really want a mortgage anyway. Hey, who knows how many people will acutally get a house built within the federal housing guidelines in two years. (that is part of the deal). Maybe I can get one then.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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Thanks Jake, good luck with your land. I didn't see you guys in the line. So that makes 3 locals who got land (out of 26 lots) and 5 families I know that didn't. Oh well. I didn't really want a mortgage anyway. Hey, who knows how many people will acutally get a house built within the federal housing guidelines in two years. (that is part of the deal). Maybe I can get one then.
Thanks....I saw you drive by a couple times and was hoping you would stop (on Sunday). I had to work Sunday night so I wasn't there when you came out...anyways, I'll bet that a number of those people won't build in time, but thats just my personal opinion..
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