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2nd Annual Seldovia Garden Tour Begins by Honoring Midge Gruber

by Suzie Stranik

Last Sunday, Aug 19th Thyme on the Boardwalk hosted the 2nd annual Seldovia Garden Tour.  We met at the library at 1pm.  John and Susie Gruber joined us as we placed a plaque at the base of Midge Gruber’s memorial tree planted in 1984 in her honor.  The plaque was made by Bill Schorr two years ago and was just adhered to a stake this summer by Tom Keesecker.  The plaque was a gift of the Seldovia Chamber of Commerce.

The group toured four gardens in town:  Sunni Hilts container gardens featuring red cascade begonias, Mary Ann Driscoll’s perennial flowers, Mary Klinger’s vegetable garden, Suzie Stranik’s vegetable garden, and the many beautiful gardens along Main Street.  Thyme on the Boardwalk served hot cider, halibut salad, and Brittany style shortbread cookies.  The tour then continued out the road to visit the vegetable gardens of Continue reading


In the Media… Ground Truth Trekking Makes Headlines!

by Jenny Chissus
Erin McKittrick  and husband Bret “Hig” Higman of Seldovia, once again make headlines and inspire others with their amazing adventures crossing Alaska!

Do check out this article  in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman about a local composer Phil Munger who has created new piece inspired by his friends Bret and Erin’s adventures hiking throughout Alaska, titled “The Wild Coast”!  Enjoy!

Tamara Rose Blodgett – Local Author – Big Success!

by Jenny Chissus

Death ScreamsHow exciting is it that we have another local author making great strides in the literary world!   Tamara Rose Blodgett has been writing since 2007, pursuing her creative genius.  Tamara is currently on her 6th book, and is working simultaneously on three completely different series!  I had the opportunity to sit down with her at lunch today at the Tidepool (sorry about all the background noise – but it was a busy happy place!) to discuss her writing, her process and her successes.

Blodgett Books

Tamara Rose Blodgett's Currently Available Novels

Tamara has recently made it into the top of certain categories, and is thrilled to know that her readers are enjoying each book, referring them to friends, and impatient for the sequels!  Her success has come as a bit of a surprise, as each story is so personal, and such an intimate creation – she just wasn’t sure if they would resonate with her readers.  A serious confirmation that her stories are being read and enjoyed is that Death Whispers is in the TOP 100 for Children’s Science Fiction! Death Speaks is in the TOP 100 for Children’s Mysteries, Espionage and Detectives & Genre Fiction; Occult, and The Savage Blood is in the TOP 100 for Romance; Time Travel, Historical Fantasy, Historical Science Fiction & Fantasy!

Death Screams, book III in the Death series is due for release on Friday the 13th of January – so keep a look out.

Do take a look at Tamara’s blog – to see summaries, reviews and more.

It is important to note that there have been quite a few authors coming out of our little community.  The following three authors share their love of the Alaskan lifestyle and adventures.  Check them out!

Hunts and Home Fires                              

For example: Dennis Lattery’s Hunts and Home Fires and his wife Sharon Lattery’s Cold Climate Clips and Erin McKittrick’s A Long Trek Home to name a few!  We have enjoyed book signings and presentations here locally by these talented authors – and it is a real treat to see them succeed!  There must be something in the Seldovia water!  Happy Reading!