With fresh snowfall, returning light and warm temperatures March excitement is heating up! I’ll sure miss the sound of the dogs in the Open North American this year as they’re staying in the back 40. We sure wouldn’t want any accidents on the river or slough. But I’ll be with them in spirit, just as I’ll be down near Pike’s in spirit on Monday the 9th watching those Iditarod dogs head out on their long springtime trek. We’re pleased as punch to have the Iditarod in town this year, only the second time in my lifetime! All of us here wish the teams safe traveling and good luck.

Be sure to get over to Ice Alaska where youngsters can have great fun interacting with the ice and learn along with their parents, friends, family members and classmates to appreciate the skill and expertise of carvers from all over the world. We are ever so fortunate for our March in Fairbanks!

And speaking of good fortune, don’t forget to come by the store. Several new lines of handcrafted jewelry await you as well as new home decor. The staff is eager to assist in making your shopping experience a delight.