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• Provide healthier options for trick-ortreaters like low-calorie or low-sugar treats or nonedible items like stickers, erasers, pencils or small toys. • Keep candlelit pumpkins and luminaries away from walkways and doorsteps, and never leave them unattended. • Slow down and be on the lookout for trickor-treaters when driving. • Never let kids trick-or-treat alone. Go with them if they are under age 12, and make sure older children are with a group of trusted friends. Go over the planned trickor-treat route with your child, and be sure to set a curfew. • Make sure your porch and walkway are well-lit, and move any potential tripping hazards out of the path of trick-or-treaters. • Keep family pets away from trick-ortreaters, even if they are friendly. • Limit the amount of candy your kids eat each day, and encourage them to give away excess candy.

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R e c yc l i n g

Don’t treat me like trash, please recycle The Public Service Announcement “I Want to Be Recycled” is delivered through our media outlets to urge American consumers to recycle every day. When we recycle, something used gets another life to become like new. This message resonates loud and clear to consumers who deliver their used material to Valley Community for Recycling Solutions (VCRS). Among the locals, we have met artists who rely on an emotional reaction to their appealing work in order to convey the importance of recycling. So that we can preserve our land, the need for raw materials needs to be reduced. To demonstrate how the message hits home for those looking to meaningfully work through a transformation process, here are two stories about art made from unconventional materials. When calling out to our community for recycled garden art entries at the Alaska State Fair this year, we hoped the message would strike a chord. Take a good look at this entry, it’s a head turner: Yard Art Owl by Bill Stannard of Wasilla, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the AK State Fair. Often, I will see an item and know it is meant to be art of some type. The saw blades made perfect feathers and an old 2” trailer ball made perfect eyeballs. Most of my projects start with some kind of tank since the flat stuff can be made perfect by machines and then mass produced. This owl started with an

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old helium tank and the inside of a torque converter which I thought could be something special. Once I have the basic outline, anything that is laying around at the time becomes part of the project. The finished project came out perfectly imperfect, which is just how I like it. I sometimes weld stuff on and maybe it does not look right so it gets taken back off and saved for another project. I made a large dragonfly last year and the eyes for it came from a well drilling rig. I used two out of a worn tri-cone bit then and the third worked perfectly as a mushroom to top off the tree this owl is perched on. My yard has many of my past projects and I don’t sell much of what I make. When it does sell, I usually just pay for my welding supplies or trade for something I might need. I worked most of my career in the gravel pits around here and welding was one of the many talents I picked up along the way. I enjoy creating projects out of old recycled metal, so I started making yard art a few years ago as a way to repurpose some old tanks I had. Also, it is nice to have a few friends that have collections of stuff I can pick through. I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest since you can search for interesting ideas. All I need is a picture. Here are links to see my recycled art, almost all of it is recycled from something. https://www.pinterest.com/Katman1957/bills-homemadestuff/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9muCpfjl30 Climate change is on everybody’s minds and many choose to take action to counter balance its impact.

Tales of a Warmer Planet by Judy Vars is one of three related pieces, called a triptych, which have been donated to VCRS to support our fundraising auction. A collage, preserved and highlighted using an ancient art form known as encaustic painting, mixes beeswax with dammar resin. Enlarged with the aid of a vintage magnifying glass, aged newspaper articles collected as evidence over the years create this thought provoking art piece that addresses global warming in Alaska and the Arctic. Adding to the effect that bees are one indicator of hope for solving the perilous problems we face from climate change, this work also projects: climate change is not a hoax but a big concern, an invitation to look the problem square in the face, and educates the spectators toward adjusting their mindset to take personal responsibility for the part we play and change our habits. It’s never too late to take necessary steps to turn things around. Please contact our office to learn more: 745.5544 and go to https://cabinfeverinalaska.blogspot.com/ or Instagram. This winter, as your garden goes gray, plan to rescue and repurpose something into a self-made art piece which reflects your personal character and colorful vision and share it with us.


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