December 23, 2013
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Anchorage, AK 99501
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,
2013 is fast coming to a close. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays and hope this newsletter finds you healthy and in good spirits.
Honoring Gage Dabin for his outstanding work with the Boys and Girls Club and being named Alaska Youth of the Year
Neighborhood News: Glenn-Muldoon Intersection Upgrades Inch Forward
At a recent public meeting, state transportation officials unveiled two options for re-doing the intersection of Muldoon Road and the Glenn Highway. This is a project I have been pushing for years, and it’s great to finally see progress.
Land development in north Muldoon, including Tikahtnu Commons and the new veterans clinic, has caused significant traffic volume increases. But the residential area in Muldoon has also grown, leading to bottlenecks and unsafe conditions for drivers and pedestrians.
Re-construction of the interchange won't start until 2016 at the earliest. In the meantime, the state will install new traffic signals to ease congestion and reduce accidents. If you'd like to comment on how best to fix this interchange, visit the project website. Thanks to all of you who have advocated for this important project.
Make Your Holidays More Meaningful by Volunteering!
There are many wonderful organizations in Anchorage looking for volunteer help. One way to match your interests and strengths with a charity in need is to visit Be The Change 907. This site lists dozens of organizations looking for volunteers -- from AARP to the Alaska Botanical Garden and Alaska Institute for Justice. No matter how much or how little time you have, you can make a difference.
You can even Volunteer as a Family:
Research has shown that volunteering together helps families gain new perspectives on the world, build self-esteem (particularly for kids), and develop stronger bonds. It’s a great way to share what you have. Spread your Cheer! If you want to talk with someone about volunteer opportunities, call the United Way at 263-3821. Or check out their 2013 Holiday Guide to Giving and Volunteering.
Sen. Wielechowski visits St. Patrick’s at the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Drive carefully, stay warm and enjoy the holidays.
Alaska State Senator
District G - Anchorage