Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March is Marching In! News from the Squirrel March 2015

 Hello all!
I know I say this every year. But I do love the month of March. My sweet little boy ain't so little any more and turns 9 on the "Ides" (he's 5 in the photo!). That's only reason number one. There are many other reasons, like more day length, great skiing (even despite the lack of significant snow), spring break, the Oosik Classic Ski Race, the Trio Fat Tire Bike Race, some artists coming out of winter hibernation, and Denali Brewing Company's homebrew weekend. Almost seems like we try to pack in all of our fun before summer hits! While you're out enjoying the sunshine, we hope you'll stop in at the Squirrel...

Second Saturday Art Opening - Three Man Show
Jon Mann, Chris Bowman and Bill Barstow will surely dazzle us with recent paintings, pastels, sketches and other recent artistic endeavors. It's always a pleasure to see what they come up with and take the opportunity to appreciate some fine art! Come by for the opening, Saturday, March 14, 3-5pm. Their exhibit will be on display through early April. 
Oosik Classic Ski Race - March 21
What can I say? Maybe we'll still get more snow, but even if we don't, all 750 ski racers are sure to have a blast! Rumor has it that the race start will be taking place right next door at the Mile 11 DOT gravel pit again. Whether you plan to sign up and ski, or come to watch, stop over at the Squirrel before or after and we'll be ready with many smiling staff members, breakfast wraps, soups, sandwiches, cookies, loaves of bread to take home on Sunday, plus awesome coffee! This year we'll try to have an extra porta-potty on hand, and we're aiming to keep the parking lot a little more organized. We're also donating cookies for the Junior Oosik which happens in the morning!

Deliveries to Willow and 2 Anchorage Locations
Need a Squirrel fix? Live in Willow or Anchorage area? SPRING CSB SHARES AVAILABLE NOW! Sign up is available for Spring Shares, where your prepaid orders of bread and/or pastries (or gluten free) are brought to town, you just pick it up and enjoy! Spring/summer dates are every other Thursday in April, May and June, then every other Wednesday in July, August and September. Lots more information about how this works, pricing and options as well as online payment and forms are all available here: or reply to this e-mail and we can send you a form. Delivery locations include the Willow Public Library, Open Space in midtown Anchorage and the Southcentral Foundation Wellness Center off of Tudor.

Summer Employment Opportunities
Summer's coming and we're getting ready. If you or someone you know is interested in working at Flying Squirrel this summer, please send along a request for an application, stop by the Squirrel or e-mail with your resume. Most importantly, we need bakers, ideally with a couple years experience, but a very motivated learner will also be considered! Enthusiasm, a friendly, team-oriented attitude, and a sense of humor are highly recommended. Opportunities may be year round for the right folks. You, too, can learn to juggle avocado pits when making guacamole!
Happy March!

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