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Retiring from the mansion

...grandkids to ghosts. Her official title is executive residence manager and assistant to the first lady. The job duties...mission of chronicling the mansion's history. The residence manager won't miss the annual open-house Christmas parties...
Photo: Trimming the governor's tree and grounds crew decorate a lodgepole pine Wednesday in the main room of the Governor's House. Executive Residence Manager Karen Newton said this is the first Alaska Christmas tree that has been put up in the 13 years she has worked at...
Photo: Mansion restoration

...built in 1912, is undergoing an extensive window restoration project this summer. Erika Fagerstrom, executive residence manager, said the project is expected to be completed in August. Sound off on the important issues at
Northwest Digest

...Mansion on Calhoun Avenue "is the people of Alaska's house," said Erika Fagerstrom, the state's executive residence manager. She did not want to talk about where the window was located or what type it was - only that it was obviously the...
What's up with that?

...tally of how many lights grace the Governor's House each holiday season. According to Karen Newton, executive residence manager and assistant to the first lady, the estimated light count is as follows: 10,000 white lights on the mountain...
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Deck the halls: Mansion to welcome governor, public

...volunteers have decorated the house for Christmas, and holiday goodies will be served, said Erika Fagerstrom, executive residence manager. "It is a very nice time to have the house open," she said. Palin, inaugurated as Alaska's ninth governor...
Alaska editorial: Governor's mansion needs a face lift

...ornaments to raise support. The mansion has water damage, deteriorating pipes and cracks in pillars and walls. Residence manager Karen Newton says the exterior needs a complete overhaul. OK, let's get it done. The First Lady deserves credit...
Mansion readied for open house

...II. In 1913, about 300 people attended the event. Last year, 2,324 people came to the open house, Executive Residence Manager Erika Fagerstrom said. "The theme for the decorations this year is a whimsical, eclectic children's Christmas...
Holiday Hospitality

...House. "I personally start planning for this by the end of August," said Erika Fagerstrom, Parnell's executive residence manager who also is assistant to the first lady. "I start calling entertainers and people who usually perform here, a solid...
Group formed for restoration of governor's residence The exterior of the building needs a complete overhaul and the south retaining wall is cracked, according to residence manager Karen Newton. The butler's pantry leaks and the upstairs family room began leaking last Thursday, leaving the...


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