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Southeast support group listings

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:44am
Wednesday Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St. Details: 789-0965.

Capital City Weekly Calendar

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:43am
Wednesday Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Sockeye marketers look to pink campaign

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:48am
Alaska seafood marketers are ramping up promotions and bankrolling a $1 global million media blitz to counteract a tough sockeye salmon market.

The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:44am
HARDCOVER FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 2. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley 3. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 4. Blue Horses by Mary Oliver

Digital arts contest honors former teacher, Jan Neimeyer

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
More than 50 Juneau School District middle and high school students submitted photos and short videos to the Jan Neimeyer iDida Juneau Contest, organized by the TMHS Digital Arts Program, headed up by Janna Lelchuk, and the Juneau Community Foundation's Jan Neimeyer Memorial Fund.

Travels with Harry potter: Relying on my French

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
A couple of months ago, I realized that I only owned the Harry Potter series in French. There's a good reason for this.

Art in unusual places

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing.

Annual Statewide Poetry Contest runs through March 2

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
Fairbanks Arts Association's Literary Arts Committee is accepting entries for the 21st Annual Statewide Poetry Contest through March 2.

Does Size Really Matter?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
We often joke in my house that size matters. This is primarily because The Captain is 6'4" and I am 5'0". The difference in our heights can make all the difference in what kind of car we buy, where we live, and even what size bed we get. Mainly we have to adapt to his size. I fit into nearly anything. The only hitch here is that I can't reach the top of the cabinets and that's rather frustrating. That's also when size matters, because I have to call upon The Captain to retrieve items for me he put there without thinking I may need them. We're talking things like glasses and frying pans. Who puts frying pans on the top shelf, I ask you?

Animated film explores bowhead whales

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
A new animated film produced by the University of Alaska Museum of the North explores the annual migration of bowhead whales across the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. "Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale" takes its narrative and title from the 2013 calendar edited by University of Alaska Fairbanks oceanographer Steve Okkonen.

When minutes matter

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
For about 25 years, Paul Coffey kept fire-resistant clothing in his pickup truck so he could be the first to arrive at Craig's burning buildings. When he got there, he'd check to make sure no one was trapped. He'd see where the nearest hydrants were. He'd figure out what equipment his fellow firefighters would need. By then, at least one of the fire engines would be en route, and he'd fill them in, over the radio, on what he knew.

Happiness: a state of mind, or river of fish

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
Are you happy.

Equinox Project invites Alaskan youth to capture a day in the life of their communities

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
The Equinox Project, a digital storytelling project sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage's Department of Journalism & Communication and the Alaska Humanities Forum, invites 10-19-year-olds from across Alaska to create a story from one day in their communities before the Spring Equinox, March 20.

Fireside Lecture to focus on marine debris

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
This week's US Forest Service's Fireside Lecture will feature Peter Murphy, Alaska Marine Debris Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who will explain what the agency has learned about marine debris adrift on the Pacific Ocean.

'Hunger Through My Eyes'

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
"Hunger Through My Eyes," an exhibit of photographs taken by food pantry clients in Alaska that documents the experience of being hungry, will open for one night only in Juneau on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Three of the eight participating photographers will be present at the opening, which runs from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Hangar Ballroom.

Is the glass half full, half empty, or something else altogether?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
"I'm on the optimistic side; let's put it that way."

Design Forum to host Seattle based art and architecture firm Lead Pencil Studio

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
The Alaska Design Forum lecture series continues next week with a presentation by The Lead Pencil Studio, of Seattle. The lecture will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at 360 North, located in the KTOO Studios at 360 Egan Drive.

Pat Roppel - Alaska historian, adventurer, author

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
Patricia Ann Roppel arrived in Ketchikan as a newlywed home economics teacher in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state - and she was quickly captivated by its history. Canneries, fishing, old mill sites, mining; for decades she, husband Frank Roppel, and, later, their children, John and Cindy, explored Southeast Alaska's beaches and its forests, looking for pieces of the past.

Food safety training offered Feb. 4

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
A certified food protection manager training will be offered Feb. 4 in Fairbanks and Palmer and by videoconference in Kodiak, Unalaska and Craig.

Travels with Harry Potter: in the backpack

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:42am
Thirteen. I'm pretty sure that's how many times I've read the third Harry Potter. Why the third? The third I read first when I was 12, obviously not fully grasping the importance of a chronological series at the time. While waiting feverishly for the next installments, I naturally read and re-read what was available.

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