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Sitka Summer Music Festival enters its final week

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:18am
The Sitka Summer Music Festival comes to a close this week with a final round of events scheduled through Sunday, June 28.

Baltuck to lead outdoor painting workshop as part of residency

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:18am
The Department of Natural Resources is hosting its first resident artist as part of the Alaska State Parks Artist-In-Residence Pilot Program based at Ernest Gruening State Historical Park.

Supporting sustainable fisheries, one bite at a time

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:18am
Summer is here in Southeast Alaska, and the fishing season is off to a glorious start. With the start of the season comes a fresh opportunity to get involved with Alaskan's Own, a Sitka-based community supported fishery that offers a subscription-based monthly basket of fish to customers in Juneau, Sitka, Anchorage, and Seattle. As Alaska's only CSF, this summer initiative supports the sustainable fisheries and local ocean conservation efforts of the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust, a nonprofit organization in Southeast Alaska.

Art in Unusual Places

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:18am
The Capital City Weekly 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.

Scholar to give lecture on Kwakwak'awakw headdress repatriation

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:18am
Sealaska Heritage will sponsor a free lecture by French anthropologist and visiting scholar Marie Mauze on the repatriation of a British Columbia headdress in 2003.

Fish Factor: Alaska poised for huge salmon haul

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:18am
As Alaska's salmon season heads into high gear, a few bright spots are surfacing in an otherwise bleak global sales market.

Rainy Day Reads: The slow burn

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:18am
I'm a fast reader. That's not boasting. That's a fact. I kept stats for 2014 and I average one book or 342 pages every three days. (Yes, stats. Like a sport. Competitive reading.)

SHI to host lecture on Native place names

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:18am
Sealaska Heritage will sponsor a free lecture by a visiting scholar on Native place names in Southeast Alaska, particularly those that incorporate Native words for yellow and red cedar.

Southeast Support Group Listings

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:18am
Editor's note: This list was reviewed in June 2015. If you have changes or additions, email

Movie guide for the week of June 24 to July 1

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:18am

A hub for hip-hop culture opens in Anchorage

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:17am
ANCHORAGE - The sign at the entrance to an old retail space, hidden behind shopping carts in an aging East Anchorage mall, declared: "Closed due to no heat."

Kake reopens its public library after 16 years

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:17am
On June 8, the community of Kake reopened its public library for the first time in 16 years as the Shirly Jackson Community Library.

Perseverance Theatre's STAR program runs June 29 to Aug. 2

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:17am
Perseverance Theatre is once again preparing to host its STAR program, a five-week theater training program for youth ages 10-18. This program is designed for young actors who are committed to theater and performance and is suitable for young people with little experience. Through specialized training - which culminates in fully-realized productions - students learn theater skills as well as teamwork, discipline, and creative thinking, and will participate in daily workshops on voice, movement and acting technique. Students aged 10-18 will perform one of three plays: the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.", a collection of scenes and monologues known as Shakespeare's STARs, or the original play, "My Juneau."

Fire Fighters' Sunday concert to feature "Beatlemania" stars

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:17am
Juneau Career Fire Fighters will present its fourth annual "Summer Family Rockfest: Tribute To Beatlemania" concert Sunday featuring performances by the original "Beatlemania" Broadway musical and movie cast members. The acoustic concert takes place at 6 p.m. at the JDHS Auditorium.

More on Kake's totem pole

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:17am
Following the publication of a June 10 article on Kake's totem pole, the Capital City Weekly received additional information on the carvers who worked on the project, provided by Alaska Indian Arts in Haines.

On writing: Style

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:17am
In my 30s I interviewed for a part-time position at a college in New Jersey. In the colorized haze of my memories, I remember the professor who interviewed me as one of those annoying academic twits-overly intellectual, but not very smart. In a pinched, nasally voice he told me "Now I'm not going to be upset if a student has a few grammatical errors or run-on sentences here and there. But I am going to be upset if a student is unable to find his or her own voice."

Southeast communities help Rasmuson Foundation celebrate its 60th anniversary

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:17am
Stories told about Native Alaskans' first contact with European Americans tend to be negative, said Yakutat Tlingit Tribe President Victoria Demmert. But not all of them are - and the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe, in collaboration with the Rasmuson Foundation, on June 29 will raise a totem pole both commemorating the Rasmuson family's relationship with Yakutat and celebrating the foundation's 60th anniversary.

Doctor Fermento: Beer festivals proliferate in the 49th state

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:17am
I've noticed that beer festivals in Alaska have matured significantly over the last couple of years. When craft beer emerged in the mid 1980s, Alaska was slow to follow and the love for craft beer was slow to emerge. We lagged behind the Lower 48 by a number of years.

Writers' Weir: Grace, a poem by Margo Waring

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:17am
The early time of garden grace is over

Solstice week on the water and R2AK updates

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 9:17am
Is this a great time of year or what? It's summer solstice week. My fellow pagans lit their bonfires at beaches all over Southeast on the June 21. Rowing sculls glide "v" wakes under the bridge in early mornings. Spring kings are in the channel. Juneau's gillnet fleet went buzzing all around town to grocery stores, marine hardware dealers, the fuel docks, and under low-flying tourist float planes in the cruise ship basin to the cold storage for ice. Then they emptied out of the harbors headed for this year's first sockeye opening in Taku Inlet and Lynn Canal. The fish are excited.


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