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Southeast support group listings

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:24pm
Alcoholics Anonymous: (AA) An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Early Birds, 6:45-7:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, Church of the Holy Trinity, 415 Fourth St.

Tidal Echoes submission deadline is Dec. 1

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:23pm
The submission deadline for the 2016 edition of Title Echoes, a literary and art journal showcasing the art and writing of Southeast Alaskans, is Dec. 1.

Sitka Wearable Arts show announcement

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:21pm
The Greater Sitka Arts Council wishes to update community members interested in the 8th annual Wearable Art Show, scheduled for two shows at the Sitka Performing Arts Center March 26, with a dress rehearsal March 25.

AMHS to host community engagement meetings

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:20pm
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Alaska Marine Highway System, is inviting Alaskans to participate in six community engagement meetings scheduled across coastal Alaska.

Alaska State Council on the Arts awards grants to Juneau arts organizations

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:19pm
The Alaska State Council on the Arts awarded over $507,000 in grants to Alaska artists and arts organizations in its first funding quarter of this fiscal year. Multiple awards went to Juneau arts organizations.

49 Writers to host List and Litany class

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:18pm
49 Writers will host a class called List and Litany, which will be taught by Caroline Goodwin, current poet laureate of San Mateo County on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Taku Graphics/Shorefast Editions, located at 5732 Concrete Way near the Lemon Creek Breeze In.

Movie Guide

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:14pm

Fish Factor: Two tough issues

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
Alaskans are being asked to weigh in on two tough issues: budgets and halibut bycatch.

Fed up with consumerism?

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
"Bartleby the Scrivener" by Herman Melville: The ultimate 'Just say no' tale. Bartleby is famous for his catchphrase: "I would prefer not to" which you can, like Bart, apply to aspects of your life.

Ferry schedule allows day trips to Pelican through April

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
The Pelican Chamber of Commerce recently shared information for the winter ferry schedule to Pelican in the hopes of spurring ridership during the coming months. Like many coastal towns in Southeast, Pelican is facing economic issues stemming from cutbacks to the Alaska Marine Highway System.

SHI accepting applications for revamped Art Show and Competition

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
Sealaska Heritage Institute is accepting applications from artists who want to compete in its eighth biennial Juried Art Show and Competition, which will expand to include new divisions and a youth show.

Climate Change Film Series continues

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
"Merchants of Doubt," the last film in a series of three climate change-focused documentaries, will be shown on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 4:30 p.m. and Monday Nov. 30, at 7 p.m, at the Gold Town Theatre, 171 Shattuck Way.

'Discovering Haida Art' with Robert Davidson

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
When renowned Haida artist Robert Davidson was a kid, he used to root for the cowboys while watching old Westerns, cheering with his friends when the "bad guys" - the Indians - were killed. Then his uncle took him aside and explained that he and his family were "Indians" themselves.

Writers' Weir: Praise for an Ordinary Day

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
December snow settles on spruce

'Through the Storm Towards the Sun'

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
In the late 1930s, when she turned 10, Carol Feller Brady - born Alice Carolyn James, the youngest of 11 children - entered the part of her life described in her memoir as "the storm." And though she's been through more than it seems possible for one person to survive, her story is remarkable not only for the trauma she endured, but also for the way that, now 88, she's managed to come into the "sun" of her life, finding and giving love in spite of all she went through.

Easing into the holidays with community markets

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
The day after Thanksgiving is what they call Black Friday. On this day there are places in our country where combat shoppers in a buying frenzy trample each other and get into fights over 2-dollar toasters. People get hurt, sometimes killed, every year. Instead of driving everyone off it's become a sort of macabre advertising. Alternatively, the day after Thanksgiving is also, 'Buy Nothing Day,' an international movement for people who refuse to shop at all on Black Friday.

Juneau's Hidden History: Cope Park

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
The Cope Park I remember growing up in the 1980s and '90s is very different from the memories someone might have if they grew up in the '50s, '60s and '70s. I remember a playground, swing set, old scary bathrooms, tennis courts, and a rundown ball field. Currently the ball field is now a fenced dog park, the bathrooms have been rebuilt at a new location, and the swing set is gone. The city plans to improve the area in 2016.

On Writing: The Name of the Sentence

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
Our word "sentence" comes from the Latin word for "opinion." In late 14th-century Middle English, Chaucer describes a theology student at Oxford as "full of high sentence," that is, full of solemn moral pronouncements. We see that meaning carried forward in the word "sententious," a pejorative term for an opinionated, moralistic jerk. We see that meaning too in the word's penal denotation: as our friends Byron Benedict and Lowell Ford know, a "sentence" can be a very definite judicial pronouncement.

What's happening this week

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm


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