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Meals with Midgi: Not my mama’s steak and gravy

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:53am
To say that my mom is a traditionalist is an understatement. I’m not sure why she is this way, but we have all learned to accept it without question.

Fish Factor: Rocky road for reds

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:50am
Shock and dismay were heard from Bristol Bay fishermen when they finally got word last week that major buyers would pay 50 cents a pound for their sockeye salmon. That's a throwback to the dock prices paid from 2002 through 2004, and compares to $1.20 advanced last year ($1.33 on average after price adjustments).

Shrinking your world

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:49am
Jack sat on a bench, hand-rolled tobacco between his lips, eyes on nothing in particular.

Shipyard to raise totem pole

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:47am
Vigor Alaska’s Ketchikan shipyard during the city’s 40th annual Blueberry Arts Festival will raise a 12-foot totem pole indicative of the kind of company it aims to be.

Writer' Weir: Sometimes I Catch Her Paused

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:45am
Mt. Juneau spans the horizon

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council announces 2015 Wearable Art theme

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:08am
The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the theme for this year's Wearable Art Extravaganza: "Reflections." The show will be Feb. 13 and 14.

Movie guide

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:08am
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Coffman Cove to host By the Sea Festival Aug. 8-9

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:08am
Coffman Cove will host its 5th Annual "By the Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival Aug. 8-9. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and from 12-4 p.m. Sunday and includes live music and a fisherman's poetry slam, as well as more than 30 arts and crafts vendors. Local seafood will be served throughout the festival, with a tentative menu that includes clam chowder, fried fish and reindeer sausage. The festival will also feature the Prince of Wales Farmers Market, providing consumers an opportunity to buy locally-grown foods and products.

Finding myself in a book

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
That's why we read, isn't it? To find ourselves. Maybe nor ourselves ourselves. Maybe not the 9-to-5 working grind selves. Maybe our pirate selves. Our magic-wielding selves. Our time-travelling Scottish selves.

Jazz & Classics' Summer String Workshop runs Aug. 12-14

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
An intensive three-day workshop for violin, viola, cello and double bass students in August will include group lessons, small and large ensembles, and orchestra class for string musicians ages 10 and older. Led by Seattle-based master teachers, violinist Tracy Helming and cellist Rajan Krishnaswami, the workshop will take place Aug. 12 through 14 at the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Classrooms.

'Nicest store in Alaska' gets some TLC in Tenakee

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
TENAKEE SPRINGS - If you've visited Tenakee Springs recently, you've probably noticed the work being done on the historic Snyder Mercantile Building, and if you remember what it looked like a few years ago, you probably noticed that it's substantial.

21st annual Kake Dog Salmon Festival, Aug. 1

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
The Kake Dog Salmon Festival, informally cofounded by former Kake Tribal Corporation President Gordon Jackson and Juneau resident Peter Metcalfe during a fisheries meeting in 1994, was first organized to celebrate the one millionth pound of salmon processed at the local plant. Now the festival celebrates area fisherman and past cannery workers, and has become a major community event; the town of just over 700 residents has seen as many as 400 visitors attend the day-long festival.

10th annual HomeSkillet Festival, July 30-Aug. 1

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
HomeSkillet Fest will celebrate its 10th and final year this weekend in Sitka, running Thursday through Saturday, July 30-Aug. 1 at Ludvig's Bistro and the Sea Mountain Golf Course.

"By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival to be held Aug. 8-9 in Coffman Cove

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
Coffman Cove will host its 5th Annual "By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and from 12-4 p.m. Sunday and includes live music and a fisherman's poetry slam, as well as more than 30 arts and crafts vendors. Local seafood will be served throughout the festival, with a tentative menu that includes clam chowder, fried fish and reindeer sausage. The Arts and Seafood Festival will also feature the Prince of Wales Farmers Market, providing consumers an opportunity to buy locally-grown foods and products.

Dee Longenbaugh wins "Contributions to Literacy" award

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
Juneau's Dee Longenbaugh, known to many as the long-time owner of The Observatory bookstore, has been honored with a 2015 Contributions to Literacy award from the Alaska Center for the Book. Longenbaugh, a historian and and book reviewer, was recognized along with Edna MacLean, formerly of Barrow and now of Anchorage, and Barrow author Debby Dahl Edwardson, author of "My Name is Not Easy." Also honored was The Alaska Spirit of Reading Program, grant-funded by the Alaska State Library since 2007. The Spirit of Reading won the Sue Sherif Literacy Award, a special CLIA award, named in honor of a librarian who retired from the Alaska State Library.

Teaching formline

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
This week, Sealaska Heritage Institute released the results of a three-year project designed to help students learn the basics of formline -- the design elements around which most Northwest Coast Native art is built. The in-depth educational resource, designed for students in grades 5-8, was introduced to teachers from around the state Monday by Juneau School District art teacher Nancy Lehnhart during the 10th annual Basic Arts Institute at the University of Alaska Southeast on Monday.

What's happening

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
Events & Presentations

Kindred Post to host Tiny Post Office Concert featuring Jazz Vocalists

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
Kindred Post, a neighborhood post office, gift shop, and community gathering space, will host a Tiny Post Office Concert on July 29 with local jazz vocalists, Alyssa Fischer and Kari Groven, accompanied by Tom Locher on piano.

40 Years of Ketchikan's Blueberry Arts Festival

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:07am
Ketchikan is gearing up to celebrate blueberries, the arts, and 40 years of the two combined at its 40th annual Blueberry Arts Festival.

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