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A name restored

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:19am
JUNEAU - When the U.S. Forest Service's revised map of the Juneau Icefield is printed next month, it will contain an original Tlingit place name for the first time: Tlaxhsatanjín, which can be translated as "idle hands" or "hands at rest."

Foodie Limbo- Week Two

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
As I sit on my little boutique sofa in my little boutique apartment eating the soup I made in my little boutique kitchen, I realize that I am truly in Foodie Limbo. You may insert hollow echo if you wish - Foooodiieee Liiiiimmmbbbooooo. I feel like my cat sitting in the window watching the world go by, except I'm watching food commercials for pizza, steaks, and burgers that I cannot eat. It's sheer torture I tell you.

First Southeast Alaska Cannabis Celebration to be held Friday in Juneau

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
Organizers ask that participants of this event be respectful of laws and emergency regulations, as well as local ordinances regarding marijuana, as they hope to make this an annual event. It is illegal to consume marijuana in public and under current regulations, this event will be "in public."

Running Fox releases Alaska Sampler 2015

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
A new volume of The Alaska Sampler, a free e-book anthology, was recently released by Running Fox Books, along with a new website designed to change the way readers connect with Alaska-inspired books.

JAHC to host Mexican Brass Quintet April 19

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council' will host Metales M5, a Mexican Brass ensemble, on Sunday, April 19. The group, hailed as Mexico's leading brass quintet, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Juneau Douglas High School auditorium, and will be hosting a student assembly while in Juneau.

Faces of Folk Fest

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
1. Children dance in front of the stage at the 41st Annual Alaska Folk Festival at Centennial Hall on April 6.

On Writing: Moses and Me

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
I'm on the verge of retiring from my job as a technical editor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration here in Juneau. It has been a good career, and I've had some great colleagues over the years who gave me a healthy respect for the work of government.

Poetry reading scheduled for April 19

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
In honor of Poetry Month, observed nationally in April, the Burn Thompson Writing Group will host a public Poetry Reading at the Juneau Public Library.

Southeast support group listings

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
Juneau Wednesday

Peserverance and UAS to present Chekhov's "The Sneeze" April 17-19

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
Perseverance Theatre and University of Alaska Southeast will present Anton Chekhov's "The Sneeze" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 17-19 at the theatre in Hendrickson, Room 113 on the UAS Campus.

'The Mountain is Massive, the Mountain is Mist':

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
Acclaimed local author Stuart Archer Cohen wasn't referring to himself or writing when he described Juneau as an incubator of world-class talent - although with three novels (soon to be four) translated into more than 10 different languages, he very well could've been.

What's happening this week

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
THEATER

Juneau Community Foundation announces upcoming scholarship, grant deadlines

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
The Juneau Community Foundation has announced the availability of the Margaret Frans Brady Fund Scholarship, the Simon and Anna Kirk Memorial Scholarship, and grants through the Douglas-Dornan Foundation Fund, with deadlines approaching in April and June.

Business profile: Tracy LaBarge, Juneau entrepreneur

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:57pm
Much of Juneau entrepreneur Tracy LaBarge's business success comes down to offhand comments, relationships, and a comfort with risk.

A love affair with hops

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
America's got a strange love affair with hops. I understand it but, it started to wear me out and I moved away from hop forward beers, in particular India Pale Ales, or IPAs. Although we can probably thank Sierra Nevada Brewing Company for really kicking off America's craft beer renaissance back in the 1980s, thanks is probably equally due to the alluring green buds that add so much character to beer.

Alaska Chapter of Wildlife Society meets in Juneau

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
The Alaska Chapter of The Wildlife Society will continue meeting in Juneau this week through Friday at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.

Juneau-born Band Shiver Twins takes on Seattle

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
Former Juneau band Shiver Twins recently took a leap of faith into the unknown, leaving the safety and support of Juneau's familiar venues for the opportunity and excitement of Seattle.

Forest Service to host Earth Day celebration April 18 at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
The US Forest Service is hosting a community Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Renowned artist Rie Muñoz dies

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
Editor's note: This article was previously published in the Juneau Empire on April 8 and is reprinted here for the benefit of those in other Southeast communities.

Art Meets Science Week to be held at UAS April 13-19

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
The University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus will host a presentation series, Art Meets Science, April 13-19. This week-long showcase will highlight student accomplishments in the liberal arts, Alaska Native oratory, outdoor studies, and scientific, mathematical, and social science research.

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