In February, the Juneau Pioneers' Home launched a three-part film series that focuses on issues older adults are facing today. The series began Feb. 18 and continues on the third Wednesday of March and April.
"There's a lot of them - the artists. Ray Troll and David Rubin (among others.) They all live in Ketchikan. They do a lot to keep the scene alive. And the Folk Fest people, like Bob Banghart. A lot of people don't know who they are. I'm for the underdogs.
"City Limits," a new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, will open Friday, March 6. The exhibition reveals how Anchorage's population has changed through time to become the ethno-racially, culturally and linguistically diverse community that it is today, with more than 90 languages spoken.
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway and marine mammal biologist Kate Wynne as Fireside Lecturers on Friday, March 6. They will discuss their work on a deceased humpback whale that washed ashore in Kodiak in 2014. Lectures are free and occur at 6:30 p.m. and repeat at 8 p.m.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will host the state finals for Poetry Out Loud, a national high-school recitation contest, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at 360 North at the KTOO Building.
The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services announced that Craig Public Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award is the nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.
Many times I have said I eat my emotions. By this I don't mean that I eat a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream because I'm sad. I actually eat food that evokes great memories for me. For example, a couple of weeks ago, I shared a recipe that my mom makes for me whenever I go visit her. I quite often share recipes that are a tribute to something wonderful I had in a restaurant here or while on my travels.
A world away from Alaska, music is being made that echoes inspiration absorbed here years ago. Songwriter and performer Frank Solivan no longer calls Alaska home, but the connection between his band Dirty Kitchen and the state is strong.
A few years ago in a November blizzard, Ian Seward picked up Graham Kraft and Lindsay Johnson, his new neighbors, as they were hitchhiking into Haines. It was the first time they'd met, and they soon found they had a lot to talk about.
Falls are the single greatest risk to older Alaskans' health, independence, and quality of life. In Alaska, an estimated one-third of seniors over the age of 65 and half of those over the age of 80 will fall each year. Falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, and injury deaths among older adults. Hip fractures are the leading fall-related injury that results in hospitalization and loss of independence.