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Holiday perspective

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 9:07pm
Thanksgiving perspective is great. You sorta have to look at the good in life. You look at family, friends, turkey and the Internet for ways that people can prove they love you through gifts next month.

Review: Falcon explores the darker side of Alaskan life in new book

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 3:10am
Ask an outsider to name a few of the most life-threatening things in Southeast Alaska and you might get: man-eating grizzly bears, float plane crashes, hypothermia.

Movie guide

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:51am

Juneau author Boochever wins book award for "Bristol Bay Summer"

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:51am
Literary Classics International Book Award and Reviews recently announced that Juneau author Annie Boochever’s “Bristol Bay Summer,” published by Alaska Northwest Books, was chosen as “Best in Category, Best First Novel” in its 2015 selection of top books for children and young adults.

Southeast support group listings

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:47am
Alcoholics Anonymous: 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. Brown Bag, noon–1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Church of the Holy Trinity, 415 Fourth St. Five Alive, 5-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Church of the Holy Trinity, 415 Fourth St.

What's happening this week

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am

21st eagle festival brings eagles, photographers, dancers together

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Fewer people may have registered as attending the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines this year, its 21st, but the rain and snow didn't stop the 172 people that came to see bald eagles, attend presentations, and wander through the Bald Eagle Foundation's redesigned aviaries -- and it certainly didn't stop the eagles.

Sea chanteys add high note to Sitka WhaleFest

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
SITKA - "You're in good voice today!"

A meat-free recipe in honor of 'Sweeney Todd'

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
This week I attended a performance of "Sweeney Todd," produced by Perseverance Theatre. We in Juneau are so fortunate to have a theater company of such quality. Time after time they provide us with amazing productions. I am always impressed at how they take huge Broadway shows and fit them into a relatively tiny theater by comparison. Yet they do, and with much success.

Walter Soboleff retrospective

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
At a retrospective in honor of the second annual Walter Soboleff Day, obersved Nov. 14, speakers including family, friends and a pastor told stories that showcased the late Tlingit leader's sense of humor, generosity, faith, and his extraordinary grace, especially under circumstances that would embitter many people. (We've pulled some of those stories aside so that you can read them on their own.)

Short plays on Climate Change to be presented Dec. 3

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Perseverance Theatre, the University of Alaska Southeast, and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will present "A Pain in the Crevasse: Short Plays on Climate Change" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. This is a free event.

Girls on the Run coordinator named Hometown Hero by Glamour Magazine

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Girls on the Run of Greater Alaska program coordinator Rachel Wintz, 24, was named Alaska's Hometown Hero in Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year feature. Wintz was recognized for her work with Girls on the Run and its expansion across the state of Alaska.

At "The River" with "Steelhead Steve"

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
It's fun fishing with people who aren't as skilled as you because you feel really good about yourself. But it's also good to be reminded of just how much you have to learn.

Student activism for homeless youth

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
The Juneau-Douglas High School Interact Club, Thunder Mountain High School Interact Club and JDHS Sources of Strength Club will host the annual Homeless Awareness Sleep Out on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Riverbend Elementary School.

Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for "Jimmy Bluefeather"

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Gustavus author Kim Heacox has won the National Outdoor Book Award for Fiction and Outdoor Literature for his novel, "Jimmy Bluefeather," published by Alaska Northwest Books.

Chilkoot Trail artist residences accepted through Feb. 1

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Whitehorse - The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program offers an opportunity for Canadian and American artists to be inspired by the natural beauty and the human history of the Chilkoot Trail. In its sixth consecutive year, this program includes a wilderness backpacking trip across an international border that passes through Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site in northern British Columbia. The program is a partnership between the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service.

Angoon students stage "Raven Stole the Sun"

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Students from Angoon presented their original play "Raven Stole the Sun" Thursday in an all-school project led by Gustavus artist Sarah Campen through the Artists in the Schools program. Junior high and high school students wrote the script after studying traditional versions of the story, and elementary school students created backdrops and props.

JAHC to host staged reading of letters written by famous people

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will host "Letters Aloud" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The performance is part of its 2015-2016 concert season.

SHI joins forces with Any Given Child, local groups, in arts initiative

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Sealaska Heritage Institute has partnered with a national arts program and local organizations to teach Southeast Native cultures to children annually at the Walter Soboleff Building.

Juneau teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:39am
Amy Jo Meiners, who teaches extended learning at Auke Bay Elementary and Riverbend Elementary in the Juneau School District, has been named Alaska Teacher of the Year for 2016.


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