When a child is ill, parents don't hesitate to take their little one to the clinic. But, what about when your child feels perfectly fine? Are there other reasons to take kids to see a medical provider?
"Hunting in Wartime," a documentary about a group of Hoonah men who served in Vietnam, was originally slated for two showings at Juneau's Gold Town Nickelodeon. By the end of the second sold out showing, however, Gold Town partial owner Collette Costa had added four more.
The wheel has turned. Salmon are back again. When the fish knives come out I always think of two older men who are gone now. The first is Duane Haffner, owner of Haffner's Sharp All by Gold Creek in the flats. He had a shop in the basement of his house.
Once, at the Sitka Rose Gallery in Sitka (which I love and highly recommend visiting) I came across a beautiful painting of a Southeast Alaska landscape with a huge, ugly blob of neon orange in the middle of it.
"Newspapers" is the theme of this summer's Juneau Explorer week at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, happening Aug. 10 through 14, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm each day. Children entering first grade through age 11 will explore different methods for capturing the news in our community - writing, photographing and drawing - and will be working with professionals in the business, thanks to the partnership of the Juneau Empire. By the end of the week, Juneau Explorers reporters will have produced enough material to publish their own newspaper, for distribution to family and friends. Here's a quick rundown of the week's schedule:
Kodiak volunteers were scrambling with front end loaders and dump trucks to ready 200,000 pounds of super sacks for the first pick up of a massive marine debris removal project that begins in Alaska this week.
A new traveling exhibition, "Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness," which examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, has opened in Juneau.
With the receipt of a 2015 Alaska State Museum grant-in-aid award, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum has completed purchase of a new museum case and installation of a permanent exhibit called Juneau's Changing Shoreline. This new exhibit discusses the physical transformation of the coastline as human need and interest changed this region from a seasonal fish camp site to a mining town and then to the seat of state government, in the process adding acres of build-able flat land to the downtown footprint.
The Alaska Arts Confluence, Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center, the Village of Klukwan, and others will present "Building Relationships," the third in a series of workshops exploring the Tlingit concept of at.oow, on Friday Aug. 7. This year's workshops will consist of 2½-hour morning and afternoon sessions, with a brown bag lunch and tour of the new Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center in Klukwan. The workshops run from 9:30 a.m to 3 p.m. at the center.
These words complete Harold Napoleon's essay "Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being" (http://ankn.uaf.edu/Publications/Books/Yuuyaraq.pdf). They are remarkable words given the context of the essay and how Napoleon came to write it.
The latest issue of Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim will be celebrated with a launch party on Thursday, July 23 at the Blue Hollomon Gallery in Anchorage. The issue is available in print through the organization's website at www.cirquejournal.com, and can also be viewed online.
This is wheat beer drinking season for sure. Our abnormally dry and especially hotter summer begs for light, crisp beer, and I'm in the throes of the mood. Sure, there are golden ales, lagers and other light summer sippers, and I have my favorites, but when it comes to what I call certifiable "deck weather" in Alaska, nothing satisfies me more that a true, Bavarian style wheat beer.
It's July, and as many in Juneau know, July is the busiest month of the year. During the summer, more than a million visitors come to Alaska's capital city and I think most of them are here in July. The unusual surprise of having so many people here is that it doesn't seem overly crowded. Yes, the streets are full of folks with mouths opened in awe at the beautiful scenery we enjoy each and every day, and yes, there are those who forget about the crosswalks and walk into the road without really looking, because they are so enamored with the beauty of their surroundings. However, it's important to remember we've all been visitors somewhere, and I believed that when you go on vacation your brain does to. Stuff happens. Assume positive intent and welcome these fine folks to our city, as we would want to be welcomed to theirs.