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Photos from the Alaska Robotics’ Mini-Con

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:21am
photos by lance nesbitt | for the capital city weekly Writer and illustrator John Klassen, 34, reads his Caldecott Medal winning book “This is Not My Hat” to children at the Imagination Station on April 23 during Alaska Robotics’ Mini-Con.

Art in unusual places

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:04am
The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing. Submit images to maryc.martin@capweek.com.

Wild Kitchen Walks start April 30

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:02am
Juneau residents are invited to join Cooperative Extension and local experts this summer to go on the wild side with Wild Kitchen Walks.

Meals with Midgi: The Great Windfall Odyssey (and pita chips with hummus)

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:51pm
Previously, I wrote about my endeavor to embrace the great outdoors with more than an air hug. Now that I’ve been out and about on several trails, I’m getting more comfortable with my surroundings and I’m no longer as worried that I won’t be able to reach my bear spray in case I need it. I’m more inclined to wonder where my water bottle is.

Fish Factor: A mariculture future

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:47pm
Cuts affecting Alaska’s fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget approved by state legislators.

Angoon students investigate lives of herring

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:37pm
Angoon students in grades four through 12 in April participated in the Angoon Herring Ecology Spring Program, which was “custom-designed for Angoon to empower students to apply their academic, maritime and traditional skills in investigating the lives of Pacific herring, their predators, prey and environmental conditions in local waters,” according to an email from Michelle Ridgway, the Oceanus Alaska ecologist who led the program.

The river owns you

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:35pm
Some of the most valuable Alaska steelhead lessons I learned while flyfishing for rainbow trout in California.

Writers' Weir

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:32pm
I ate everything By: Annacaroline Wall & Touching Heaven By: Carol Coyle

On Writing: The scattering afield — a personal essay

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:28pm
How can we know the dancer from the dance? —W.B. Yeats

Fundraising for bear mauling, house fire victims

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:26pm
April has been a tragic and trying month for many in Southeast Alaska, but friends and neighbors across the region are helping how they can, whether it’s with encouragement or donations. Brent and Annette Cole, a Craig couple who create soundboards out of salvaged old growth Tongass wood, and who were featured on the cover of the April 6 Capital City Weekly, were left without a home after a house fire in mid-April.

Alaska’s improv fest brings narrative, hip hop, TV to Juneau

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:23pm
Improv is a word that might bring the popular television show “Whose Line is It Anyway?” to mind. Or maybe a comedy show — good or bad — you saw while on vacation is an immediate association. AS IF, the Alaska State Improv Festival, is seeking to expand that view by bringing in improv groups from around the country to perform in a four day festival at McPhetres Hall this weekend.

Reflections on Symphony’s ‘Peace and Deliverance’

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:21pm
This recent Juneau Symphony Orchestra concert was the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful, moonlit spring evening. As conductor Troy Quinn pointed out, there is no better setting in the world than Juneau for inspiring music. With its verdant forests, unfathomable glaciers, everlasting ocean, and peaceful lakes, Juneau suits it perfectly.

Jazz & Classics teams with the trees

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:17pm
When you’re talking about Juneau Jazz & Classics it can be hard to know where to start, what with two weeks of music, 14 musical groups and performers, 29 events and 30 years of history.

Carolyn Wonderland, the Vega Quartet Open Juneau Jazz & Classics 30th Season

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:16pm
Juneau Jazz & Classics kicks off its 30th season Friday, May 6 with the powerful voice of Carolyn Wonderland and her band, two blues cruises Saturday, and the energetic Vega String Quartet Sunday at the stunning Shrine of St. Therese.

What's happening this week April 27 - May 3, 2016

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:12pm
Rum Tasting and Dinner Party, Friday, April 29, JACC. Happy hour at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Pirate costumes are encouraged. $65; organized by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. Top three costumes win a bottle of rum.

Columnists Hale, Callahan win first place awards

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:10pm
A huge congratulations to Capital City Weekly columnists Jim Hale and Dick Callahan, who each got first place in this year’s Alaska Press Club Awards, announced April 23. Hale’s “On Writing” got first place in the Suzan Nightingale Award for Best Columnist category among small papers.

Alaska State Improv Festival Features Villainy and Comedy

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:35am
The Alaska State Improv Festival returns for its fourth year, featuring headliners from Austin, Chicago, San Francisco and Santa Monica. Twenty-one acts from across the country will perform over its four days. The festival runs from Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1 with nightly shows at McPhetres Hall and special late night shows at Hangar Ballroom on Friday and Saturday.

A Pirate’s Life

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:33am
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is holding “A Pirate’s Life,” a rum tasting and dinner party, on Friday, April 29 at the JACC. Happy hour is at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m.; tasting starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65, and costumes are encouraged. Top three costumes win a bottle of rum. For more information, go to juneauchamber.com or call 463-3488.

“By the Sea” Arts and Seafod Festival

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:31am
Coffman Cove’s 6th Annual “By The Sea Arts and Seafood Festival” has been moved to Friday and Saturday from its traditional days of Saturday and Sunday. This year, the festival will be held Friday, Aug. 12 from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. (vendors until 8 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 13 from 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. (vendors until 7 p.m.) The festival will have artists, produce, craftsmen and more from Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island. It will also have a menu showcasing local seafood, live music, and entertainment.

Made of Salmon

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:30am
Homer resident, fisherman and author Nancy Lord has released a new book through University of Alaska Press: “Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from the Salmon Project.” All over the world, says the book’s write-up, salmon populations are in trouble. Alaska, however, stands out as a rare success story. “Made of Salmon” brings together more than 50 diverse Alaska voices to celebrate the salmon and its place in Alaska life.
 

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