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Art in unusual places

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
The CCW 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.

Lions Club offering free vision screening for children in Gustavus April 18

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
The Mendenhall Flying Lions Club will be participating in the Gustavus Community Health Fair at the Gustavus School on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon, providing free vision screening to children age six months to 25. This vision screening is designed to improve the chances of detecting early eye problems. The community is encouraged to bring their children to the health fair for this free screening.

Chasing big game. Really big game

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
You know when you were a kid, and you chucked yourself or got chucked (probably more like gently nudged) into the swimming pool or off a diving board as a rite of passage?

Replacing spaghetti with seal meat

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
Caribou instead of corn dogs ... salmon instead of Trout Treasures ... seal meat in place of spaghetti - all could soon be available to more Alaskans if traction continues on a new bipartisan bill before the Alaska legislature.

Registration opens for Tutka Bay Writers Retreat

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
49 Writers' Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, scheduled for September 11-13 at the Tutka Bay Lodge, is currently accepting registrations. The theme of this year's retreat is "When the Words Burn." and the featured writers are Gary Geddes and Ann Eriksson.

Skagway Folk Fest

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
Less than a week after the last act took to the Centennial Hall stage during the 41st Annual Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, musicians are gearing up to perform in a more intimate setting up in Skagway, The Skagway Arts Council will host the 29th Annual International Folk Festival on Friday, April 17, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Eagles Hall on Broadway at Sixth Avenue. Individuals and groups who wish to perform 15-minute sets during the festival are encouraged to contact Renee Koher at or leave a message at 212-203-5090.

A Day in the Life of: Rosa Miller

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
Auk Kwaan tribal leader Rosa Miller began breaking glass ceilings young.

What's your favorite physical object that you own?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:56pm
"Probably my carving tools. (Carving) saved my life and would probably do it again."

Celebrating clean water

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am
You'd be hard-pressed to find a Southeast Alaskan that doesn't love salmon, or a salmon that doesn't need clean water.

Exciting new beers from rising star in Portland

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am
One of the things I love about being a beer-lover living in Alaska is that not only do I get to respect and participate in the contribution that our 23 local craft breweries warm me with, but also the contribution that our neighboring breweries provide from outside.

5 ways to celebrate Poetry Month

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am
New York - This list of five ways to celebrate National Poetry Month was provided by The Academy of American Poets, which founded and continues to organize National Poetry Month, observed in April.

Writer's Weir: Not What You Think

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am
You may describe the song

Guest artists for 2015: The Byron Berline Band

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am
The guest artist for this year's Alaska Folk Festival is the Byron Berline Band from Guthrie, Oklahoma, featuring Byron Berline (fiddle and mandolin), Richard Sharp (left-handed upright and electric bass), Steve Short (drums), Billy Perry (banjo), Jim Fish (guitar) and Greg Burgess (guitar and fiddle). The band is known for its take on traditional bluegrass and Western swing music. They'll perform at Centennial Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday and at 9 p.m. Sunday, and for a Folk Festival dance on Friday night at the JACC. They'll also lead multiple weekend workshops (see schedule at right).

Folk Fest dances, workshops and other events

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am

Students invited to submit entries for Antarctic Art Contest

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am
The Antarctic Art Contest is seeking entries that explore and interpret Antarctic research and science. The free contest will accept entries from April 1 to July 31 through its website Winning artwork will be displayed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the National Science Foundation, and research sites in Antarctica. An online gallery will also show winning and honorable mention artwork.

Kindred Post to kick off Tiny Post Office Concert Series

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am
Kindred Post, a neighborhood post office, gift shop, and community gathering space, will kick off its Tiny Post Office Concert series on April 8 at 7 p.m. with local musicians Dan Kirkwood and Marian Call.

Art In Unusual Places

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am
The CCW 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.

JSO review: Jaw-dropping Concert

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am
Recently the Juneau Symphony Orchestra impressed us with music emphasizing the Russian heritage of our state. Conductor Jeremy Briggs Roberts, wasting not a second of time, inspired our local orchestra to play amazingly well.

Southeast support group listings

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am

An unofficial title

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:45am
Bioregionalism sounds very official. It's got both a prefix and an "-ism." You think of bioregionalists parking their Prius's outside of a state building, entering wearing the get-one-free part of a suit deal, then making coffee-breathed, stat-filled statements for the record.


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