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Fish Factor: Tsunami debris cleanup begins

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
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.

Traveling exhibition on Native concepts of health and illness opens

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
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.

City museum opens new exhibit: Juneau's Changing Shoreline

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
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.

Alaska Arts Confluence to present "Building Relationships" workshop in Klukwan

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
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.

Woosh Kinaadeiyí Open Mic and Poetry Slam is July 17 at Heritage Cafe

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host this month's open mic and poetry slam on Friday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Heritage Cafe, 130 Front Street.

Movie Guide

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
Juneau

Local filmmaker Hebert to make 'Yuuyaraq' essay into a docudrama

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
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.

Latest issue of Cirque features many Southeast contributors

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
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.

Exploring wheat beer season

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
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.

Southeast support group listings

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
Editor's note: This list was reviewed in June 2015. If you have changes or additions, email stephanie.west@morris.com.

A compromising position

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
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.

Cavanaugh brings his original music to new ears

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
Even without the guitar, microphone and considerable stage presence, Archie Cavanaugh is impossible to miss during a recent lunch hour rush at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake near Twin Lakes. Dressed in fire-engine red from his hat all the way down to his fancy shoes, Cavanaugh is a dramatic bright spot on a gray day, a visual that coincides with the upbeat music he's chosen to share with his audience. Over an '80s-era jazz-funk bass beat, Cavanaugh sings lyrics he wrote decades ago on a song called "Foolin'":

Art in unusual places

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
The fabulous gargoyles of Orton Hall, Ohio State University, early July.

Sitka Seafood Festival to feature exhibit of vintage fishing photos

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
This year's Sitka Seafood Festival will feature a vintage black-and-white photo exhibit focusing on Southeast's fishing industry. The exhibit celebrates Sitka's fishing heritage circa the 1980s and is companion to a new black-and-white photobook "Alaska Fishing Gold Rush of the 1980s" by former Sitkan Jana M. Suchy.

A dream come true? Probably not

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
I'm not sure why, but I left the table and took my skiff upriver. Upon reaching a predetermined point, I turned around. On my way back to wherever I was going, a small humpback whale surfaced and rolled. I continued past and arrived at where I was going to see that my table had been moved and people were eating dinner.

AEL&P accepting applications from artists to decorate electrical boxes

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
Alaska Electric Light and Power Company is now accepting applications from artists interesting in painting electrical boxes around Juneau. A donor has offered $300 for artist time and painting supplies per box.

Symphony hires new executive director

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
The Juneau Symphony has announced the selection of Laura Haywood as its new Executive Director.

Writers' Weir: To Be

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
I don't crave to be the thundering drops

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Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
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The break down

Capital City Weekly - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:37am
The highs and lows of fishing have been written and spoken by anglers since hooking fish in the mouth became a fun way to enjoy down time. At its core, catching a fish is good and losing a fish is bad, but anyone who has fished will tell you, there are a lot of circumstances that make both much better, or much worse.

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