JUNEAU — The CBJ Engineering and Public Works Department and the Parks and Recreation Department will host a public design workshop to develop a master plan for Adair Kennedy Park on Tuesday, May 17,at 6 p.m. in the large meeting room at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library.
HAINES — Chorus and Sarah Bishop are moving their respective businesses — Chorus’s Seibukan Jujutsu and Sarah’s catering company — into the Salmon Bake house on the Parade Grounds at Fort Seward. The building will undergo a complete renovation, joining the Fireweed and Pilot Light restaurants, which recently debuted their new looks.
Ten talented artists have been selected for the 2016 summer Alaska State Parks artist-in-residence program, which runs from May through September at the Ernest Gruening State Historical Park. This year’s artists are Joan Pardes, Patti Jouppi, Bruce Sink, Christine Fortner, Glenda Field, Rob Roys, Naona Wallin, Bob Winfree, Sandy Winfree, and Keren Lowell.
Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six-inch, battery-operated tubes are tied into fishing nets and transmit animal-specific signals every five seconds to alert the animals to keep their distance.
JUNEAU — The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council received $300 from the Juneau Women of the Moose for assisting with the production of the annual Juneau School District Elementary School Juried Student Art Show. Cindy Hudson of the Women of the Moose presented the check on Wednesday, May 4.
Taylor White Foundation sponsors second course. Life can change in the second it takes for a bear to run out in the road, a car’s tires to slip on ice, or a drunk person to get behind the wheel. The Taylor White Foundation for Advancing Our Community, Inc., wants to give teenage drivers the skills they need to handle that second.
I made the mistake of emailing Jim Hale an opinion. I sent him a mewling defense of the classic writing guide “The Elements of Style” by Strunk & White the day after his column questioned its utility. In true professorial style, he asked me to be a guest columnist defending his target, a little tome Hale critiques as full of “punctilious little hyper-correct uber-grammatical ultra-syntactical imperatives.”