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Dyea Flats roadwork to start

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:51pm
SKAGWAY — Work to improve the Dyea Flats road is tentatively scheduled for May 9-Aug. 25 as part of a federally funded project to improve the National Park Service owned portion of the road and the public access between the Slide Cemetery and the Lost Lake Trailhead.

Alaska Youth Choir to hold concert

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:46pm
JUNEAU — The Alaska Youth Choir will perform “OYE, Listen to the Voice of Our Children” featuring Alaskapella on Saturday, May 14.

Public design workshop to meet on Adair Kennedy Park Master Plan

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:45pm
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.

UAS Tech Prep films win Telly award

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:44pm
JUNEAU — Juneau-based G-Force Productions Digital Cinema has been named a winner at the 27th annual Telly Awards for their series “UAS Tech Prep.”

SHI receives grant to fund workshops for inmates, low-income residents

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:43pm
JUNEAU — Sealaska Heritage Institute is one of 64 organizations in the nation to receive an arts award given by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program.

Juneau Dance Theatre’s Spring Showcase

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:36pm
JUNEAU — Juneau Dance Theatre will present an an exciting mixed repertoire during their annual Spring Showcase.

Haines businesses get new location, look

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:35pm
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.

10 artists picked for residency program at Ernest Gruening Cabin

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:26pm
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.

Architects selected for Arts Complex

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:18pm
JUNEAU — Northwind Architects of Juneau has been chosen to design a new arts complex for Juneau, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council announced.

Fish Factor: Whales, techs and Kodiak

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:17pm
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.

Women of the Moose award grant to help with Elementary School Juried Art Show

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:15pm
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.

Free technical driving training for kids

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:12pm
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.

On Writing: In defense of Strunk & White. A guest column by Clint J. Farr

Capital City Weekly - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:30am
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.”
 

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