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Downtown bar closes for business

Monthly drag shows are still planned.

Julia O’Malley, food journalist, has a new book out that was co-published by the University of Washington Press and the Anchorage Museum. (Courtesy Photo | Nathaniel Wilder)
Julia O’Malley, food journalist, has a new book out that was co-published by the University of Washington Press and the Anchorage Museum. (Courtesy Photo | Nathaniel Wilder)
Fred Meyer advertises flu vaccinations via a banner outside its pharmacy on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Flu activity is on the rise in Alaska

Just in time for the holidays.

Fred Meyer advertises flu vaccinations via a banner outside its pharmacy on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Molly Box is the new permanent principal of Harborview Elementary School, and Elizabeth Pisel-Davis is the new permanent principal of Riverbend Elementary School. Both previously served as interim principal at their respective schools. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau School District announces two new principals

They’re both familiar faces.

Molly Box is the new permanent principal of Harborview Elementary School, and Elizabeth Pisel-Davis is the new permanent principal of Riverbend Elementary School. Both previously served as interim principal at their respective schools. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this file photo, the Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, Malaspina and Tazlina, hidden from view, are tied up at the Auke Bay Terminal in July 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this file photo, the Alaska Marine Highway System ferries LeConte, left, Malaspina and Tazlina, hidden from view, are tied up at the Auke Bay Terminal in July 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Bear with them, they’re learning

Lecture examines behavior of not-quite adult bears

Riverbend Elementary School Interim Principal Elizabeth Pisel-Davis interviews for a permanent position in front of a panel at Riverbend on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A new principal could be around the Riverbend

Riverbend Elementary School’s interim principal interviews for position.

Riverbend Elementary School Interim Principal Elizabeth Pisel-Davis interviews for a permanent position in front of a panel at Riverbend on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Empire Live: Juneau School District interviews for Riverbend principal position

Interim principal is interviewing to fill the role.

Dog licensing is required by law, saves lives and is not very popular

An estimated half of Juneau’s dogs are licensed as required.

Juneau Dance Theatre freshens up a classic

‘The Nutcracker’ is back with a new coat of paint.

Celebrating an icon: Local project ships Peratrovich book to libraries, schools for free

Project opens new chapter of Elizabeth Peratrovich awareness.

Annie Fritze of Dillingham moves stuffed animals made of fur at Juneau Public Market, Friday Nov. 30, 2019. The handmade creatures were created using a variety of furs, including otter and lynx. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Annie Fritze of Dillingham moves stuffed animals made of fur at Juneau Public Market, Friday Nov. 30, 2019. The handmade creatures were created using a variety of furs, including otter and lynx. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Folkie from Fairbanks is coming to Juneau

It’s her first time performing in the capital city.

Natalia Spengler, front right, Lillian Odekirk, back left, and Zebadiah Bodine, back right, rehearse for Theatre in the Rough’s production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” at McPhetres Hall on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Theatre in the Rough to hold ‘Wilde’ tea parties

Company’s latest is ‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’

Natalia Spengler, front right, Lillian Odekirk, back left, and Zebadiah Bodine, back right, rehearse for Theatre in the Rough’s production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” at McPhetres Hall on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Vendors and customers flood the floor at Centennial Hall during the Public Market in November 2014. This year, 206 vendors will be at Juneau Arts & Culture Center, Centennial Hall and Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Public Market is back and ‘kicked up to a new level’

There are more vendors and places to park than ever before.

Vendors and customers flood the floor at Centennial Hall during the Public Market in November 2014. This year, 206 vendors will be at Juneau Arts & Culture Center, Centennial Hall and Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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