Ben Hohenstatt

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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Aaron Doten-Ferguson, left, Hane Hubert, center, and Matthew Epperly sport their mustaches for Movember during their lunch hour at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mustaches raise funds and awareness for men’s health

Middle school staff and students participate in Movember.

Aaron Doten-Ferguson, left, Hane Hubert, center, and Matthew Epperly sport their mustaches for Movember during their lunch hour at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Southeast Alaska LBTQ+ Alliance Board Chair JoLynn Shriber reads a list the names of killed transgender people as Thunder Mountain High School students Kyla Stevens, center, and Laila Williams hold flags in the wind during a transgender remembrance at Marine Park on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau remembers transgender lives lost this year

At least 22 were killed in the U.S. in 2019.

Southeast Alaska LBTQ+ Alliance Board Chair JoLynn Shriber reads a list the names of killed transgender people as Thunder Mountain High School students Kyla Stevens, center, and Laila Williams hold flags in the wind during a transgender remembrance at Marine Park on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dakota Morgan and Kris Gregson-Clark raise their fists defiantly during rehearsals for “Newsies,” Friday, Nov. 15. Theatre at Latitude 58’s latest production runs this weekend. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
                                Dakota Morgan and Kris Gregson-Clark raise their fists defiantly during rehearsals for “Newsies,” Friday, Nov. 15. Theatre at Latitude 58’s latest production runs this weekend. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Dakota Morgan and Kris Gregson-Clark raise their fists defiantly during rehearsals for “Newsies,” Friday, Nov. 15. Theatre at Latitude 58’s latest production runs this weekend. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
                                Dakota Morgan and Kris Gregson-Clark raise their fists defiantly during rehearsals for “Newsies,” Friday, Nov. 15. Theatre at Latitude 58’s latest production runs this weekend. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Donations fill church with joyful noise

Project brings organ and speakers to Holy Trinity.

In this stock photo, a person’s blood is collected during blood donation. Next week, residents of Gustavus will have blood samples taken for a study that will determine what quantities of so-called “forever chemicals” are in their blood and how that may correlate to the chemicals present in drinking water. (Unsplash | LuAnn Hunt)

Gustavus residents test blood for PFAS

PFAS is in their water, what has it done to their blood?

In this stock photo, a person’s blood is collected during blood donation. Next week, residents of Gustavus will have blood samples taken for a study that will determine what quantities of so-called “forever chemicals” are in their blood and how that may correlate to the chemicals present in drinking water. (Unsplash | LuAnn Hunt)
David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Claire Scott, 16, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, shows off her second published comic book, A Most Peculiar Alarm Clock, at Alaska Robotics Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Scott’s first book, Meow Cats United, was published last year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Claire Scott, 16, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, shows off her second published comic book, A Most Peculiar Alarm Clock, at Alaska Robotics Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Scott’s first book, Meow Cats United, was published last year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sasha Soboleff talks about his father, Walter Soboleff, during a celebration of Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Walter Soboleff Day, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Friends and family remember Walter Soboleff on his day

“It’s not what he did. It’s what he was.”

Sasha Soboleff talks about his father, Walter Soboleff, during a celebration of Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Walter Soboleff Day, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)