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Rabbi Yehoshua Mizrachi, his partner Sheila McNamee and her daughter, Helena, 19, aboard their newly bought custom built 52-foot troller, the M/V Sephina, in the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Rabbi finds boat of his dreams

East Coast couple restore long-distance boat into retirement home.

 

Photos: JDHS hockey shines in home opener

JDHS plays Monroe Catholic in first game of the season.

 

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)
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Video: Visiting photographer and ‘Alaska Positive’ juror tells his Bob Dylan story

Acclaimed photographer David Michael Kennedy speaks about meeting and photographing Bob Dylan. Kennedy was at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. He… Continue reading

 

Former Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon, tells his favorite Dr. Walter Soboleff stories during a celebration of Dr. Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Former state senator shares story of bolo tie he received from Walter Soboleff

A story to celebrate the life of Dr. Walter Soboleff.

Former Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon, tells his favorite Dr. Walter Soboleff stories during a celebration of Dr. Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Jonas Nordwall, organist and artistic director of music for the First United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, works on Thursday at preparing a 2013 Allen Bravura Organ for its first public concert at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Listen to Holy Trinity’s new organ

Old church gets new organ.

Jonas Nordwall, organist and artistic director of music for the First United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, works on Thursday at preparing a 2013 Allen Bravura Organ for its first public concert at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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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. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Sneak peek of new graphic novel

See “A Most Peculiar Alarm Clock.”

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. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Annika Schwartz, right, Cecil Wheeler, center, and Nathan Creswell of the Juneau Nordic Ski Team practice at Sandy Beach on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The team, made up of middle and high school students, is finding alternative ways of training without snow as they prepare for their upcoming season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Ski Training without Snow

Juneau Nordic Ski Team makes use of Sandy Beach.

Annika Schwartz, right, Cecil Wheeler, center, and Nathan Creswell of the Juneau Nordic Ski Team practice at Sandy Beach on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The team, made up of middle and high school students, is finding alternative ways of training without snow as they prepare for their upcoming season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Photos: Veterans Day in Juneau

Happy Veterans Day.

Gene Miller of the Juneau Chapter of Veterans for Peace rings Alaska’s copy of the Liberty Bell in front of the Capitol for Veterans Day on Monday. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Gene Miller of the Juneau Chapter of Veterans for Peace rings Alaska’s copy of the Liberty Bell in front of the Capitol for Veterans Day on Monday. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Photos: See JDHS and TMHS meet at volleyball region championship

Juneau-Douglas ends Thunder Mountain streak.

Chris Shapp, left, and Dave Lefebvre, center, of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, stand with Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Seashare donated a 40-foot freezer van and 20,000 pounds of seafood to the foodbank. SeaShare is a nonprofit founded in 1994 to help the seafood industry donate to hunger-relief efforts. The effort has prevented 5 million pounds of bycatch over 25 years from being dumped back into the ocean. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: A fishy donation

A nonprofit donated 20,000 pounds of seafood.

Chris Shapp, left, and Dave Lefebvre, center, of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, stand with Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Seashare donated a 40-foot freezer van and 20,000 pounds of seafood to the foodbank. SeaShare is a nonprofit founded in 1994 to help the seafood industry donate to hunger-relief efforts. The effort has prevented 5 million pounds of bycatch over 25 years from being dumped back into the ocean. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Photos: Regional volleyball tournament begins

Juneau-Douglas takes their first victory on Thursday.

Meredith Trainor, Executive Director of the southeast Alaska Conservation Council, center, and Maggie Rabb, Development and Operations Director for SEACC, handout materials to Juneau residents as they arrive for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service informational meeting on the Rulemaking for Alaska Roadless Areas Draft Environmental Impact Statement at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Residents show up for Roadless Rule meeting

Deputy Chief admits they have orders to exempt Alaska from the Roadless Rule.

Meredith Trainor, Executive Director of the southeast Alaska Conservation Council, center, and Maggie Rabb, Development and Operations Director for SEACC, handout materials to Juneau residents as they arrive for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service informational meeting on the Rulemaking for Alaska Roadless Areas Draft Environmental Impact Statement at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Emilio Delgado, 6, left, and his brother, Jolvanni, 5, smash pumpkins at Juneau Composts! on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Juneau Composts! owner Lisa Daugherty put on the event as a fun way of keeping the holiday pumkins out of the landfill. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Smashing pumpkins

Fun event keeps pumpkins out of landfill.

Emilio Delgado, 6, left, and his brother, Jolvanni, 5, smash pumpkins at Juneau Composts! on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Juneau Composts! owner Lisa Daugherty put on the event as a fun way of keeping the holiday pumkins out of the landfill. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Photos: Falcon spikers best Crimson Bears

Fenumiai leads TMHS offense

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Video: See how Eaglecrest’s new chair access technology works

Analytics will keep track of your runs.

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Halloween 2019: Photos of trick-or-treating in downtown Juneau

Business community puts out the candy.

Leslie Ishii, the newly named Artistic Director for Perseverance Theatre, talks about her goals for Juneau’s professional theater during an interview on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Leslie Ishii, the newly named Artistic Director for Perseverance Theatre, talks about her goals for Juneau’s professional theater during an interview on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Mercedes Muñoz takes ceramic cups out of her home studio kiln on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, as she prepares for a First Friday show at Coppa. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Mercedes Muñoz takes ceramic cups out of her home studio kiln on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, as she prepares for a First Friday show at Coppa. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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