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Community calendar of upcoming events

This is a calendar updated daily of upcoming local events during the coming days provided by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, and other contributors.… Continue reading

 

Brent Merten is the pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Juneau, a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. (Photo courtesy of Brent Merten)

Living and Growing: The passion of Christ

As an admitted word geek I often find the origin of English words to be fascinating. Take the word “passion,” for example. It’s a common… Continue reading

 

A warm blanket offers warm wishes at the author’s home. (Photo by Peggy McKee Barnhill)

Gimme a Smile: Have blanket, will travel

Like Linus in the “Peanuts” comic strip I love my blanket. I don’t suck my thumb anymore and I don’t let it drag on the… Continue reading

 

(Photo courtesy of the University of Alaska Southeast)

Neighbors: Symposium at UAS explores Arctic climate, nuclear weapons, environment and stability

A symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Saturday at the University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Lecture Hall will explore Arctic climate, nuclear weapons, environmental,… Continue reading

(Photo courtesy of the University of Alaska Southeast)
Finished chocolate apricot bars just out of the oven. (Photo by Patty Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Decadent chocolate apricot bars

I love apricots. I prefer fresh to dried, but I am happy to eat them either way. I purchase the large bag of dried ones… Continue reading

Finished chocolate apricot bars just out of the oven. (Photo by Patty Schied)
Fred La Plante is the pastor at the Juneau Church of the Nazarene. (Courtesy / Fred La Plante)

Living and Growing: The Christian season of Lent

This week began the Christian celebration of Lent. Lent is typically a time when people give up or abstain from something they feel controls them… Continue reading

Fred La Plante is the pastor at the Juneau Church of the Nazarene. (Courtesy / Fred La Plante)
Joslyn Unger’s winning submission to the 2023 Alaska Fish Heritage Award, part of the Wildlife Forever Fish Art Contest. (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

Neighbors briefs

Alaska Fish Heritage Contest seeking entries from young artists Alaska Fish Heritage Contest is in full swing with a challenge to Alaska students in grades… Continue reading

Joslyn Unger’s winning submission to the 2023 Alaska Fish Heritage Award, part of the Wildlife Forever Fish Art Contest. (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)
An image from the cover of the book “Sah Quah.” (Courtesy Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Neighbors: SHI publishes book on slavery in Alaska that endured after federal abolishment

Book explores Haida man’s quest for freedom that ended slavery in Alaska

An image from the cover of the book “Sah Quah.” (Courtesy Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Students in the Juneau Alaska Music Matters program perform for members of the Alaska Legislature and other attendees at an event Feb. 6 at the Alaska State Museum. (Photo by Emily Ferry)

Neighbors: Juneau Alaska Music Matters program receives state and national awards

For over 20 years Lorrie Heagy has been leading arts education integration in Juneau. This month the Alaska Arts Education Consortium awarded Lorrie the Arts… Continue reading

Students in the Juneau Alaska Music Matters program perform for members of the Alaska Legislature and other attendees at an event Feb. 6 at the Alaska State Museum. (Photo by Emily Ferry)
Maj. Gina Halverson is co-leader of The Salvation Army Juneau Corps. (Robert DeBerry/The Salvation Army)

Living and Growing: How well have you loved lately?

Patient: Waiting without getting irritated in the car, waiting for family to get out of the house, when you told them an hour ago, it… Continue reading

Maj. Gina Halverson is co-leader of The Salvation Army Juneau Corps. (Robert DeBerry/The Salvation Army)
John Martin’s painting “Fallen Angels in Hell,” circa 1841. (Public domain via The Yorck Project)

Living and Growing: Rethinking Hell?

Does a merciful God really torture unbelievers, forever? Now, more than ever, more people reject God. One reason could be the idea of an “eternal,… Continue reading

John Martin’s painting “Fallen Angels in Hell,” circa 1841. (Public domain via The Yorck Project)
Pouring sauce over finished rockfish. (Photo by Patricia Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Alaska Rockfish for dinner

The halibut and salmon being sold right now are superb, delicious fish. But there are other options out there that shouldn’t be underestimated in terms… Continue reading

Pouring sauce over finished rockfish. (Photo by Patricia Schied)
Participants perform in the 2023 Juneau’s Got Talent competition. (Juneau Dance Theater photo)

Neighbors briefs

11 acts scheduled to perform Saturday in 7th annual Juneau’s Got Talent Eleven acts will show off their talent and compete for cash prizes at… Continue reading

Participants perform in the 2023 Juneau’s Got Talent competition. (Juneau Dance Theater photo)
(Photo courtesy of the Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Neighbors: SHI, stakeholders to develop first-ever Alaska Native language reading standards

Two virtual meetings scheduled next week to consult with Alaskans statewide.

(Photo courtesy of the Sealaska Heritage Institute)
An historic naaxein (Chilkat robe) purchased at auction and donated to the Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Photo courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Neighbors briefs

Six people purchase historic chilkat robe at auction, give to SHI Six people in the Lower 48 have purchased an historic naaxein (Chilkat robe) at… Continue reading

An historic naaxein (Chilkat robe) purchased at auction and donated to the Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Photo courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)
(Photo courtesy of Perseverance Theatre)

Neighbors: Perseverance Theatre receives major grant from The Mellon Foundation

Perseverance Theatre is among five theaters recognized as part of The Future of American Theatre Cohort, bolstered by a $2.5 million grant from the Mellon… Continue reading

(Photo courtesy of Perseverance Theatre)
A newspaper clipping showing convicted serial killer Ed Slomke, who went as Ed Krause in Alaska.

Neighbors: Death with Dessert examines Alaska’s first serial killer

Edward Slomke killed at least seven men in Southeast Alaska. He may have murdered twice that many. Along with their lives, he took their money,… Continue reading

A newspaper clipping showing convicted serial killer Ed Slomke, who went as Ed Krause in Alaska.
Holiday lights remain strung in a backyard covered with record snowfall a month after Christmas. (Photo by Peggy McKee Barnhill)

Gimme A Smile: Wouldn’t it be nice…

I like to look at the bright side of life. I try to be a glass-half-full kind of gal. But the glass could always get… Continue reading

Holiday lights remain strung in a backyard covered with record snowfall a month after Christmas. (Photo by Peggy McKee Barnhill)
Tortilla strips being fried in preparation as the base for this soup recipe. (Photo by Laurie Craig)

Cooking For Pleasure: A taste of Mexico in the dead of winter — tortilla soup

Many years ago on a family vacation near Zihuatenejo, we loved eating at a tiny restaurant down the beach from where we stayed. There we… Continue reading

Tortilla strips being fried in preparation as the base for this soup recipe. (Photo by Laurie Craig)
Kristina Abbott is a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Photo courtesy of Kristina Abbott)

Living and Growing: Struggles with this dark, wintry season will pass

January is my least favorite month of the year, it feels like an eternity of darkness, snow, and ice. I don’t particularly appreciate feeling cold,… Continue reading

Kristina Abbott is a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. (Photo courtesy of Kristina Abbott)