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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

 

Chicken paprika ready to serve. (Photo by Patricia Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Secret to this chicken paprika is authentically fresh Hungarian spice

How to use up chicken breasts has been a life-long problem for me. While my dog was alive, I would cut up a whole chicken,… Continue reading

 

Visitors look at an art exhibit by Eric and Pam Bealer at Alaska Robotics that is on display until Sunday. (Photo courtesy of the Sitka Conservation Society)

Neighbors briefs

Art show fundraiser features works from Alaska Folk Festival The Sitka Conservation Society is hosting an art show fundraiser featuring works related to this week’s… Continue reading

 

Scottish author, poet and minister George MacDonald. (National Portrait Gallery photo)

Living and Growing: A Scotsman who inspired spiritual leaders with writings about God’s unconditional love for all

“I know nothing that gives me such a feeling of spiritual healing, of being washed, as to read George MacDonald.” — C.S. Lewis. I am… Continue reading

Scottish author, poet and minister George MacDonald. (National Portrait Gallery photo)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski meets with Thunder Mountain High School senior Elizabeth Djajalie in March in Washington, D.C., when Djajalie was one of two Alaskans chosen as delegates for the Senate Youth Program. (Photo courtesy U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office)

Neighbors: Juneau student among four National Honor Society Scholarship Award winners

TMHS senior Elizabeth Djajalie selected from among nearly 17,000 applicants.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski meets with Thunder Mountain High School senior Elizabeth Djajalie in March in Washington, D.C., when Djajalie was one of two Alaskans chosen as delegates for the Senate Youth Program. (Photo courtesy U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office)
(Photo by Gina Delrosario)

Living and Growing: Divine Mercy Sunday

Part one of a two-part series

(Photo by Gina Delrosario)
A handmade ornament from a previous U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree)

Neighbors briefs

Ornaments sought for 2024 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree The Alaska Region of the Forest Service, comprised of the Tongass and Chugach National Forests, is honored… Continue reading

A handmade ornament from a previous U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree)
(Photo courtesy of The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)

Neighbors: Tunic returned to the Dakhl’aweidí clan

After more than 50 years, the Wooch dakádin kéet koodás’ (Killerwhales Facing Away From Each Other Shirt), a traditional beaded tunic belonging to the Dakhl’aweidí… Continue reading

(Photo courtesy of The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)
The 2024 Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest winning painting of an American Wigeon titled “Perusing in the Pond” by Jade Hicks, a student at Thunder Mountain High School. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

THMS student Jade Hicks wins 2024 Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Jade Hicks, 18, a student at Thunder Mountain High School, took top honors in the 2024 Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest with a painting of… Continue reading

The 2024 Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest winning painting of an American Wigeon titled “Perusing in the Pond” by Jade Hicks, a student at Thunder Mountain High School. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
A fruit salad that can be adjusted to fit the foods of the season. (Photo by Patty Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: A Glorious Fruit Salad for a Company Dinner

Most people don’t think of a fruit salad as a dessert. This one makes a fabulous and impressive end to a company dinner or as… Continue reading

A fruit salad that can be adjusted to fit the foods of the season. (Photo by Patty Schied)
Easter eggs in their celebratory stage, before figuring out what to do once people have eaten their fill. (Photo by Depositphotos via AP)

Gimme A Smile: Easter Eggs — what to do with them now?

From Little League practice to practicing being POTUS, there’s many ways to get cracking.

Easter eggs in their celebratory stage, before figuring out what to do once people have eaten their fill. (Photo by Depositphotos via AP)
Pictured from left to right are Shannon Easterly, Sam Cheng, Alex Mallott, Edward Hu, Leif St. Clair, Peyton Edmunds and Shelby Nesheim. The five students in the middle are the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé team that won the Tsunami Bowl in Seward on March 22-24. (Photo courtesy of National Ocean Sciences Bowl)

Neighbors: Team of five JDHS students wins Tsunami Bowl

Five students from Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé won the Tsunami Bowl, a regional ocean science academic competition March 22-24 that is part of the… Continue reading

Pictured from left to right are Shannon Easterly, Sam Cheng, Alex Mallott, Edward Hu, Leif St. Clair, Peyton Edmunds and Shelby Nesheim. The five students in the middle are the Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé team that won the Tsunami Bowl in Seward on March 22-24. (Photo courtesy of National Ocean Sciences Bowl)
(City and Borough of Juneau photo)

Neighbors Briefs

Registration for Parks & Rec summer camps opens April 1 The City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation department will offer several weeklong day… Continue reading

(City and Borough of Juneau photo)
Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School Principal Molly Yerkes has been named AASSP Region 5 Principal of The Year for 2024, the second time she has won the award since 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Neighbors: DZ Principal Molly Yerkes named regional principal of the year for second time since 2020

Middle school’s principal for past 14 years also recipient of national Millikan award in 2013.

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School Principal Molly Yerkes has been named AASSP Region 5 Principal of The Year for 2024, the second time she has won the award since 2020. (Courtesy photo)
(Photo by Gina Delrosario)

Living and Growing: How much love?

Part one of a two-part series

(Photo by Gina Delrosario)
Flowers from the city’s Adopt-A-Flower program hang downtown. (City and Borough of Juneau photo)

Neighbors briefs

Celebrate spring by adopting a flower Every year, the City and Borough of Juneau relies on the generosity of local citizens to add beautiful flowers… Continue reading

Flowers from the city’s Adopt-A-Flower program hang downtown. (City and Borough of Juneau photo)
Ally Karpel is the student rabbi of Congregation Sukkat Shalom in Juneau. (Courtesy photo)

Living and Growing: Embracing the messiness of transformation — lessons from spring’s break up

Spring has sprung — officially at least. With the arrival of the spring equinox on Tuesday, people around the northern hemisphere began to expect leaves… Continue reading

Ally Karpel is the student rabbi of Congregation Sukkat Shalom in Juneau. (Courtesy photo)
Finished crispy shrimp spring rolls. (Photo by Patty Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Crispy shrimp spring rolls w/ spicy sweet chili sauce

It took me many years to feel brave enough to make my own crispy spring rolls. I always thought it was a lot more difficult… Continue reading

Finished crispy shrimp spring rolls. (Photo by Patty Schied)
Students and volunteers participate in the fifth annual Curiosity Unleashed at Thunder Mountain High School on Feb. 26. (Photo courtesy of the Juneau STEAM Coalition)

Neighbors: Letters of thanks

Thanks for help with Curiosity Unleashed event We from the Juneau STEAM Coalition would like to loudly and enthusiastically thank the over 750 kids and… Continue reading

Students and volunteers participate in the fifth annual Curiosity Unleashed at Thunder Mountain High School on Feb. 26. (Photo courtesy of the Juneau STEAM Coalition)
Students at Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School participate in a Financial Reality Fair. (Photo courtesy of John Paul / Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School)

Neighbors briefs

Skate to “Frozen” at Treadwell Arena’s Movie in the Park on March 23 For the first time in forever, Juneau Parks & Recreation is hosting… Continue reading

Students at Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School participate in a Financial Reality Fair. (Photo courtesy of John Paul / Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School)