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A cuddle-puddle of kittens nestles at Juneau Animal Rescue, which recently received a large legacy gift from a Juneau resident. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Juneau resident leaves one last gift for local nonprofits

The gift will help support organizations who made possible what she loved doing in life.

 

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Owen Rumsey and Pacific Ricke, both Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé freshmen, move a Christmas tree during the swimming and diving team’s annual tree and wreath sale. The JDHS and Thunder Mountain High School swim and dive teams are selling Christmas trees and wreaths. Trees start at $50 and wreaths are $40, delivery is offered for $25. The sale will be open every evening but with different hours on weekends. Weekdays, the sale will be open from 5-7 p.m. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends. Online ordering is available at jdswimdive.org.

PHOTOS: Diving into holiday decorating

Swimmers and divers sell trees and wreaths

 

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Living & Growing: Thankful for a community that exceeds expectations

I’m so grateful that I live in Juneau and that you are my neighbors.

  • Nov 25, 2021

 

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Thank you letters for the week of Nov. 14, 2021

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Nov 14, 2021
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Living & Growing: Thanksgiving — atruly American holiday

By the Rev. Tim Harrison Thanksgiving is almost upon us. It is my favorite holiday because it seems like the one holiday that has not… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2021
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Haines-based author and Alaska’s current writer laureate will be at Hearthside Books Nugget Mall location on Sunday, Nov. 7, to read from her latest book “Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics.”

Heather Lende, Haines writer, to read from latest book in Juneau

Alaska’s writer laureate reflects on ‘difficult’ writing.

Haines-based author and Alaska’s current writer laureate will be at Hearthside Books Nugget Mall location on Sunday, Nov. 7, to read from her latest book “Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics.”
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Living Growing: It is the joy of giving that will bring our world together

Joy works for the giver and the receiver.

  • Nov 4, 2021
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(Courtesy Photo / Ralph “Ravi” Kayden, Unsplash)

Gimme a Smile: Trick or treat, anyone?

Gotta love a Halloween party.

  • Oct 30, 2021
(Courtesy Photo / Ralph “Ravi” Kayden, Unsplash)
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Living & Growing: The power of symbols

In an era when emojis can form a complete sentence, symbols are more powerful than ever.

  • Oct 28, 2021
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This photo from the Capt. George H. Whitney Photograph Collection shows a man, with wheelbarrow cart and two dogs in harness, transports beer barrels along boardwalk; pedestrians, buildings, and sign for Coon’s Drugstore in background in Juneau in 1886. Juneau and Douglas’ breweries were the subject of the Gastineau Channel Historical Society’s award-winning newsletter. (William Howard Case/ Alaska State Library - Historical Collections)

Local publication recognized with statewide award

It’s the second year in a row.

This photo from the Capt. George H. Whitney Photograph Collection shows a man, with wheelbarrow cart and two dogs in harness, transports beer barrels along boardwalk; pedestrians, buildings, and sign for Coon’s Drugstore in background in Juneau in 1886. Juneau and Douglas’ breweries were the subject of the Gastineau Channel Historical Society’s award-winning newsletter. (William Howard Case/ Alaska State Library - Historical Collections)
Laura Rorem  (Courtesy Photo )

Living and Growing: Seeking justice for people experiencing homelessness

Each homeless person is a unique and precious human being created in God’s image.

  • Oct 21, 2021
Laura Rorem  (Courtesy Photo )
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Thank you letter for the week of Oct. 17, 2021

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Oct 17, 2021
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Page Bridges (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Spirit in art

Art born in spirit awakens spirit in us.

  • Oct 14, 2021
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Slack Tide: Meditations on October

A Liver Awareness Month to remember.

  • Oct 10, 2021
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From left to right: Anna DeVolld, Rachel Sallaffie, John Green, Carl Schrader and Nona Safra were honored at an awards ceremony in Anchorage on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, by Gov. and First Lady Dunleavy. Schrader, a Juneau resident, was honored for his work in hospice care. (Courtesy photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
From left to right: Anna DeVolld, Rachel Sallaffie, John Green, Carl Schrader and Nona Safra were honored at an awards ceremony in Anchorage on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, by Gov. and First Lady Dunleavy. Schrader, a Juneau resident, was honored for his work in hospice care. (Courtesy photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)
Guy Crockroft is executive director of Love Inc Juneau. (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Stone cold guilty on Mercy Street

Have you ever driven the wrong way down a one-way street? I have.

  • Oct 7, 2021
Guy Crockroft is executive director of Love Inc Juneau. (Courtesy Photo)
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Thank you letter for the week of Oct. 3, 2021

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Oct 3, 2021
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A Devil's Club Brewing Co. employee serves up a beer behind a sign promoting Local Frequency. The customer loyalty app is in the running for a 2021 Strong Communities Award. (Courtesy Photo)
A Devil's Club Brewing Co. employee serves up a beer behind a sign promoting Local Frequency. The customer loyalty app is in the running for a 2021 Strong Communities Award. (Courtesy Photo)
This undated photo shows Kevin Araki who served on both the local and the national elected bodies that administrate the Bahá’í faith. Araki recently died, shocking many within the Bahá’í community. (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Life after death

By Adam Bauer I consider it an honor and a privilege to write about my faith in this space. I am thankful to the Juneau… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2021
This undated photo shows Kevin Araki who served on both the local and the national elected bodies that administrate the Bahá’í faith. Araki recently died, shocking many within the Bahá’í community. (Courtesy Photo)
A bear pokes its head out of the greenery along Glacier Highway on June 13, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Slack Tide: Garbage bear talks trash

This bear says more than “Grr…”But he says that, too.

A bear pokes its head out of the greenery along Glacier Highway on June 13, 2021. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)