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This combination photo shows University of Alaska Southeast senior Stephanie Harasim and UAS freshman A.J. Schultz tied for first place in the spring history writing contest sponsored by the Gastineau Channel Historical Society. (Courtesy Photos)

UAS students tie for first place in history writing contest

Each took a moment in local history and developed a fictional character who experienced that event.

This combination photo shows University of Alaska Southeast senior Stephanie Harasim and UAS freshman A.J. Schultz tied for first place in the spring history writing contest sponsored by the Gastineau Channel Historical Society. (Courtesy Photos)
Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: Making mustard

Pardon my caps, but I LOVE THAT STUFF.

Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)
This photo available under a Creative Commons license shows a statue of Julian of Norwich holding her book "Revelations of Divine Love." Leo Reynolds / Flickr)

Living & Growing: ‘All Shall Be Well’

Julian of Norwich is a mystic whose message of love and trust in God’s goodness are much needed…

This photo available under a Creative Commons license shows a statue of Julian of Norwich holding her book "Revelations of Divine Love." Leo Reynolds / Flickr)
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Thank you letters for the week of April 30, 2023

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Apr 30, 2023
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Gimme a Smile: Math is weird.

Sometimes math doesn’t make sense conceptually.

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Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: A creative personal aesthetic

I think aesthetics are more than just politics.

Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)
Donna Leigh (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Spring renewal

May we all enrich our good ground as spring comes this year

Donna Leigh (Courtesy Photo)
Leeann Thomas, third-generation owner of the Triangle Club, stands before the business her grandfather started in 1947. The location has a long history of Juneau businesses. (Laurie Craig / For the Downtown Business Association)

Rooted in Community: The Triangle Club and 76 years of the Thomas family

Historical photos hang in the building that once housed the famous Winter and Pond photo studio.

Leeann Thomas, third-generation owner of the Triangle Club, stands before the business her grandfather started in 1947. The location has a long history of Juneau businesses. (Laurie Craig / For the Downtown Business Association)
Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

Don’t mess with the OG pood

A dog loves you, but it doesn’t know that it loves you. It can’t reflect on that fact.

Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)
Geoff Kirsch is an award-winning Juneau-based writer and humorist.

Slack Tide: Self-care, it’s for Alaskans now!

We need products as rugged and exotic as the Alaska presented by the Discovery Channel.

Geoff Kirsch is an award-winning Juneau-based writer and humorist.
Joab Cano (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: On the virtue of patience

Patience is a virtue that is given by God

  • Apr 6, 2023
  • By Joab Cano
Joab Cano (Courtesy Photo)
Áakʼw Ḵwáan spokesperson Fran Houston addresses a crowd of people during a blessing ceremony on Friday at Marine Park as part of the Kootéeyaa Deiyí (Totem Pole Trail) that will run along the downtown Juneau waterfront. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

PHOTOS: Blessing held at grounds of Kootéeyaa Deiyí

Ceremony held at future site of Totem Pole Trail.

Áakʼw Ḵwáan spokesperson Fran Houston addresses a crowd of people during a blessing ceremony on Friday at Marine Park as part of the Kootéeyaa Deiyí (Totem Pole Trail) that will run along the downtown Juneau waterfront. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Page Bridges (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: The miracle of life

The kingdom of God is here. Now.

Page Bridges (Courtesy Photo)
"After nearly two decades in such a unique place, Alaska’s definitely rubbed off on me," writes Geoff Kirsch. "These streak marks, so to speak, appear most noticeable whenever I visit the Lower 48, land of Dairy Queens, zoning laws and people who’ve never scraped eagle poop from their windshields. To wit, nothing makes me appreciate living in Alaska more than leaving for a few weeks." Unsplash / Greg Rosenke

Slack Tide: Alaska vs. the Lower 48

On one hand, flavorful tomatoes. On the other hand, the PFD.

"After nearly two decades in such a unique place, Alaska’s definitely rubbed off on me," writes Geoff Kirsch. "These streak marks, so to speak, appear most noticeable whenever I visit the Lower 48, land of Dairy Queens, zoning laws and people who’ve never scraped eagle poop from their windshields. To wit, nothing makes me appreciate living in Alaska more than leaving for a few weeks." Unsplash / Greg Rosenke
"A kid’s hardest task is to learn how to translate their parents’ words into intelligible language. Baffled kids often ask, 'What is my mother saying?'" writes Peggy McKee Barnhill. (Unsplash / Vadim Bogulov)

Gimme a Smile: What is my mother saying?

Kids, let me enlighten you.

  • Mar 24, 2023
  • Peggy McKee Barnhill
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"A kid’s hardest task is to learn how to translate their parents’ words into intelligible language. Baffled kids often ask, 'What is my mother saying?'" writes Peggy McKee Barnhill. (Unsplash / Vadim Bogulov)
Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: At the pool

This column is a kind of conscientious objection…

Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)
Joab Cano (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Trust in God

Do you trust in God?

  • Mar 23, 2023
  • By Joab Cano
Joab Cano (Courtesy Photo)
This photo shows AWARE’s 2023 Women of Distinction (left to right) Kate Wolfe, Jennifer Brown, LaRae Jones and Susan Bell. (Courtesy Photo)

Thank you letter for the week of March 19, 2023

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Mar 19, 2023
This photo shows AWARE’s 2023 Women of Distinction (left to right) Kate Wolfe, Jennifer Brown, LaRae Jones and Susan Bell. (Courtesy Photo)
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Recognitions for the week of March 19

Juneau students earn academic honors

  • Mar 18, 2023
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During winter 2022-23, contractors replace the awning structure on the 1904-1913 Valentine Building. The historic building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Its location at the corner of Front and Seward streets is also within Juneau’s Downtown Historic District. (Laurie Craig / For the DBA)

Rooted in Community: The historic Valentine Building and the Findley Family

Many shops have occupied the Seward Street storefronts while Juneau Drug anchors the corner space.

During winter 2022-23, contractors replace the awning structure on the 1904-1913 Valentine Building. The historic building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Its location at the corner of Front and Seward streets is also within Juneau’s Downtown Historic District. (Laurie Craig / For the DBA)