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Friends of the Poor Run 2015

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is sponsoring the 5k or 1k run in conjunction with the Southeast Alaska Roadrunners on Saturday, Oct. 3, at… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015

Poetry Out Loud seeks participants for 2015-2016 contest

Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest seeks high school participants for the 2015-16 contest. The deadline to register is Oct. 16, 2015.The Poetry Out Loud… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015

Senior menu Sept. 28 – Oct. 2

Juneau Senior Center MenuMonday, Sept. 28Ham and Lima Bean SoupCheese and Tomato SandwichSpinach SaladTuesday, Sept. 29Meatloaf with GravyMashed PotatoesSteamed GreensPerfection SaladWednesday, Sept. 30Chicken A La… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015

Composting art contest

The US Composting Council is inviting artists from three age categories — grades 3-7, grades 8-12, and college-adult — to compete in a poster contest… Continue reading

Kantner, Heacox in Juneau for book signing

Two authors whose works frequently focus on Alaska’s outdoors will be in Juneau signing new works within the next few days. First is Seth Kantner,… Continue reading

Natural asbestos mapped

The Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys has released maps depicting the likelihood of naturally occurring asbestos in bedrock in Alaska. Areas of potential and… Continue reading

Farm-raised food

October is National Farm to School Month, and the Division of Agriculture is encouraging organizations to sign on as partners. Outreach partners help spread the… Continue reading

Wild Shots

The Empire Outdoors page is looking for superb images of Alaska’s wildlife, scenery or plant life. Send your photos via email to: Outdoors editor, outdoors@juneauempire.com.… Continue reading

Yellow-throated Warbler spotted in Glacier Bay

Just three days after a mother-son team spotted a hooded oriole in Juneau, two National Park Service interpreters spotted a yellow-throated warbler outside their offices… Continue reading

On the Trails: Early September observations

By the end of summer the numbers of sockeye in Steep Creek had declined markedly, but there were still enough that a female bear with… Continue reading

14-year-old IDs hooded oriole in Juneau

When 14-year-old Owen Squires first looked through a pair of binoculars and told his mother the bird she’d seen flitting around the Juneau Community Garden’s… Continue reading

Wood bison finding home in Alaska

These nights, Tom Seaton is dreaming less about red-brown, steaming, humpbacked hulks. He’s also getting more sleep, knowing dozens of wood bison that galloped to… Continue reading

The legend of Hosea Sarber

I learned of Hosea Sarber as a teenager when I picked up the gem of a book “No Room For Bears” by Frank Dufresne. Sarber… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Climate Haiku

Alaskan glaciersMelt villagers forced to leaveAfter thousands of Years the last vestigeOf polar ice floes southwardToward all of us. • Paul Wasserman is a former resident of… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Kicking up snow

kicking up snowand breaking iceboth ears filledwith the sound of songbirds,thick in the trees up mountain.the ravens are hungry enoughto eat compost and old spaghetti,the… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Haiku

I’ve always loved hashishBut more for the headyAroma than the high • Jim Hale can be reached at www.jimhalewriting.com.… Continue reading

Standing “O”: A review of ‘Othello’ at Perseverance Theatre

Generally speaking, my wife regards Shakespeare the same way she responds to suggestions of watching a black-and-white movie for a change — with the eye-rolling… Continue reading

A cosmopolitan evening with Pink Martini

Juneauites turned out by the hundreds for Portland-based band Pink Martini’s performance Sunday evening at Centennial Hall, an event hosted by Juneau Jazz & Classics.… Continue reading

What’s happening

MUSIC & DANCEOpen mic with Teri Tibbett, 9 p.m., Thursdays, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. 21+, free. Details: www.thealaskanhotel.comLive music: Matt Barnes, 10 p.m., Friday, Sept.… Continue reading

Movie guide

JuneauGOLD TOWNFor complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com. “Irrational Man” -- Synopsis: A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.“The… Continue reading

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