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United Way of Southeast Alaska welcomes new board member

United Way of Southeast Alaska recently welcomed new board member Kendri M. M. Cesar.Cesar, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, is an… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2016

JAMHI grateful for fashion show fundraiser

This time of year is often a time for giving thanks. Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc. is grateful to the many businesses that sponsored… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2016
A wolf's track melts the frosty snow, revealing old evergreen needles on the Crow Hill Trail on Dec. 16.

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@juneauempire.com. For all… Continue reading

A wolf's track melts the frosty snow, revealing old evergreen needles on the Crow Hill Trail on Dec. 16.

Forecast could mean early fishing for Stikine River kings

PETERSBURG — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting a return of about 34,000 king salmon to the Stikine River next year in… Continue reading

Chris Hinkley takes advantage of high winds from the north to surf off Lena Beach on Feb. 5.

Outdoors year in review

2015 was another great year to be hiking, boating and in general being in Southeast Alaska (well… aren’t they all?) But as we looked through… Continue reading

Chris Hinkley takes advantage of high winds from the north to surf off Lena Beach on Feb. 5.
A young porcupine sits in an elderberry bush, whose broken twigs indicate the source of recent snacks.

Rambling in winter

The short December days don’t allow for long explorations, but even short ones can be productive for a curious naturalist.I took a little stroll on… Continue reading

A young porcupine sits in an elderberry bush, whose broken twigs indicate the source of recent snacks.

The world’s largest ski and snowboarding lesson coming to Eaglecrest

During Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in January, Eaglecrest Ski Area will participate in a nationwide Guinness World Record Attempt for the World’s Largest… Continue reading

Perseverance to host fundraiser for “Our Voices Will Be Heard”

Perseverance Theatre will host a fundraiser in support of its upcoming world premiere, “Our Voices Will Be Heard” by Tlingit playwright Vera Starbard, on Monday,… Continue reading

Members of the JDHS Basketball Cheer team do the Hokey Pokey with a young guest during the team's "Parents Night Out" fundraiser Dec. 23.

Parents’ — and Kids’ — Night at JDHS

Members of the JDHS Basketball Cheer team hosted a “Parents Night Out” fundraiser Dec. 23 to help raise money for an upcoming team trip. The… Continue reading

Members of the JDHS Basketball Cheer team do the Hokey Pokey with a young guest during the team's "Parents Night Out" fundraiser Dec. 23.

Movies

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEONVisit www.goldtownnick.com.“Room” — Synopsis: Held captive for nearly a decade in a tiny shed converted into a living space, a single mother (Brie… Continue reading

The Aangun Yatx'i Dancers of Angoon perform at the Grand Opening for the Walter Soboleff Center on May 15, 2015.

Bright moments of 2015

This annual feature, which formerly appeared in the Empire’s Arts section, is designed to celebrate creativity in all its forms. Each of the following lists… Continue reading

The Aangun Yatx'i Dancers of Angoon perform at the Grand Opening for the Walter Soboleff Center on May 15, 2015.
Brenda Krauss came with a hat to welcome in the new year at the 24th annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach.

What’s happening

New Year’s Eve Barn Dance, 7:30 pm, Thursday, Dec. 31, St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 5th and Gold. The New Year’s Eve Barn Dance features live… Continue reading

Brenda Krauss came with a hat to welcome in the new year at the 24th annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach.

A Year of Reading Foreign

So here it is, the sharp sudden close of 2015. When we all take stock and decide what the year was worth. Which for me,… Continue reading

Phlox seed pods on a winter day.

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in… Continue reading

Phlox seed pods on a winter day.

Slack Tide: Merry gluten-free Christmas

Dear Timmy:Thanks for the milk and cookies ... even though I can’t eat them. Next time you serve dessert, you really should ask about your… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2015
  • By Geoff Kirsch

Senior Menu

Juneau Senior Center MenuMonday, Dec. 28Sloppy JoePotato SaladPeas and CarrotsTuesday, Dec. 29BBQ Baked FishSpinachRice PilafFruit SaladWednesday, Dec. 30Chicken and NoodlesBrussels SproutsSpinach SaladThursday, Dec. 31Ham SandwichPotato… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2015

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital• A daughter, Nevaeh Simone Vinje, weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz., was born to Mary Ann Benson and Quaid Alan… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2015

United Way welcomes new board member

United Way of Southeast Alaska recently welcomed Kendri M. M. Cesar, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, to the organization’s board.Cesar is… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2015

AWARE thanks community for involvement in running programs

On Dec. 5 the Juneau community joined with AWARE to celebrate the accomplishments of students participating in our prevention programming 5K events. Juneau students marked… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2015

Eaglecrest announces 2015-16 HIlary Lindh Scholarship recipients

Eaglecrest Ski Area announced on Dec. 18 the 2015-16 Hilary Lindh Scholarship recipients.The selection committee judged applicants based on three main criteria: scholastic achievement, competitive… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2015