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Old truck: still life with tail light and lichens.

Art in Unusual Places

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

Old truck: still life with tail light and lichens.

Hoonah’s new brewery focuses on locals

This is the second week I get to write about a new brewery. Last week, I was happy to cover the Sept. 25 opening of… Continue reading

October First Friday Art Walk

October First Friday Art Walk

The October First Friday Art Walk marks the end of tourist season with locals appreciation events at several businesses, and highlights new work by locals… Continue reading

October First Friday Art Walk

Alaska Arts Confluence to host First Friday with Portrait of Lani Hotch

Haines — The Alaska Arts Confluence will host First Friday at their Art on Main Street Storefront in the Gateway Building in Haines on Oct.… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sunday Sept. 20, 2015, file photo, apple samplers walk past several varieties as they score them during an apple tasting at O'Brien Garden and Trees in Nikiski, Alaska.

Kenai apple agriculture at work

KENAI — A bushel of people waited patiently in line on a chilly Sunday afternoon to get a taste of the apples at O’Brien Garden… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sunday Sept. 20, 2015, file photo, apple samplers walk past several varieties as they score them during an apple tasting at O'Brien Garden and Trees in Nikiski, Alaska.
Kristen and Andrew Shalek

Barrett, Shalek wed

Dr. Kristen Barrett wed Andrew Shalek on Sept. 16, 2015, at the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.The bride is the daughter of… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
Kristen and Andrew Shalek

Slack Tide: Cashing in on the green gold

Now, I’m certainly not suggesting that retail marijuana is a cure-all — although I hear it’s pretty good for headaches and nausea (not to mention… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
  • By Geoff Kirsch

Living & Growing: Wait for it …

Waiting — I’m not good at it. I am not a patient woman. It is difficult for me to reconcile myself to the fact that… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
  • By PAT MCLEAR

JAMHI selected for Dartmouth InSHAPE research project

Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc., has been selected by the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth to participate in the InSHAPE research project, an… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
Boy Scouts from Troop 11 toured behind the scenes on the cruise ship Coral Princess last Saturday. environmental officer Yulian Varbanov showed them where the waste from the ship is sorted and recycled.

Troop 11 Boy Scouts thanks Princess Cruises for tour and donations, and Kirby Day

On Sept. 13, Boy Scouts from Troop 11 were thrilled to take a tour of the cruise ship Coral Princess on its last visit to… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
Boy Scouts from Troop 11 toured behind the scenes on the cruise ship Coral Princess last Saturday. environmental officer Yulian Varbanov showed them where the waste from the ship is sorted and recycled.

Recent Births

• A daughter, Gwendolyn Kathleen Beatrice Rosalyn Gomez, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz., was born to Ellen and Michael Gomez of Juneau on Sept. 14,… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015

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

Shaggy mane mushrooms push through wood chips out the road.

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

Shaggy mane mushrooms push through wood chips out the road.
This yellow-throated warbler showed up in Glacier Bay National Park where Steve Schaller and Emma Johnson spotted the bird on Sept. 22.

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

This yellow-throated warbler showed up in Glacier Bay National Park where Steve Schaller and Emma Johnson spotted the bird on Sept. 22.