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On Writing: Paragraphs

Back in my late 20s and early 30s, somewhere on the way to learning how to write like a grownup, I learned the rules for… Continue reading

Quintessence of Quinn and the JSO: students’ perspectives

Troy Quinn’s debut as Music Director of the Juneau Symphony Orchestra was a masterpiece. Here is one who couldn’t read music when he entered college,… Continue reading

Public art opportunities: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma

Metro Parks Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team for each of two opportunities for the new Aquarium at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium… Continue reading

21st annual Bald Eagle Fest runs Nov. 9-15 in Haines

The 21st Alaska Bald Eagle Festival is this week in Haines.The festival started Monday, Nov. 9. The celebration focuses on the thousands of eagles that… Continue reading

A student works on a prop for Angoon students' upcoming play, "Raven Stole the Sun."

Angoon school play to be presented, live-streamed Thursday

 Angoon’s 65 K-12 students, along with Gustavus-based artist Sarah Campen, will on Thursday present “Raven Stole the Sun,” a play high school and junior high… Continue reading

A student works on a prop for Angoon students' upcoming play, "Raven Stole the Sun."

A conversation with John Straley

One morning in Ketchikan, Sitka writer John Straley climbed down a barnacle-encrusted ladder at low tide, a subpoena for a sleeping fisherman in his briefcase.A… Continue reading

“Sharing the Trails” event scheduled for Thursday

Trapping season in the Juneau area opened Nov. 1 and the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game would like to make sure that dog walkers,… Continue reading

Last year's Fall Fun Fest at the Mendenhall Glacier.

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center hosts Fall Fun Fest on Nov. 14

The US Forest Service is hosting a family event at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.… Continue reading

Last year's Fall Fun Fest at the Mendenhall Glacier.
Dr. Walter Soboleff, center, wears his dog salmon hat during opening ceremonies of Celebration 2010.

Dr. Walter Soboleff Day to be observed Nov. 14

Walter Soboleff Day is Nov. 14, an observance that was made official last year following passage of HB217.The following events have been scheduled in the… Continue reading

Dr. Walter Soboleff, center, wears his dog salmon hat during opening ceremonies of Celebration 2010.
Elizabeth Westermann

What’s happening this week, Nov. 11-17

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONSAn Evening with John Straley, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, Hangar on the Wharf Ballroom. The Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will… Continue reading

Elizabeth Westermann

Writers’ Weir: Cathedral

CathedralThis Sundaythe ocean is my cathedral.The wind, clearly visiblebreaking in random patternacross the wavesis all I need of The Holy One.The Word is being writtenin… Continue reading

Year of Reading Foreign: Lens of the Future

The best and worst of science fiction fandom was on display at this year’s Hugo Awards.In protest of what they perceived as a trend --… Continue reading

Director Flordelino Lagundino, center, works with actors Tommy Schoffler and Victoria Bundonis during a rehearsal of Perseverance Theatre's musical production of "Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

To Serve Man: “Sweeney Todd” at Perseverance Theatre

“The history of the world, my sweet, is who gets eaten and who gets to eat.” – Sweeney ToddBon appétit, Juneau. But beware. The piquancy… Continue reading

Director Flordelino Lagundino, center, works with actors Tommy Schoffler and Victoria Bundonis during a rehearsal of Perseverance Theatre's musical production of "Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

Rotary Club of Juneau presents annual Vocational Service Awards

Rotary Club of Juneau recently announced its Vocational Service Awards for 2015. Nominated both by club members and the community at large, the following five… Continue reading

The Alaska Center for the Book launches “Letters About Literature 2016”

A new national writing contest based on writing letters about literature has opened for students in grades 4 through 12. Sponsored by Alaska Center for… Continue reading

State Library Archives and Museums staff honored for preparations

The 2015 Award for Excellence in the Museum Field from the Museums Alaska/Alaska Historical Society has been awarded to the State Library Archive and Museums… Continue reading

Kake’s Library receives grant to establish Early Literacy Program

The Shirly Jackson Community Library in Kake has received a $1,765 grant from the Crossett Fund to help establish an early literacy program at the… Continue reading

Anchorage Museum opens traveling ‘Living Alaska’ exhibit

ANCHORAGE – In 2003, Alaska’s Rasmuson Foundation launched its Art Acquisition Fund to provide grants to museums that collect current work by Alaska artists. In… Continue reading

Volunteers and sponsors needed for the 9th annual Juneau Robot Jamboree

On Saturday, Dec. 12, Juneau will host its 9th annual Robot Jamboree, where more than 20 teams from around Southeast Alaska will compete for a… Continue reading

State Library seeks VISTA Volunteers for Kake, Craig

The Alaska State Library is recruiting one VISTA volunteer for Kake and one for Craig (to join a team of two other VISTA volunteers in… Continue reading