Neighbors

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School first semester honor roll students

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School released their list of students who made the Honor Roll for 1st Semester. Asterisk denotes all A grades. 6th Grade Jack… Continue reading

Harborview Elementary School students load up on fruit at a free school breakfast on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire File)

Grant helps build program for low-income kids

The first-year program aims to get children involved in camps and activities.

Harborview Elementary School students load up on fruit at a free school breakfast on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire File)

Thank you letters for Oct. 28, 2018

• The Southeast Alaska Food Bank would like to thank the employees of the USDA Forest Service Juneau for donating 315 pounds of food to… Continue reading

Election Day Trick-or-Treat

Imagine what would happen if Election Day fell on Halloween.

Halloween is more than just an opportunity to play ‘Thriller’ on repeat

Break out the glow-in-the-dark skeletons and giant inflatable Frankensteins rigged to undulate in time to the “Monster Mash” and don’t take them down until Christmas… Continue reading

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Nick Begich scholarship fund applications open

Alaskans pursuing degrees and/or careers in education, government and public service are invited to apply for the Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund for the 2019-2020… Continue reading

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Thumbing our nose at death

Halloween is our way of facing our fears head on.

Meditations on October

Well, it’s October. It’s been October for weeks already, and it’s fixing to stay October for weeks to come. You know how I know it’s… Continue reading

Neighbors recognitions for Oct. 21, 2018

• Rob Sanderson Jr. has been named to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s community engagement committee. The NPFMC governs federal-waters fisheries in the waters… Continue reading

Guy Crockroft, age 18. (Courtesy Photo | Guy Crockroft)

Living & Growing: My three fathers

“A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.” Psalm 68:5 Baby Boomers will remember the show… Continue reading

Guy Crockroft, age 18. (Courtesy Photo | Guy Crockroft)
Flags and students from around the world! You can see me and the other Americans holding the AK flag and a tiny Old Glory. (Bridget McTague | For the Juneau Empire)

Bridget Abroad: The Alaska flag afar

There was only one thing to do — whip out my Alaska flag.

Flags and students from around the world! You can see me and the other Americans holding the AK flag and a tiny Old Glory. (Bridget McTague | For the Juneau Empire)
Jeff Baird of Anchorage has been appointed chief of staff for the Rasmuson Foundation, the organization announced Oct. 8. (Courtesy photo)

Neighbors recognitions for Oct. 14, 2018

• The Rasmuson Foundation has hired Jeff Baird to serve as its first chief of staff, the organization announced Oct. 8. The foundation, created in… Continue reading

Jeff Baird of Anchorage has been appointed chief of staff for the Rasmuson Foundation, the organization announced Oct. 8. (Courtesy photo)
Mike Blackwell with sons, Andrew and Matthew, and friend, Carolyn Naftel. Michael Blackwell was the recipient of the Philanthropist of the Year award from Juneau Community Foundation. (Courtesy Photo | Michael Penn via Juneau Community Foundation)

Blackwell named Philanthropist of the Year

The Juneau Community Foundation held its annual Philanthropy recognition dinner last Thursday and presented awards to a philanthropist, a philanthropic organization and a nonprofit organization.… Continue reading

Mike Blackwell with sons, Andrew and Matthew, and friend, Carolyn Naftel. Michael Blackwell was the recipient of the Philanthropist of the Year award from Juneau Community Foundation. (Courtesy Photo | Michael Penn via Juneau Community Foundation)

Finding life in the dirt

There are few activities as rewarding as digging potatoes.

Kindness for children with an incarcerated parent

11.2 percent. More than 1 in 10. This is the number of adults in Alaska, that had experienced having a family member in jail at… Continue reading

Senior Menu & Activities for Oct. 8-12, 2018

Senior Menu & Activities for Oct. 8-12, 2018.

Thank you letters for Oct. 7, 2018

The Southeast Alaska Food Bank would like to thank everyone who donated food to us on Sept. 29 during Project Playground’s grand opening. We were… Continue reading

Bridget Abroad: Not your average school lunch

In France, school lunch is not just a meal, it’s an event.

Juneau Style

On a stormy afternoon at Eagle Beach, I ran into Mike Dilger, a birder visiting from the UK. Hailing from a similarly wet climate, he… Continue reading