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Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: At the pool

This column is a kind of conscientious objection…

Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)
Joab Cano (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Trust in God

Do you trust in God?

  • Mar 23, 2023
  • By Joab Cano
Joab Cano (Courtesy Photo)
This photo shows AWARE’s 2023 Women of Distinction (left to right) Kate Wolfe, Jennifer Brown, LaRae Jones and Susan Bell. (Courtesy Photo)

Thank you letter for the week of March 19, 2023

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Mar 19, 2023
This photo shows AWARE’s 2023 Women of Distinction (left to right) Kate Wolfe, Jennifer Brown, LaRae Jones and Susan Bell. (Courtesy Photo)
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Recognitions for the week of March 19

Juneau students earn academic honors

  • Mar 18, 2023
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During winter 2022-23, contractors replace the awning structure on the 1904-1913 Valentine Building. The historic building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Its location at the corner of Front and Seward streets is also within Juneau’s Downtown Historic District. (Laurie Craig / For the DBA)

Rooted in Community: The historic Valentine Building and the Findley Family

Many shops have occupied the Seward Street storefronts while Juneau Drug anchors the corner space.

During winter 2022-23, contractors replace the awning structure on the 1904-1913 Valentine Building. The historic building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Its location at the corner of Front and Seward streets is also within Juneau’s Downtown Historic District. (Laurie Craig / For the DBA)
Rotary Club of Juneau recently announced recipients of Annual Vocational Service Awards. They were Marjorie Menzies, Marc Wheeler,The Financial Reality Fairs’ Sponsors and Organizers,The Teal Street Center and Juneau’s Legislative Delegation  (Sen. Jesse Kiehl, Rep. Sara Hannan and Rep. Andi Story. (Courtesy Photo)

Rotary Club of Juneau presents Annual Vocational Service Awards

Each year, the Rotary Club of Juneau’s Vocational Service Awards, honor businesses, organizations and individuals who best exemplify these ideals. Nominated both by club members… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2023
  • Juneau Empire
Rotary Club of Juneau recently announced recipients of Annual Vocational Service Awards. They were Marjorie Menzies, Marc Wheeler,The Financial Reality Fairs’ Sponsors and Organizers,The Teal Street Center and Juneau’s Legislative Delegation  (Sen. Jesse Kiehl, Rep. Sara Hannan and Rep. Andi Story. (Courtesy Photo)
Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: A brief desultory digression

Wisdom in Willie and Waylon and veritable virtue in Virgil.

  • Mar 10, 2023
  • Jane Hale
Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)
"Bald pride abounds," writes Geoff Kirsch. "In fact, a Bald Men Club of Japan holds an annual Bald Man Competition. In this Olympic-style international tournament, two men stick suction cups to their heads, attached to a single red rope, and then attempt to pull off their opponent’s cup, tug-of-war style. Better start training for next year; I wonder what the rules say about Spider Tack…" (Unsplash /  Chalo Garcia)

Slack Tide: The good, the bald and the ugly

A look at merely a few benefits of being bald…

  • Mar 10, 2023
  • By Geoff Kirsch
"Bald pride abounds," writes Geoff Kirsch. "In fact, a Bald Men Club of Japan holds an annual Bald Man Competition. In this Olympic-style international tournament, two men stick suction cups to their heads, attached to a single red rope, and then attempt to pull off their opponent’s cup, tug-of-war style. Better start training for next year; I wonder what the rules say about Spider Tack…" (Unsplash /  Chalo Garcia)
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Thank you letters for the week of Feb. 19

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • Mar 9, 2023
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Laura Rorem (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Finding strength in vulnerability

Vulnerability is at the heart of being human.

  • Mar 9, 2023
  • By Laura Rorem
Laura Rorem (Courtesy Photo)
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire File 
A long line of residents stand with bags in hand, digging through scarce supplies on a rainy Tuesday afternoon in Juneau at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. Next Saturday, Juneau’s Rotary clubs are teaming up to help collect food for the food bank.

Rotary clubs team up to fight hunger

Next Saturday, the Juneau-Gastineau and Glacier Valley Rotary clubs will join forces to fill the shelves of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. The annual event,… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2023
  • Juneau Empire
Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire File 
A long line of residents stand with bags in hand, digging through scarce supplies on a rainy Tuesday afternoon in Juneau at the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. Next Saturday, Juneau’s Rotary clubs are teaming up to help collect food for the food bank.
Alaskan Brewing Co. staff presents a check to Southeast Alaska Food Bank director Chris Schapp on Tuesday as part of the company’s “Cheers to the Southeast Alaska Food Bank!” celebration. The evening also celebrated the selection of Alaskan Brewing Co. next year recipient SEADOGS. (Courtesy Photo / Erin Youngstrom)

Alaskan Brewing Co. selects 2023 nonprofit partner, donates $8,000 to food bank

Tasting Room event celebrates 2022 donation to Southeast Food Bank.

Alaskan Brewing Co. staff presents a check to Southeast Alaska Food Bank director Chris Schapp on Tuesday as part of the company’s “Cheers to the Southeast Alaska Food Bank!” celebration. The evening also celebrated the selection of Alaskan Brewing Co. next year recipient SEADOGS. (Courtesy Photo / Erin Youngstrom)
Matthew Schwarting, a Montessori Borealis Public School seventh grader, recently won the Juneau School District's spelling bee. (Courtesy Photo)

7th grader maneuvers into top spot at spelling bee

The Juneau School District recently held its annual district spelling bee.

  • Mar 3, 2023
  • Juneau Empire
Matthew Schwarting, a Montessori Borealis Public School seventh grader, recently won the Juneau School District's spelling bee. (Courtesy Photo)
Adam Bauer

Living & Growing: Faith and addressing climate change

It is an honor to live in this homeland of the Áak’w Kwáan and Taku Kwáan of the Tlingit people who have provided centuries of… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2023
  • By Adam Bauer
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Near the spot where Héloïse and Peter Abelard fell in love, concise graffiti offers a testament of more recent lovers, four red hearts flitting like butterflies around two simple words in English: “in love.” (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: Hints from Héloïse

OK, kids, gather ‘round. Auntie Jane has a story.

  • Feb 24, 2023
  • By Jane Hale
Near the spot where Héloïse and Peter Abelard fell in love, concise graffiti offers a testament of more recent lovers, four red hearts flitting like butterflies around two simple words in English: “in love.” (Courtesy Photo)
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Slack Tide: Bee-ing and nothingness

It’s hip to bee square.

  • Feb 24, 2023
  • By Geoff Kirsch For the Juneau Empire
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Gimme a Smile: Don’t miss that deadline

I have a deadline today.

  • Feb 24, 2023
  • By Peggy McKee Barnhill For the Juneau Empire
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Guy Crockroft

Living & Growing: Slow down and add love

“Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.” Job 37:14 It is easy to miss what God has put… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2023
  • By Guy Crockroft
Guy Crockroft
The three generations of Wileys who have operated the Ben Franklin Store are shown inside the shop. Seated are Fred and Sally Wiley, holding a painting of the 1930s Blomgren Building. Standing are Meagan Wiley Bishop and her father Mike Wiley who currently run the popular downtown Front Street business. (Michael Penn / Downtown Business Association)

Rooted in Community: The Wiley family celebrates 50 years in Front Street’s Blomgren Building

A downtown historic district fire 100 years ago made way for one of Juneau’s most enduring downtown businesses: the Ben Franklin store. After the Heidelberg… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2023
  • By Laurie Craig For the Downtown Business Association
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The three generations of Wileys who have operated the Ben Franklin Store are shown inside the shop. Seated are Fred and Sally Wiley, holding a painting of the 1930s Blomgren Building. Standing are Meagan Wiley Bishop and her father Mike Wiley who currently run the popular downtown Front Street business. (Michael Penn / Downtown Business Association)
Max Webster explains the history of Boys Life magazine. (Courtesy Photos / Matt Dobson)

Scouting out 110 years of history

Culmination of the scouts working to complete their Scouting Heritage Merit Badge.

Max Webster explains the history of Boys Life magazine. (Courtesy Photos / Matt Dobson)