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Petersburg resident Sara Hadad-Dembs recently found her biological brother through a DNA testing kit. The pair recently met for the first time when she traveled to Chicago. "This is what it looks like when genetics kick in and a total stranger just gets you," she said in a recent interview. (Courtesy Photo/Sara Hadad-Dembs

Petersburg woman finds long-lost brother after DNA test

Multi-year search ends with additional family members.

 

Steve Wolf strikes a punching bag as his wife Bev Ingram holds it during a boxing class designed to help fight back against the symptoms Parkinson’s disease through a specific regimen at Pavitt Health and Fitness on March. 2, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents fight back against Parkinson’s

Local class attracts international, virtual crowd of people with the disease.

 

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Planet Alaska: Fishing for winter kings

Time is like an endless sea as we troll along slowly.

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Writers’ Weir: Outage

A poem by Richard Stokes

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Sebastian Taylor-Manning pauses to sketch at a replica of an Alaskan illustrator’s desk. His brother McClain Taylor-Manning and his father, Chris Taylor, look on during a recent visit to the State Museum to see the new exhibit, "Illustrating Alaska: Artists Making Children’s Books", on display through April 3. (Courtesy Photo/Jackie Manning)
Sebastian Taylor-Manning pauses to sketch at a replica of an Alaskan illustrator’s desk. His brother McClain Taylor-Manning and his father, Chris Taylor, look on during a recent visit to the State Museum to see the new exhibit, "Illustrating Alaska: Artists Making Children’s Books", on display through April 3. (Courtesy Photo/Jackie Manning)
Nathan Jackson, a Ketchikan-based Traditional Woodcarver and Sculptor was named a 2021 USA Fellow on Wednesday. The honor came from United States Artists, an organization dedicated to promoting artists. Winners receive $50,000 in prize money to use based on their needs. (Courtesy Photo / Hall Anderson, United States Artists)

A Q&A with renowned Northwest Coast artist Nathan Jackson

The Ketchikan-based artist was named a 2021 USA Fellow last week.

Nathan Jackson, a Ketchikan-based Traditional Woodcarver and Sculptor was named a 2021 USA Fellow on Wednesday. The honor came from United States Artists, an organization dedicated to promoting artists. Winners receive $50,000 in prize money to use based on their needs. (Courtesy Photo / Hall Anderson, United States Artists)
Juneau’s breweries are holding a fundraiser called “Pour the Love,” its logo shown above, to benefit the town of Haines, recently hammered by massive landslides. (Courtesy Art/ Celia Bower and Tulsi Zahnow)

Juneau breweries hold joint fundraiser for Haines relief efforts

The Juneau Four are piling in to help a town dear to their hearts.

Juneau’s breweries are holding a fundraiser called “Pour the Love,” its logo shown above, to benefit the town of Haines, recently hammered by massive landslides. (Courtesy Art/ Celia Bower and Tulsi Zahnow)
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Grandpa Mickey Prescott celebrates his 80th birthday via Zoom in 2020.  (Vivian Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Plans A through Z

While some look to the groundhog for signs of spring, I look to plants.

Grandpa Mickey Prescott celebrates his 80th birthday via Zoom in 2020.  (Vivian Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
Nano Brooks talks in front of racks of records inside Hi-Fi Senpai on Saturday, Jan. 30. The shop includes vintage audio equipment and old forms of physical media. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Nano Brooks talks in front of racks of records inside Hi-Fi Senpai on Saturday, Jan. 30. The shop includes vintage audio equipment and old forms of physical media. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Courtesy Photo/Hall Anderson, United States Artists
Nathan Jackson, a Ketchikan-based Traditional Woodcarver and Sculptor was named a 2021 USA Fellow on Wednesday.

Renowned Northwest Coast artist named USA Fellow

United States Artists awards $50,000 to the Ketchikan-based artist.

Courtesy Photo/Hall Anderson, United States Artists
Nathan Jackson, a Ketchikan-based Traditional Woodcarver and Sculptor was named a 2021 USA Fellow on Wednesday.
Juneau resident and owner of Rain Coast Data Meilani Schijvens, recently wrote and published a book for readers ages nine to 12. The book takes place in the fictional land of Zanzia, but includes nods to Southeast Alaska and features the talents of local artists. (Courtesy Photo/Sander Schijvens)

Juneau resident creates a fictional world for kids

A variety of local talent is on display in “Mapmaker’s Mistake.”

Juneau resident and owner of Rain Coast Data Meilani Schijvens, recently wrote and published a book for readers ages nine to 12. The book takes place in the fictional land of Zanzia, but includes nods to Southeast Alaska and features the talents of local artists. (Courtesy Photo/Sander Schijvens)
Alaska Native illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American or Alaska Native to win the Caldecott Award on Jan. 25 for her work on “We Are Water Protectors,” about the defenders of Standing Rock Reservation. (Courtesy photo / Sydney Akagi)

Good as Goade: a Q&A with Southeast’s recent Caldecott Medal winner

The prestigious award for her illustration work tails her Google Doodle being featured in December.

Alaska Native illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American or Alaska Native to win the Caldecott Award on Jan. 25 for her work on “We Are Water Protectors,” about the defenders of Standing Rock Reservation. (Courtesy photo / Sydney Akagi)
Mickey Prescott plays a dice game via Zoom during the pandemic in Wrangell.  (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Hold fast and let go of 2020

These gifts are my holdfasts.

Mickey Prescott plays a dice game via Zoom during the pandemic in Wrangell.  (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
The Brewer’s Guild of Alaska, a trade organization, is celebrating AK Beer Month through Feb. 14 with a scavenger hunt, beer releases and other deals from breweries in Juneau and across Alaska. (Unsplash / Radovan)

Finally, something to stout about: AK Beer Month is here

In Juneau, the event will be marked with beer drops, deals and a scavenger hunt.

The Brewer’s Guild of Alaska, a trade organization, is celebrating AK Beer Month through Feb. 14 with a scavenger hunt, beer releases and other deals from breweries in Juneau and across Alaska. (Unsplash / Radovan)
Keishísh and Vivian Mork Yéilk’ share a nose-to-nose moment. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Mork Yéilk’)

Planet Alaska: Dog lessons from 2020

They took each new change as an adventure. Be like dogs.

Keishísh and Vivian Mork Yéilk’ share a nose-to-nose moment. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Mork Yéilk’)
A brown bear stands on Chichagof Island. "A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears" tells both firsthand and historic stories of human interactions with brown bears. The book is scheduled to be released Feb. 15 on Mountaineers Books. (Courtesy Photo / Bjorn Dihle)

Bearing it all: New book offers nuanced look at human-ursine interactions

Bjorn Dihle wanted to write a book about brown bears, man and how the two species get along that wasn’t scary. “I didn’t want to… Continue reading

A brown bear stands on Chichagof Island. "A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears" tells both firsthand and historic stories of human interactions with brown bears. The book is scheduled to be released Feb. 15 on Mountaineers Books. (Courtesy Photo / Bjorn Dihle)
Caribou graze on the greening tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska in June, 2001.
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Caribou graze on the greening tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska in June, 2001.
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
(Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: The practice of gifting

In these hard times, our Southeast Alaskan gifting culture is more apparent.

(Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)