Capital City Weekly

Red huckleberries and blueberries in Wrangell at Mickey’s Fishcamp. (Courtesy Photo/ Vivian Faith Prescott)

Planet Alaska: The language of berries

Like the berries, the language lives on the land.

Red huckleberries and blueberries in Wrangell at Mickey’s Fishcamp. (Courtesy Photo/ Vivian Faith Prescott)
Caption: AYS students Allison Mills and Ricardo Sanches help Quinn Aboudara rig a system to haul a log into 2.5 Mile Creek as a part of the crew’s stream restoration work (Courtesy Photo / John Hudson, SAWC)
Caption: AYS students Allison Mills and Ricardo Sanches help Quinn Aboudara rig a system to haul a log into 2.5 Mile Creek as a part of the crew’s stream restoration work (Courtesy Photo / John Hudson, SAWC)
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Writers’ Weir: Two poems by Monique Crisafi

Southeast Alaska-inspired poems by Monique Crisafi.

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Linda Buckley, a retired Juneau educator and published author, will be signing copies of her newly published book of poetry, “Made of Rain: words from wilds of Alaska” on Friday, August 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heartside books Merchants Wharf. (Courtesy photo / Linda Buckley)

Author Linda Buckley’s collection of poetry celebrates life in Alaska

New book of poetry reflects on 50 years of living in Southeast

Linda Buckley, a retired Juneau educator and published author, will be signing copies of her newly published book of poetry, “Made of Rain: words from wilds of Alaska” on Friday, August 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heartside books Merchants Wharf. (Courtesy photo / Linda Buckley)
Andy Koch enjoys a solo before leaping off the stage to join the dancing crowd while still playing his guitar. (Courtesy photo / Bereniz Blackwell)
Andy Koch enjoys a solo before leaping off the stage to join the dancing crowd while still playing his guitar. (Courtesy photo / Bereniz Blackwell)
Dancers rehearsed in front of “Tahku,” the whale sculpture, ahead of the Climate Fair for a Cool Planet in 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Mike Tobin)
Dancers rehearsed in front of “Tahku,” the whale sculpture, ahead of the Climate Fair for a Cool Planet in 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Mike Tobin)
Chicago-based blues/rock guitarist Keith Scott takes the stage in Juneau on July 22 and 23 at the Alaskan Hotel and Crystal Saloon. (Courtesy photo / Keith Scott)
Chicago-based blues/rock guitarist Keith Scott takes the stage in Juneau on July 22 and 23 at the Alaskan Hotel and Crystal Saloon. (Courtesy photo / Keith Scott)
Adult cats also available for adoption through Juneau Animal Rescue (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Adult cats also available for adoption through Juneau Animal Rescue (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Betsy Longenbaugh sits at the table she spent the majority of her time writing her debut book, “Forgotten Murders from Alaska’s Capital” which recounts 10 long-forgotten murders that occurred in the Juneau-Douglas area between 1902 and 1959. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Betsy Longenbaugh sits at the table she spent the majority of her time writing her debut book, “Forgotten Murders from Alaska’s Capital” which recounts 10 long-forgotten murders that occurred in the Juneau-Douglas area between 1902 and 1959. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
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A masked Benedick (Aaron Elmore) and Beatrice (Katie Jensen) exchange repartee during dress rehearsal for Theatre in the Rough’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing.”

‘Sigh no more’: Theatre in the Rough is back with a twist on a classic

Local theater company’s latest is a take on “Much Ado About Nothing.”

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A masked Benedick (Aaron Elmore) and Beatrice (Katie Jensen) exchange repartee during dress rehearsal for Theatre in the Rough’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing.”
Annie Bartholomew prepares her banjo for rehearsal for her Victorian folk opera, “Sisters of White Chapel,” at the Treadwell Mine Office on July 5, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Play brings rarely-seen side of Klondike Gold Rush to fore

The performance will look at the lives of some of the women of the era.

Annie Bartholomew prepares her banjo for rehearsal for her Victorian folk opera, “Sisters of White Chapel,” at the Treadwell Mine Office on July 5, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Like the forest that surrounds us, Southeast Alaska’s economy is complex, multilayered, and interconnected. (Courtesy Photo /Bethany Goodrich)

Resilient Peoples & Place: Roadless Rule distracts from a holistic approach to economy-building for the Southeast

The economy in Southeast Alaska is as evergreen as the lush temperate rainforest.

Like the forest that surrounds us, Southeast Alaska’s economy is complex, multilayered, and interconnected. (Courtesy Photo /Bethany Goodrich)
This photo shows elderberry jelly. “You really have to trust who makes you red elderberry jelly and syrup,” writes Yélk’ Vivian Mork . “There’s cyanide in the stems, root, bark and seeds.” (Yéilk’ Vivian Mork / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: A Celebration of elderberry and Elders

The elderberry plant reminds us to celebrate our Elders.

This photo shows elderberry jelly. “You really have to trust who makes you red elderberry jelly and syrup,” writes Yélk’ Vivian Mork . “There’s cyanide in the stems, root, bark and seeds.” (Yéilk’ Vivian Mork / For the Capital City Weekly)
Drag queen Gigi Monroe reads a book about a wig during Drag Storytime at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Drag queen Gigi Monroe reads a book about a wig during Drag Storytime at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Playwright Maureen Longworth holds up a playbill for "Blue Ticket." The play, which tells a story inspired by stories from Juneau's past shared with Longworth is making it's on-screen debut during Pride Month. The play debuted on stage in 2019. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Local play-turned-film available just in time for Pride

“Blue Ticket” is set to hit the big screen and streaming services.

Playwright Maureen Longworth holds up a playbill for "Blue Ticket." The play, which tells a story inspired by stories from Juneau's past shared with Longworth is making it's on-screen debut during Pride Month. The play debuted on stage in 2019. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Gigi Monroe, the event organizer, performs during Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Gigi Monroe, the event organizer, performs during Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
This image shows the cover of Juneau poet Emily Wall’s new book “Breaking Into Air.” The book details a wide array of different birth stories. (Courtesy Photo)
This image shows the cover of Juneau poet Emily Wall’s new book “Breaking Into Air.” The book details a wide array of different birth stories. (Courtesy Photo)
Gigi Monroe emceed the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, held at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus where viewers stayed in their cars arranged around a stage in the parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. This year, the event is returning to Centennial Hall and will be less of a “GLITZ-lite” than organizers worried it could be. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Live and in color: GLITZ returns to full, glorious presence

Back from the pandemic, the performance heads to Centennial Hall once again.

Gigi Monroe emceed the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, held at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus where viewers stayed in their cars arranged around a stage in the parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. This year, the event is returning to Centennial Hall and will be less of a “GLITZ-lite” than organizers worried it could be. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
The 10 participants in season 9 of “Alone,” premiering on May 26, 2022, on the History Channel. Terry Burns of Homer is the fifth from left. Another Alaskan in the series, Jacques Tourcotte of Juneau, is third from left. (Photo by Brendan George Ko/History Channel)

Homer man goes it ‘Alone’

Burns brings lifetime of wilderness experience to survival series.

The 10 participants in season 9 of “Alone,” premiering on May 26, 2022, on the History Channel. Terry Burns of Homer is the fifth from left. Another Alaskan in the series, Jacques Tourcotte of Juneau, is third from left. (Photo by Brendan George Ko/History Channel)
Natalia Spengler, left, Tommy Schoffler, center, and Kelsey Riker rehearse the final scene of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Treadwell Office Mine on Tuesday. The play debuts at 7 p.m. Thursday and will continue at the historic mine site and other outdoors venues until June 26. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Playing around at the office

All the world’s a stage —especially the part by the Treadwell Mine.

Natalia Spengler, left, Tommy Schoffler, center, and Kelsey Riker rehearse the final scene of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Treadwell Office Mine on Tuesday. The play debuts at 7 p.m. Thursday and will continue at the historic mine site and other outdoors venues until June 26. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)