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Joann Hanson seen in this photo at home enjoying time with her family. There will be a celebration of her life held at Skater’s Cabin on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for those who would like to pay their respects. (Courtesy Photo / Roxanne Thomas)

‘She really touched people’s hearts in very meaningful ways’

Longtime AWARE staff member remembered for generosity, acceptance.

Joann Hanson seen in this photo at home enjoying time with her family. There will be a celebration of her life held at Skater’s Cabin on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for those who would like to pay their respects. (Courtesy Photo / Roxanne Thomas)
In this October 2018 photo, author John Straley prepares to sign a book for author Heather Lende after the Alaska Literary Festival at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building in Juneau. They were both speakers at the event. Straley is a former Alaska State Writer Laureate, while Lende is the current State Writer Laureate. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Starting a new chapter: Author talks forthcoming book, impending move

“I don’t think I’ll ever find a group of communities that interest me as much as Alaska.”

In this October 2018 photo, author John Straley prepares to sign a book for author Heather Lende after the Alaska Literary Festival at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building in Juneau. They were both speakers at the event. Straley is a former Alaska State Writer Laureate, while Lende is the current State Writer Laureate. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
A dedicated audio player plays "The Salmon Dance" a 2007 track from electronic duo the Chemical Brothers. The song, which was released as a single 15 years ago, features several salmon facts. Ahead of the oddball milestone, the Empire checked those facts with an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist. (Ben Hohensatt / Juneau Empire)
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A dedicated audio player plays "The Salmon Dance" a 2007 track from electronic duo the Chemical Brothers. The song, which was released as a single 15 years ago, features several salmon facts. Ahead of the oddball milestone, the Empire checked those facts with an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist. (Ben Hohensatt / Juneau Empire)
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Salmon Northwest Coast art on the Wrangell Cooperative Association community smokehouse. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Smokehouse values

There are many ways to smoke salmon, but it takes discipline to take the time to learn and listen.

Salmon Northwest Coast art on the Wrangell Cooperative Association community smokehouse. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
Christine Kleinhenz of Tide Watcher is the featured artist for the month of September at the Juneau Artists Gallery, 175 S. Franklin St. (Courtesy Photo /  Christine Kleinhenz)

Here’s what’s happening on First Frday

Friday, Sept. 1.

Christine Kleinhenz of Tide Watcher is the featured artist for the month of September at the Juneau Artists Gallery, 175 S. Franklin St. (Courtesy Photo /  Christine Kleinhenz)
Juneau musician Taylor Dallas Vidic was among this year’s Individual Artist Award recipient through the Rasmuson Foundation. (Courtesy Photo / Sydney Akagi)

Juneau artists among this year’s Rasmuson Foundation award winners

“I feel 100% like a product of my environment, that environment being Juneau.”

Juneau musician Taylor Dallas Vidic was among this year’s Individual Artist Award recipient through the Rasmuson Foundation. (Courtesy Photo / Sydney Akagi)
A paranormal filing cabinet plays a key role in the surrealistic office caper “All Sorts,” which is scheduled to screen at the Gold Town Theater at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. (Vibrant Penguin publicity photo)

‘All Sorts’ a film for those feeling out of sorts

Microbudget movie about a surreal commune of cubical drones screens at Gold Town Theater on Sept. 8

A paranormal filing cabinet plays a key role in the surrealistic office caper “All Sorts,” which is scheduled to screen at the Gold Town Theater at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. (Vibrant Penguin publicity photo)
Postcards promoting a new podcast about the Star of Bengal hang on a Juneau refrigerator. (Ben Hohenstatt / Capital City Weekly)

Tale of historic Wrangell shipwreck surfaces in podcast

1908 sinking of Star of Bengal, which killed 111, is narrated by locals in 5-part series.

Postcards promoting a new podcast about the Star of Bengal hang on a Juneau refrigerator. (Ben Hohenstatt / Capital City Weekly)
Michaela Goade, an award-winning illustrator who recently released the book "Berry Song," works in her studio. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Goodrich)

Resilient Peoples & Place: The magic and power of berry picking with Michaeala Goade

Adventure, magic and feeling connected and grounded to home.

Michaela Goade, an award-winning illustrator who recently released the book "Berry Song," works in her studio. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Goodrich)
Mercedes Muñoz smiles at her dog, Coco, as she works on shaping ceramic pieces on her potter’s wheel. Muñoz is set to host first ever show at the her late grandmother’s galley, the Rie Muñoz Gallery, on Sunday which will feature her summer collection of work. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Mercedes Muñoz smiles at her dog, Coco, as she works on shaping ceramic pieces on her potter’s wheel. Muñoz is set to host first ever show at the her late grandmother’s galley, the Rie Muñoz Gallery, on Sunday which will feature her summer collection of work. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Ada watches the birds from our front yard, the Pacific Ocean, in Wrangell. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Faith Prescott)

Planet Alaska: Rescuing Ada

Dog days of summer.

Ada watches the birds from our front yard, the Pacific Ocean, in Wrangell. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Faith Prescott)
Keke Tian Ke featured in this photo on First Friday next to her work which is on display at the Juneau Artist Gallery located at 175 S. Franklin St. Ke is the gallery’s artist of the month. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Keke Tian Ke featured in this photo on First Friday next to her work which is on display at the Juneau Artist Gallery located at 175 S. Franklin St. Ke is the gallery’s artist of the month. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Keke Tian Ke is the featured artist for the month of August at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Her new works on display are an exploration of the landscapes and natural wonders Juneau has to offer. She’ll be at the First Friday event on Aug. 5 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on the ground floor of the Senate Building, 175 South Franklin.

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

Keke Tian Ke featured artist for August at Juneau Artists Gallery

Keke Tian Ke is the featured artist for the month of August at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Her new works on display are an exploration of the landscapes and natural wonders Juneau has to offer. She’ll be at the First Friday event on Aug. 5 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on the ground floor of the Senate Building, 175 South Franklin.
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)