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What’s Happening the week of July 4-July 10

Pre-parade pancakes, Wednesday, July 4, 8:45-11 a.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Juneau Fourth of July Parade, Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m., Egan Dr. Douglas… Continue reading

Photo by RhondaK Native Florida Folk Artist on Unsplash.
Chris Gabriele, Rebekah Wierda, Annie Mackovjak and Becky King hold some of the quilts on a string in Gustavus. Photo courtesy of Ellie Sharman.

More than 40 ‘quiltlets’ made for future Gustavus Community Center

Thirty people in Gustavus made 43 different mini-quilts, or as the group likes to call them “quiltlets,” for the new Gustavus Community Center. Since 1976,… Continue reading

Chris Gabriele, Rebekah Wierda, Annie Mackovjak and Becky King hold some of the quilts on a string in Gustavus. Photo courtesy of Ellie Sharman.
First Friday, July 6: New jewelry, yoga and more

First Friday, July 6: New jewelry, yoga and more

First Friday is not only a great way to kick off the weekend, but the month too. For July, there’s everything from jewelry makers to… Continue reading

First Friday, July 6: New jewelry, yoga and more

What’s Happening the week of July 4-July 10

Pre-parade pancakes, Wednesday, July 4, 8:45-11 a.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Juneau Fourth of July Parade, Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m., Egan Dr. Douglas… Continue reading

The post apocalyptic ruins of the burned cannery where the author grew up.

Alaska for Real: Lessons learned at the end of the world

When I signed the book deal to write a memoir about my childhood growing up in the burned ruins of an old cannery way out… Continue reading

The post apocalyptic ruins of the burned cannery where the author grew up.
First Friday, July 6: New jewelry, yoga and more

First Friday, July 6: New jewelry, yoga and more

First Friday is not only a great way to kick off the weekend, but the month too. For July, there’s everything from jewelry makers to… Continue reading

First Friday, July 6: New jewelry, yoga and more
Mod Carousel from left to right: Moscato Extatique, Trojan Original, Paris Original and Luminous Pariah. (Courtesy photo | Mod Carousel)

More than a strip tease: Boylesque troupe returns to Juneau with fresh material

Returning to Juneau for the ninth time, boylesque troupe Mod Carousel is bringing two new shows to Juneau this Saturday titled “Pop!” Mod Carousel has… Continue reading

Mod Carousel from left to right: Moscato Extatique, Trojan Original, Paris Original and Luminous Pariah. (Courtesy photo | Mod Carousel)
Mod Carousel from left to right: Moscato Extatique, Trojan Original, Paris Original and Luminous Pariah. (Courtesy photo | Mod Carousel)

More than a strip tease: Boylesque troupe returns to Juneau with fresh material

Returning to Juneau for the ninth time, boylesque troupe Mod Carousel is bringing two new shows to Juneau this Saturday titled “Pop!” Mod Carousel has… Continue reading

Mod Carousel from left to right: Moscato Extatique, Trojan Original, Paris Original and Luminous Pariah. (Courtesy photo | Mod Carousel)
Chris Gabriele, Rebekah Wierda, Annie Mackovjak and Becky King hold some of the quilts on a string in Gustavus. Photo courtesy of Ellie Sharman.

More than 40 ‘quiltlets’ made for future Gustavus Community Center

Thirty people in Gustavus made 43 different mini-quilts, or as the group likes to call them “quiltlets,” for the new Gustavus Community Center. Since 1976,… Continue reading

Chris Gabriele, Rebekah Wierda, Annie Mackovjak and Becky King hold some of the quilts on a string in Gustavus. Photo courtesy of Ellie Sharman.
Dr. Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, attends an event at the Walter Soboleff Center in November 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska announces Alaska Native language summit

Sealaska Heritage Institute on Thursday announced it will be hosting an Alaska Native language summit, geared toward fluent elders speakers of the Tlingit, Haida and… Continue reading

Dr. Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, attends an event at the Walter Soboleff Center in November 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska announces Alaska Native language summit

Sealaska Heritage Institute on Thursday announced it will be hosting an Alaska Native language summit, geared toward fluent elders speakers of the Tlingit, Haida and… Continue reading

Kelly Bakos filming the orphaned elephants. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bakos.

Petersburg filmmaker wins awards for documentary on baby elephants

For four months in Zambia, Petersburg resident Kelly Bakos would wake up before sunrise, gather her gear, and then film baby elephants until sunset. That… Continue reading

Kelly Bakos filming the orphaned elephants. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bakos.
Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town

Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town

This is a reader submitted work of nonfiction. The Capital City Weekly accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for Writers’ Weir. To submit a… Continue reading

Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town
Alaska Glacial Ice harvests floating icebergs with the use of the eighty foot long landing craft Itswoot along with a forty foot long barge. Photo courtesy of Scott Lindquist.

Historic and modern-day Alaskans ‘break the ice’ on niche frozen economy

Mike Ward of Taku Lodge has harvested icebergs from Twin Glacier Lake since childhood. His technique involves three tools: a flat-bottom river skiff, a metal… Continue reading

Alaska Glacial Ice harvests floating icebergs with the use of the eighty foot long landing craft Itswoot along with a forty foot long barge. Photo courtesy of Scott Lindquist.
Kafue is the calf in front, and Tafika is the calf behind. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bakos.

Petersburg filmmaker wins awards for documentary on baby elephants

For four months in Zambia, Petersburg resident Kelly Bakos would wake up before sunrise, gather her gear, and then film baby elephants until sunset. That… Continue reading

Kafue is the calf in front, and Tafika is the calf behind. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bakos.
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What’s Happening the week of June 27-July 3

Support for Families Dealing with Addiction: Heroin and Opiates, Wednesday, June 27, 5:30-7 p.m., NCADD, 211 4th St. suite 100. Family support for parents and… Continue reading

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Salmonberry jams and jellies. Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly

Salmonberry season has arrived

I love salmonberry season. In the Tlingit language we call them was’x’aan tléigu. I know they aren’t everyone’s favorite because they are not too sweet.… Continue reading

Salmonberry jams and jellies. Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly
Hearthside Books owner Brenda Weaver holds the “Where’s Waldo?” sign which will be displayed in downtown Juneau businesses in July to signal to seekers that a six-inch, cardboard Waldo will be hiding in the store. In this July 21 photo, Waldo can be seen standing on the bookshelf. Clara Miller | Capital City Weekly

Find Waldo in downtown Juneau, win prizes

For more than 30 years, kids and adults alike have picked up copies of the “Where’s Waldo?” book series to see if they could spot… Continue reading

Hearthside Books owner Brenda Weaver holds the “Where’s Waldo?” sign which will be displayed in downtown Juneau businesses in July to signal to seekers that a six-inch, cardboard Waldo will be hiding in the store. In this July 21 photo, Waldo can be seen standing on the bookshelf. Clara Miller | Capital City Weekly
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What’s Happening the week of June 27-July 3

Support for Families Dealing with Addiction: Heroin and Opiates, Wednesday, June 27, 5:30-7 p.m., NCADD, 211 4th St. suite 100. Family support for parents and… Continue reading

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Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town

Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town

This is a reader submitted work of nonfiction. The Capital City Weekly accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for Writers’ Weir. To submit a… Continue reading

Writers’ Weir: Silence and secret-keeping in a small Alaska town