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The front page of the Juneau Empire on Jan. 18, 1994. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Jan. 18, 1994. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Tortilla strips being fried in preparation as the base for this soup recipe. (Photo by Laurie Craig)

Cooking For Pleasure: A taste of Mexico in the dead of winter — tortilla soup

Many years ago on a family vacation near Zihuatenejo, we loved eating at a tiny restaurant down the beach from where we stayed. There we… Continue reading

Tortilla strips being fried in preparation as the base for this soup recipe. (Photo by Laurie Craig)
Julia Keefe, left, guides her Indigenous Big Band through a performance at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall to open last spring’s Juneau Jazz & Classics festival on Friday, May 5, 2023. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)

Juneau Jazz and Classics adding a winter jazz festival, canceling annual fall event

New three-day Juneau Jazz Fest in February will feature music, workshops from dormant Sitka fest.

Julia Keefe, left, guides her Indigenous Big Band through a performance at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall to open last spring’s Juneau Jazz & Classics festival on Friday, May 5, 2023. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)
Mickey Prescott and dogs watch for fish jumps in Wrangell. (Photo by Vivian Faith Prescott)

Planet Alaska: Island of gifts

Ten treasures from the past year to remember heading into 2024

Mickey Prescott and dogs watch for fish jumps in Wrangell. (Photo by Vivian Faith Prescott)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Jan. 10, 1994. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Jan. 10, 1994. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
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Gimme a Smile: To every chocolate there is a season

Chocolate makes the world go ‘round. From day to day, season to season, chocolate is a constant. Sometimes sweet, sometimes savory, chocolate always plays well… Continue reading

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A stir fry cooked by adding vegetables in steps. (Photo by Patricia Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Stir fry your veggies to tantalize your taste buds

Now that the holiday season is over, you may be tired of the heavy meals and sweets you’ve been consuming for the past several weeks… Continue reading

A stir fry cooked by adding vegetables in steps. (Photo by Patricia Schied)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Jan. 6, 2004. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Jan. 6, 2004. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The Patsy Ann statue at twilight on the downtown cruise ship dock. (Photo courtesy of Tricia Brown)

‘Patsy Ann of Alaska’ finds a new home after being left astray

Children’s book from 2011 about famous Juneau dog gets new publisher after being discontinued.

The Patsy Ann statue at twilight on the downtown cruise ship dock. (Photo courtesy of Tricia Brown)
Indigenous celebrations took center stage in Juneau in 2023, including the debut of the Kootéeyaa Deiyí (Totem Pole Trail), launch of the Hōkūle‘a 47-month Polynesian canoe voyage and Áak’w Rock Indigenous music festival. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire file photos)

Juneau’s top 10 arts and culture stories of 2023

Indigenous events and celebrations took center stage throughout the year.

Indigenous celebrations took center stage in Juneau in 2023, including the debut of the Kootéeyaa Deiyí (Totem Pole Trail), launch of the Hōkūle‘a 47-month Polynesian canoe voyage and Áak’w Rock Indigenous music festival. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire file photos)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Dec. 30, 2005. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Dec. 30, 2005. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
A western blackheaded budworm, common to Southeast Alaska, just hanging around. (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)

Gimme A Smile: Classic wisdom for the new year

Here we are, at the end of 2023. Time to reflect on how to improve in the new year. This year, rather than list a… Continue reading

A western blackheaded budworm, common to Southeast Alaska, just hanging around. (Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Dec. 23, 2005. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Dec. 23, 2005. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Charles Skultka Jr. teaches formline design during a Sitka High School class supported by the Sitka Native Education Program and Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Photo by Bethany Goodrich)

Resilient Peoples and Place: Celebrating and supporting Southeast Alaska’s growing arts economy

Thousands of artists, tens of millions of dollars annually, generations of passing on traditions.

Charles Skultka Jr. teaches formline design during a Sitka High School class supported by the Sitka Native Education Program and Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Photo by Bethany Goodrich)
Vox Borealis performs during the 2022 Holiday Cheer concert at Thunder Mountain High School. (Photo by Cameron Byrnes / Juneau Symphony)

Juneau Symphony mixing things up for fourth annual Holiday Cheer Concert

Familiar trio of groups will feature new players, songs and on-stage collaborations this weekend.

Vox Borealis performs during the 2022 Holiday Cheer concert at Thunder Mountain High School. (Photo by Cameron Byrnes / Juneau Symphony)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Dec. 14, 1995. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Dec. 14, 1995. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
“The Phantom of the Opera” is screened with a live musical soundtrack at the Gold Town Theater in April. Three of the musicians are scheduled to perform Sunday during two screenings of the 1928 silent film “The Wind.” (Courtesy of Gold Town Theater)

This weekend’s lineup at the Gold Town Theater really blows

Xmas Bazaar Xtravaganza nearly sold out already, but seeing “The Wind” to live music a breeze.

“The Phantom of the Opera” is screened with a live musical soundtrack at the Gold Town Theater in April. Three of the musicians are scheduled to perform Sunday during two screenings of the 1928 silent film “The Wind.” (Courtesy of Gold Town Theater)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Dec. 4, 2005. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Dec. 4, 2005. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The author getting ready to host a holiday dinner for her family in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Patty Schied)

Cooking For Pleasure: Stuffed with turkey sandwiches? Try stuffing turkey enchiladas

Now that you have eaten all the turkey sandwiches you want, all that meat leftover from the giant carcass that has taken over your refrigerator… Continue reading

The author getting ready to host a holiday dinner for her family in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Patty Schied)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Nov. 30, 2005. (Photo by Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
The front page of the Juneau Empire on Nov. 30, 2005. (Photo by Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)