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Vivian Mork Yéilk’ inspects cottonwood buds. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Mork Yéilk’)

Planet Alaska: Harvesting in the scent of spring

In the Tlingit language the cottonwood is called dúk.

Vivian Mork Yéilk’ inspects cottonwood buds. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Mork Yéilk’)
The University of Alaska Southeast’s arts and literary journal Tidal Echoes will drop at a digital release party on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Tidal Echoes)

Tidal Echoes launch celebrates resiliency in the pandemic

The launch will be digital, but the books is obtainable locally.

The University of Alaska Southeast’s arts and literary journal Tidal Echoes will drop at a digital release party on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Tidal Echoes)
The pageantry of western opera will join forces with the Tlingit culture’s rich history of storytelling, song and dance to create the world’s first Tlingit opera. The opera, which is currently untitled, will premiere at the Perseverance Theatre around 2025. (Courtesy Photo / Sealaska Heritage Institute)

First-ever first Tlingit opera will premiere locally

It is a collaboration between Perseverance Theatre and the Sealaska Heritage Institute.

The pageantry of western opera will join forces with the Tlingit culture’s rich history of storytelling, song and dance to create the world’s first Tlingit opera. The opera, which is currently untitled, will premiere at the Perseverance Theatre around 2025. (Courtesy Photo / Sealaska Heritage Institute)
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This photo shows a moon snail nest at Institute Beach in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Searching for moon snail nests

Even the moon snail is an ancient fellow traveler on this planet.

This photo shows a moon snail nest at Institute Beach in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
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Writers’ Weir: ‘Intrusions’

A poem by Richard Stokes.

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It's Girl Scout Cookie time. Local scouts will sell about 24,500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in Juneau this cookie-selling season. Cookies are available at pop-up cookie stands at Safeway, Rainbow Foods, The Grind Coffee Company and Nugget Mall. Or, text “cookies” to 59618 to find a nearby cookie sales location or order them online. (Ben Hohenstatt/Juneau Empire)
It's Girl Scout Cookie time. Local scouts will sell about 24,500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in Juneau this cookie-selling season. Cookies are available at pop-up cookie stands at Safeway, Rainbow Foods, The Grind Coffee Company and Nugget Mall. Or, text “cookies” to 59618 to find a nearby cookie sales location or order them online. (Ben Hohenstatt/Juneau Empire)
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This composite image shows M.C. MoHagani Magnetek, Leslie Ishii and Molly Smith. All three will be part of upcoming Perseverance Theatre events that will share often-overlooked perspectives.

Theater events will highlight often untold stories

Black Alaskans, women in theater to be focus of livestreams.

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This composite image shows M.C. MoHagani Magnetek, Leslie Ishii and Molly Smith. All three will be part of upcoming Perseverance Theatre events that will share often-overlooked perspectives.
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(Courtesy Photo / Vivian Mork Yéilk’)

Planet Alaska: Aim for the stars

It’s fitting a Raven works at NASA.

(Courtesy Photo / Vivian Mork Yéilk’)
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.

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
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.

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)
Singer Taylor Vidic, a local Juneau resident, shown here, will perform the opening act at Perseverance Theatre's Friday evening concert. The event will be broadcast live via Zoom. Tickets are available until the 7:30 showtime. But, buying a ticket before 7:15 reduces the chance of technical hiccups. (Courtesy Photo/Sydney Akagi)
Singer Taylor Vidic, a local Juneau resident, shown here, will perform the opening act at Perseverance Theatre's Friday evening concert. The event will be broadcast live via Zoom. Tickets are available until the 7:30 showtime. But, buying a ticket before 7:15 reduces the chance of technical hiccups. (Courtesy Photo/Sydney Akagi)
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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)