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Alaska For Real: That shipwreck guy

Alaska For Real: That shipwreck guy

If you live out in the wilderness in Southeast Alaska you will continually come across evidence of shipwrecks, new and old.

Alaska For Real: That shipwreck guy
Rebecca “Bells” Service tells a story on the theme Square Peg in a Round Hole during Mudrooms’ December 2017 event. The storytelling series is about to start its eighth season. September’s theme is Lost and Found. (Melissa Griffiths | For the Capital City Weekly)

Storied series makes its return and branches out

Ahead of Mudrooms Season 8, recordings of past shows of the storytelling series are available for download through iTunes. “We are podcasting now finally,” said… Continue reading

Rebecca “Bells” Service tells a story on the theme Square Peg in a Round Hole during Mudrooms’ December 2017 event. The storytelling series is about to start its eighth season. September’s theme is Lost and Found. (Melissa Griffiths | For the Capital City Weekly)
Sarah Dybdahl and Ralph Wolfe

Wolfe and Dybdahl named 40 Under 40, Kindred Post gets grant, AWARE seeks nominations

Arts and culture news in brief for the week of Sept. 19, 2018.

Sarah Dybdahl and Ralph Wolfe
Juneau poet wins national award for self-published book

Juneau poet wins national award for self-published book

Miriam Wagoner never thought her poems would be published, let alone win national awards. But Sept. 9, the Juneau poet won a National Federation of… Continue reading

Juneau poet wins national award for self-published book
Library intern organizes Native culture fest

Library intern organizes Native culture fest

The Douglas Public library wasn’t quiet Saturday. The sounds of drums, singing and dancing from the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group echoed out from the library’s meeting… Continue reading

Library intern organizes Native culture fest
Ashleigh Watt portraying Emily and Ty Yamaoka portraying George talk during a rehearsal of “Our Town” at the Perseverance Theatre. They both picked the ladder scene from the play as one of their favorites. The classic Thornton Wilder play will kickoff the theater’s 40th season. While the play is 80 years old and set before World War I, the two 20-something actors said it’s still poignantly relevant today. (Capital City Weekly | Ben Hohenstatt)

“Our Town” feels like theirs, say Perseverance Theatre actors

A play featuring a soda fountain set in early 20th century New England is absolutely relevant to present day Juneau, said its 20-something leads. “Our… Continue reading

Ashleigh Watt portraying Emily and Ty Yamaoka portraying George talk during a rehearsal of “Our Town” at the Perseverance Theatre. They both picked the ladder scene from the play as one of their favorites. The classic Thornton Wilder play will kickoff the theater’s 40th season. While the play is 80 years old and set before World War I, the two 20-something actors said it’s still poignantly relevant today. (Capital City Weekly | Ben Hohenstatt)
Devita Stipek Writer talks about her murals and other paintings that are now gracing Carnival Cruise ships. Writer, a member of the Juneau Artist Gallery co-op, was interviewed there on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cinderella story brings Juneau artist’s work to millions

The offer that changed Devita Stipek Writer’s life came as a surprise. In 2001, the Juneau artist received a Saturday phone call from a man… Continue reading

Devita Stipek Writer talks about her murals and other paintings that are now gracing Carnival Cruise ships. Writer, a member of the Juneau Artist Gallery co-op, was interviewed there on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day comes to Juneau

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day comes to Juneau

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day has been an event in Anchorage for years, and now it’s coming to Juneau. The collaboration between Girl Scouts… Continue reading

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day comes to Juneau
Alaska Native Cultural Festival at Douglas library

Alaska Native Cultural Festival at Douglas library

Juneau Public Libraries will host an Alaska Native Cultural Festival Saturday. The free and open-to-the-public event starts at 2 p.m. at the Douglas Public Library,… Continue reading

Alaska Native Cultural Festival at Douglas library
Avery Stewart provides live music at Kindred Post during First Friday on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: First Friday art show

Pictures from First Friday around downtown Juneau on Sept. 7, 2018.

Avery Stewart provides live music at Kindred Post during First Friday on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Musical instrument donation drive is Saturday

Musical instrument donation drive is Saturday

Brian Van Kirk, music chair at Thunder Mountain High School, is hosting a Musical Instrument Donation Drive. On Saturday, Sept.8 from 9 a.m.-noon at TMHS,… Continue reading

Musical instrument donation drive is Saturday
Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak

Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak

Tiny cod fish are reappearing around Kodiak. Researchers aim to find out if it is a blip, or a sign that the stock is recovering… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak
Find Waldo in Juneau

Find Waldo in Juneau

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

Find Waldo in Juneau
Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist

Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist

Megan Duncanson is living the dream, or as she likes to call it, the MAD life. MAD Art Designs, short for Megan Aroon Duncanson, is… Continue reading

Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist
Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake

Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake

Chilkat Charlie introduced himself to the Capital City Weekly in Tlingit.

Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake
Alaska Native students learn about heritage through internship at Sequoyah National Research Center

Alaska Native students learn about heritage through internship at Sequoyah National Research Center

Two Alaska Native students are getting in touch with their heritage by serving as interns at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Sequoyah National… Continue reading

Alaska Native students learn about heritage through internship at Sequoyah National Research Center
Russell James reviews the energy load for home appliances during a home energy audit demonstration at a Kake home in July. (Courtesy Photo | Bethany Goodrich)

Home Energy Leaders Program: ‘HELP’-ing Southeast Alaskans save money and energy

Tackling energy loss can be difficult, in part, because it’s hard to see. Energy creeps out through creaky door frames and window cracks in the… Continue reading

Russell James reviews the energy load for home appliances during a home energy audit demonstration at a Kake home in July. (Courtesy Photo | Bethany Goodrich)
Craig Then and Now: The Presbyterians

Craig Then and Now: The Presbyterians

I was saddened to read recently that the Presbyterian Church of Sitka was planning to close its doors after more than a hundred years.

Craig Then and Now: The Presbyterians
Fish Factor: Shellfish and seafood businesses growing

Fish Factor: Shellfish and seafood businesses growing

As Gov. Bill Walker prepares to sign a bill this week enacting the Alaska Mariculture Development Plan, 16 new applicants hope to soon begin growing… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Shellfish and seafood businesses growing
Spruce tip stages. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly

Planet Alaska: Eat your trees

“Doesn’t Mummo know how to cook without spruce tips?” Grandson Jackson said to his mom, my daughter Brea. She explained I’m experimenting with spruce tips:… Continue reading

Spruce tip stages. Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly