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Staff of the Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District carry a 15-foot-long lodgepole pine near the Silvis Lake area to a vessel for transport to Juneau on Nov. 30. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service)

Together Tree departs Ketchikan for Governor’s Residence in Juneau

Annual Holiday Open House featuring 21,350 cookies scheduled 3-6 p.m. Dec. 12.

Staff of the Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District carry a 15-foot-long lodgepole pine near the Silvis Lake area to a vessel for transport to Juneau on Nov. 30. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service)
A still frame from a production of Tlingit “Macbeth” at the National Museum of the American Indian in 2007. (Photo provided by Sealaska Heritage Institute)
A still frame from a production of Tlingit “Macbeth” at the National Museum of the American Indian in 2007. (Photo provided by Sealaska Heritage Institute)
The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, who were named lead dance group for Celebration 2024. (Photo by Nobu Koch courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Neighbors: SHI launches contest for Celebration 2024 art design

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is holding a contest to solicit a design for next year’s Celebration, a biennial dance and culture festival that celebrates Tlingit,… Continue reading

The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, who were named lead dance group for Celebration 2024. (Photo by Nobu Koch courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Stacks of dog and cat food sit on pallets after being donated during a previous Holiday Cat and Dog Food Drive hosted by the Grateful Dogs of Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / George Utermohle)

Neighbors briefs

14th annual Holiday Cat and Dog Food Drive starts Dec. 4 From Monday, Dec. 4, thru Sunday, Dec. 10, the Grateful Dogs of Juneau is… Continue reading

Stacks of dog and cat food sit on pallets after being donated during a previous Holiday Cat and Dog Food Drive hosted by the Grateful Dogs of Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / George Utermohle)
Juneau Veterans for Peace President Craig Wilson, left, watches a procession of fellow veterans and others ring the Liberty Bell replica in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Nov. 11, 2022, during an annual Armistice Day observation. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)

Three annual events honoring veterans scheduled Saturday

Armistice Day bell ringing at Capitol; Veterans Day events at Centennial Hall and EPH.

Juneau Veterans for Peace President Craig Wilson, left, watches a procession of fellow veterans and others ring the Liberty Bell replica in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Nov. 11, 2022, during an annual Armistice Day observation. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)
Just strumming along in the downtown flats area on Oct. 19. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Neighbors: Art in Unusual Places

The Juneau Empire welcomes reader-submitted photos of art in unusual or unexpected places. To submit email your photos and captions to editor@juneauempire.com.… Continue reading

Just strumming along in the downtown flats area on Oct. 19. (Photo by Denise Carroll)
The new office in Lynnwood, Washington, for the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Tlingit and Haida)

Neighbors briefs

Tlingit and Haida opening new Washington office The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is announce it is opening a… Continue reading

The new office in Lynnwood, Washington, for the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Tlingit and Haida)
Photo courtesy of the Sealaska Heritage Foundation.

Neighbors: SHI to sponsor lec­ture on bombardment of Tlingit village of Ḵaachx̱haan.Áak’w

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will sponsor a lecture on the 1869 bombardment of Ḵaachx̱haan.áak’w in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Presented by Zachary Jones,… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of the Sealaska Heritage Foundation.
Residents participate in the 13th annual Friends of the Poor Run/Walk hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Juneau. (Courtesy of St. Vincent De Paul Juneau)

Neighbors: Letters of thanks

Friends of the Poor Run/Walk: Thank you for contributing to our success The Society of St. Vincent de Paul wishes to thank all those who… Continue reading

Residents participate in the 13th annual Friends of the Poor Run/Walk hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Juneau. (Courtesy of St. Vincent De Paul Juneau)
An image from a cover of Tidal Echos, a creative/literary journal published annually by the University of Alaska Southeast. (Courtesy of UAS)

Neighbors briefs

UAS literary journey seeking submissions from Southeast residents Tidal Echoes, a creative/literary journal published annually by the University of Alaska Southeast, is seeking submissions from… Continue reading

An image from a cover of Tidal Echos, a creative/literary journal published annually by the University of Alaska Southeast. (Courtesy of UAS)
Flags fly outside the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on July 25, just before the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council officially celebrated its 50 anniversary. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)

Neighbors: Juneau ranked eighth among 10 most arts-vibrant small communities in the nation

SMU DataArts, the National Center for Arts Research, on Oct. 26 released its 8th Arts Vibrancy Index, which identifies Juneau as number eight in the… Continue reading

Flags fly outside the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on July 25, just before the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council officially celebrated its 50 anniversary. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)
Works by the six artists chosen for the solo exhibition series at the Alaska State Museum. (Courtesy of the Alaska State Museum)

Neighbors: Alaska artists awarded solo exhibits at state museum

Every few years, the Alaska State Museum invites Alaskan artists to submit their portfolios and apply for the solo exhibition series. This year the museum’s… Continue reading

Works by the six artists chosen for the solo exhibition series at the Alaska State Museum. (Courtesy of the Alaska State Museum)
(Courtesy of the Juneau Community Foundation)

Neighbors: Juneau Community Foundation announces 2023 Individual Artist Awards

The Juneau Community Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s Individual Artist Awards. Through the Foundation’s Arts Vibrancy Endowment, the Individual Artist Award grant program… Continue reading

(Courtesy of the Juneau Community Foundation)
(Juneau Empire File)

Sending submissions for Neighbors

Welcome to Neighbors. The Neighbors page focuses on community-oriented news — nonprofit organizations, church and social service groups, club meetings, students awards, fundraising activities, and… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
(Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Thanks for support at annual church BBQ

Family Promise of Juneau would like to extend a heartfelt thanks for all the support at the second annual BBQ at Sandy Beach in August.… Continue reading

(Juneau Empire File)
Philip and Ivy White stand next to the “most square/straight/round stack” winner in the first-ever Pioneers of Alaska wood stacking contest. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Crossley/Pioneers of Alaska)

Pioneers of Alaska in Juneau hold first-ever Wood Stacking Contest

Stockpiling firewood for the winter has moved up a notch, as participants in the first annual Pioneers of Alaska wood stacking contest can attest. Competitors… Continue reading

Philip and Ivy White stand next to the “most square/straight/round stack” winner in the first-ever Pioneers of Alaska wood stacking contest. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Crossley/Pioneers of Alaska)
Lily Hope is presented with the $5,000 Marie Darlin Prize at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy of Juneau-Douglas City Museum)

Lily Hope awarded 2023 Marie Darlin Prize

Juneau artist Lily Hope has been awarded the 2023 Marie Darlin Prize. The $5,000 Marie Darlin Prize is administered through the Juneau-Douglas City Museum (JDCM)… Continue reading

Lily Hope is presented with the $5,000 Marie Darlin Prize at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy of Juneau-Douglas City Museum)
Dan Earl stands in front of his home, which is temporarily transformed into Earl’s Haunted Garage around the time of Halloween in Juneau for nearly the last 20 years, in early October of 2022. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire File)

Letter: Earls Haunted Garage 2023 to benefit food bank scheduled Oct. 27-31

We want to take a moment to thank the Juneau Community for the last 20 years of food donations and support. With all the local… Continue reading

Dan Earl stands in front of his home, which is temporarily transformed into Earl’s Haunted Garage around the time of Halloween in Juneau for nearly the last 20 years, in early October of 2022. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire File)
Carolyn Brown, a Juneau resident who worked as a physician in Alaska for more than 50 years, was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame)

Juneau public health advocate Carolyn Brown inducted in the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame

Carolyn Brown of Juneau was inducted in the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony Oct 18. She was the lone Juneau resident… Continue reading

Carolyn Brown, a Juneau resident who worked as a physician in Alaska for more than 50 years, was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame)
An empty “pole position” space at a red light is one of the things that makes the author happy. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Gimme a Smile: Little things that make me happy

Sometimes it’s the small things that bring the greatest happiness. Here are some little things that make me happy: • A cup of coffee in… Continue reading

An empty “pole position” space at a red light is one of the things that makes the author happy. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)