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Tsimshian Artist David R. Boxley works on a feast tray made out of alder at the Walter Soboleff Building on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Boxley is spending the week demostrating his craft for the Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Watch: Visiting artist David R. Boxley creates in Juneau

Tsimshian artist carving and teaching this week for SHI.

 

Rabbi Yehoshua Mizrachi, his partner Sheila McNamee and her daughter, Helena, 19, aboard their newly bought custom built 52-foot troller, the M/V Sephina, in the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Rabbi finds boat of his dreams

East Coast couple restore long-distance boat into retirement home.

 

David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Visiting photographer and ‘Alaska Positive’ juror tells his Bob Dylan story

Acclaimed photographer David Michael Kennedy speaks about meeting and photographing Bob Dylan. Kennedy was at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. He… Continue reading

David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Former Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon, tells his favorite Dr. Walter Soboleff stories during a celebration of Dr. Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Former state senator shares story of bolo tie he received from Walter Soboleff

A story to celebrate the life of Dr. Walter Soboleff.

Former Sen. Albert Kookesh, D-Angoon, tells his favorite Dr. Walter Soboleff stories during a celebration of Dr. Soboleff at the Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Jonas Nordwall, organist and artistic director of music for the First United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, works on Thursday at preparing a 2013 Allen Bravura Organ for its first public concert at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Listen to Holy Trinity’s new organ

Old church gets new organ.

Jonas Nordwall, organist and artistic director of music for the First United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, works on Thursday at preparing a 2013 Allen Bravura Organ for its first public concert at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Claire Scott, 16, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, shows off her second published comic book, A Most Peculiar Alarm Clock, at Alaska Robotics Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Sneak peek of new graphic novel

See “A Most Peculiar Alarm Clock.”

Claire Scott, 16, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, shows off her second published comic book, A Most Peculiar Alarm Clock, at Alaska Robotics Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Annika Schwartz, right, Cecil Wheeler, center, and Nathan Creswell of the Juneau Nordic Ski Team practice at Sandy Beach on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The team, made up of middle and high school students, is finding alternative ways of training without snow as they prepare for their upcoming season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Ski Training without Snow

Juneau Nordic Ski Team makes use of Sandy Beach.

Annika Schwartz, right, Cecil Wheeler, center, and Nathan Creswell of the Juneau Nordic Ski Team practice at Sandy Beach on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The team, made up of middle and high school students, is finding alternative ways of training without snow as they prepare for their upcoming season. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Gene Miller of the Juneau Chapter of Veterans for Peace rings Alaska’s copy of the Liberty Bell in front of the Capitol for Veterans Day on Monday. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Gene Miller of the Juneau Chapter of Veterans for Peace rings Alaska’s copy of the Liberty Bell in front of the Capitol for Veterans Day on Monday. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Chris Shapp, left, and Dave Lefebvre, center, of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, stand with Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Seashare donated a 40-foot freezer van and 20,000 pounds of seafood to the foodbank. SeaShare is a nonprofit founded in 1994 to help the seafood industry donate to hunger-relief efforts. The effort has prevented 5 million pounds of bycatch over 25 years from being dumped back into the ocean. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: A fishy donation

A nonprofit donated 20,000 pounds of seafood.

Chris Shapp, left, and Dave Lefebvre, center, of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, stand with Jim Harmon, executive director of SeaShare, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Seashare donated a 40-foot freezer van and 20,000 pounds of seafood to the foodbank. SeaShare is a nonprofit founded in 1994 to help the seafood industry donate to hunger-relief efforts. The effort has prevented 5 million pounds of bycatch over 25 years from being dumped back into the ocean. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Emilio Delgado, 6, left, and his brother, Jolvanni, 5, smash pumpkins at Juneau Composts! on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Juneau Composts! owner Lisa Daugherty put on the event as a fun way of keeping the holiday pumkins out of the landfill. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Smashing pumpkins

Fun event keeps pumpkins out of landfill.

Emilio Delgado, 6, left, and his brother, Jolvanni, 5, smash pumpkins at Juneau Composts! on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Juneau Composts! owner Lisa Daugherty put on the event as a fun way of keeping the holiday pumkins out of the landfill. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Leslie Ishii, the newly named Artistic Director for Perseverance Theatre, talks about her goals for Juneau’s professional theater during an interview on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Leslie Ishii, the newly named Artistic Director for Perseverance Theatre, talks about her goals for Juneau’s professional theater during an interview on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Mercedes Muñoz takes ceramic cups out of her home studio kiln on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, as she prepares for a First Friday show at Coppa. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Mercedes Muñoz takes ceramic cups out of her home studio kiln on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, as she prepares for a First Friday show at Coppa. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Mary and Jim Becker pose for a picture at their Douglas home on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Beckers were given dual Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during their annual dinner at Centennial Hall on Saturday. Learn more about them by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Meet this year’s Lifetime Achievement award winners

Juneau Chamber of Commerce announced recipients during annual dinner on Saturday.

Mary and Jim Becker pose for a picture at their Douglas home on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Beckers were given dual Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during their annual dinner at Centennial Hall on Saturday. Learn more about them by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Charlie Herrington, Marketing Manager for the Eaglecrest Ski Area, shows off new radio-frequency identification gates on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, that skiers will use this season to access the chairlifts. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: New radio-frequency identification gates for Eaglecrest

Analytics will keep track of your runs.

Charlie Herrington, Marketing Manager for the Eaglecrest Ski Area, shows off new radio-frequency identification gates on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, that skiers will use this season to access the chairlifts. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Artist Merridy L. Davis holds one of her new nylon cutouts against a window at her downtown home on Friday. Learn more about her upcoming show in the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Seeing art in plankton

Davis to be November featured artist at the JACC.

Artist Merridy L. Davis holds one of her new nylon cutouts against a window at her downtown home on Friday. Learn more about her upcoming show in the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Learn more about the work Alaska Electric Light & Power is doing on the Gold Creek Flume Trail by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Gold Creek Flume gets repaired

Learn more about the project here.

Learn more about the work Alaska Electric Light & Power is doing on the Gold Creek Flume Trail by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Artists Abel Ryan, left, Tanna Peters, center, and Nobu Koch hold masks they made for the Mask-erade fundraising event put on by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum to be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. Nine artists created masks to be auctioned off at the dance. Live music will be provided by Susu and the Prophets. Masks can be made Saturday 1-3:30 p.m. Watch the video below to learn more about the masks and the artist who made them. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Artists behind the Mask-erade

The masks will be auctioned off to benefit state museum.

Artists Abel Ryan, left, Tanna Peters, center, and Nobu Koch hold masks they made for the Mask-erade fundraising event put on by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum to be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. Nine artists created masks to be auctioned off at the dance. Live music will be provided by Susu and the Prophets. Masks can be made Saturday 1-3:30 p.m. Watch the video below to learn more about the masks and the artist who made them. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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