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Around Town for Friday, Aug. 28

...Conductor Workshop, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., UAS Technical Education Center, 1415 Harbor Way, Room 133. Details: (907) 747-3287.Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. J. Allan MacKinnon.Senior Lunch, noon, Juneau Senior Center. Details...
Chinese President arrives in Seattle for U.S. visit

...Xi Jinping has arrived in Washington state to begin his first official visit to the U.S.Xi's plane, an Air China Boeing 747, landed Tuesday at Paine Field in Everett about 30 miles north of Seattle.He was greeted by a group that included Washington...
Regional News
Sitka announces 2016 Wearable Art Show theme

...artists' music will be available within the next month and the deadline for registering is Feb. 29. Tickets go on sale two weeks in advance at Old Harbor Books.For more information, call Jeff at 747-4821 or email
Scottish prosecutors: 2 Libyans are Lockerbie bomb suspects

...involvement with Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the attack.A bomb shattered the New York-bound Boeing 747 as it flew over Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988, killing all 259 people aboard and 11 on the ground. Many of the victims were American...
Nation and World
Sitka Monthly Grind prepares for 21st season

...Those who wish to sign-ups to perform should call Jeff at 747-4821 at one month in advance. All acts are welcome.Sitka'" entertainment.For more information, contact Ted at 747-5482 or Jeff, 747 4821,
Three renowned artists to lead fall classes in Sitka

...Students should sign up at UAS, 1332 Seward Ave. in Sitka, or call 907-747-7700 for details.Galanin will lead Northwest Coast Chasing & Repousse...these classes or registration help, contact the UAS front desk at 907-747-7700.
FVF Chenega sailing for Sept. 2 cancelled one of the state's two fast ferries; the other is the Fairweather. The AMHS staff are contacting the affected passengers. The local AMHS for Juneau can be contacted at 465-3941 and the Sitka terminal may be contacted at 747-8737.
Trail projects moving forward in Yakutat of Yakutat and the Ranger District.For more information about these projects, contact Joe Edmonds by phone at 907-747-4311, or Teresa Swanson at 907-784-3359, or e-mail or
Sitka Seafood Festival to feature exhibit of vintage fishing photos

...wanting to help sponsor the event, or seeking further information, are asked to call Craig Shoemaker at 747-5811 or Tim Ryan at 907-747-6662.Suchy may be reached at
Meetings set for invasive plants discussion

...Terry, 945-3631.? 4-7:30 p.m., July 23, Sitka Centennial Hall Russian Room. Details: Brad or Anne Marie, 747-6671.For more information, contact Tongass National Forest Ecology, Botany and Invasive Species Program manager Patti Krosse...


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