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My Turn: A man to be remembered

...days later by a margin of only one vote. Formal possession was transferred in Sitka on Oct. 18, 1867 (now called Alaska Day).Alaska has honored Seward by naming a city, highway and other geographical features after him and placing a statue...
Sitka makes big plans for 150th Alaska Day

...the event.Designed by local artist Norm Campbell, Alaska Day Committee member Steve Dalquist and Tina Miller a successful planning effort, culminating in the Alaska Day week that is now two years away, and on the anniversary...
Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

...Judge James Wickersham to educate people on Alaska's path to statehood. He was a staple of Juneau's celebrations of Alaska Day, Seward's Day and other Alaska holidays.In recent years, Venables pushed for placement of a larger-than-life...
Bright moments in the Arts 2014

...Sitka for my last pick of the year. I'm convinced that Alaska Day celebrations in Sitka should be on the must-attend...have a Victorian-era gown or costume to wear, the Alaska Day Ball, parade and transfer ceremony should be on your...
Photo: Alaska Day sunset

The sun sets on Mount Jumbo as seen from Evergreen Cemetary on Friday, Alaska Day.
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down

Thumbs up to Alaska Day. As usual, Saturday's celebrations across Southeast Alaska were stellar examples of community involvement and spirit. Whether...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up to voter turnout, Thumbs down to keeping public documents secret

...wonder if it's really worthwhile, think about how your neglect could affect others' chances to hunt.Thumbs up to Alaska Day. On Friday, Alaska will observe the 144th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase and the turnover of Alaska from Russian...
Alaska Science Forum: Northern Alaska joins the cryosphere

...Victor Tsai, the physicist, wrote a the paper on lake stars after duplicating them in a Massachusetts lab.This Alaska Day will later warm above freezing, showing that the sun still has some punch. But the snow will stay, and the countdown...
Saturday Challenge

...30 p.m.OK, I'm up. I'm going to "Celebrate Alaska Day with Dennis Egan" at 3:30 (whoops, running late...Avenue is in Douglas. 4 p.m.I give up on the belated Alaska Day celebration and drive to the Empire's office to catch...
Arts benefactor donates $100K

Retired businessman and active musician Ron Maas celebrated the double occasion of his 87th birthday and Alaska Day this week by giving Juneau a present: $100,000.Maas' donation, announced during a private birthday celebration Saturday...
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