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Firefly Fiddlers grab some rays

...Jordanne Petree practice a violin piece Tuesday under the direction of Lisa Miles, right, at Cathedral Park. The students call themselves the Firefly Fiddlers and are rehearsing for an upcoming performance at April's Alaska Folk Festival.
Dance of the Firefly

...parents of these kids know about the dances, so they've also been helping me." Alitaptap, named after a Tagalog word for firefly, performed last July during the Manila Square dedication downtown. This weekend they have their biggest show so far, two...
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Chapter books at the public libraries include 'At the Firefly Gate'

...will devour. For seventh-grade readers and older. "At the Firefly Gate," by Linda Newbery. Sometimes you can judge a book...standing outside the garden gate one evening, surrounded by fireflies. He has the strange sensation of being both himself in his...
Local student earns children's book award

...Brittany Sarkesian, of Juneau, earned a medal in the Washington State University 2008 Inga Kromann Book Awards for her book, "Firefly Messages." Students receive medals based on their performance for writing and designing a children's book. Sarkesian is...
Writers Weir: Peepers

...the darkened woodshunch over bundles of eggs,over their own silky bodiesas instruments of desire. Then add the light of fireflies.I thought it too early- June,and still chilly-but yes, a blinkover my head, between the trees,another, another...
Slack Tide: Alaska vs. Lower 48

...Finish This Construction Before It Gets to Be Winter Again.On summer evenings in the Lower 48, children go out and chase fireflies; in Alaska, they go out and chase porcupines.In the Lower 48, exterminators are called to take care of a couple of field...
Six weeks of road tripping with the kids

...vacation seems every bit as exotic as an African safari. For the first time, the kids can see cows grazing in the fields, fireflies twinkling in the bushes and kudzu covering everything in sight - that is, if they can spare a moment from their movie or...
In the Stacks

...look inside a beehive and watch a newborn hatch. And "Ladybugs and Fireflies" takes you up close and personal with the lovely ladybug and that animated flashlight, the firefly. Each video gives you the facts, scientific experiments, and projects...
Fairbanks naturalist unsuccessful in search for ivory-billed woodpecker purples. "That was exciting," he said. So was seeing fireflies, or lightning bugs as Ross used to call them growing up in upstate New York. "I saw fireflies for the first time in 27 years," he said. There were lots of snakes...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Empire for the slate of next weekend's dances and workshops. Monday, April 16 7 p.m. - Forget-Me-Not-Fiddlers and Firefly Fiddlers of Juneau: Grades 3,4,5 & 6 from the Juneau Community Charter School perform several violin tunes under the direction...


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