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Small businesses, big festive cheer

Juneau is a true community by every sense of the word, and it's no surprise that we have a thriving arts scene.
Some holiday favorites from the sports desk

Cheers to you! To my critics and my fans alike! Some times I miss the score, the play and the message. So I cannot go wrong with MY top five favorites. Movies: 1.
The Empire's Top 10 Christmas movies

As Juneauites spend the Christmas holiday season with friends and family, undoubtedly, there will come the time to choose which Christmas movie to watch.
New Year's resolutions

Well, it's time to decide what New Year's resolutions should be considered, again. I have made New Year's resolutions in the past and have failed in keeping them. In previous years I convinced myself that I was going to start eating healthier, begin a good exercise routine and lose some weight.
'This Wonderful Life' opens Friday, Second Stage hosts work by Alaskan writers

Starring Ed Christian in the sole acting role, the second play of the season draws on the characters and themes of the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life," bringing George Bailey and the other residents of Bedford Falls together through a single narrator. "This Wonderful Life" had a very short run (one weekend) at Thunder Mountain High School last year; this year's longer run at Perseverance is intended to give more locals a chance to see it.
The dramatic pleasures of fall

Fall in Juneau. The closest you can get to living underwater without a scuba mask. Some claim to love it (don't trust them), but most of us find ourselves compelled to revisit the unkillable question, "How did I end up here?"
Putting a new spin on a 'Wonderful' tradition

The holiday season is full of tradition and this year Perseverance Theatre is putting a new twist on a contemporary Christmas custom with its production of "This Wonderful Life."
'The Family Man' proves to be utterly predictable

In his new movie, Nicolas Cage learns that it's a lufrednow life.
It's still a wonderful life

Just in the St. Nick of time, a local Christmas story to lift the spirits of anyone feeling grinched.
It's a wonderful life - in Juneau

I didn't really understand the appeal of a small town until I came to Juneau. I'd been to lots of small towns before but I couldn't see what all the "It's a Wonderful Life" era Americans saw in them.


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