The impact of the Southeast Alaskan environment on residents and visitors can't be measured, but it can be appreciated, particularly in the work and words of the region's scientists, writers, artists and culture bearers. A handful of well-known Southeast Alaskans offered such an opportunity Saturday during an eight-hour catamaran trip to Admiralty Island, organized by KJ Metcalf and the nonprofit group Friends of Admiralty Island.
In case you missed it, July 21 was officially former Gov. Jay Hammond Day. Many young Alaskans or those new to Alaska are probably saying, "so what?" right about now. The "so what" for me is that Gov.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Lucy Li showed her age only when she finished her historic round Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open. Just like any 11-year-old, she went straight for an ice cream.
FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE S ome of the best things in life happen around a campfire.
The next 49 Writers writing workshop will be held in Juneau Monday, June 2, and will be led by Deb Vanasse, one of the founders of 49 Writers.
This Friday's art openings include an exhibit of paintings that focus on a Juneau landmark, Mount Juneau, created by Sharron Lobaugh, and an exhibit focused on chairs, as painted by MK MacNaughton. Read on for more.
Gov. Sean Parnell told legislators Wednesday night that he will, in "good faith", propose an increase in per-pupil spending if they are willing to join him in "passing real education reform.
Friends of Eaglecrest, a newly formed nonprofit organization in Juneau, is hoping for at least two comebacks at the Eaglecrest Ski Area this year. The first, of course, is snow. The second, and one that falls more within range of the group's powers, is the "blue cakes" that used to be served at the Channel Bowl Cafe. "Sunday is our festival day, and the Channel Bowl Cafe is going to come out of retirement for one day to make blue cakes for us," said Debbie Hart, one of the founders of Friends of Eaglecrest.
Juneau Lyric Opera singers past and present are welcome to sing in the chorus for Jane Stewart's memorial service. Stewart, who died in August, was an enthusiastic arts advocate in Juneau for many years and one of the founders of Juneau Lyric Opera.
I am writing this on Election Day. Every single race is a nail-biter and though it is geeky to admit, I am a political junkie. For the last few weeks, I have been mainlining political news coverage as my principal source of entertainment. When you read this, it will be Thursday, and the election will be over, votes tallied, finito. Like more than a few of you, my mood may darken depending on how things turn out.
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