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Food bank 101

Holiday spirit inspires many to give time, money and donations to organizations that help people in need. But if folks have higher oil bills or other unplanned expenses in the first few months of the new year, organizations like the Southeast Alaska Food Bank often comes up short.
Traveling shoeboxes spread the holiday love

With the holiday season quickly approaching, service organizations are gearing up to help ensure impoverished children around the world received a present for Christmas.
Coffee, rum cakes and Russian pastries

With the holidays around the corner, many are already thinking of wintertime to-do lists and the perfect holiday gift to buy Aunt Sally.
More than a dance club

Marlintini's Lounge is no more. What's left in its place is something new to Juneau - a Vegas-style nightclub, complete with light-up dance floor. But the facility isn't only for weekend carousing.
From fire hall to food truck

After years of practice in the Capital City Fire & Rescue test kitchen, newly retired firefighter Marc Ormsby is now working on making cooking his full-time passion.
First female Italian rabbi to give presentation Sunday

Most visitors to Juneau are gone by late September, but this year, as the shops started to close downtown, a unique visitor arrived. Rabbi Barbara Aiello came to Juneau from Italy two days before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year observed Sept. 24-26.
Homeschool an increasingly popular option for Alaskan students

Many have seen TV shows that portray a homeschool kid down the street as the socially awkward child with wide-rimmed glasses who would've never made it in public school.
Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall now 'open for business'

Last June, employees of the Andrew Hope Building were taken by surprise when a section of the third floor collapsed.
Sea life, poisons and learning about science

Science and students go hand-in-hand in Southeast Alaska, where unique opportunities for learning alongside biologists abound.
More than bows and tiaras

The word pageant sometimes brings to mind spoiled children in poufy hairstyles and expensive gowns. For a few community members, pageant means a chance to fundraise and to bring confidence to girls.


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