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Manneken Pis in the making

Sometimes the weather in Juneau can seem gloomy, but the Nylen family seeks to cheer people up regardless of what it's doing outside. The Nylen's try to spread joy through the paws of a little wooden bear.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-20/manneken-pis-making
Neighbors
Grammy winner gives freely to Juneau

Famous performers are routinely described as humble, nice people in person, but in the case of Michael W. Smith, these over-used adjectives actually appear to apply.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-11/grammy-winner-gives-freely-juneau
Local | Art
Hong Kong a hop, skip and jump away

Jumping rope is not always considered a sport, said 15-year-old Kelley Olson. At least not until people witness competitive rope jumping first hand.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-20/hong-kong-hop-skip-and-jump-away
Neighbors
Yearning for flight

Even piloting model aircraft requires hard work and hours of flight time to get it right.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-23/yearning-flight
Local
Good ol' American Fun

Kelley Olson could be seen jumping up and down on stage in an array of red, white, and blue during Fourth of July events at Savikko Park in Douglas.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-06/good-ol-american-fun
Local | Neighbors
Betts to lead Douglas Fourth of July parade

Jo-Paddock Betts did perms at 6 a.m. and colors at 11 p.m. in order to earn her bachelor's degree. Betts is a hard worker, the owner of the Little Mermaid Salon, and this year's Douglas Island Parade Grand Marshal.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-29/betts-lead-douglas-fourth-july-para
Neighbors
USDA: Juneau now fits rural housing program requirements

Potential homebuyer Dawn Hannasch knows Juneau is anything but a buyer's market. "The market for homes is limited here and sellers know it," said Hannasch, a Juneau resident. "Housing is extremely expensive.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-30/usda-juneau-now-fits-rural-housing-prog
Local
Ripples in the water

...Southeast Alaska through a variety of mediums."Providing a venue for literary voices was paramount for UAS Senior Rebecca Salsman, who served as the junior editor for Tidal Echoes this year."As a writer who has attempted publication, I can...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-24/ripples-water
Art
An island of stories

Sentinel Island holds many stories. In 1910, the Princess May ran aground near the north end of the island. The ship, carrying 148 people and a shipment of gold, was overtaken by heavy fog.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-01/island-stories
Neighbors
A sanctuary of yogis

Kristin Mabry tried multiple brands and styles of yoga before stumbling across YogaFit in California. She was leery of it at first, because Mabry, the owner of Mountainside Wellness, wanted to offer something genuine to her students.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-25/sanctuary-yogis
Neighbors

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