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Pure Sole: What not to do for Christmas

Do not tell your grandchildren that you are older than Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. When you are sitting with the young ones, watching that 50-year old cartoon narrated by Burl Ives, don't mention you were a youngster when Rudolph was born.
Top 10 reasons to love December

December is the most wonderful month of the year. If you're not sure you believe this, here are the top 10 reasons to love December: 1. There are so many holidays in December. Maybe we should call it Holidember instead.
Rainy Day Reads: Christmas traditions

Every family has its Christmas traditions and my family's, unsurprisingly, involved books.We were fond of advent calendars, especially the ones with little doors that opened onto chocolate treats for each of the 24 days before Christmas. But we also had a different sort of advent calendar, one which, if we had bothered to name it, would have been called 24 Days of Christmas Books.
Holiday welcome at the Governor's House

Gov. Frank Murk-owski, first lady Nancy Murkowski and 2,192 of their closest friends gathered Wednesday night at the governor's home for the annual open house to ring in the holiday season.
Puppet masters

The expression "The devil is in the details" doesn't ring true to those involved in the genre of film-making known as stop-motion animation. The time-consuming, labor-intensive process is made up of thousands of tiny elements, some as small as the individual hairs on a puppet's head.
JDHS students create radio show for Juneau's Francophiles

Gastineau Channel isn't exactly the Seine, and there aren't any vineyards clinging to the side of Mount Roberts, but on some Friday nights Juneau radio-listeners can close their eyes and imagine themselves walking down the Champs Elysees.


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