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Living & Growing: The Wheel of the Year has taken another turn

...the abundance of the first harvest. This commemoration of this cross-quarter, roughly the midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox, is also referred to as the Feast of Loaves and is recognized and celebrated wordwide by...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-09/living-growing-wheel-year-has-taken-ano
Neighbors
On the Trails: Out and about in mid-June

...expected, even though we missed the down chorus, which would have started about 2:30 a.m., as this is near the summer solstice. Then, about ten o'clock, the Swainson's got warmed up, tuned up, and sounded like their normal selves...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-03/trails-out-and-about-mid-june
Outdoors
Solstice week on the water and R2AK updates

Is this a great time of year or what? It's summer solstice week. My fellow pagans lit their bonfires at beaches all over Southeast on June 21. Rowing sculls glide "v" wakes under the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/solstice-week-water-and-r2ak-updates
Art
Smoke on the water

If the summer solstice sunset seemed especially striking, it may be due to the smoke that's settled over Southeast Alaska from neighboring wildfires...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-22/smoke-water
Local
On the Trails: Solstice at Cowee Meadows

Around the time of the summer solstice, I spent a couple of nights in the Cowee Meadow cabin, along with some friends and my visiting niece. We like the flower show...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-10/trails-solstice-cowee-meadows
Outdoors
Alzheimer's fundraiser organizer thanks participants

On the summer solstice, the Longest Day Concert for Alzheimer's was organized as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.I would like to thank...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-05/alzheimers-fundraiser-organizer-tha
Neighbors
Excess goat milk leads to Fairbanks soap-making business

...Keeping up with personal taste is another area that requires monitoring and coordination. Currently, the scent Summer Solstice is popular. "(A) very mellow citrus blend. Smells like sunshine."Greg Kahoe, Ansley's husband, said he's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-16/excess-goat-milk-leads-fairbanks-soap-m
State
Alaska Editorial: Bill to kill daylight saving time would have negative impact

...Alaska, Sen. MacKinnon's bill would cut the Interior out of its status as the "land of the midnight sun." On the summer solstice, the sun would set in Fairbanks at 11:47 p.m. under standard time. While that may seem a silly thing, consider...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-07/alaska-editorial-bill-kill-daylight-s
Opinion
My Turn: The land of the 9 O'clock sun

...the sunset in Juneau on the summer solstice was just a few minutes after...Alaska Time zone, Juneau's summer solstice sunset has been a few minutes...the sun sets in Anchorage on summer solstice at 11:42 p.m. and sunrise...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/my-turn-land-9-oclock-sun
Opinion
Love is the best medicine

...early in our relationship, it kind of instantly became a part of who we are."Bridget and George married during the summer solstice in 2011 at Auke Rec. "Really, it felt like we were married long before that," George said, though Bridget said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-14/love-best-medicine
Local

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