Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program book review Week 5 winners

...Company.He read "The End" by Lemony Snicket. He wrote, "One fascinating part of this book is when they live on the island with their new baby." Douglas Library winnersSarah Hartsock, age 12, won a water bottle from Nugget Alaskan Outfitter...
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...girl spot the place where she had taken a long beach walk, and a woman point out important archaeological sites around the island. A U.S. Coast Guard member responsible for pulling information when preparing for rescues said it would help with...
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Opens Friday, Aug 1, 2014 Synopsis: A group of adventurous young friends on a trip to the Caribbean decide to explore a secluded island, where they unleash a highly contagious, flesh-eating virus after swimming in contaminated water, and exploring a research facility that houses a terrifying secret. Somewhere on an uncharted island deep in the Caribbean, the doctors at a secluded research lab have managed to quarantine Porter (Sean Astin), the first person to be infected by an aggressive flesh-eating virus. Meanwhile, not too far away, Marcus (Mitch Ryan) is preparing to get married when his brother Josh (Brando Eaton), Josh's girlfriend Penny (Jillian Murray), and their best friend Dobbs (Ryan Donowho) lure him onto a luxury yacht to celebrate his last night of freedom. Upon arriving at a picturesque island that isn't on the maps, Josh and Penny stay on the beach to do a little snorkeling while Marcus and Dobbs set up the campsite. Returning to the tent in a panic after spotting scores of dead fish in the water, Penny breaks out in a rash that Josh credits to some bad local ganja. Later, when Josh also shows signs of infection, Marcus and Dobbs venture out for help and break into the darkened research facility, which appears to have been the scene of a bloody struggle. Their worst fears are realized when they discover that they have stumbled upon the site of a deadly outbreak, and that the egomaniacal doctor (Currie Graham) in charge is determined to take credit for curing the disease -- even if it means that no one gets off the island alive. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Sitka Symposium returns

...getting tired. She was one of the founding members of the Island Institute, the group that puts on the Symposium, and...symposium was founded. He came to Sitka in 2012 and moved to the island permanently last year. He's now the Institute's...
Exploring the shores of Lincoln Island jumping salmon and numerous tiny fish (herring?) flipping into the air. We chose to paddle up the west side of the island, hoping to stop at beaches for mini-explorations. For me, this turned out to be difficult, because the so-called...
My Turn: Smoked Fish

I tend bar at The Island Pub over on Douglas. After Louie's...last spring, we became the only bar on the island. It was too bad for the regulars over...this week, if you were drinking on the island, odds are you were being served by...
Kodiak High works with NASA on temblor project

...but more localized temblor could originate from near Kodiak and could wreak havoc on Kodiak City and adjacent parts of the Island."What's amazing about it is as I work these projects and try and do the educational outreach part, the Kodiak Island...
Sitka Symposium is back among Alaska's summer literary events

The Island Institute will host the 2014 Sitka Symposium from July 20 through 26 on the Sheldon Jackson Campus in Sitka, marking the 30th...
Running around Douglas Island

...entire island," Iverson wrote in an email. "(We) started with a 14-mile road run and finished with a pizza at the Island Pub. After the pizza we moved a mattress for a friend, and I had an unplanned nap in the bed of my pickup; its the...
My Turn: Clearing 'New Pathways'

...between literary art forms and community engagement. The Island Institute's annual residential Sitka Symposium brings...literary arts can help people serve their communities. The Island Institute hosts writers-in-residence, publishes a...


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