One morning last summer, 15-year-old Samantha Chase of Gustavus came home from a sleepover with a backache — and in less than 24 hours, she was paralyzed.
The dunes at Truro on Cape Cod: that was the first place that I encountered it. It was like an old wind, a Paleolithic wind as old as the oldest art, moving from water to water across the narrow spit of land.
Naturally, “disposable” is the watchword when water is limited. Paper products are the order of the day: paper bowls, paper cups, paper plates (which can also be used as disposable cutting boards), and paper towels.
Winner of Juneau’s 2017 Poetry Out Loud competition Elissa Koyuk, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School, will represent the capital in the Alaska State Finals on Tuesday, March 7 at @360 North.
Wrangell firefighters last year raised $16,667, placing them third for the most fundraising per capita.
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