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Gathering Alaska: Twisted stalk, wild cucumber, or watermelon berry
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Streptopus amplexifolius has long been one of my favorite plants to munch. In the spring, I like to pick the curled leaves with their strong English cucumber flavor. At the end of July, they develop burgundy colored berries that hang vertically off a tiny stem like a Christmas ornament. Their weight often causing the plant to lean towards the horizon.
2017 Rasmuson Art Acquisition Grant funds City Museum artwork
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum has been awarded funds from the Museums Alaska Art Acquisition Fund, supported by the Rasmuson Foundation, to purchase artworks from two Juneau artists: Abel Ryan and Mary Ellen Frank.
Fishing with a celebrity
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
I wonder what fishing with President Trump would be like. This isn’t a pseudo-political column meant to mock the President or degrade the office because of recent (and not so recent) news and rumors surrounding his conduct, or to champion his administrative decisions thus far. It’s just a thought.
Alaska for Real: Sea glass candles
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The best times to look for sea glass are during spring tides and the first low tide after a storm.
Writers' Weir: Winter at Kona Reef, Hawaii
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Winter at Kona Reef, Hawaii By Richard Gard
Celebrating Little Norway
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Petersburg transforms the third weekend of May. The downtown is closed to traffic, stores load up stock, and people start arriving in droves. The Little Norway Festival has been a staple of life here for generations, and everyone experiences it in a different way.
Cultivating local business off public lands: untapped opportunity in the Tongass National Forest
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Zach LaPerriere grew up in Ketchikan but has since built his home and raised his family in Sitka. He’s always gravitated toward the woods. “From boat building to construction, woodworking has always paid the bills for me,” LaPerriere said.
Third book in Danél F. Griffin’s Misfit Trilogy published
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The first book “Ellipses” followed characters Joanna and Quentin as they went on a road trip across the U.S. and their long conversations, which Griffin described in a past interview with the Weekly as “a love letter to all the great literature I’d ever read.” The second book “Spiral’s Edge” follows other characters from the first book.
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