Hoonah
web-posted Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A sailboat crushed by a breaching whale outside Hoonah, a downed plane in Tracy Arm, a boat run aground in Lituya Bay, and a person that just wants to get to Tenakee Springs: all have John Melino in common.
web-posted Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The documentary "Hunting in Wartime" gives veterans, family, and civilians alike a glimpse of the wartime - and post wartime - experiences of some of the 28 Hoonah Vietnam War-era veterans, 17 of whom served on the ground in Vietnam and 16 of whom made it back alive.
web-posted Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the selection of the recipients for the Eighth Annual Mayor’s Awards for the Arts, to be presented at the JAHC Season ‘42 Kick-off party on Friday, Aug. 21, from 5:30–7 p.m. at the JACC.
web-posted Wednesday, July 22, 2015
"Hunting in Wartime," a documentary about a group of Hoonah men who served in Vietnam, was originally slated for two showings at Juneau's Gold Town Nickelodeon. By the end of the second sold out showing, however, Gold Town partial owner Collette Costa had added four more.
web-posted Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Even without the guitar, microphone and considerable stage presence, Archie Cavanaugh is impossible to miss during a recent lunch hour rush at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake near Twin Lakes. Dressed in fire-engine red from his hat all the way down to his fancy shoes, Cavanaugh is a dramatic bright spot on a gray day, a visual that coincides with the upbeat music he's chosen to share with his audience. Over an '80s-era jazz-funk bass beat, Cavanaugh sings lyrics he wrote decades ago on a song called "Foolin'":
web-posted Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Events & Presentations
web-posted Wednesday, July 8, 2015
During the Vietnam War, 28 men from Hoonah - a community of less than 700 at that time - shipped out with the military; of the 17 who saw combat, 16 came back alive. "Hunting in Wartime" is a new documentary film depicting the reality of the human cost of war, told through candid interviews with many Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, and other community and family members whose lives were touched by the suffering, healing, and survival of those who endured the war.
web-posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
TENAKEE SPRINGS - For Gordon Chew of Tenakee Logging Company Management, everything is connected.
web-posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
JUNEAU and DOUGLAS
web-posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Pediatric specialist Dr. Marna Schwartz's passion for helping kids is really taking her places. Really. She's joined SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium as a traveling physician to provide care in the region's smaller communities.
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sealaska Heritage Institute has chosen a Hoonah student as the 2015 recipient of the Judson L. Brown Leadership Award.
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
They're interested in paths as varied as library sciences, the United States Marine Corps, anthropology and wildlife rehabilitation, but all 12 rural students hoped to gain something from a pilot program hosted at the University of Alaska Southeast this summer.
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Installation of a new floating pier began last week at Icy Strait Point, a seasonal cruise destination along Alaska's Inside Passage in the Alaska Native village of Hoonah.
web-posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015
"What do you think when you hear the word Chautauqua?" begins an Aug. 29, 1918, article in the Juneau-based Alaska Daily Dispatch newspaper. "...Do you know that Chautauqua is annually attended by more people than baseball?"
web-posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015
MUSIC & DANCE:
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Sealaska Heritage will sponsor 10 free formline design workshops in 10 communities in June, beginning with a June 4-5 workshop in Haines, led by Wayne Price. The workshops, offered through SHI's Jineit Art Academy, are designed to help artists at all levels to learn and enhance their formline, a term that describes the complex designs that are the underlying components of Northwest Coast art. Another goal is to increase the number of Native artists and art instructors qualified to teach Northwest Coast art in public schools.
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
In early April, on the day after Easter, fishermen Vernon Hill, Bernard Wolf and George Lindoff returned to Hoonah from Sitka Sound toting a shipload of "Easter eggs." The crew of the Shirley N spent nine days dropping hemlock branches into the shoreline, waiting for herring to spawn and collecting herring eggs on branches.
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has given a Southeast tourism destination a multimillion-dollar boost.


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