Petersburg
web-posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Editor's note: This list was reviewed in June 2015. If you have changes or additions, email stephanie.west@morris.com.
web-posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015
EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
What is local food to you? Several years ago, when asked this question in a college class, I paused. As we went around the classroom sharing our ideas, my mind went blank. Growing concerned, I began ambling through the Alaskan grocery store aisles of my memory: rows of tough-skinned orange tomatoes, heaps of wilting greens, little trays of chancy-looking blueberries well past their prime, white fuzzy wisps streaking up from the undersides of strawberries, stacks and piles of imported fruits and vegetables from afar. I thought of my friend's dad who had grown up in Juneau and wouldn't eat vegetables if they had not been safely quarantined in tin cans. I thought of our emblematic provider, "the barge," and what those poor fruits and veggies had to endure on their long journey north to Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The Salmon Project recently announced the winners of its annual Salmon Haiku Contest, a statewide competition that encourages participants to express their enthusiasm for and understanding of salmon habitat in Alaska. Three adult poets and three student poets were selected to win prizes in the contest, which ran May 1 - 15.
web-posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The contest has been offered to Alaskan writers since 1981. This year, about 600 entries were submitted from writers of all ages and regions.
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 3, 2015
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web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Petersburg's Little Norway Festival celebrates Syttende Mai (May 17), the anniversary of the signing of Norway's Constitution in 1814. Now sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, it was first organized by two local women, Bernadine Trones and Alma Wallen, on May 17, 1958, and has taken place every year since. As those who have attended this festival know, this is a major event for Petersburg, and includes a lively parade, a pageant of traditional Norwegian clothing, dancing and live music in the streets, artist booths, activities including a herring toss, and a community fish bake at Sandy Beach. This year's festival runs from May 14-17.
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
THEATER
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Heather Lende will launch her Southeast book tour this week to spread the word about her newest work: "Find The Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer."
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A mile long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage.
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015
JUNEAU
web-posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015
You'd be hard-pressed to find a Southeast Alaskan that doesn't love salmon, or a salmon that doesn't need clean water.
web-posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Banjos, guitars, mandolins, voices: the 41st annual Alaska Folk Festival starts Monday, April 6, and for the next week there won't be many in Juneau who spend a day without tapping their feet or just getting up and dancing - or, of course, performing.
web-posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Recent proposed cuts to public media funding could go much deeper than many realize.
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I am a big fan of Theatre in the Rough's productions of Shakespeare, and this new production of "Henry V" does not disappoint. A sometimes brilliant director, Aaron Elmore knows these plays better than anyone else in Juneau and always seems to uncover new facets to Shakespeare's lines. So let me say right off the bat: Go see this play. It's one of Shakespeare's masterpieces, and our Theatre-in-the-Ruffians do a good job of bringing it to life.
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
MUSIC & DANCE
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A nearly $12 million cut in state funds is on tap for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game if state policy makers have their way. That was one early outcome of legislative House finance subcommittee meetings last week, as they wrapped up the first step in a budget process that will see cuts in agencies and programs almost across the board.
web-posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Wearable Art has become something of a phenomenon in Southeast Alaska. Since it was first held in Ketchikan in 1986, the open-format, mixed-media, anything-goes art show has spread to Juneau, Petersburg and Sitka, among other communities.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Editor's note: We are currently in the process of updating these listings. If you have information you would like to see appear here, please contact editor@capweek.com.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Theatre in the Rough will open their spring production, "The Life of King Henry V," on Friday March 6, at McPhetres Hall in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Residents of Southeast communities including Juneau, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Haines, Gustavus, Craig and Coffman Cove can now take part in what is being billed as the first-ever "global eBook club" -- Big Library Read -- through Listen Alaska Plus (http://listenalaska.libraryreserve.com). Big LIbrary Read offers people from around the world the opportunity to read the same eBook at the same time. The current featured title is "Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard," by Laura Bates, an autobiography about working with inmates in solitary confinement, teaching them the works of William Shakespeare. The title will be available from March 17 through April 1.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers usually are busy with buying and selling and transferring shares of the catch. But it's been slow going so far, even with slight harvest increases in nearly all Alaska fishing areas for the first time in nearly a decade. The buyers are there - it's the sellers that are scarce.
web-posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015
THEATER


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