Petersburg
web-posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Coffman Cove will host its 5th Annual "By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and from 12-4 p.m. Sunday and includes live music and a fisherman's poetry slam, as well as more than 30 arts and crafts vendors. Local seafood will be served throughout the festival, with a tentative menu that includes clam chowder, fried fish and reindeer sausage. The Arts and Seafood Festival will also feature the Prince of Wales Farmers Market, providing consumers an opportunity to buy locally-grown foods and products.
web-posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Coastal Alaska. We are fish snobs here. No two ways about it. We don't eat farmed salmon and we are suspicious of people who do. We avoid surimi because we know where it's been. We'd no more eat tilapia than we'd drink the effluent it grew in. We are the sommeliers of sockeye. When the waiter says, "White or red?" we think he means king salmon and ask what river system it came from.
web-posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Coffman Cove will host its 5th Annual "By the Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival Aug. 8-9. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and from 12-4 p.m. Sunday and includes live music and a fisherman's poetry slam, as well as more than 30 arts and crafts vendors. Local seafood will be served throughout the festival, with a tentative menu that includes clam chowder, fried fish and reindeer sausage. The festival will also feature the Prince of Wales Farmers Market, providing consumers an opportunity to buy locally-grown foods and products.
web-posted Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Juneau
web-posted Wednesday, July 15, 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, 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
"Upcycling" seafood byproducts is the business model for Tidal Vision, a Juneau-based company of five entrepreneurs who are making waves with their line of aquatic leather and performance textiles.
web-posted Wednesday, July 8, 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, July 1, 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, 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 24, 2015
EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS
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 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
"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
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 3, 2015
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Juneau Wednesday
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
THEATER
web-posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Juneau
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 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
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 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.


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