Sitka
web-posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Nora Marks Dauenhauer was reknowned in Alaska for her contributions to the scholarship of the Tlingit language and culture, as well as her poetry and other writings. She passed away on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in her home on Marks Trail in Douglas, Alaska. She was 90 years old.
web-posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wildlife Wednesday: Animal Emotions, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7-8 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Presentation with discussion & illustrations by Bob Armstrong. Some of the information comes from the book The Emotional Lives of Animals by Marc Bekoff. Free event.
web-posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Born on Jan. 1, 1927, Tlingit woman Carol Feller Brady decided to share her life experiences in “Through the Storm Towards the Sun.” Brady’s tale was originally written as a letter to her five children as part of her alcohol therapy, but it turned into something more.
web-posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017
NEA Big Read Kick Off and Keynote Alaskan Authors Panel, Friday, Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m., Alaska State Library.
web-posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Proxima Centauri, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to have an Earth-sized planet orbiting about it. What is more, this rocky globe is moving in a zone that would make liquid water on its surface a possibility. Four light years distance, 25 trillion miles. Twin Earth? The talk will be followed by ‘The Stars Tonight’ on the Spitz projector. Free.
web-posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017
You know the trumpets give them warnin’ “You’d better leave this place.” Now, no one thought of leavin’ ‘till Death stared them in the face. - from the traditional ballad, ‘Wasn’t that a mighty storm’
web-posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017
As a lifelong Sitkan I have grown close to our coastal rainforest. As I head off to my first year of college this fall, I know I will miss this place. However, I can’t help but wonder — how much will it change?
web-posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Film presentation: “New Moon Over Tohoku,” Thursday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m. Goldtown Nickelodeon Theater. Vancouver filmmaker Linda Ohama will present her film which explores the rebuilding efforts after the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, including help from Alaska fishermen.
web-posted Wednesday, September 6, 2017
At this year’s market, Alaskans were highly visible and highly praised.
web-posted Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Nancy Reagan once said, “A woman is like a teabag–only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.” On May 3, 1829, at the young age of nineteen, that is precisely where Elisabeth de Rossillon found herself–in hot water! While walking down the street on the outskirts of the city of Reval in Estonia, she caught the eye of Baron Ferdinand von Wrangell who exclaimed, “Behold this angelic face. Truly, I have never seen anything like it.” A few days later, Ferdinand proposed and three weeks later they wed.
web-posted Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Beginning Wheel Throwing with Alex Botelho, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. Learn basic wheel throwing skills such as wedging, centering, and throwing bowls and cups in this introductory class. Cost: $210. More info: canvasarts.org.
web-posted Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Building a National Health Program: Can Single Payer Work in AK?, Thursday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southest, Egan Lecture Hall. Dr. Carol Paris, president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP.org), will present their plan and lead a discussion, critical questions will be welcomed. PNHP is an organization of physicians that is focused exclusively on implementing a single payer plan for over 30 years. Free. Presented by the Health Alaska Coalition.
web-posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Pre K first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 23.
web-posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017
First Day of School, Wednesday, Aug. 16.
web-posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Art has been an important aspect of Juneau over the years, and 2017’s recipients for the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts are fine examples of that tradition living on through them.
web-posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017
It’s a cloudy Tuesday in July. At 4 a.m., it’s already light out, and Jeff Feldpausch and Mike Smith are preparing for a trip up to Sitkoh Bay to harvest sockeye salmon and halibut. It’s just another day in the office for them: a boat trip to a remote area of Southeast Alaska to harvest food for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s (STA) Traditional Foods Program.
web-posted Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The numbers don’t lie. According to the most recent Alaska Victimization Survey, 47 percent of adult women in the City and Borough of Sitka have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both; seven percent in the past year.
web-posted Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Back to School Chill, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 5-6:30 p.m., Valley Library. Join for a workshop focusing on self-regulating. Targeting at ages 10-18.
web-posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The Sitka Seafood Festival is returning to the summer scene after last year’s absence. The festival has been an opportunity for the Sitka community to celebrate their fishing culture and heritage, and to share science, stories, and information. It also exists as a beacon to all sustainable fishing communities.
web-posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The majority of the cruise ships that make Juneau a port of call carry thousands of passengers. The National Geographic Quest will host just 100.
web-posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Printmaking with Jim Heumann, Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. More info: canvasarts.org or 586-1750.
web-posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Happy Mollusk Zine by Diego SunWoo Kindred Post 145 South Franklin St. 4:30-7 p.m. Diego SunWoo (age 8) will be releasing the first four volumes of his new zine, Happy Mollusk. Happy Mollusk features drawings and stories inspired by pop culture and sea life. Come meet the tiny artist and get your zine signed.
web-posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Super Smash Brothers Wii Tournament, Thursday, July 27, 2-4 p.m., Valley Library. Learn some characters’ anime backstory and play a tournament.
web-posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
We elected to venture our way up the alternative fjord, Tracy Arm, and attempt to visit the Sawyer and South Sawyer Glaciers. We were successful on both accounts, and surprised by what we encountered.
web-posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The American Russian Commercial Company, also known as the Ice Company, was founded by Peter Kostromitinov, employee of the Russian American Company and George Kostromitinov’s uncle, and a few of San Francisco’s elite. This new company was initially organized with the purpose of importing Alaskan ice to be distributed in California and beyond.
web-posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Training Rural Alaska Youth Leaders and Students (TRAYLS) program was launched on June 5, 2017, as a pilot program designed to train rural Alaskan youth and young adults in various forestry related skills.
web-posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Della Cheney’s book “Weaving Our World,” published on May 26, is a reminder of the importance traditional practices can, and should, still have on the world today.
web-posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Children’s Creative Play, Wednesday, July 19, 6-7:30 p.m., Aware Inc. A variety of fun outings in the community. Ages 5 and up. More info: Lela @ AWARE 586-6623 or email: Lelas@awareak.org.
web-posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Anna Brown Ehlers’ artistic mastery in Chilkat weaving has earned her a place as one of the nine recipients of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowship. This is the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
web-posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Juneau Underground Motion Picture (JUMP) Society Summer Film Festival, Thursday, July 13, 7-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 7-8:30 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Short films by local filmmakers. Free event. More info: http://jumpsociety.org/.
web-posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Standing in a doorway with your morning coffee, looking at 10 more days of gray cloud deluge hunkered over town like the butt of destiny, it’s easy to imagine sailing for Polynesia on your own small sailboat and anchoring off a white sand beach.
web-posted Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Grand finale concert, Thursday, July 6, 7-9:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. A thank you to the community for the funds for the new grand piano that will go inside the new Arts and Culture Center.
web-posted Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Ruth and William Brown are the founders of the Hoonah Baptist Mission whose goal is to serve the community with true kindness. Their latest planned addition to the Mission is a rehabilitation center for those with substance abuse problems.
web-posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Each year, Sitka marks Alaska Day with a reenactment of the Oct. 18, 1867, ceremony that transferred Alaska from Russia to the United States. Last year, however, events took a turn.
web-posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Blue Ticket: Fairies Out of Alaska, Wednesday, June 28, 6:30-8 p.m., JACC gallery; Friday, June 30, 4 p.m., Alaska State Museum. Locals shared with playwright Maureen Longworth how men disappeared over night in 1963 if law enforcement suspected they were homosexual. From their stories she constructed this historical fiction, a love story within a docudrama.
web-posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Running with Pretty Sharp Things, Thursday, June 22- Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Pay-as-you-can on Thursday. Tickets available at the JACC, Hearthside Books, at the door, and through www.theatreintherough.org.
web-posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017
After years of being out of print, “Square-rigged” by naturalist Jack Calvin is making a comeback thanks to the remaining Calvin family and the Sitka Sound Science Center.
web-posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Sitka Summer Musical Festival has big dreams and they are taking actions to make them come true.
web-posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017
In 2017, as Alaska commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Cession, we must once again ask ourselves if what we hold to be true holds up.
web-posted Wednesday, June 7, 2017
NED Juneau Concert - No Evidence of Disease, Thursday, June 8, 7:30-10 p.m., JACC. Six gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the country promote awareness and education. Donations accepted. All proceeds go to Cancer Connection and Let Every Women Know Alaska. More info: www.eventsak.com/NED.
web-posted Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Once dressed for success, these students follow their curiosity – even if it takes them into the depths of the rainforest. They enlisted as citizen scientists, taking on a small supporting role in a major Alaska Department of Fish and Game study of Prince of Wales Island wolves.