Skagway
web-posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Rowboat travel, even in boats with a sail like Oiselle, is usually sea turtle travel. They’re slow and bound by weather and tides but they see more and they can navigate oceans.
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
Before we signed up for the North Words Writer’s Symposium, held the first weekend in June in Skagway, neither of us had read Paul Theroux, the keynote speaker. We registered as fan-girls of Sherry Simpson and her work on, well, anything; of John Straley’s novels and haiku; of Tom Kizzia’s investigative nonfiction. We wanted a weekend away to re-invigorate our writing practice. We wanted immersion with words.
web-posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017
No town of the Wild West is complete without a few saloons, dastardly villains, dashing heroes, violent shootouts, and at least one bank heist. Skagway certainly fit the bill during the Klondike gold rush except for the bank heist.
web-posted Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Some plants are so commonplace that we fail to see them, even when we are paying attention. I kept hearing about plantains, but I just wasn’t sure what they were. Finally, someone pointed one out to me and now I see them everywhere.
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, 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
The Sitka Summer Musical Festival has big dreams and they are taking actions to make them come true.
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, May 31, 2017
Juneau Symphony 2017 Youth Solo Competition, Wednesday, May 31, 7-9 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Free and open to the public. Winners will be announced at a reception immediately following the competition. Performing: Elizabeth Djajalie, violin, Kyle Farley-Robinson, piano, Alexander Yu, violin, Aliciana Zamora, double bass.
web-posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Authors at Sea 2017, Friday, May 26, 6-9 p.m. Hearthside Books’ annual whale watching cruise will feature local authors Bob Fagen, Ishmael Hope, Eowyn Ivey, Mark Kelley, and Kate Troll. There will be wildlife viewing, wine tasting and refreshments. $65. Tickets available at both Hearthside locations.
web-posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017
At first glance she’s merely a stain on the beach visible only at low tide at the head of Nahku Bay, also known as Long Bay or Fortune Bay during the Klondike gold rush, some four miles from Skagway by the Dyea Road. The Canada, however, is far more than that.
web-posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017
This is our attempt to highlight worthy, recently-received books we’ve been unable to feature. Some we’ve written about, some we haven’t yet gotten to (but plan to!) and some we won’t be able to write about. Either way, all of them are worthy of attention.
web-posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Alaskan Trout, Wednesday, May 10, 7:30- 9 p.m., JACC. Juneau Jazz & Classics Zuill Bailey, Vega Quartet, William Ransomand Janet Clippard perform Schubert’s Trout Quintet. Tickets at the JACC, Hearthside Books, and Juneau Jazz & Classics,Wednesday, May 10, 12-1 p.m., State Office Building Atrium.
web-posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
As the leader of the territory during the Great Depression, Troy’s greatest accomplishments included his support of the Matanuska Colony, the construction of numerous small airfields, setting the stage for the construction of the Alaska Highway, and changing the name of the Alaska College to that of the University of Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
I’ve spent the last four years writing and editing for the Capital City Weekly. Those four years have made for positive, lasting memories.
web-posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017
To Kill a Mockingbird, Wednesday, April 12, Thursday, April 13, Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, April 16, 4-6 p.m., Perseverance Theatre.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
It was birds that first brought Alaska Folk Fest performers Art Johns and Nola Lamken together. Lamken, who lives in Skagway, was on her way up to Faro in 2004 to see the migration of sandhill cranes.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Courtesy of the Alaska Folk Festival, here's the schedule through Wednesday, April 5, when the next Capital City Weekly comes out.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Juneau singer, songwriter and musician Guy “Buddy” Tabor died five years ago, but this year, Alaska Folk Festival goers will be able to hear his original songs once again.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Here’s a name frequently seen in connection with music events around town, from the Juneau Cabaret to The Orpheus Project’s recent “Westside Story”: Taylor Vidic.

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