web-posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Five mudboot-clad, umbrella-twirling women danced their way onto the stage of the Red Dog Saloon as the opening act for Skagway Burlesque’s colorful, creative show this past weekend.
web-posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017
It’s been a great four and a half months out of the office, but it’s also great to be back.
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
When I started doing research on the first airplane (or aeroplane as they were called then) in Skagway I thought I would be writing about only one plane, but as luck would have it, the first plane to pass through Skagway, the first plane to fly over Skagway, and the first plane to land in Skagway were actually three different planes.
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
The Capital City Weekly is featuring every week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 23 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser.
web-posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017
What made the arrival and visit most unusual is that Skagway was not on the President’s itinerary and the visit came as a surprise.
web-posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017
First Day of School, Wednesday, Aug. 16.
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 9, 2017
Cruise ships. Those words elicit a firestorm of opinion in many Alaskans.
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:
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
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
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, 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
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: