Kids, teachers and staff eagerly await the end of the school year, but it causes mixed feelings for parents who have to figure out a plan to keep their children active and engaged during the summer months. One option is to enroll them in summer camps. Camps in Juneau range from traditional overnight camps, to camps that emphasize sports, STEM activities, fine arts, and the outdoors.
Alaska Robotics and local musician Marian Call will host Seattle ukulele performer, songwriter, and comedienne Molly Lewis for a performance with Call at the Gold Town Nickelodeon next week, on May 20. The two women, who frequently write songs together, will trade songs back and forth during the show, called Geek Girls in Concert. Possible song topics include James Bond, Jane Austen, the space shuttle program, penguins, Mr. T, Myspace, Wikipedia, Stephen Fry, Star Trek, and more.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Alaska's top two youth volunteers of 2015, Cassandra Adams, 17, of Ketchikan and Amara Sanguni, 13, of Juneau, were honored in the nation's capital earlier this month for their outstanding volunteer service during the 20th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Adams and Sanguni - along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country - each received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts at an award ceremony and gala dinner reception held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
I've been writing about beer for over a quarter of a century, and sometimes I think that maybe it's time I solidify my thoughts in a book about beer. It would be a stretch for me, but a healthy one, if I could just get off the dime and write something. In fact, when I accepted the position as a weekly beer columnist for the Press, I considered it an experiment.
The three art pieces created for the Water Soboleff Building were described by Sealaska Heritage Institute as "monumental," an adjective that applies not only to their size -- all three are believed to be the biggest of their kind in the world -- but to their significance and stature: each one represents a major new work by an internationally recognized master artist and is an important addition to Juneau artistic landscape.
The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing.
To the many speakers and attendees at its May 15 opening ceremonies, the Walter Soboleff Building is a work of art, a home for culture, and a powerful symbol of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people's perseverance and strength. It's also a fitting tribute to Dr. Walter Soboleff, an ordained Presbyterian minister who passed away in 2011 at the age of 102, inspired many in Southeast Alaska with his Sunday morning radio broadcasts, and worked to cultivate Alaska Native pride at a time it was much needed.
TENAKEE SPRINGS - Telling a good story is not as easy as it sometimes looks. Ask anyone who has ever seriously tried. First of all, you've got to snag the potential reader's attention long enough to get her or him to go along with you, only then can you get on to actually telling the story. Even then you're not done until you can find a way to end it in a way that leaves the reader satisfied that it's been worth sticking with you through the telling. This is all about how a good story came to an end last week.
This event is so popular, it sold out in early April. (Tickets for next year go on sale Feb. 1.) The schedule includes a Gourmet Brewers' Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, May 22 in Harriett Hall featuring a five-course meal paired with craft beers (to get on the wait list, send an email to email@example.com with your name, a contact phone number, and the number of tickets desired); the Slammin Salmon 5K Run or Walk and 10K Run beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 23; and the event itself, the 23rd Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival Tasting from 1-5 p.m. Saturday in Dalton City, which includes food and live music and the results of the Home Brew Competition.