This blog is a place for, among other things, news that doesn’t quite fit in the paper for one reason or another. Here are two of the items that have been building up this summer in my electronic “Out” basket:
• A cautionary tale about a bear and a scooter
Two nice young newlyweds who came to town to work as seasonals moved into the Starr Hill area and were immediately warned about the bears. This couple shared a dangerous dream — they really wanted to see bears. They kept their eyes peeled but not a bear was to be seen.
We get calls and emails all the time from people in the entertainment business seeking interesting tips or new venues to show the wilder side of Alaska. Never, though, have I been asked to find a ghost.
The Syfy network has a show called "Haunted Collector," and if you have a ghost, they want to hear from you.
Specifically, "we are seeking current homeowners/ business owners who want the paranormal activity at their location to stop," wrote Supervising producer Jennifer Hutchins.
Here are some of the trouble signs they sent along:
We have some exciting news about an old feature of our website which will soon be brand new and expanded. We will soon bring you a community database, a one-stop shop for all things Juneau where you can search for a variety of activities, or just search what’s happening at a specific venue. The best thing about it is community groups can enter their own event information. This isn’t just an arts, entertainment or sports calendar. It is Juneau’s directory of events, clubs and sports leagues.