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Todd Mace dips Melissa Griffiths during a small celebration after their July 3 elopement.

Eloping in Alaska

"When you know, you know," is what many people have said in response to my sudden marriage, but only after they've sputtered out: "What? Really? You're joking."
It caught everyone by surprise.


Photo: In full swing

Nevah Lupro, 4, is pushed by her mother Erin Lupro on the swings by Melvin Park on Wednesday.

Slack Tide: Local Jökul

Of the many recent additions to Juneau — Delta Airlines, gluten-free dieting handcrafted gourmet rhubarb sorbet — none intrigues me more than the guttural, umlaut-inflected word that seems to be on everybody’s lips these days (once they...
Geoff Kirsch

Local collects toiletries for homeless youth

For many families in Juneau, summer is winding down and coming to a bitter-sweet end. Stores across town are in the midst of their back-to-school sales as parents make their way down classroom supply lists.

Fledgling nation goes to war

Editor's note: This is the second of three parts looking at the War of 1812, the first foreign attack on U.S. land. Part three will publish Sunday, Aug. 3.
Jack Marshall

Plates celebrate 50 years

Gerrit and Eileen Plate will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month with family and friends.

Attempt something scary every day

I try to do something scary everyday. It's a good way to stay engaged and interesting. Luckily I scare easily so it is not that difficult. I flourish with regular rituals and patterns so it is tempting to get lulled into a comfortably...

Summer Reading Program book review winners, week seven

From the Mendenhall Valley Library Finn Kesey, age 9, won a gift certificate to Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor. He read "Total Soccer" by Dean Hughes. He wrtoe, "One fascinating part of this book is when he makes a head shot for a goal.

Academic recognitions for the week of July 27, 2014

Local student graduates from medical school Hani Siddeek, a JDHS alumni, graduated from the University of Cincinnati medical school in June.

Thank you from the Alaska Youth Choir

Under Artistic Director Missouri Smyth and Tour Manager Amanda Blackgoat, members of the Alaska Youth Choir returned July 11 after participating in the week long Crossroads Children's Chorus Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.

Thanks from Eagle River United Methodist Camp Champ 2014

Traditional native drums - soaked rawhide, stretched over a steamed oval alder frame and tightened with rawhide strands. Each piece once a living element endowed with a spirit. Each camper's personality and spirit added to their finished...

Empty Chair thank you

I would like to add my gratitude and appreciation to the wonderful Juneau community for extending such a welcome to all of us who returned for the Empty Chair Dedication.

Thank you for the Amazing Michael W. Smith Concert

I wanted to send this note thanking all of you for organizing and participating in the amazing Michael W.

Thank you from JAMM

The entire Juneau Alaska Music Matters (JAMM) family would like to thank the Juneau community and school district for helping this instrumental music and school readiness program available to more children.

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless due to changes in TV viewing habits

NEW YORK - It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.

Teen summer program grows veggies and leaders

Yes, the kids are learning how to slice and dice, why a nicely set table is important, and the difference homegrown produce can make to health and well-being.

Senior menu

Monday, July 28 Ham Potatoes au gratin Peas Tossed salad Tuesday, July 29 Sweet and sour chicken Rice pilaf Steamed broccoli ...


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