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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Tonja and Richard Petersen are the owners of Juno Froyo, a frozen yogurt shop that was Tasty Treats, located in the Foodland Shopping Center.

Tasty Treats becomes Juno FroYo

The frozen yogurt shop "Tasty Treats" was recently bought by its number one customers. What started as a joke quickly became a new reality to Tonja and Robert Petersen, who became the owners of Juno FroYo. on April 11.


Becoming Alaskan: The first time I met the governor, I trapped myself in the basement

It all started with my tie. I bought one of those snazzy ties that zips - easy on, easy off. But Thursday as I was rushing from one job to the next, it broke. Fortunately I did have a backup. Unfortunately, I have no clue how to tie a tie.

Photos: Living Legends

Brigham Young University's Living Legends presented their show "Seasons" on Thursday at Centennial Hall. Celebrating the Native cultural heritage of North and South America and the South Pacific, Living Legends combined music, costume, and...

Living & Growing: Being blessed

I had the privilege of attending the Blessing the Fleet earlier this month. For the past 25 years, the Juneau community has gathered for this event on the first Saturday in May at the Fisherman's Memorial on the downtown waterfront.
Phil Campbell

My Turn: The real cost of losing student activities

The Legislature is cutting funds for education in the state's budget. As a result, the Juneau School District was considering to discontinue funding for school activities.

The man who believed in teenagers

Zach Gordon, for whom Juneau's youth center is named, will be remembered (and discovered, by some) at a Juneau-Douglas City Museum "Coffee and Collections" event from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 23.

Top Juneau youth volunteer to be recognized

Amara Sanguni of Juneau, a seventh grader at Floyd Dryden Middle School, will be presented with an engraved silver medallion to recognize her selection by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards as one of Alaska's top two youth...

Juneau teen wins Alaska writing contest

Keagan Walker of Thunder Mountain High School was named a winner in the Teen Writing Contest "It's Always Something" sponsored by Gilda's Club, on May 12.

Senior Menu for May 18-22

Monday, May 18 Chili with beef and cheese Cornbread Texas cole slaw Tuesday, May 19 Spaghetti with meat sauce Italian vegetables Honey orange...

Juneau Gun Club trap shooting results

Six Juneau Gun Club members participated in the clubs monthly registered trap shooting event this spring. A total of 300 targets were included in three different trap shooting events, Singles; Handicap and Doubles.

Two Juneau students graduate from Whitman College

Grayson Carlile, 2010 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate and Riley Paul, 2011 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, will both be receiving a Bachelor’s in geology during the Whitman commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 24.

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital

• A son, Greyson Noah Parker Milne-DeWitt, weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz., was born to Lisa DeWitt-Narino and Michael Milne on May 4, 2015. • A daughter, Harper Bjorn Weese, weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz., was born to Kassandra and Derek Weese on May 4,...

Cards of appreciation sought for Bea and Lawton Hull

My parents Bea and Lawton "Chic" Hull taught school in Juneau from 1967-1981 when they retired to Washington state. My mom turns 90 on May 26 and on May 2 my dad turned 89.

Recent births at Juneau Family Health and Birth Center

• A daughter, Ariadne Rose Poelstra, weighing 7 lbs., 1oz., was born to Jacque Neslon and Brian Poelstra on May 9, 2015. • A daughter, Garland Bay Bishop, weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz., was born to Sarah and Chorus Bishop of Haines on May 10,...


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