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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield makes welcoming remarks during the Governor's Annual Family Picnic at the University of Alaska Southeast campus earlier this month.

Caulfield: Amidst challenges, 'UAS will thrive'

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Rick Caulfield, the new chancellor for the University of Alaska Southeast.

by CLARA MILLER

Photo: A whale-sized welcome

University of Alaska Southeast mascot Spike the Whale helps freshman Teresa Wellington-McGilton of Metlakatla move into the John Pugh Freshman Residence Hall on move-in day for the fall 2015 Semester, Aug 26.

Becoming Alaskan: Surviving the Klondike Road Relay

Let's talk for a minute about running. From the outset, we should address why this column is not featured in the Sports section. The way I do running, it should really be called surviving; if anything this column belongs in the Outdoors...
SARAH CANNARD

Living & Growing: Love, hope, mercy and 'Doctor Who'

Early in the 21st century I was diagnosed with a fairly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
JIM SUTTON

Zia Boccaccio recognized with TUMI Award

CEO and creative director for Alpaca International, Zia Boccaccio, will be recognized with the TUMI Award for excellence in business representing Maryland. Alpaca International is a fashion retail shop.

UAS Sitka Campus selects new campus director

Dr. Paula Martin has been hired as campus director of the University of Alaska Southeast's Sitka Campus.

Thanks to Brotherhood Bridge builders

As construction on Brotherhood Bridge nears completion, I want the thank the employees of Orion Marine, subcontractors and the Alaska Department of Transportation for their consideration of Juneau’s drivers during the lengthy work of...

Mendenhall Flying Lions offer vision screening

The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club is now offering vision screening for children to alert parents of potential vision problems. Club members are not licensed professionals and a screening should not substitute for a complete eye exam.

Senior Menu for Aug. 31 - Sept. 4

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, Aug. 31 Turkey Pot Pie Herb Biscuits Romaine Salad Tuesday, Sept. 1 Sweet and Sour Spareribs Confetti Rice Green Beans Romaine Salad Wednesday, Sept.

Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau thanks volunteers

Did you know that Juneau has one of the largest tourism volunteer corps in the U.S.

Poems wanted for the 2015 Poetry Omnibus competition

The ninth annual Poetry Omnibus program is now accepting entries from Juneau residents for the 2015 competition. Winning poems will be read during a to-be-announced celebration and then displayed on Capital Transit buses for a full year.

Melinda Moustakis performs literary tour of Juneau, Haines

In September, writer Melinda Moustakis will conduct live literary events co-sponsored by 49 Writers and Alaska Quarterly Review in Haines and Juneau. Events will have distance programming, in pursuit of 49 Writers' goal to serve writers...

Aukemen Triathlon thanks participants, volunteers and sponsors

The Aukeman Triathlon would like to thank all of the participants who joined the 7th annual triathlon Aug. 1, 2015. A huge thanks is extended to the many, many volunteers who made the event possible. It's like it runs itself with all your...

NAMI Peer-to-Peer program for mental health open for registration

The National Alliance on Mental Health is launching its Peer-to-Peer program, a 10-session education course for adults living with mental illness who are looking to understand their condition and journey toward recovery.

Models needed for the Frugal Fashion show to benefit AWARE

The Women of the Moose, Juneau chapter #439, will host their fourth annual Frugal Fashion show 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Juneau Moose Family Center. Net proceeds will benefit the AWARE shelter and tea will be served in honor of the late Pat...

Fort Lewis College welcomes incoming Juneau students

Seven Juneau residents will be attending Fort Lewis College of Durango, Colorado, this fall semester.

Juneau resident earns degree from WGU

Juneau resident Alix Curtain received her bachelor of science and nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Aug. 15 during the semi-annual commencement ceremony.

Thanks, Juneau, for 'Beat the Odds' support

Cancer Connection's 24th annual "Beat the Odds - a Race Against Cancer" was held Aug. 22.

Articles from the Neighbors section archive

Photo: A whale-sized welcome

University of Alaska Southeast mascot Spike the Whale helps freshman Teresa Wellington-McGilton of Metlakatla move into the John Pugh Freshman Residence Hall on move-in day for the fall 2015 ...

Caulfield: Amidst challenges, 'UAS will thrive'

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Rick Caulfield, the new chancellor for the University of Alaska Southeast.
By CLARA MILLER

Becoming Alaskan: Surviving the Klondike Road Relay

Let's talk for a minute about running. From the outset, we should address why this column is not featured in the Sports section. The way I do running, it should really be called surviving; if ...
By SARAH CANNARD

Living & Growing: Love, hope, mercy and 'Doctor Who'

Early in the 21st century I was diagnosed with a fairly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
By JIM SUTTON

Zia Boccaccio recognized with TUMI Award

CEO and creative director for Alpaca International, Zia Boccaccio, will be recognized with the TUMI Award for excellence in business representing Maryland. Alpaca International is a fashion retail ...

UAS Sitka Campus selects new campus director

Dr. Paula Martin has been hired as campus director of the University of Alaska Southeast's Sitka Campus.

Mendenhall Flying Lions offer vision screening

The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club is now offering vision screening for children to alert parents of potential vision problems. Club members are not licensed professionals and a screening ...

Senior Menu for Aug. 31 - Sept. 4

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, Aug. 31 Turkey Pot Pie Herb Biscuits Romaine Salad Tuesday, Sept. 1 Sweet and Sour Spareribs Confetti Rice Green Beans Romaine Salad Wednesday, Sept.

Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau thanks volunteers

Did you know that Juneau has one of the largest tourism volunteer corps in the U.S.

Poems wanted for the 2015 Poetry Omnibus competition

The ninth annual Poetry Omnibus program is now accepting entries from Juneau residents for the 2015 competition. Winning poems will be read during a to-be-announced celebration and then displayed ...

Melinda Moustakis performs literary tour of Juneau, Haines

In September, writer Melinda Moustakis will conduct live literary events co-sponsored by 49 Writers and Alaska Quarterly Review in Haines and Juneau. Events will have distance programming, in ...

NAMI Peer-to-Peer program for mental health open for registration

The National Alliance on Mental Health is launching its Peer-to-Peer program, a 10-session education course for adults living with mental illness who are looking to understand their condition and ...

Models needed for the Frugal Fashion show to benefit AWARE

The Women of the Moose, Juneau chapter #439, will host their fourth annual Frugal Fashion show 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Juneau Moose Family Center. Net proceeds will benefit the AWARE shelter and ...

Fort Lewis College welcomes incoming Juneau students

Seven Juneau residents will be attending Fort Lewis College of Durango, Colorado, this fall semester.

Juneau resident earns degree from WGU

Juneau resident Alix Curtain received her bachelor of science and nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Aug. 15 during the semi-annual commencement ceremony.

Thanks, Juneau, for 'Beat the Odds' support

Cancer Connection's 24th annual "Beat the Odds - a Race Against Cancer" was held Aug. 22.

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

Memorial notice for Barbara Fawcett

Barbara Ann Fawcett Barbara Ann Fawcett passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20. A memorial mass will be held at St. Paul's Church at 12:10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24.

Juneau Raptor Center thanks Taku Fisheries for salmon

The Juneau Raptor Center is again very grateful to Taku Fisheries for this year’s donation of fresh pink salmon. Taku Fisheries has donated salmon for our education and rehabilitating eagles for ...

Juneau Girl Scout Troop thanks Kirby Day and Princess Cruises

Juneau Girl Scout Troop 4003 and its sisters would like to thank Kirby Day and Princess Cruises for hosting the troop's recent visit aboard the M/S Coral Princess.

The Alaska Native Sisterhood to celebrate their 100-year anniversary along with the Filipino Community

The Alaska Native Sisterhood will hold their 100-year anniversary at the Filipino Community Hall at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 29.

Wells Fargo partners with Food Bank of Alaska to host statewide food drive

Wells Fargo and Food Bank of Alaska are hosting a statewide food drive for September Food banks in Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai and Kodiak will be holding a food drive in 28 Alaska communities.

Filipino Community Inc. awarded 34 scholarships

The Filipino Community Inc. held its annual scholarship award night Aug. 7 at the FCI hall. FCI awarded $16,500 in scholarships among 34 scholars, the highest in the history of the program in both ...

Carlton Smith hires Mitch Jackson

The Carlton Smith Company recently hired Mitch Jackson, formerly a commercial banker with Wells Fargo, as the company's commercial sales and leasing associate.

The few, the proud, the riders

A line of cars wrapped around the McDonald's restaurant on Trout Street on Aug. 15. A line of hands extended out a line of windows as drivers leaned to the side, grasping for a line of greasy bags.
By JAMES BROOKS

Living & Growing: Seeking the 'perfect church'

Have you been looking for the "perfect Church"? I have attended, even pastored, several churches and I still haven't found one yet! Oh, that doesn't mean I haven't found some good churches along ...
By DAN WIESE

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

Living & Growing: Cultural humility can unite

I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in those days it was one of the most racially segregated cities in the country. Tulsa has changed, but like many cities it remains significantly segregated.
By Phil Campbell

Visiting lecturer tracks 'gun frontier' through Southeast Alaska

There are plenty of ways to buy guns in Juneau. Stores sell them. Individuals sell them. There's even a Facebook group devoted to buying and selling guns and ammunition in Juneau.
By JAMES BROOKS

Becoming Alaskan: Oh, the things you'll fear

My longest discussion today was with a gentleman from Chicago. He'd been to Alaska before, he assured me, but wanted to know everything about Juneau before he started planning his trip.
By SARAH CANNARD

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Floyd Dryden student represents Alaska in National Geographic Bee

Floyd Dryden Middle School student Ben Ng recently represented Alaska in the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.

Juneau resident earns Safeco Award of Excellence

Senior Personal Insurance sales agent Robin Faulk won the Safeco Award of Excellence for the fourth year in a row. The award is given by Alaska USA insurance brokers to individuals who demonstrate ...

Southeast Alaska Food Bank votes to expand

During the annual food bank meeting held on July 25, it was announced that the Southeast Alaska Food Bank voted to expand so that member agencies can obtain more goods for clients in need.

Alaska State Council on the Arts seeks nominations for Governor's art awards

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is seeking nominations for the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts. The council and the Office of the Governor will select the recipients of the awards based ...

Young Juneau readers rewarded for reviews

During the final week of the Juneau Public Libraries' Summer Reading program, 26 students took part in a book review contest. The participants, all under the age of 19, turned in reviews of 60 books.

Westmoreland, Sierra wed

Charles L. Westmoreland and Eldri Sierra were married Aug. 5, 2015, during a private ceremony held in North Douglas, bringing to an end their nearly five-year engagement.

Living & Growing: The Wheel of the Year has taken another turn

It was a simple supper. We went down to the community garden and harvested kale, beets and carrots from our plots. The meal preparation was minimal: wash the produce, chop the kale, and grate the ...
By PAT MCLEAR

Slack Tide: Things to do for a Juneau staycation

A Juneau staycation is a staycation of a lifetime; many locals spend their whole lives on permanent staycation. And for good reason.
By Geoff Kirsch

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

Municipal election open offices, voting announcement

The filing period for the upcoming City and Borough of Juneau Assembly and Juneau School Board elections opens 8 a.m. on Aug. 7.

Becoming Alaskan: Pack on your trip, not for it

An ex once told me that before every vacation he packs only one set of clothes. Being a chronic over-packer, with five sets of clothes for a two-day trip "just in case", I found that completely ...
By SARAH CANNARD

Living & Growing: Procastination - The Flip Side

This is an article I was going to write in October, so I would have lots of time to think about it and put it out of my mind for months. Then, two days ago, I found out an article was needed this ...
By SISTER MARIE LUCEK

Gimme a Smile: Unsolved Mysteries: The Kitchen Edition

Of all the rooms in one's house, the kitchen gets the most use. Even if you're not much of a cook, you still have to stop by the kitchen for a swig of orange juice straight out of the carton, or ...
By PEGGY MCKEE BARNHILL

Juneau students graduate from Whitworth

Nathan Fosket and Margaret Meiners earned bachelor degrees in July from Whitworth University. Fosket graduated with cum laude honors. His art's degree was in elementary education. Meiners ...

Camp directors thank Juneau community

The Southeast Road Runners' 2015 Lynn Canal Running Camp was a huge success thanks to the support of this generous community.

Thank you Holland America, Princess Cruises

The Wells Fargo Dimond Park Field House is pleased to announce it has received a $500 grant from Holland America Line and a $500 grant from Princess Cruises Line.

Juneau student represents JDHS in statewide program

Patrice DeAsis, a Juneau-Douglas High School student, was one of a select 25 Alaskan students to participate in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program this summer.

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