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Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Niewoehner
Juneau-Douglas High School alumna Kaitlin Niewoehner, bottom left, performs as a "silly girl" who fawns over Gaston during a traveling production of Beauty and the Beast. The show will travel across the U.S. and Canada for nine months. Niewoehner also plays a spoon, plate, and napkin within the seven-minute number "Be Our Guest."

'Silly girl' with not so silly dreams

When a dancer says they want to pursue a professional career, critics abound. Former Juneau-Douglas High School student and dancer Kaitlin Niewoehner is one of the exceptions for those able to make ends meet by being light on their feet.

by REBECCA SALSMAN

Slack Tide: Alaskanukkah

You didn't move all the way from New York to Alaska to reconnect with Judaism. And yet there you ar e -more Lower East Side than Great Northwest - seeking guidance from your rabbi on a spiritual matter: your daughter wants a Christmas tree.
Geoff Kirsch

Moving the needle: United Way's Annual Giving Campaign

Data shows one in three people will use the United Way or United Way partner agency at some point in their lifetime. Throughout the Southeast Alaska Panhandle, the average family size is 2.
UNITED WAY SOUTHEAST ALASKA

UAS nurses pinned at Friday ceremony

Nine students in the University of Alaska's School of Nursing were pinned Friday, Dec. 12 during a ceremony at the UAS Sitka campus. "The traditional pinning ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of the new nurse into the profession," said Dr.

ANSWER 2.0 recruiting sixth graders

Alaska's education resource center SERRC is looking for sixth grade student interested in applying for science, technology, engineering, and math program called "ANSWER 2.0." ANSWER 2.

Thank you for donating

A few weekends ago, the Juneau Radio Station held its annual Sharing is Caring Food Drive at IGA Foodland. Many of our community members participated in various ways.

TMHS students honored

Thunder Mountain High School students recognized for the December include: Elizabeth Staveland, sophomore, nominated by Mrs.

Thanks for keeping Gastineau Community School fed

Thank you community members for the most generous monetary gift to the Gastineau Community School's breakfast program. Rest assured, the funds will be most helpful to feeding our students and the community.

Thanks for making B.A.M. a success

A very big thank you to the Blackwell Fund, the Machamer Fund and the Douglas- Dornan Foundation of the Juneau Community Foundation for recent grants to the Juneau Afterschool Coalition to sustain the B.A.M.

BBBS thanks Canvas Art Studio

Juneau Big Brothers and Big Sisters would like to thank the staff at the Canvas Art Studio for taking the time to teach our Bigs and Littles how to do block printing. Every match's creation was a collaborative effort.

McGuire, AhChing to wed

Annesha McGuire, of Juneau, and Kace J. AhChing, of Thousand Oaks, California, announced their plans to wed May 10, 2015 in Carson City, California. McGuire's parents are Randy Lippert and Johnelle M. Lippert.

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlet Regional Hospital: • A son, Brody Lee Smith, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz., was born to Angela Smith and Edward Allen on Dec. 1, 2014. • A son, Ryder Daniel Pardee, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz.
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