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Pictured are the winners of the Juneau Public Libraries' Bookmark Contest.

Bookmark Contest winners announced

The Juneau Public Libraries celebrated the Bookmark Contest in November, a favorite with Juneau kids. This is sponsored each year by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries.

Slacktide: Make America thankful again

You know, there's more to Thanksgiving than gravy stains and grease fires. For instance: it's the official kick-off of eggnog season.
Geoff Kirsch

Gimme a Smile: A day in the life of a procrastinator

I would love to see statistics on what percentage of people identify as procrastinators, those lovable people who put off until tomorrow what they don't want to tackle today. I suppose I could look it up online, if I ever got around to it.
PEGGY MCKEE BARNHILL

Scouts converge for Merit Badge Fair

Have you ever wondered if there was a place in Juneau where Boy Scouts could earn up to four Merit Badges in one weekend? On Nov. 25-26, Juneau Boy Scouts could experience all of this and more at the Merit Badge Fair.
LUCAS ERICKSON

Guy About Town: On radio and frost

It's that time of year again. Actually, it's always that time of year again. It's never been "that time of year for the first time." Except for maybe the first time anybody ever had a calendar.
GUY UNZICKER

Helping Hands for the holidays

Helping Hands would like to thank the community for all the support they have provided for our organization this past year. Safeway has generously offered to sell pre-made holiday bags containing a variety of food items for Helping Hands.

Thanks for supporting JCP pie sale

The Juneau Coop Preschool would like to thank our amazing community for another wonderfully successful Thanksgiving Pie Sale on Nov. 22-23 at Foodland IGA.

Recent births

Recent Births at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • On Nov. 18, 2016, a son, Mason Rock Roomsburg, weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz., was born to Gwendolyn Peterson and Brandon Roomsburg of Juneau. • On Nov. 17, 2016, a daughter, Martina Hoskie Jackson,...

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Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Thanks for supporting JCP pie sale

The Juneau Coop Preschool would like to thank our amazing community for another wonderfully successful Thanksgiving Pie Sale on Nov. 22-23 at Foodland IGA.

Helping Hands for the holidays

Helping Hands would like to thank the community for all the support they have provided for our organization this past year. Safeway has generously offered to sell pre-made holiday bags containing ...

Recent births

Recent Births at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • On Nov. 18, 2016, a son, Mason Rock Roomsburg, weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz., was born to Gwendolyn Peterson and Brandon Roomsburg of Juneau. • On Nov. 17, ...

Slacktide: Make America thankful again

You know, there's more to Thanksgiving than gravy stains and grease fires. For instance: it's the official kick-off of eggnog season.
By Geoff Kirsch

Bookmark Contest winners announced

The Juneau Public Libraries celebrated the Bookmark Contest in November, a favorite with Juneau kids. This is sponsored each year by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries.

Scouts converge for Merit Badge Fair

Have you ever wondered if there was a place in Juneau where Boy Scouts could earn up to four Merit Badges in one weekend? On Nov. 25-26, Juneau Boy Scouts could experience all of this and more at ...
By LUCAS ERICKSON

Guy About Town: On radio and frost

It's that time of year again. Actually, it's always that time of year again. It's never been "that time of year for the first time." Except for maybe the first time anybody ever had a calendar.
By GUY UNZICKER

Gimme a Smile: A day in the life of a procrastinator

I would love to see statistics on what percentage of people identify as procrastinators, those lovable people who put off until tomorrow what they don't want to tackle today. I suppose I could ...
By PEGGY MCKEE BARNHILL

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

Ted Stevens Foundation donates $10K to internship program

The Ted Stevens Foundation has donated $10,000 in support of the University of Alaska State Legislative Internship Program, managed by the University of Alaska Southeast.

Alaska Airlines Foundation gives $165,000 to nonprofits

The Alaska Airlines Foundation is donating $162,500 to 15 nonprofit organizations in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. Its 2016 donations total $307,500 to 27 organizations, the largest amount given ...

Juneau's Karen White wins Nurse of the Year award

Bartlett Regional Hospital nursing manager Karen White received statewide recognition Nov. 8 during the March of Dimes' 13th annual Alaska Nurse of the Year Awards. The award honors nurses ...

Living & Growing: Do we really have to wait?

Waiting - it's generally not one of our best attributes. Even if we have nothing planned, nothing to do, nothing on the schedule except our TV, the very act of waiting makes for anxiety.
By MARK R. PETERSON

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • On Nov. 14, 2016, a song, Sawyer James Cole, weighing 9 lbs 4 oz., was born to Katie Bell and Eric Cole of Petersburg. • On Nov. 14, 2016, a ...

Candelight service

Northern Light United Church will hold a Taize evening candlit service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Come for a peaceful time of spiritual refreshment during this hectic season. There will be ...

Coffee & Collections highlights Tlingit language learners

The Juneau Douglas City Museum will host the the Tlingit Language Learners group for a discussion of learning from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Dec. 3, for Coffee & Collections. Anne Fuller ...

Photos: Thanksgiving helpers

National Honor Society students from Thunder Mountain High School, under the supervision of Carol May, helped St.

Pioneers at Public Market

The Pioneers of Alaska will have cookbooks for sale at Public Market. The books include recipes by many familiar names around and outside of Juneau. Find them at the JACC today from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Annual barbecue for American Diabetes Association a success

The Mendenhall Flying Lions Club held their 21st annual Rib Barbecue on Nov. 5, benefiting the American Diabetes Association.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016

Juried Art Show call for entries

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is now welcoming entries for the 2016 Juried Art Show. The 6th biennial Juried Art Show will hang in the Juneau Arts and Culture Center gallery from Friday, ...

SAIL piloting new program for rural Alaska Natives experiencing disabilities

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) announced a new project geared toward increasing independent living services for rural Alaska Natives who experience a disability.

Call for presenters for annual Innovation Summit

The Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC) is accepting speaker proposals for its 2017 Innovation Summit held Feb. 15-16, 2017 at Centennial Hall. This year's theme is the "capacity to innovate.

$375,000 scholarship endowment for Southeast students

The family of Robert E. Henderson has donated $220,000 and just over 30,500 shares of stock from his estate to create the University of Alaska Southeast Robert Henderson Memorial Award for ...

Bartlett: Gender identity protected under ACA

In compliance with a new rule under the Affordable Care Act, patients registering at Bartlett Regional Hospital are now asked their gender identity. The rule also requires patients be notified ...

Juneau Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Juneau Dance Theatre will present "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 2-4 at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium.

Juneau Senior Center Menu

Monday, Nov. 21 -- Egg Salad Sandwich Vegetable Soup Apple Salad; Tuesday, Nov. 22 -- Pot Roast w/ Carrots & Potatoes Herbed Biscuits Fresh Fruit

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • A son, Jesy Edwin Phillips, weighing 6 lbs. 1 oz., was born to Amanda Phillips of Juneau on Nov. 3, 2016. • A son, Spencer Dimitri Griffin, weighing ...

Living and growing: Practical Thanksgiving

I grew up with my parents and teachers modeling and instructing me on how to be polite. Being polite included saying, "Please" and "Thank you." I have always tried to continue that practice in my ...
By DAN WIESE

Climate Action Film Series shows 'Time to Choose'

The final film of the Climate Action Film Series, "Time to Choose," is showing at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, and 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the Gold Town Theatre.

Boy Scouts, Order of the Arrow thanks park service

What an amazing camporee we had. Thank you so much for letting us use the State Park. We started off the weekend with a day full of awesome events like fire building, capture the flag, and other ...

Thank you from the Dean family

We would like to thank Cornerstone and especially Polly Lloyd for the compassionate and professional care and support of Ken Dean over the years.

Black Friday art show at Freya

Freya will host a Meet Me In Alaska art show from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 25. The show's theme is Alaskan mermaids. Refreshments will be served. Freya is located in the Airport Mall at 9310 Glacier ...

BECCC thanks JCF's Douglas-Dornan Fund

A big thank you to the Juneau Community Foundation's Douglas-Dornan Fund for the grant Betty Eliason Child Care Center (BECCC) in Sitka received. The grant will be used to update and improve the ...

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

Food bank thanks Social Justice class

The Southeast Alaska Food Bank would like to thank the students from Lora Vess's Social Justice class at the University of Alaska Southeast for touring the food bank and dropping off a very ...

Slacktide: Donald Trump isn't Hitler

That's right: I'm a Hillary voter and I don't think Donald Trump is Hitler.
By Geoff Kirsch

Girls and boys empowerment running programs to run 5k

Girls on the Run's and Boys Run: I toowú klatseen's 10-week programs culminate in a 5k run on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Final film for Climate Action Film Series: "Time to Choose"

The final film of the Climate Action Film Series, Time to Choose, will be shown Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4:30 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Gold Town Theatre.

Second annual Lumberjacc Beard and Moustache contest

Calling all beards and moustaches! Start growing your facial fuzz now for the second annual LumberJACC Beard and Moustache contest.

One book making a difference

If there is one thing this year's University of Alaska Southeast freshmen have in common it's a single book. It's called "Mixed," a collection of essays written by undergraduates about life as a ...
By STEVE QUINN

Senior Menu

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, Nov. 14 Sloppy Joe Potato Salad Steamed Carrots Tuesday, Nov. 15 Cheese Sandwich Split Pea Soup Apricot Salad Wednesday, Nov. 16 BBQ Baked Fish Biscuits Mixed ...

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A daughter, Juniper Wendellynn Eckhardt, weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz., was born to Rachael Pattison and Jake Eckhardt of Haines on Oct. 31, 2016. • A ...

Pioneers of Alaska's services to Juneau

The Pioneers of Alaska was founded in Nome in 1907. There are 32 igloos, 16 men igloos and 16 women igloos.

Living & Growing: The Sabbath Day

Let's just say it; it's been a rollercoaster of a week here in America. There have been people with opposing viewpoints, heated conversations, flat out arguments, deeply held beliefs mocked and ...
By JACQUELINE TUPOU

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016

Living & Growing: What exactly does the Salvation Army do?

The Salvation Army began because the heart of its founder, William Booth, was grieved by the misery and suffering he saw on the London docks in the mid-1800s. It continues today because there is ...
By DANA WALTERS

Public forum on manic depression in America

NAMI Juneau's speaker series, Inside Passages, will take place on Nov. 8 at 5:15 p.m. These monthly forums provide an opportunity for the public to explore issues connected to mental wellness and ...

Coffee & Collections: Searching for Silver

On Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10:30 a.m.-noon, join Donna Hurley, current president and 15-year member of the Mendenhall Flying Lions, who will discuss the history of the U.S.S.

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