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Geoff Kirsch

Slacktide: Stereotypical mail

Around our house, domestic assignments follow a logical rubric … most of the time.

by Geoff Kirsch

Giving kids a good start

Is the state accurately assessing whether a child is ready for kindergarten? And, how can bilingual children’s books give a boost to Alaska Native children who are learning to read? These questions are the focus of two projects...
TRACY KALYTIAK

Living & Growing: Finding a reason to laugh

I like to laugh. And my humor hasn't really advanced past the sixth grade so I'm given plenty of opportunities to giggle. Like every time someone mentions balls or nuts. I'm truly pathetic.
TARI STAGE-HARVEY

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival Artistic Director plans to pass the baton

Violinist Linda Rosenthal, founder and Artistic Director of the Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival, announced that after 30 years, she will shift her focus back to performing, touring and teaching.

Gimme a Smile: Housework on a sunny Juneau day

Sing it with me, to the tune of "My Girl" by the Temptations: "I've got housework, on a sunny day. When it's nice outside, I don't get to play.
PEGGY MCKEE BARNHILL

United Way leaders of Giving Campaign annouced

Peggy Cowan, a consultant in the field of education, and Warren Russell, Regional Vice President for GCI, have agreed to lead the United Way annual giving campaign. The campaign goal is $450,000.

Maritime apprenticeship offers new job opportunities for Alaskans

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is revitalizing a job training initiative to place Alaskans in credentialed positions in the U.S.-flag commercial maritime fleet.

Voter league to host suffrage-themed fundraiser

League of Women Voters of Juneau will host its second annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at Rockwell, downstairs in the gallery.

Extinguish hunger in Juneau

Until Oct. 15, the downtown and airport fire stations will be collecting food for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. The end goal is 28,000 pounds of food.

Juneau child achieves first-degree black belt

Eleven-year-old Micah Mende was awarded the rank of Shodan or first-degree black belt at the Regional Alaska Karate Camp in Birchwood following examinations with Sensei James Field, a eighth-degree black belt for the International...

Southeast Alaska Food Bank: Accept our gratitude and come to our open house

The Food Bank would like to invite the public to help us celebrate the completion and opening of our new warehouse expansion at 10020 Crazy Horse Drive. It's happening on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thank you for raising money at the Softball Benefit Tournament

In August this year more than 200 people came together for the 20th annual Coed Softball Benefit Tournament. The weather was great and the friendships were immense. We had great food, great softball and raised monies for our friend Kris...

JFHBC: Thanks for support of Fun Run

The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center would like to thank everyone who participated in our Labor Day weekend Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Thanks for support of Good Grief Walks

Hospice & Home Care of Juneau, a division of Catholic Community Service, wants to thank the capital city for supporting its summer 2016 Good Grief Walks at Twin Lakes. The series was a success.

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • A daughter, Lillian June Bellmore, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz., was born to Rebecca and James Bellmore of Juneau on Sept. 12, 2016. • A daughter, Ada Lucille Tyner, weighing 8 lbs. 11 oz.

Senior Menu

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, Sept. 26 Ham and Lima Bean Soup Tomato and Cheese Sandwich Spinach Salad Tuesday, Sept. 27 Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Steamed Perfection Salad Wednesday, Sept.

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Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival Artistic Director plans to pass the baton

Violinist Linda Rosenthal, founder and Artistic Director of the Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival, announced that after 30 years, she will shift her focus back to performing, touring and teaching.

United Way leaders of Giving Campaign annouced

Peggy Cowan, a consultant in the field of education, and Warren Russell, Regional Vice President for GCI, have agreed to lead the United Way annual giving campaign. The campaign goal is $450,000.

Maritime apprenticeship offers new job opportunities for Alaskans

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is revitalizing a job training initiative to place Alaskans in credentialed positions in the U.S.-flag commercial maritime fleet.

Voter league to host suffrage-themed fundraiser

League of Women Voters of Juneau will host its second annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at Rockwell, downstairs in the gallery.

Extinguish hunger in Juneau

Until Oct. 15, the downtown and airport fire stations will be collecting food for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. The end goal is 28,000 pounds of food.

Giving kids a good start

By TRACY KALYTIAK

Slacktide: Stereotypical mail

Around our house, domestic assignments follow a logical rubric … most of the time.
By Geoff Kirsch

Gimme a Smile: Housework on a sunny Juneau day

Sing it with me, to the tune of "My Girl" by the Temptations: "I've got housework, on a sunny day. When it's nice outside, I don't get to play.
By PEGGY MCKEE BARNHILL

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • A daughter, Lillian June Bellmore, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz., was born to Rebecca and James Bellmore of Juneau on Sept. 12, 2016. • A daughter, Ada ...

Senior Menu

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, Sept. 26 Ham and Lima Bean Soup Tomato and Cheese Sandwich Spinach Salad Tuesday, Sept. 27 Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Steamed Perfection Salad Wednesday, ...

Thank you for raising money at the Softball Benefit Tournament

In August this year more than 200 people came together for the 20th annual Coed Softball Benefit Tournament. The weather was great and the friendships were immense. We had great food, great ...

Living & Growing: Finding a reason to laugh

I like to laugh. And my humor hasn't really advanced past the sixth grade so I'm given plenty of opportunities to giggle. Like every time someone mentions balls or nuts. I'm truly pathetic.
By TARI STAGE-HARVEY

Southeast Alaska Food Bank: Accept our gratitude and come to our open house

The Food Bank would like to invite the public to help us celebrate the completion and opening of our new warehouse expansion at 10020 Crazy Horse Drive. It's happening on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 ...

JFHBC: Thanks for support of Fun Run

The Juneau Family Health and Birth Center would like to thank everyone who participated in our Labor Day weekend Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Thanks for support of Good Grief Walks

Hospice & Home Care of Juneau, a division of Catholic Community Service, wants to thank the capital city for supporting its summer 2016 Good Grief Walks at Twin Lakes. The series was a success.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

Madeline Soboleff Levy promoted to General Consul

Madeline Soboleff Levy (Shaa Xei di Tlaa / Gaayjuwaay) has accepted a new position as General Counsel to Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

Local makes it to WSU President's Honor Roll

Darian McKenzie Perov of Juneau made Washington State University's President Honor Roll for the summer 2016 semester. To be placed on the President's Honor Roll, a student must take at least nine ...

JCF's Douglas-Doran Fund awards grants to Juneau organizations

The Juneau Community Foundation and the Douglas-Doran Foundation Fund advisor will give 17 grants to support several southeast organizations, primarily focused on providing programs and services ...

Senior Menu

Monday, Sept. 19 Ham and Cheese Sandwich Split Pea Soup Tossed Salad Tuesday, Sept. 20 Turkey with Gravy Mashed Potatoes Broccoli Carrot-Pineapple Salad Wednesday, Sept.

The Story Sharer: Unwinding with a ukulele

If you asked me how my junior year of high school went, I would probably tell you terribly. Actually, I would’ve said something along the lines of, “It was the single worst year of my life.” ...
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Living & Growing: Truth, justice and the American Way

Truth, justice and the American Way. This was Superman's catch-phrase, and has been in circulation for almost 80 years. It certainly has an appeal to it, equating the divine qualities of truth and ...
By KEITH HERMANN

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A son, Tobin Will Kantola, weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz., was born to Heidi and Shawn Kantola of Juneau on Sept. 5, 2016. • A daughter, Navi Orianna Lazaro ...

Guy About Town: The dangerous road of expression

My hands were shaking. I couldn't read my notes. I felt like doubling over and the act of speaking itself felt like trying to build a bridge out of gelatin.
By GUY UNZICKER

UAS nurtures new Master of Arts teachers for Alaska

When Andrew Israelsen searched for a graduate teaching program, he looked north - way north. The Southern California resident, along with his partner Katie Kroko, selected University of Alaska ...
By STEVE QUINN

Black and White Gala raises money for psychiatric equipment

The Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation's annual Black & White Gala and Fundraiser will raise funds for psychiatric telemedicine equipment the hospital needs.

Thank you for helping us find Ryan

Our family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to all that responded last week to help search for Ryan. So many responded and without hesitation.

St. Vincent's thanks donors

The St. Vincent de Paul Mission is to provide material and spiritual charity and to work for social justice for all.

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Locals make WSU President's Honor Roll

Nicholas Vincent Stewart and Darian McKenzie Perov of Juneau made Washington State University's President Honor Roll for the summer 2016 semester.

Living & Growing: The Church and the "Dechurched"

I recently read an article by Ed Stetzer, Christian missiologist and church planter, about the "Dechurched." I have heard the term unchurched before, defined as people who don't go to church, but ...
By DAN WIESE

Assistant professor, language advocate, chosen for Judson Brown Scholarship

Sealaska Heritage Institute through its Scholarship Committee has chosen a well-known language advocate and assistant professor of Alaska Native languages as the 2016 recipient of its annual ...

Senior Menu Sept. 12-16

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, Sept. 12 Chinese Pork Oriental Vegetables Rice Romaine Salad Tuesday, Sept. 13 Chili with Beef and Cheese Cornbread Creamy Coleslaw Wednesday, Sept.

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A son, Rooney Terrel Hasselquist Jr., weighing 5 lbs. 13 oz., was born to Jordan Mills of Hoonah on Aug. 26, 2016. • A son, Wyatt Jameson Barnaby, ...

Slacktide: September baseball

I've been with my ex-girlfriend - by whom I mean my wife - for 16 years. And if you ask me, solid relationships are based on mutual hatred of the other person's interests. For example: my wife ...
By Geoff Kirsch

Pit bulls at Humane Society seek forever-homes

On a Wednesday afternoon, Animal Control Officer Karen Wood brought out a 2-year old pit bull from her kennel at the Gastineau Humane Society to get some fresh air.
By CLARA MILLER

Jensen-Olson Arboretum thanks Juneau

The Friends of Jensen-Olson Arboretum hosted a fifth wine-tasting Arboretum fundraiser Aug. 26 at Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure.

Pokémon Go opens doors for digital learning

Both students and Squirtles recently returned for another academic year. Pokémon Go, that irrepressible summer craze, has infiltrated the classroom.
By JOEY BESL

Food bank thanks Coast Guard

On behalf of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank board of directors and our volunteers, I would like to thank the U.S. Coast Guard members for all their efforts in collecting over 1,500 pounds of much ...

Art Complex receives a Juneau Community Foundation Grant

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council received a grant from the Juneau Community Foundation's Jurasz-Scudder Fund for the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center.

UAS offers shuttle service for students

A new Juneau campus shuttle program has launched this semester, providing services between the Auke Lake campus, Anderson Building, Student Housing and Recreation Center.

Free Tai Chi classes for people over 60

The Tai Chi for Arthritis Program, as acknowledged by the Centers for Disease Control, has been shown to improve movement, balance, strength, flexibility, relaxation and decrease pain and the ...

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

Final community session with architects of new Arts Complex

On Sept. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, the third and final gathering with the Arts Complex architects will take place.

Southeast Alaska Cornhole coming to Juneau

Alaska Fish & Chips Company is hosting the first "Southeast Alaska Cornhole Invitational" on Sunday, Sept. 18 in Marine Park Plaza.

AWARE's fall advocacy training

Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies' Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training begins Thursday, Sept. 15.

Theme picked for 2017 parade

The Juneau 4th of July Parade Committee chose "Our Heritage" as the 2017 parade theme. The logo features a melting pot of red, white and blue (designed by a 19-year old in Bethesda, Maryland).

More Rie Muñoz memoirs: Mount Jumbo, King Island and the Empire

Rie Muñoz, the well-known Alaskan artist, died on April 6, 2015. Although she’s gone, her experiences are not lost, from her first memories in Holland and assisting with the Allies’ WWII ...

Guy About Town: 30,000 maps of Juneau

Hello, mapmaker! Have you ever been on the Trail of Time? If you haven't, you should. It's a part of the East Glacier web of trails and it's an especially engaging walk because it tracks the ...
By GUY UNZICKER

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