Clean up the town: Martha Stewart is dropping by

Host to visit Juneau, make waffles this week

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2000

Martha Stewart, the celebrity purveyor of good living, will visit Juneau, Ketchikan and Whitehorse this week to film segments for her television show Martha Stewart Living. Other segments will be taped later in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The one-hour show is expected to air in late September, according to Tourism North, a cooperative Alaska-Canada marketing group.

During her visit to Alaska and the Yukon, Stewart will fish, hike and learn about the berries and herbs unique to the North, make sourdough waffles using sourdough starter that came over the Chilkoot Trail 100 years ago, drive the Klondike Highway in an RV, dog sled, ice climb and learn how to smoke a salmon, Tourism North said.

Tourism North will chronicle the making of the television show and post stories and photographs on its Web site when the show airs in September.

When Stewarts scouts visited Juneau last month, they photographed Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventures and spent time on the Juneau Icefield, said Susanne Williams, co-president of the Southeast Master Gardeners.

Nobodys gotten hold of us at all, said Rodney Hesson, a manager at Glacier Gardens on Saturday. Thats kind of the big question here.

The show previously had shown an interest in filming gardens in Juneau, but the gardeners she suggested werent contacted by Stewarts scouts, Williams said.

Stewart is president and CEO of Martha Stewart Onmimedia, composed of publishing, television, Internet and commerce segments. Martha Stewart Living made its debut in 1993 as a weekly program and became a daily show in 1997, expanding to one-hour in length last year.

Martha Stewart Living is seen in Juneau on cable channels 7 and 21.

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