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  1. Alaska Library Association Conference starts Thursday in JuneauRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    * Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the "Amulet" graphic novel series, and the cover illustrator of the 15th anniversary paperback editions of the Harry Potter series, will lead "Making Comics and Graphic Novels" on Thursday from 12:30-4:20 p.m., and "The Making of a Graphic Artist," on Sunday from 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. He will also be the guest of Alaska Robotics and the Juneau Public Libraries for a "Comics Workshop" from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Douglas Library on Saturday. Contact Pat Race pat@alaskarobotics.com for more information and to reserve a space.

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  2. "It's always snowing somewhere"Read the original story

    Feb 25, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    A few years ago in a November blizzard, Ian Seward picked up Graham Kraft and Lindsay Johnson, his new neighbors, as they were hitchhiking into Haines. It was the first time they'd met, and they soon found they had a lot to talk about.

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  3. In the national spotlight: Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    A world away from Alaska, music is being made that echoes inspiration absorbed here years ago. Songwriter and performer Frank Solivan no longer calls Alaska home, but the connection between his band Dirty Kitchen and the state is strong.

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  4. Alaska Science Forum: Rafts of birds overwintering in the Bering SeaRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    Like flecks of pepper on chowder, all of the spectacled eiders on the planet are now gathered amid sea ice and steaming open leads in the Bering Sea. "It's a mass of life in this desolate area," said Matt Sexson, who once rode an icebreaker to see the winter gathering south of St. Lawrence Island.

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  5. Nominations sought for Volunteer AwardsRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    First Lady Donna Walker has invited Alaskans to nominate fellow citizens who have performed extraordinary volunteer service for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards. Started by First Lady Bella Hammond in 1974, the program recognizes Alaskan volunteers who have displayed extraordinary personal commitment, have invested a significant amount of time benefiting their community, or who have made a major impact on their community or state.

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  6. Shellfish: A "catalyst for connection"Read the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    Lovers choose lobster as the top Valentine's Day dish to share with that special someone. Crab legs and shrimp also get the nod as 'romantic meals' on Feb. 14 - one of the busiest dining out days for U.S. restaurants.

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  7. Sitka Summer Music Festival purchases Stevenson HallRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    SITKA The Sitka Summer Music Festival has purchased Stevenson Hall, on the historic campus of the former Sheldon Jackson College. The $431,000 deal gives the festival ownership of a permanent home for the first time in its 43-year history.

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  8. Chilkoot Charliea s resurrects the Connoisseur ClubRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    I'll be the first to admit that I don't hang out at Alaska's iconic Chilkoot Charlie's, undeniably one of our state's most recognized bars. The reasons I don't find myself planted on a barstool in one of the establishment's many sub-bars and venues doesn't have anything to do with beer.

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  9. 'Hunger Through My Eyes'Read the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    "Hunger Through My Eyes," an exhibit of photographs taken by food pantry clients in Alaska that documents the experience of being hungry, will open for one night only in Juneau on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Three of the eight participating photographers will be present at the opening, which runs from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Hangar Ballroom. Organized by the Alaska Food Coalition and Food Bank of Alaska, and funded through a grant from the Lions Club, the project debuted in Anchorage earlier this year.

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  10. Equinox Project invites Alaskan youth to capture a day in the life of their communitiesRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    The Equinox Project, a digital storytelling project sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage's Department of Journalism & Communication and the Alaska Humanities Forum, invites 10-19-year-olds from across Alaska to create a story from one day in their communities before the Spring Equinox, March 20. Participants will work with mentors and experienced storytellers from their region to finalize stories to share with the public in fall 2015. The goal is to have each major region of Alaska represented.

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  11. Digital arts contest honors former teacher, Jan NeimeyerRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    More than 50 Juneau School District middle and high school students submitted photos and short videos to the Jan Neimeyer iDida Juneau Contest, organized by the TMHS Digital Arts Program, headed up by Janna Lelchuk, and the Juneau Community Foundation's Jan Neimeyer Memorial Fund. For the contest, students were invited to submit their video and photography work in one of four categories: Life in Alaska, Enhanced Photo, Make Me Laugh, and Tell a Story.

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  12. A Day in the Life of: Kinkaduneek Paul MarksRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    Tlingit elder and storyteller Paul Marks teaches, carves, and translates. But one of the most important aspects of being Tlingit, he says, is harder to articulate, and not quantifiable.

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  13. Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival strategyRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | Capital City Weekly

    Once a year I take the time to announce the Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival. The biggest beer festival in Anchorage kicks off for the 21st year on Friday, Jan. 16. First, the particulars: there's one session on Friday that starts at 6 p.m. with last call starting at 9:30 pm.

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  14. Fish Factor: making products beyond the plateRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    Alaska seafood innovators are getting serious about 'head to tail/inside and out' usage of fish parts, and they see gold in the gurry that ends up on slime line floors. Fish oil, pet treats, animal feed, gelatin, fish scales that put the shimmer in nail polish - "almost anything that can be made out of seafood byproducts has increased in value tremendously in the last few years," said Peter Bechtel, a U.S. Dept.

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  15. New spot offers burgers with its beerRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    Alaska's love affair with burgers and brews is huge. Getting a good burger in Anchorage is simple.

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  16. Dreaming of a sour ChristmasRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    When it comes to Christmas, I'm your quintessential bah-humbug kind of guy. Like many other people, I think the whole thing's become way too commercialized.

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  17. Willy Wonka's fermented Golden TicketRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    I'm having so much fun with this year's release of Anchorage Brewing Company's A Deal With the Devil Barley Wine. A Deal With The Devil is one of the most hyped beers in the world right now, and it has been since its first bottling last year when 100 cases of the big 750 ml bottles sold out within hours despite the hefty $30 per-bottle price tag.

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  18. Tapping the brain of FermentoRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    You might wonder how Fermento always seems to get the scoop on new breweries all over the state. For one, I'm the executive director of the Brewers Guild of Alaska, and you would think that in that capacity, new breweries would be calling on me all the time.

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  19. Bering Sea fleet shrinks in face of catch sharesRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    The Bering Sea crab fleet now stands at 77 vessels, a far cry from the nearly 250 boats that participated in a frenzied race to pull pots before the fishery downsized to catch shares in 2005. Fewer boats means fewer hands on deck, and as with other fisheries, the Bering Sea crabbers are 'graying' and need to recruit young entrants to sustain the iconic fisheries.

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  20. Breweries roll out their Oktoberfest featuresRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Capital City Weekly

    Oktoberfest is officially over in Munich, but not here in Alaska where we're forever looking for an excuse to party. I'm fine with that, because aside from the Oktoberfest celebrations, I sure do love Oktoberfest-style beer, and we're swimming in the stuff right now.

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