We are really looking forward to our program celebrating the opening of the air border between the US and Soviet Union 25 years ago.
The Alaska World Affairs Council is bringing former Governor Steve Cowper back to Alaska to talk with Willie Hensley and Lt. Governor Treadwell about the memorable event.
The idea of libraries serving youth is a relatively recent concept, especially given that the libraries have been around for nearly 4,000 years ago.
Although some public libraries had children’s books in their collections in the 1800s, most of them didn’t allow youth in the reading rooms.
The 22nd annual Trick or Treat Town returns to Anchorage Oct. 25-26 and promises to be the most fun and exciting Halloween event of the year.
Trick or Treat Town is a family-friendly Halloween celebration that provides a safe, warm environment for little ghosts and goblins to trick or treat in their costumes.
According to recent estimates, around 106,200 Alaskans are considered food insecure, with about 37,640 of those being children.
Alaska’s food security as a state depends on supply chains stretching thousands of miles. Less than 10% of the food we eat is produced in Alaska and we rely on barges and air transport to bring in the state’s food.
What is a water trail anyway?
While the concept of a water trail might sound foreign to many, Alaska boasts a couple popular water trails that generally go by another name. The Swanson River Canoe Trail and the Nancy Lake Canoe Trail are both well-traveled water trails.
Anchorage Library planners have outdone themselves this month with more interesting and diverse events scheduled than in years. The Zombie Apocalypse returns to Loussac on Saturday, Oct. 19, with the scavenger hunt maze open from 6:45-10 pm.
Another noteworthy event this month is the grand opening of Loussac’s new early literacy center for young children.
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action have appointed new Youth Organizers for the 2013-14 year.
The 16 students are from all over the state and have a deep passion for keeping Alaska’s environment healthy.
The goal of becoming the Electric Vehicle capital of the U.S. just got a lot closer for Juneau groups and electric vehicle supporters.
The Juneau Community Foundation in partnership with the City & Borough of Juneau is the recipient of the $25,000 award that will go toward public charging stations.
In the 3rd grade, Suellyn Wright Novak was asked to draw a picture of what she wanted to be when she grew up.
She told her teacher she wanted to be a colonel in the Air Force in Alaska – and the teacher was so shocked at the clarity of her vision that she convened a parent-teacher conference where Novak’s parents.
Waves of Change: Kodiak Stories of the 1964 Earthquake and Tsunami was a two-week long history and film course in which Kodiak youth researched the under-documented stories that relate to the 1964 earthquake and tsunami.
Students conducted interviews with elders and scientists, engaged in archival and secondary source research, and shot, directed and edited their own films.
This fish was caught on the Kanektok River during a rainbow trout project. It wound up being a mortality capture (it didn’t survive), so it was cut open to see what it had been feeding on. Surprise! The answer was shrews, and a whole lot of them.
By my count, this trout ate twenty shrews. Twenty.
On Wednesday, August 28th the Anchorage Food Mosaic presented the Local Harvest Feast at the Alaska Botanical Gardens.
Even though the weather was chilly and rainy, 200 people joined up under the tents to celebrate and share fresh, local and wild Alaskan food.
Alaskans looking for some inspiration to travel won’t want to miss “World School,” a photography exhibit and film that will be shown in Anchorage in September.
The photos and 45-minute documentary chronicle the year long, global trip taken by Alaska Filmmaker and mom Mary Katzke and her at that time 5th grade son, Corin.
There comes a time in every woman’s life where they sort of just hit a wall. For me, it happened this week.
The wall came in the form of: several bills from house projects completed over the summer, an unexpected brake replacement on my Jeep, a hot water heater on the fritz, and just for good measure, a boiler that decided to take a little break.
A wildlife habitat and natural wetland, the Campbell Creek estuary will offer Anchorage locals an opportunity to step out into the wilderness of Alaska. A perfect place to take a quiet stroll, the natural trails needed for such an activity had yet to be constructed. That’s where we came in.
Our job that Friday: to move gravel from one place to another.