We’ll get the details on tonight’s Evening at Egan presentation about Abraham Lincoln, with guest Dr. David Noon, Chair of the UAS Social Sciences Department; Betsy Sims & Jane Roodenburg will be here with details about Sunday’ fundraiser, Blues for Buddy; we’ll find out about Saturday’s Comedy Show at Marlintini’s, with guests Dan Finkl and Lance Mitchell; and Rick Trostel will be joined by floutist Lana Swanson to highlight the Juneau Student Symphony’s weekend’s performances of Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
To donate auction items for the Blues for Buddy fundraiser, call Cheryl Cook at 586-6984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help with food, contact Collette Costa at email@example.com.
For information about the fundraiser or to make a donation, call Betsy Sims at 209-3202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating how and why a Juneau-bound helicopter ferrying tourists crashed during a glacier excursion. The pilot and six tourists were treated and released at Juneau's hospital with minor injuries.
- Part way through Wrangell’s salmon derby and just before the start of Petersburg’s derby, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is closing sport fishing around the mouth of the Stikine River because of low returns of king salmon.
- Miss Alaska USA Alyssa London was in Ketchikan this week, visiting Fawn Mountain Elementary School on Wednesday. London is the first Tlingit Miss Alaska USA, and she brought a message of pride to the kids at Fawn Mountain, which has a large population of Alaska Native students.
- The beer-centric celebration is a quarter-century old this year and it’s bigger than ever. Twenty-five breweries will offer samplings to nearly 2,000 attendees.