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With all of us finally settled into the school season, I hear parents discussing the common and hotly debated topic of homework.  There seems to be a wide spectrum of what any child might expect to be required of them.  Homework policies vary not only based simply on whether the child is in public or […]


5 tips to solve separation anxiety in your pet

(BPT) – With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but with the changing routine […]


Mushroom Galettes

October means the beginning of fall and start of mushroom season. I’ve spent many hours of the past few years harvesting, hiking and foraging wild mushrooms across the Pacific Northwest. Spending time in the forests of Southeast there is a bounty of harvest available when you know what your looking for. Always, always take a […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for October

If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region. October 4th – 28th | Petersburg Octoberfest Artshare October 7th | Wrangell Pumpkin Patch Festival October 10th – 18th | Sitka Alaska Day Festival October 14th | Petersburg Beat the […]


Letter from the Publisher: What to do…

Welcome to September! I cannot believe we are at the tail end of summer and beginning of fall. As I try to enjoy the last few days of summer I can’t help but notice the leaves turning and the sky mourning the end of the season.  As the weather starts to turn, I start making […]


Scheduling Selfishness for a Successful School Year

It is expected that Southeast Alaska will get a short summer compared to its’ closest neighboring states in the contingent US.  This year however, it seems summer never really showed up at all and it’s already over!  I was in Juneau for an always too brief visit, so while the weather didn’t bother me (I […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for September

If you’re traveling through Southeast Alaska this month, we invite you to join us for the many events held throughout the region. September 1st – September 4th | Sitka Annual Mudball Classic September 7th – 10th | Petersburg Rainforest Festival September 8th – 9th | Skagway Klondike Road Relay September 10th | […]


I’m sorry

I’m sorry mom that I didn’t really understand so many things growing up. I vividly remember when I was a child, my room a disaster of toys and blankets, a giant chalk board for drawing, stuffed animals strewn about, and lord knows what else haphazardly in piles. I remember my room was supposed to be […]


Recipe: Ceviche

Oh Ceviche, let me declare my affections for you. Sweet fresh flesh of the sea marinated in heavy citrus and sass, I could eat you at least five days a week! Having at least 2,000 years of culinary archeological history under it’s belt and having a request from my dear Claire, I thought it was […]


Welcome to August

Welcome to August, month of the Golden North Salmon Derby and the beginning of the end of summer. August is one of my favorite months for fish, picks (berry picking), and hikes. I’m typically not one for sport hunting or competitive fishing but I’ll admit it, I love fishing in the salmon derby. Every year […]

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