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Welcome to Juneau!

Welcome to June! Summer is in full swing. Soccer and softball have started, many of us have dipped or dunked our bodies in the ocean, perhaps caught a fish or two. As I sit here and bask in the glory that is the beginning of summer, I am thinking ahead, planning cabin trips, fishing excursions, […]


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“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou Life is a series of opportunities to learn to do better.  Every month, I try to write an article with the hope that it will be of value to those of you trying to do the […]


Seasoning tips to help you savor a great grilling season

(BPT) – Flowers are blooming, days are getting longer and temperatures are warmer – you can probably recognize all the signs that grilling season has arrived! But do you know how to best season all the fresh foods you’ll grill this summer? Sure, a dash of salt and pepper may be all you need for […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for June

June 1st – 4th | Yakutat Yakutat Tern Festival June 3rd – June 11th | Ketchikan 70th Annual King Salmon Derby June 1st – 11th | Wrangell Annual King Salmon Derby June 3rd | Skagway 22nd Annual Fran DeLisle Cancer Awareness Walkathon June 3rd – 4th | Sitka Sitka Salmon Derby […]


4 easy ways to make your yard an outdoor oasis this summer

(BPT) – Summer is the season when your backyard takes center stage. As warm weather arrives, it’s time to head outdoors and create a beautiful and lush outdoor space that you can enjoy all season long. “It’s no secret that backyards are the best place to spend time with family and friends in the summer […]


Zucchini lasagna Boats

Boating season is in full swing and for some reason I always equate summertime to lasagna, maybe it’s because I spend so much time in the summer at the ball field that an awesome light summer vegetable filled casserole dish that creates hearty leftovers is exactly what my family needs. I also love squash, from […]


Signs of Spring

Hello May! It’s finally that time where we are spending more of our time outdoors. There are a couple signs of spring in our household that I’m sure are common in yours too, so please take a moment to relish or grovel with me. Window Cleaning: by the time spring rolls around, our house windows […]



Spring has finally arrived and in Alaska that means not just warmer days, but longer more light filled days! Yeah! I am a huge fan of more sunshine! It’s easy to take the rising of the sun and its presence in our daily lives for granted because most of us have never experienced anything other […]

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Southeast Alaska Schedule of Events for May

May 1st – May 31st | Ketchikan 2017 Alaska Hummingbird Festival May 5th | Ketchikan Celebration of the Sea May 5th | Sitka Ocean Wave Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show May 5th – 20th | Juneau Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival May 6th | Juneau Juneau Maritime Festival May 13th […]


Just Take My Money!

I could have baked a baby in the number of months that I looked at the hole in my bathroom ceiling. Nine. Long. Months. Not gonna lie, I bought a condo to have an introduction to home ownership: ownership-light. So I was a little butt hurt when I had some house maintenance problems a year […]

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