Arts & Entertainment, Literature, Science & Nature

A “Valentine” for Poetry Lovers

From the Academy of American Poets

From the Academy of American Poets Newsletter, Feb. 14, 2024: Your voice is the color of a robin’s breast, And there’s a sweet sob in it like rain—still rain in…

Arts & Entertainment, Fundraisers, Learning & Fun, Music

Sitka Music Festival Reaches Out

February 2024 - Alaska Schools, Concerts & Online Auction

Sitka Music Festival re-caps Winter Classics schedule AND announces Online Winter Auction/Fundraiser: …our Winter Classics 2024 tour kicked off in Ketchikan. We visited Ketchikan High School where Metropolitan Opera soprano…

Arts & Entertainment, Visual Arts

Beginning Formline Design

Virtual NW Coast Art Class with Steve Brown

Virtual Beginning Formline Design – NW Coast Art Class with Steve Brown – class takes place Feb. 17–March 21 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm–7:30 pm AKST (7–9:30 pm MST)…

Arts & Entertainment, HIstory & Social Justice, Literature, Science & Nature

Young Authors Sacred Essay Contest

Open to U.S. Residents Age 13-18, Deadline Feb. 23rd

The Center for Interfaith Relations is soliciting previously unpublished essays discussing the power of love to strengthen communities and transform lives. Explore themes such as compassion, mutual aid, tenderness, justice,…

Arts & Entertainment, Children, Education, Learning & Fun

Sitka Fine Arts Camp Summer 2024

Registration Now Open for all Age Groups

Read more HERE about Sitka Fine Arts Camp. 2024 Camp Dates: Elementary Camp – June 10-14 Middle School Camp –  June 16-29 High School Camp – June 30-July 14 Musical…

Arts & Entertainment, Ethnic Observation, HIstory & Social Justice, Visual Arts

Observing Holidays Varies

With Time & Place, War, Migration & Insecurity

Christmas in Russia (Russian: Рождество Христово, Rozhdestvo Khristovo), in the Russian Orthodox Church, is… a holiday celebrated on 25 December in the Gregorian calendar… and 7 January in the Julian…

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Entertainment, HIstory & Social Justice, Visual Arts

Seeking Alaska Native Artists

SJ Museum 2024 Residencies in Sitka

Calling all Alaska Native artists and culture bearers! The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum invite Alaska Native artists to submit an application for the 2024 Alaska Native Artist Residency Program….

Arts & Entertainment, Music

Celebrate Live Music in Sitka!

2023 Was Encouraging - Hoping for More in 2024

Live Music happened – over and over – in Sitka in 2023: At “Open Mic” at Beak Restaurant At Harbor Mountain Brewery At multiple live events during Summer Fine Arts…

Arts & Entertainment, Music

Jazz Welcomed in Sitka’s Winter

Musical Entrepreneurs Bring December Warmth

On a “snow-almost-gone-but-still-frigid-temp” Sunday in mid-December 2023, Sitka had the pleasure of experiencing the warmth & light shared by the “Jazzmas” duet of pianist Steve Hunt and bassist Christian Fabian….

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Entertainment, Children, Education

SHI Scholarships: Sitka Fine Arts Camp

Announced by SHI - DEADLINE January 15, 2024

SHARING OUR STORIES: VOICES ON THE LAND Voices on the Land serves students in Southeast Alaska through a culturally based, arts integration program. While we cultivate students’ artistic talent, we…

Arts & Entertainment, Education, Literature, Visual Arts

UAS Art Dept. Updates

Shared by Liz Zacher

At the UAS Sitka Open House on Tuesday Nov. 14, 2023, the Art Dept.’s Liz Zacher spoke about upcoming and Spring opportunites. Now until Dec. 1st, noted Zacher, is the…

CBS Utility Payment Closed copy

One-Time Utility Relief Subsidy

From City & Borough of Sitka

The City and Borough of Sitka Assembly has approved a one-time utility relief subsidy of $300 per account. Eligible accounts are those that are active, used as a primary residence…

Arts & Entertainment, Children, Dance, Learning & Fun, Performance

Join the Circus??

Wonders Sitka Cirque

Could your kiddo use an outlet for their energy, some help with building motor skills, or just some extra fun and games? Maybe they should join the circus! Contact us…

Learning & Fun, Marine & Maritime, Science & Nature

Humpback Whale Re-Articulation Project

By UAS, Sitka HIgh, Science Center & Many More

What does it take to rebuild a whale skeleton?  Scientists, faculty, and students from UAS and Sitka High School – plus numerous community volunteers – took on this project after…


UAS Dual Enrollment

Beginning Nov. 13, per UAS Sitka Advisors

Considering Dual Enrollment? Want to earn college credit while still in high school? Dual Enrollment registration opens Monday, November 13th – We look forward to hearing from you! Check out…

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Recycling, Learning & Fun

Wearable Arts Seeks Designers!

Regisration Open Now till Dec. 15 For 2024 Sitka Wearable Arts Show

The Greater Sitka Arts Council is on the hunt for designers for the 2024 Wearable Arts show. “The Sky is the Limit” is the theme for the SHOWS to be…

Sitka White Elephant

One Halloween Costume Resource

Find your ballgown, pink tutu, leather jacket, scary monster, Carmen Miranda dress, or special container to collect your “Trick-or-Treats”!! Mondays 6-8pm Wednesdays Noon-3pm Thursdays Noon-3pm Saturdays Noon-3pm  

Alaska Native Culture, Environment & Recycling, Food, Gardening & Foraging

Native Pollinators, Plants & Gardening

From Yakutat Tlingit Tribe & UAF Cooperative Extension

Here is some valuable information from Yakutat Tlingit Tribe about pollinators, plants & gardening! What are Pollinators? Pollination is the first step that creates new generations of plants, and is…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Ludvig’s Bistro is Open!

For Sunday Brunch & for Dinner on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Chef & Owner Edith Johnson confirmed that Ludvig’s Bistro at 256 Katlian St., Sitka will be open for dining year-round. Now taking reservations for the Winter Season – October 2023…

Learning & Fun, Volunteer

Coffee with Cats

First Saturday of Every Month

Come check out “Coffee with Cats” at the Sitka Animal Shelter the first Saturday of every month from 10am-12noon, says the Friends of the Sitka Animal Shelter. Saturday October 7th…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Back Door Cafe

Fall Open Hours

Fall 2023 Hours for Back Door Cafe: Monday thru Friday 7am-4pm Saturday 7am-1pm Closed Sunday Thoughtfully made coffees, teas & baked goods, with daily specials, lunch & good vibes Will…

Alaska Native Culture, Food, Gardening & Foraging

Traditional Foods & Seasonal Harvest

By SEARHC Health Promotion, Kake & Wrangell Advisory Teams & SE Alaska Volunteers

Seasonal harvest allows us to be active, learn about local flora/fauna, and obtain nutrient dense foods. There are numerous wild foods that we can harvest over the course of the…

Education, Learning & Fun, Outdoors & Recreation

Youth Activities Scholarship

By Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Fall Sports & Activities are Coming Up! STA Tribal Youth between the ages of 3 and 18 are eligible for up to $100 of financial assistance TWICE per calendar year…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Turmeric in the Spotlight

From Spinning Moon Apothecary Sept. 2023

Curcuma longa – Turmeric – is pretty popular these days. This bright yellow root that has been long used in Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine is now widely recognized as…

Arts & Entertainment, Marine & Maritime, Science & Nature

WhaleFest Nov. 3-6, 2023

27th Annual Event by Sitka Sound Science Center

“Sound” Science: Voices from the Ocean This year’s Sitka WhaleFest explores the theme of “sound” science from a variety of angles: using sound waves for communication within the ocean, how…

Arts & Entertainment, Film, Learning & Fun, Radio, Visitors

Voices on Lincoln Street

"Experiment in Reverse Tourism" by Sitka Tells Tales

“Voices on Lincoln Street: An Experiment in Reverse Tourism” There’s been a cruise boom in Sitka, Alaska, with more people coming to the island community than ever before. To feel…


$1,312 is 2023 Alaska PFD

Announced AK Dept. of Revenue

Per a Sept. 21st piece from Alaska Public Media, This year’s Permanent Fund dividend will be $1,312, the Alaska Department of Revenue announced Thursday. Alaskans who filed online to get…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Southeast Dough Co.

Sourdough Bread Loaves & More

Retail Bread Sales – Tuesday pick-ups at Sitka Food Co-op (236 Lincoln St #114 – Harbor Dr side of the Franklin Building – from 3-7pm). For Tuesday pick-up, order by…

Environment & Recycling, Housing, Science & Nature, Transportation

Ready to Upgrade Your Energy Use??

Asks Sitka Conservation Society

“Using Federal and Regional Incentives to Change Household Energy Use” Sitka Conservation Society has created a guide to help local households take advantage of Inflation Reduction Act tax credits, rebates,…

Food, Gardening & Foraging

Sitka Community Food Assessment

Joint Project of SLFN & Transition Sitka

Struggle to buy the foods you prefer to eat?  Have food stored in case of an emergency?  Able to access the local, wild foods you love?  Take the Sitka Food…


AMHS Winter Ferry Schedule

 Now Available For Bookings on Alaska Marine Highway

The AMHS 2023/2024 Winter Schedule is now available for reservations.  Due to the existing shortage of vessel crews, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) can only accept reservations for the…


Utility Assistance from City

Help May be Available for 2024

CBS will accept applications for the Utility Cost Subsidization Program through October 31. Applicants meeting certain criteria may be eligible for a subsidization of their municipal utility costs. The subsidization…

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