Like a curtain opening, the clouds lifted and a longish stretch of dreary weather ended just as Sitka Summer Music Festival musicians tuned up for a noontime concert in Sitka National Historical Park on Wednesday (6-20-12). Sitka Conservation Society media intern Bethany Goodrich captured this image of a young family soaking in the music and the sunshine.
Sitka JazzFest! director Mike Kernin says this year's festival will feature Grammy-winning violinist Mads Toling, among its headliners. Also trumpeter Kenny Washington, vocalist Kenny Washington, and the Dewayne Pate trio. For a complete rundown of artists and performances, visit Sitka JazzFest! Downloadable audio. more
The activities budget for Sitka High School may have reached a tipping point -- and it could force the end of some programs. The Sitka School Board heard a report from activities director LieuDell Goldsberry earlier this month. Between the recent addition of several new activities and a reduction in district spending, most programs have seen a cut of at least 40-percent over two years. more