John DePalatis and Mike Kernin are the music teachers at Sitka High School and Blatchley Middle School, respectively. And now, they’re also co-directors of the Sitka Jazz Festival. This year’s event begins Jan. 31.
The Morning Interview
Jazz Fest prepares for new season, new directors
A Sitka-based seafood processor has cleared the first hurdle toward a major expansion -- in its hometown. The board of Sitka’s Gary Paxton Industrial Park on Wednesday (12-17-14) approved the sale of a significant portion of park waterfront to Silver Bay Seafoods. Plans for a joint venture in a marine services center remain on hold for the time being. more
Sitka library director Robb Farmer leads a double-life: By day a librarian, by night a trained Santa Claus. Farmer discusses his decision to attend Santa School, and his life over the last year assisting the real Santa Claus with his public appearances. Farmer is a 2005 graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa School. Downloadable audio. more