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Former Prince of Wales Island resident and retired Alaska school teacher Melissa Cook shares her 20 years in Alaska, including 18 years on POW, in her book, “The Call of the Last Frontier: The True Story of a Woman’s Twenty-Year Alaska Adventure,” released in October 2021.

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Although it will look a little different than years past, First City Players is ready to launch its annual Jazz and Cabaret program next week.

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Ketchikan High School Class of 2021 graduate Robert Cope-Powell set a goal to obtain one rank in the Boy Scouts of America program each year.

As winter comes to Ketchikan, bringing plunging temperatures and snowfall, many outdoor enthusiasts are turning their attention to seasonal activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and snowmachining.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, (but) and dancers at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet have their sights set on bringing a Christmas classic back to the stage soon thereafter.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Ketchikan Museums recently was awarded a $18,900 grant from the Museums Alaska Art Acquisition Fund to commission a local artist to create a visual art installation for the Tongass Historical Museum.

There will be something for everyone to enjoy as the community comes to together to celebrate culture at the upcoming Fil-Am Festival.

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet is set to bring back the energy of performing live with its annual autumn showcase.

Priscilla Thomas has turned her lifetime fascination with space and aeronautics into a mixed media exhibit that will debut at the Main Street Gallery starting Oct. 1.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — First City Players on Tuesday took to social media to announce the cast of its fall musical, "Pippin."

Sandy Shepard raised her daughter Laurel Shepard Kvale in Ketchikan, and now the artwork of both women will be displayed in their first collaborative exhibit at the Main Street Gallery through the end of the month, after the pandemic pushed the exhibit's debut back from spring 2020.

For the first time in more than two decades, First City Players Executive Director Elizabeth Nelson, won't be directing Ketchikan's community fall musical.

In less than a month, First City Players will host its second-annual Ward Lake Theatre Walk. But for people hoping to give a performance of their own at the event, the deadline to submit a concept to FCP is Wednesday.

A growing number of quilts are being displayed on homes, sheds and greenhouses throughout Ketchikan neighborhoods — but these quilts aren't made of the traditional fabric and backing and thread.

When Ketchikan’s Amy Christensen saw people in her community in need of help, she didn’t just sit by and wish them well, she created a system to raise money for them, undaunted by the challenges she faced with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"ArtsCool," an annual youth theater camp organized by First City Players, is back for another year, offering local youth the chance to learn the ins and outs of theater and experience producing a show during summer vacation.

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While growing up in the First City, Emilio Torres always knew he was going to make a movie.

“If you have the dream, or hopes, just try that,” Shinji Maeda said. “Put the effort to make that happen, not sit and complain about your life. That’s the whole purpose of this flight.”

For musician Erin Anais Heist, time spent at home during 2020 turned out as a way to give the live performer a foundation to develop skills as a recording artist.

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Zachary Leighton is ready to be back in Ketchikan, having recently accepted the position of artistic director with Ketchikan Theatre Ballet.

A new First City Players production is set to debut next week, bringing to the stage an upbeat and musical take on classic comic strip characters.

Ward Cove Market added a new feature this spring: “Cindy’s Little Library,” a free book exchange cabinet perched atop the picnic table at the far end of the parking lot.

The recently installed gate and matching handrails outside the Tongass Historical Museum on Dock Street not only add a splash of color and local artistry to the building, but represent Ketchikan’s past and present.

Ketchikan is set to go green for the summer as the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition garden network continues to bloom.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska State Fair this year will pay return postage fees for some creations sent in by Ketchikan residents for judging in the competitive exhibits.

"Mixed Up," Ketchikan's 35th annual Wearable Art Show, isn't taking just one form this year — artists and spectators can experience the show on a boat, in the street, on a stage and even on the run.

Several well-known female Alaska writers and authors have been making their way across the state — in the form of two-dimensional artwork created by Haines-based artist Katie Ione Craney.

On the heels of a winter-solstice themed performance in December, Ketchikan Theatre Ballet's annual "Evening of Dance" event is set for the last weekend of this month.

Maria Naclerio had a goal of finding new ways to support local youth when she came to the First City this fall for a position with the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition.

With a performance slated to open just two days prior to this year's winter solstice, the dancers of Ketchikan Theatre Ballet are ready to take the stage and celebrate the year ahead.

Local artist and researcher Laura Coleman combines her career with creativity to produce unique handmade jewelry, using resources found in Southeast Alaska waters.

The dust has settled from First City Players' annual Divas and Divos fundraiser competition, leaving one man and one woman with shiny new crowns.

Standing in front of a camera in the empty University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus Library, Assistant Professor Stephen Florian spoke of something he believes affects everyone at some point in work or school: writer's block.