Six choir and two band students in Petersburg High School were accepted into the All-State Music Festival.
Petersburg's Sons of Norway for the second year will fill the upstairs and downstairs of their hall with local vendors selling food, crafts and other items.
The Petersburg Arts Council hosts a party and fund raiser Friday, December 2 and will be selling tickets to its first offering for 2017, a comedy act from Juneau. The party will feature a progressive auction of some small donated art works.
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A new student group has helped collect 80 coats to be giving away Saturday at the Salvation Army Community Hall.
Residents of the Southeast Alaska community of Whale Pass should be getting their ballots in the mail right before Christmas to decide on forming a new city. The former logging camp and community of around 50 people is voting on whether to incorporate a new second class city, encompassing about 26 square miles of land and water on northern Prince of Wales Island.
The commercial fisheries for two sea floor-dwelling delicacies of Southeast Alaska started in October. The season for sea cucumbers is wrapping up while fishing for geoduck clams is expected to continue this winter.
The Petersburg Public Library has seen a 20 percent increase in checkouts of on-site content over the last fiscal year.
Petersburg’s advocacy organization for domestic violence victims has moved into a new office and hired a new staff member, thanks to a three-year federal grant landed earlier this year. Working Against Violence for Everyone, or WAVE, provides support for survivors of domestic violence, connecting clients to legal help, counseling services and other resources.
Audiences in Petersburg’s Wright Auditorium might not notice the changes right away, but there’s some new equipment that’s been installed making it easier and safer to show movies and put on performances.