Sons of Norway to hold Christmas Bazaar this weekend

Sally Dwyer stands in a decorated Sons of Norway hall in 2015. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg'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.

Petersburg Arts Council raises money for 2017 offerings

(Photo courtesy of the Petersburg Arts Council)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.

Winter coats to be given away to residents in need

These coats are going to be given away this Saturday at the Salvation Army Community Hall. Photo courtesy of Lee's ClothingA new student group has helped collect 80 coats to be giving away Saturday at the Salvation Army Community Hall.

Prince of Wales island community to vote on incorporation this winter

Whale Pass harbor (photo from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development  Division of Community and Regional Affairs’ Community Photo Library)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.

Southeast sea cuke diving wrapping up, geoduck clamming continues

Sea cucumber (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)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.

Petersburg library sees jump in checkouts

Young children make art at the public library during an open play program. Photo courtesy of Petersburg Public LibraryThe Petersburg Public Library has seen a 20 percent increase in checkouts of on-site content over the last fiscal year.

WAVE moves office, hires second staffer

Annette Wooten and Rikki McKay in the new WAVE office on South Second StreetPetersburg’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.

New movie screen, rigging in at Petersburg theater

riggingnewAudiences 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.

New bulkhead loading dock open for use

The bulkhead loading dock is built onto the approach to the drive down dock, seen here from South Harbor. Photo/Angela DenningThe bulkhead loading dock is built onto the approach to the drive down dock. The bulkhead was built with $1.23 million in leftover funds from the drive down dock project.

Petersburg assembly OKs one lease transfer, waits on another

Petersburg's borough assembly wants to find out more about plans to repair a  dock on borough tidelands behind the Alaska Department of Fish and Game building.Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday voted to transfer and change one lease of borough property near the waterfront but decided to wait on the transfer of another.