The Little Norway Festival also known as Mayfest drew visitors to downtown Petersburg for crafts, food, and good times.
Local artist Pia Reilly created multiple paintings for the outside and inside of the Rae C. Stedman Elementary. It's funded through one percent for art from the school's recent remodel project.
Fire destroyed a generator shed at a home on Kupreanof Saturday afternoon but did not spread to two nearby cabin buildings. The structure caught fire around one o’clock Saturday afternoon, sending black smoke into the sky with flames visible across the Wrangell Narrows in Petersburg. As locals and visitors enjoyed Petersburg’s Little Norway Festival and sunny weather, the blaze was reported to Petersburg emergency dispatchers by multiple callers. The fire was behind a home about halfway between the Kupreanof state dock and Sasby Island along the Kupreanof shoreline.
Petersburg’s week-long Little Norway Festival is ramping up with activities scheduled through Sunday afternoon.. Petersburg’s main street is closed down Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 during the day as vendors sell food and crafts. There’s also a full schedule of activities for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Cristina Cabrera will be performing two concerts this weekend Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church. Weather-permitting, Cabrera will also play at the beer garden on Saturday and on a flatbed truck in the parade.
Petersburg has hired a new director for its Parks and Recreation department. Two out-of-town applicants for the job got a chance to tour local recreation facilities and meet the public Tuesday. An aquatics center supervisor who works in Lynnwood, Washington has been chosen for the post.
Norway’s ambassador to the U.S. arrived in Petersburg Wednesday to enjoy the community’s Little Norway Festival. Kåre Aas is from Oslo, and began working for Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983. He has served as Norway’s ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as well as political director in the foreign affairs ministry before becoming the ambassador to the U.S. in 2013.
The puppet show features a Petersburg fishermen named Inar who goes out fishing and falls overboard. That's when the adventure really begins.
Petersburg is celebrating the community's Little Norway festival this week with food, entertainment, dancing and other fun lasting right through Sunday. The annual event honors the signing of Norway’s Constitution and the strong heritage in Alaska’s Little Norway.
Like the rest world, in Petersburg the warmer months mean construction season. That’s even more the case this year with numerous public paving, infrastructure and construction projects underway or on … more