Saturday, August 17 is SS Nenana Day at Pioneer Park.
Friends of the old stern wheeler are throwing it a party to help with finances for her renovation. Celebrate the Last Lady of the River.
On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival got underway near Bethel, NY.
Three days of Peace & Music. Richie Havens took the stage at 5:07 pm as the first act that Friday in 1969.
The Curator and I visited the site in March of 2018, after attending the ECAC Conference Hockey tournament at Lake Placid.
Turn up your CCR and Santana this weekend.
We have circled around once again to the day we officially celebrate the wild salmon here in Alaska. It can not be stressed enough how this aquatic migrator is vital to both Alaska’s economy and psyche.
Festivities can be found throughout Alaska today. Events include everything from catching & cleaning, to preparing our favorite fish. I’m sure you can even find some salmon poetry if you look for it.
So, grab that rod and get out on a river bank or climb over the gunwales and wet your line. The salmon are running.
“Explorers are not, perhaps, the most promising people with whom to build a society. Indeed, some might say that explorers become explorers precisely because they have a streak of unsociability and a need to remove themselves at regular intervals as far as possible from their fellow men.”
—A member of the Royal Geographical Society