The Top Shelf Artisan Market returns to the Valley on Friday, with honey, teas, zucchini relish, Alaska produce and yak.



Steve Edwards
A parent wanted the Wasilla Public Library to move one book of advice for LGBT young people, but instead the library will move hundreds of young-adult nonfiction titles to the adult section.Zaz Hollander
With little actionable instruction, the U.S. Department of State's message is "be careful" for those traveling in the coming months, including the busy holiday season.Scott McMurren
In 17 years at the helm, conductor Randy Fleischer has brought silent films, fresh music and fireworks to the Anchorage Symphony.Elissa Brown
After a couple of hours of exhuming a bear carcass from its muddy grave in Midtown Anchorage, the sickly sweet smell of mortified flesh pervaded the woodlot.Rick Sinnott
Anchorage artist Lucas Elliott delivers a 148-page streamlined adaptation that pulls the main plot threads from the film and weaves them into a fast-paced, eye-pleasing version that can be easily read in a single sitting. It’s every bit as funny as the movie, even if many of the best parts and quirkiest characters got left out. David A. James
Mother of two tries to reach Nome in the Last Great Race, plus tips for cooking effectively with marijuana. Kathleen Macknicki

Kids visit with Anchorage Police Department patrol officer and K9 handler Chris Nelson and Doc at the annual Police Navidad at the Anchorage Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, AK, on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The celebration put on by the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association featured craft tables, exhibits, entertainment, the Mooselip model railroad and visits with Santa Claus, among many other activities. 

Bob Hallinen

As the fiddle-based music of Interior Alaska villages continues to evolve, the popular annual winter celebration has split into two different events. 


Tara Young
This Sunday, Advent Sunday, signals two significant events in many denominations. First, the church year for many mainline denominations begins. Second, Advent begins, an annual period of about four weeks before Christmas, which for 1,500 years has been marked by fasting, repentance, hoping and prayerfully pondering the first and second Advents.Chris Thompson