There’s little worse than an under-utilized PFD check—if there’s any unused PFD money still rattling around in your account (or pocket), make sure to schedule time to visit one of Alaska’s many craft fairs in November, all of which highlight Alaska artisans, products, and services—just in time for the holiday season.
Juneau Public Market is held at both Centennial Hall and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on November 23-25. The market has taken place every Thanksgiving weekend since 1983 and includes arts, crafts, imports, photography, and wearable art, as well as food and a visit from Santa. Three-day admission to Centennial Hall is $7.50; admission is free the Public Market Annex in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
Ketchikan Arts and Humanities Winter Arts Faire takes place on November 24 and 25 at the Saxman Community Center. Guests can check off their entire gift list with new creations from more than eighty local artisans and kids can explore and learn at the Imagination Station while their parents shop.
Become an Industry Sponsor
On November 25, Downtown Anchorage is participating in Shop Small Business Saturday, a national event to promote shopping at local, small businesses. For 2018 Small Business Saturday will be followed by the Holiday Tree Lighting in Town Square Park. The Anchorage Downtown Partnership is gathering small businesses to offer deals, specials, and more.
In This Issue
How to Fix an Earthquake in Four Days
At 8:30 a.m. on November 30, Alaskans were shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit about eight miles north of Anchorage. Just minutes after the earth stopped rumbling, photos and videos started circulating on social media depicting the damage in and around the area. Days after the earthquake, more photos started making the rounds, now showing side-by-side comparisons between impacted infrastructure and roads and repairs already made. How did things improve so quickly?