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February 23, 2004


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'Monthly Grind'
Erin Hollowell; Annette and Harvey Hansen; Tim Long;
Monthly Grind founder Peggy Hovik; Mike Truax of Juneau and Frances Klein...
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Photo GalleryKetchikan: Monthy Grind Photo Essay - February's three-hour Monthly Grind featuring the talents of musicians, poets and other entertainers took place Saturday at the Saxman Tribal House.

The Monthly Grind kicked off with The Ladybugs as hosts: Humbug, played by Chaz Staunton; Lovebug, played by Marleen Kuehl, and Computerbug, played by Valerie Brooks. They were supreme in their various renditions of Beatles numbers rewritten for the Grind. Their backup band was High D and the Beetles (Heidi Hays, Arne Tollfeldt, Austin Hays and Nelson Hays). Cherry Rice mixed the February Grind.

The house band opened with a tribute to Carolyn Stallings. The band led the audience in one of Carolyn's favorite songs - All God's critters got a place in the choir. - Read more and view the photos...
Monday - February 23, 2004 - 12:45 am

Ketchikan: Alaska's yellow cedar rates high in strength; NEW SPECIES: Tests at wood technology center could give it market edge - Alaska yellow cedar has proved so strong that the American Lumber Standards Committee has created a new species designation for the rot-resistant wood. - Read this story...
Anchorage Daily News - Monday - February 23, 2004

Creek Street
Photo by Gigi Pilcher

Ketchikan's Creek Street Dance Hall
echoes of music from the past

By June Allen

photoVisually, not too much has changed along Creek Street over the past century. Several of the vacant shacks once occupied by sporting women of the past have managed to survive for decades, boarded off, defying demolition. A few of today's remaining ramshackle houses along the boardwalk are more valuable for atmosphere than occupancy. But the Good Fortune restaurant at #4 now welcomes patrons where shady lady Annie Watkins once welcomed her gentlemen callers. Then of course at the other end of the street, at #24, there's Dolly's House ­ now a museum and gift shop. Dolly's House today, crowded with cruise ship tourists, would surprise the sporting woman who owned and occupied it for half a century. - Read the rest of this story...
Saturday - February 21, 2004 - 12:50 am

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