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June 2012 • Vol. 2 • No. 4

Southeast Alaska’s Premier Home, Lifestyle, and Real Estate Guide

COVER: Spuhn Island Community Day – Pages 4-5

Photos: Let’s Play in May

Photo by Anna Hoke See Cover information on Page 4-5

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Inside This Issue

Letter from the Publisher

The longest day goes by so fast!


The day was intensely sunny, ummer is here! June is and all the kids would always the month of Father’s have water balloon, squirt gun Day and the summer and hose fights. The food at solstice. I cannot believe our solstice extravaganza was we’ve made it to the longest probably the most spectacular day of the year already. The part of this event. All partysummer solstice was always goers would bring a specialty a big deal when I was growdish, your typical barbeque ing up out the road. Our By Anna Hoke food, potato salad, hamburgneighborhood would get toers, hotdogs, chips and dips, pies, and gether and have a huge picnic with tons one neighbor always brought “mystery” of food, games, and prizes. I distinctly meat for the consumers to try and figure remember a contest that all the neighout. No mater who was in attendance borhood kids would participate in. The contest consisted of a slug “search” of the

FEATURES Letter from the Publisher . . . . 2 Bauer/Clifton Interiors contributed photos.. . . . . . . . 3 Welcome to Spuhn Island. . 4-5

Photos: Maritime Festival, Dogs-nDivas Fashion Show . . . . . 15-17

real estate services Flat Rate Realty Suzan FitzGerald . . . 12, 19 Prudential SEAK Real Estate Debbie White. . . . . . 13, 19 Real Estate Service, Inc. Julie Burns. . . . . . . . . . . . 7

May Soccer Photos. . . . . . . . 6 Siding and Exterior Wall Components. . . . . . . . . 8-9 5 This to Give Up to be Happy For Southeasterners. . . . . . 12-13

RE/MAX of Juneau Holly Cerne/Robyn Long. . 5, 9 Julie Moe. . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Marty McKeown . . . . 10-11 Mimi Rothchild. . . . . . . 15 Scott Wagner. . . . . . . . . . 3 Vickie Gartley . . . . . . . . 17

mortgage & lending Residential Mortgage Vickie Perry. . . . . . . . . . 12 True North FCU. . . . . . . . 19

neighborhood gardens and surrounding forested areas. All the gardeners at the party would judge the findings and the contestant who located the largest slug was awarded a grand prize. There were also second and third place prizes as well as honorable mention prizes so that no one was left out. Whatever happened to those slugs after we were done with our competition remains a mystery. Every solstice that I remember as a kid seemed to fall on a day of spectacular weather.

• Anna Hoke is the graphic designer and owner of Southeast Living Magazine. She can be reached at

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whether it neighbors, family, friends of friends or strangers, there is always something about a barbeque or group get together that brings excitement, laughter and smiles. Happy June readers of Southeast Living Magazine, may your month be filled with memories, happiness and great food!



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n this remodel we were presented with blending the modern cleanlined style of one homeowner with the rustic natural style of the other. Another wish was to bring in a fireplace and address the need for additional lighting in the living room space. We started with the fireplace as the focal point and extended a bold soffit off both sides of it to allow us to install wall

washing light down onto cabinetry while a upward track system washed the wall above, highlighting the fir ceiling. This same soffit was pulled into the kitchen for consistency and to achieve the same lighting goals. A natural stone tile was installed throughout the floor to provide a textural and color contrast against all of the wood found in the space. We selected a granite countertop to bring in a reflective element into the kitchen. The granite also provided a durable, low upkeep, beautiful addition to the material pallet.

The cabinetry was built by Showplace Wood Products in natural cherry. Brushed nickle hardware, lighting, and faucet were selected to satisfy the mod-

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iew home in Douglas! New Exterior paint and new carpet in 2011! This home has an updated roof, many new windows, an updated and serviced boiler, and off street parking for vehicles or boats. In addition to the 1,311 sq. ft. (per appraisal) there is an additional 931 sq. ft. basement (per appraisal) that has been partially finished and has plenty of storage. Close to the bus line, Sandy Beach, and all that Douglas has to offer! Price: $235,000



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ome see this 4 bedroom, 2 bath Valley home with major energy efficiency upgrades! This 1 owner home has a new high efficiency boiler, insulation package, new front door and insulated garage doors, and water heater. The upgrades have significantly reduced the heating costs! The home also features a metal roof, 2 car attached garage, and a large deck off the living room with gorgeous views of Thunder Mountain. MLS #11395. Price: $310,000

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Welcome to Spuhn Island

Contributed by Holly Cerne


ust off the coast of Auke Bay, Southeast Alaska’s Spuhn Island has a long and vibrant history. It was first homesteaded in the early 1900‘s by a gentleman named Mr. Dahl, who journeyed to Alaska seeking adventure and fortune. At the end of his life, Dahl sold his island to Gene and Marie Weschenfelder. The Weschenfelders stepped off the steamer and onto the shores of Juneau in the Spring of 1913. The beauty and bounty of the Last Frontier captured their hearts... and they stayed. After many years running the local grocery and meat market in the town of Treadwell, Weschenfelder heard rumor of Spuhn Island, and was intent on owning it. After contacting Mr. Dahl and spending much time learning about the all the wonderful possibilities for the homestead, they bought the island and began their adventure. The Weschenfelders and their son Ernest moved to Spuhn Island and made themselves at home. They set up a small farm and made a living raising silver fox on the island. At the time they got a handsome payment of $150 a pelt! There are still remnants of the old shed and fox pens that sustained


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the family for decades.

Today, Spuhn Island is owned by a local family and their vision for the island is not too different from that of the Weschenfelders; to provide a place for families to live surrounded by all the beauty of Southeast Alaska, yet with all the comforts of home.

After purchasing the island in 2004, Spuhn Island was subdivided into 38 parcels varying in size from 1.3 to 3.4 acres. Each lot includes a minimum of 200 feet of waterfront and provides

from Auke Bay and North Douglas launches.

The Spuhn Island Development is currently the only all-waterfront subdivision in Juneau. Here is a rare opportunity to purchase private waterfront land with all of the conveniences of modern life already built in. In recent years, infrastructure improvements have made the Spuhn Island dream a possibility for everyone. Not only is the electricity all hooked up, but city water, cable television and high

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for residents to choose from, based on preference and lot configuration. An interior road suitable for foot travel and all-terrain vehicles winds from one end of the island to the other. There is a private dock on the island with a 30 boat capacity and private parking is available in Auke Bay for island residents. There are 5 fire hydrants on the island that can be supported by a volunteer crew made up of island residents and Advanced Life Support and Cardiac support is available from Capital Fire and Rescue.

unobstructed views of mountains and ocean. Located within the City and Borough of Juneau, the island spans 156 acres of unspoiled natural forest, just minutes by boat .com

Spuhn Island’s evergreen forest skirts along sandy coves and inlets. Cozy beaches offer access to southeastern Alaska’s pristine waters, while views in every direction showcase stunning panoramas of the Chilkat mountain range and Stephens Passage. speed internet capabilities are in position and ready to go. When it’s time to build, three AKDEC approved septic systems are available

Whether you dream of a contemporary home perched high atop a cliff overlooking the ocean or a rustic cabin nestled in the trees along the

You are invited to

Spuhn Island Community Day Saturday, June 23rd 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Enjoy a complimentary boat ride from Auke Bay’s Statter Harbor and take a tour of the island. Please join us for an afternoon of fun and food for the entire family! Learn about its history and what it offers you today. Come see why Juneau is so excited about its only ALL waterfront subdivision... EVERYONE is welcome!

beach, the island truly has something thing for everyone. If you are inspired, and have an interest in touring Spuhn Island, please contact Holly Cerne or Robyn Long of RE/MAX and they would be delighted to introduce you to the magic and possibilities

of Spuhn Island. For more information please visit or or call 209-5040 or 723-8847

If you are enjoying a day out on the water, there is also a dock where you can park your own boat.

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May 2012: Shoot, score, soccer! Whitehorse adult international soccer invitational

Soccer Festivities Photos by Anna Hoke The end of April and the month of May was certainly filled with a lot of soccer. April ended with an adult international soccer invitational. This event was held in Whitehorse, British Columbia over the weekend of April 27, 2012. Each team involved in the tournament played a total of five games in the Canada Games Centre. Two teams traveled from Juneau, Alaska. One Juneau team played in the men’s over 35 division, and the other in the coed division. All other teams resided in Whitehorse. On Tuesday, May 15 the JuneauDouglas and Thunder Mountain high school girls’ and boys’ soccer teams hosted several Cancer Awareness games. El Sombrero served dinner, and a bake sale was also included in the event. The Bears and Falcons programs provided cancer information, collected donations to start a fund to assist youths in the Juneau School District that have recently been diagnosed with cancer. They sold purple awareness t-shirts and wore purple attire during the matches in support of cancer awareness. On May 20 the Annual 7-A-Side Soccer Tournament took place in Juneau, Alaska at the Thunder Mountain High School Turf field. This event is organized by Capital City Soccer League, who donated 100% of this year’s 7-A-Side tournament proceeds to Dorothy Brent, a JDHS senior who has grown up playing soccer in Juneau. Brent is currently spending her final high school soccer season undergoing chemotherapy in Seattle.

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Annual 7-A-Side Soccer Tournament

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Siding and Exterior Wall Components E

xterior walls of a home are its barriers to the outside world. Exterior walls are what keep us warm and dry. In today’s wall strucBy Greg Stopher tures there are Stopher Construction many components that help to keep the weather out. Let’s take a look at all the different materials that can make up an exterior wall from the wall sheathing all the way to the siding.

Building Papers and Air Barriers There are many building papers and air barriers on the market. These papers are applied directly to the exterior wall sheathing under any exterior wall siding that may be applied. This building paper is the number one de-

fense against the weather. It is what keeps the wall structures dry. This paper acts as an air/weather barrier and allows the walls to breath. The most common building paper and the one that has been around the longest is tarpaper, which is a tar impregnated felt paper. Tarpaper is waterproof and a wind and air barrier but cannot be left exposed to the weather because it is susceptible to wind and UV damage. Other very common air and weather barriers are Tyvek and Typar building paper. Both are made from a highdensity polyethylene. This family of building papers allows water vapor from inside the building to escape while eliminating exterior moisture and air infiltration from the exterior. It also cannot be left exposed to the weather because it is susceptible to UV damage. With hundreds of building papers and house wraps on the market today, the key is to find


one that will keep the weather out of the interior structure of the wall.

Flashing Detail Another key to keeping the moisture out of the structure is good flashing detail. Flashing directs any moisture that has made it through the building components on the exterior of the building back to the exterior of the structure. Most flashing details are above windows and at other wall and roof intersections.

Insulating the Exterior of a Home In current practice it is common to add rigid insulation directly to the building paper and sheathing. There are some other variations to the insulation, such as spray-on foam, or a total rigid foam exterior insulation. I see exterior (and interior) sprayon foam as the future of insulation in the building industry. Spray-on foam leaves no voids and completely air seals all in one application. One of the benefits to exterior applied insulation is that the dew point of the water vapor on the interior of the building falls within the foam and nowhere near the organic components of the building structure. This is important because it helps to keep the wall cavity dry.

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Rain screen siding is any siding applied on furring strips to allow drainage behind the siding. Since most exterior siding is not impervious to moisture and wind driven rain, a drainage plane behind the siding is necessary. This allows the siding to dry and allows any moisture driven through the siding to drain out the bottom and not into the wall cavity. The building papers can then perform the way they are supposed to and keep moisture out. Insulation is fastened to the structure with the ½” x 3” pressure treated furring strips (see “rain screen siding”), again, fastening all the way into the studs in the wall cavity. When fastening 2” of rigid foam to the structure a minimum 5” screw must be used. A 5” screw will be driven through ½” of furring strip, 2” of rigid foam, ½”

of sheathing, plus 2” of fastening to the studs. The siding can then be applied to the furring strips and again this creates the needed drainage behind the siding. I have also read that a cavity behind the siding can lessen the pressures directed on a building from the wind, thus creating a tighter more efficient home. When siding is applied directly to the building paper or the insulation, it will sandwich the moisture between the siding and building paper or insulation causing it to hold moisture and not properly drain. Pressure treated furring strips ½ inch thick by 3” wide are applied to the insulation and fastened into the interior studs. The furring strips are also installed around windows and doors and flashed with an ice and water shield. Insect screens are applied to keep critters out of the 1/2” air cavity behind the siding at the top and bottom of each wall. Siding is then applied to the furring strips.

Siding Some of the most common sidings today are vinyl, cedar shingles, cedar lap siding, cement board, stone, stucco, brick, T-1-11, and steel sidings. Steel probably creates the most weather or moisture resistance of the sidings and come in a wide variety of colors. The steel channels naturally create a drainage plane and allow the structure behind it to dry. Most vinyl siding, like steel, can be applied directly on the building paper or insulation. The weep holes in vinyl allow moisture to drain from behind the siding. Vinyl siding also comes in a variety of colors and textures and is also very durable. All other types of siding do not serve as weather or moisture barriers therefore I highly recommended they be applied on furring strips to create the rain screen siding. Brick, stucco, and stone have been applied to structures throughout the years with weep holes to allow proper drainage of moisture. Brick, stucco, and stone are very durable and also come in a variety of colors and textures. Cedar siding and cement board siding commonly come in lap siding or in a shingle variety. Both come in a variety of colors

“In today’s wall structures there are many components that help to keep the weather out.” and are very durable when applied on rain screen.

projects. He can be reached at 907321-2350.

Using variations of different siding textures on a structure can create a very aesthetically pleasing home. By using the right exterior components and flashing details on the exterior of your home, you can create a very durable structure. Greg Stopher has over 16 years of experience in the construction field and earned a degree in Construction Technologies from the University of Alaska – Southeast. His company, Stopher Construction, LLC, is a general contracting company specializing in remodeling, custom finishes, additions and new home construction







“Sunny seclusion” is what you’ll have when you move into this home located on 2 acres in N Douglas! Built in ‘99, this home features 3BR/2BA with vaulted ceiling and open floor plan. Beautifully maintained and “move in” ready! MLS# 11427. Asking $410,000

Generous 1328sqft 3BR/2BA condo located at The Crest. This light & bright, spacious garden unit has great views of Town and the Channel. Large master suite w/walk in closet also. Garage, separate storage unit and large laundry room. MLS#11351. Asking $269,900

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Secluded & serene, this beautifully remodeled single family home w/ apt on 2+ acres boasts vaulted ceilings w/ red cedar, master suite w/ walk in closet, large deck, DR & Fam Rm, fireplace w/ pellet stove, Boat & RV parking. MLS#11364. Offered At $465,000

Ground floor unit w/ covered patio & large glass sliding doors. Generous floor plan w/ 1250sqft, 2BR and 2Baths, washer/ dryer, storage room and carport. Close to work, shopping and schools. Walk out your door and enjoy a picnic on the grass or take a walk Downtown. MLS# 11161. Asking $205,000


Affordable living with a million dollar view! 1,163sqft, 3BD/1.5BA West Juneau condo. Stunning views of Town and the Channel. Watch cruise ships and enjoy 4th of July fireworks from your home! New washer/dryer stay. HOA dues incl heat! MLS#11428. Asking $168,500


Located on an acre, this 1,926 sqft 3BR home boasts large decks, sunshine, privacy, views, wildlife & a short walk to the beach. Lot has beautiful gardens w/perennials, maple and lilac trees. 240 sqft shop w/electricity and wood stove. New boiler 2011. MLS#11244. Asking $355,000


Juneau’s only ALL waterfront subdivision, minutes from Auke Bay. 31 lots available, each has 200 feet of waterfront & most are about 2 acres. Utilities include city water, electricity, cable and high-speed internet. Home construction packages avail. Private dock on the island and resident parking in Auke Bay. Prices start at $169,900

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Single Family 3500 Stream Ct.

4419 Cloverdale Street, Juneau

Large living in the Valley! This 3-4 Bed, 2 1/2 bath home sits just one street from the Mendenhall River at the end of a cul-de-sac. Well maintained home with many great features such as: Family room, living room, formal dining, casual dining, all bedrooms upstairs, covered back deck and more! Beautiful yard faces South for lots of sunshine! Call Marty Mckeown today for showing. MLS#11511 Asking Price $409,900.

Large single family home near Back Loop! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home sits on a large lot with extra boat parking. This well maintained home features: New kitchen in 2011, interior paint 2012, bathroom updates 2010, woodstove, familiy room, living room, boiler, large 2 car garage, back deck and more. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS#11535. Asking Price $339,900.



5050 Thane Road

Waterfront Beauty on Thane Road! This charming all cedar single family home boasts the following features and more: 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2065 sqr ft, large 2 car garage (plus 272 sqr ft storage loft AND 445 sqr ft wood working shop), on site parking, private drive, 3 large decks, newer custom kitchen (2004), central vac, newer septic system and VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS! Many more upgrades within recent years. All of this on a huge 35,000 sqr foot lot with a 143 feet of beachfront! Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS: 11139. Asking Price $589,900

4344 manor ave

Single Family Home witH apaRtment

Sweet cedar living in the Valley! This warm 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home sits on a nice lot off the end of Easy St. Newer features include: Kitchen Appliances, Metal roof, gutters, paved driveway, exterior paint, etc. Fenced back yard and sunny front yard...detached 2 car garage connected by a covered porch, perfect for BBQ! Even has a separate fenced in dog run. Call Marty McKeown for a showing today! MLS: 11407 Asking $339,900

3499 meander way

Single Family Home with Apartment on the Mendenhall River! This beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bath home boasts many features such as: real hardwood flooring, newly remodeled kitchen, newly remodeled bathrooms (4 of them), formal dining room, formal living room, large 2 car garage, 2 master bedrooms, covered deck, woodstove, 2 monitor stoves and more! The large 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment is already furnished, great income to help with payments. Home inspection and repairs complete. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS: 11408 Asking $599,000

217 Fifth St.

Conveniently located, this 2 bed, 1 bath Downtown home has both character and versatility. Mix-use zoning allows this property to be used as a home or an office. In recent years upgrades have been made to the windows, gutter system, plumbing, and hot water heater. This charming house has lots of natural light, hardwood floors, walk-in closet, and large rasberry garden in the back yard. Sale includes 2 lots. Home inspection has been done and all repairs completed.MLS#11359. Asking price $249,900. Please call Marty Mckeown today for a showing.


17065 glacier Hwy

Lena Waterfront living in this Amazing home on the water in Lena Cove! This 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths home has had extensive remodeling done between 20092011. Features include: Breath taking kitchen, dining, tile entry way, sheet rock, newer roof, new boiler, new propane on demand hot water, carpet, master bath, large Sauna, large deck, lawn etc. Too many upgrades to list, this home is a MUST SEE! Large 20037 sqr ft lot, plus an 840 sqr ft garage with lots of off street parking. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS 11268. Asking Price $698,500.

5167 n. douglas Highway

Two houses on One large lot, North Douglas Highway! This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Single Family home shares this 1.27 Acre lot with adjacent house (attached only by a deck) that has 1 bed 1 bath apartment to help with the mortgage, extra also has a 1 bed 1 bath lower unit. Properties feature many upgrades including vinyl siding, metal roof, new kitchen (main house), new flooring, paint etc. Zoned multiple building, zoning to change in 2012 when City Sewer is available. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS # 11021. Asking Price $439,900

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1000 debbie lane

Corner lot in Montana Creek! Catch the sunshine coming and going from this grand 4 bed 3 bath house on Debbie Lane. Wonderful views and lots of light. Features include newer kitchen and Master bath remodels. Granite counters, hardwood floors, new lighting, covered deck, living and family rooms, vaulted ceilings, large windows and more. Massive 3 car garage (967 sqr ft) and extra boat parking! Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS# 11292. Asking Price $529,900

3181 douglas Highway

Enjoy Gastineau Channel Views from your covered deck! This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath home sits on a large (15376 sqr ft) lot with an amazing lawn. Plenty of parking for your vehicles and boats, plus a 2 car garage. Over the top kitchen, vaulted ceilings, living room, family room, master suite and more. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS: 11264. Asking Price $499,900

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10796 mendenhall loop Rd

Charming single family home, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, with recent upgrades made to the kitchen and bath, sits on a large 4850 tamarack trails a1 21667 spr. ft. sunny lot, with trees for privacy and a gardening area. Property features include an enclosed porch, Tamarack Trails condo, conveniently located with 2bedroom a shed, and tons of parking space. Call Marty McKeown and 2baths. Comes with a nice kitchen, fireplace, and receives today for a showing. MLS#11382. Asking price $269,900 lots of natural light. Owner has their own parking space in garage with a private storage room. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS# 11471. Price $208,000

1948 lemon Creek

Investment opportunity located on Lemon Creek Road. This double-wide 2 bed 1 bath trailer sits on a sunny 7,800 sqr. ft. lot. zoned for Multifamily use 507 e tenakee ave Single family home, one and a half story with a view D15, Tri-plex possible. Call Marty McKeown today of the inlet. 3 bedroom, 1 bath in 1,035 sq ft of for a showing. MLS#11450. Asking Price $99,900. living space. Wraparound porch, deck, shed, metal roof, wood stove and monitor are just a few of the many amenities. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS# 10340. Asking Price $179,900 le

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9361 turn St

Beautiful Ranch Style Home on the corner of Turn and Meander Way! This 3 bed, 2 bath home boasts many updates including: Roof, vinyl fencing, trex decking, tiled counters, master bath remodel, flooring & more. Sunny lot, great yard centrally located in the Mendenhall Valley! Call Marty McKeown today for a showing! MLS 11317 Asking Price $329,900



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527 garteeni, Hoonah

8506 Rainbow Row

815 Zimovia

Great, single family home, sold as-is, 3 bedroom 2 bath, 1,344 sq. ft. of living space and a 7,800 sq. ft. lot. Recent improvements have been made to the kitchen, bathroom, lighting fixtures, and more. There are building materials on site. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS# 11360. Priced at $89,900


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Beautiful Tamarack Trails Condo! This upper floor unit includes 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus loft. Additional features include newer lights, fresh interior paint, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, large master suite, with walk through closet to master bath, heated garage and storage unit. MLS#11510 Asking price is $219,900 Call Marty McKeown for a showing today.




Light Commercial Lot in prime location along Egan Expressway, on Jordan Ave. Last lot available, saving one of the best for last. High visibility, flat lot, utilities to lot, paved access and ready to build now. Build your business on this large, 1.33 Acre lot today. $14 per sqr ft. Possible subdividing available if smaller lot is desired. Owner financing on approved credit. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS: 11054

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Attached Townhouse Style home in the Valley. This immaculate 3 bed, 2.5 bath was completely remodeled from the studs out in 2006 with a 5 star energy rating at completion. List of improvements in 2006: kitchen, baths, in-floor radiant heat, vinyl siding, sheetrock, carpets, roof, laminate flooring, large closets, jetted tub...the list goes on. Paved driveway, garage and fenced back yard. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS 11306 Asking Price $279,900




Looking for an investment opportunity? This newly remodeled 6 unit apartment building located in Hoonah is ideal. “The Wind and Sea” currently being used as apartment complex and lodge has 4 units as long term and 2 units for lodging. Solid rental history with excellent income.The building 4,740 sqr. ft located on Garteeni Highway. 3 units completely remodeled in 2011. Other improvements: roof, windows, heating systems, plumbing, electrical and more. Call Marty McKeown today for a showing. MLS: 11319 Asking Price $299,900

7170 glacier Hwy

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Things to Give Up to be Happy For Southeasterners Lately I’ve read several articles circulating online about what to give up in order to be happy. In general these articles suggest we give up non-material items such as “blame” and “jealousy.” I agree that this is probably a good idea, although not one easily accomplished. I don’t want to imply that we here in Southeast Alaska are unhappy, but I think there are special things that we, as Southeast residents, must give up in order to be truly happy.

Give up the idea that you are going to be able to pop into the store without seeing anyone you know

to Fred Meyers without bothering to check on your appearance, thinking, no one will be there this time of day or night. But this line of thinking has never served me well. It is not possible to just run in and out of anywhere here in Juneau and I can only imagine that it’s worse in the smaller communities. Nothing puts a damper on a good icecream run like bumping into a classmate who you haven’t seen in 5 years when your hair looks as though you haven’t brushed it for approximately the same time frame. Unless you are thrilled to run into your spouse’s boss while wearing dirty sweat pants and your awesome Twilight t-shirt, it’s time to give up on the anonymous trip to any public area in Juneau, for your own happiness.

It is very tempting to make a dash

Give up on having a

perfect lawn As a kid growing up in Juneau all I wanted was a broad, flat lawn where we could play soccer. However, as we know from several dirt fields and three turf fields here in Juneau, grass doesn’t grow well in Juneau, and if you can get it to grow, playing soccer is the best way to kill it. My mother eventually planted clover in her front yard just to get something that would take hold and come back after the snow melt. The other issue is that most Juneau yards aren’t perfectly flat. Yards that have embraced the elements and feature a lot of decorative rocks seem to do best in this town. I love the smell of fresh cut grass, I love the feel of grass on bare feet, but I have given up on a perfect lawn for my own happiness. Rocks never need to be fertilized; I celebrate that!

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Give up on planning an outdoor party Go ahead and have an outdoor party if you want, but just don’t try to plan it more than five hours in advance. Nice days in Southeast certainly deserve a celebration, but if you are hosting a birthday party or getting married, save yourself the heartache and plan for rain. After a really beautiful week of sunshine, the day my husband and I got married big, fat, ugly rain clouds rolled in over the channel and menaced all my plans. While we avoided getting rained on by about 15 minutes, it wasn’t warm. The happy moment after we were wed my husband’s family wrapped us in a large, wool button blanket and my sister grumped, “That’s not fair.” There is

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“Unless you are thrilled to run into your spouse’s boss while wearing dirty sweat pants and your awesome Twilight t-shirt, it’s time to give up on the anonymous trip to any public area in Juneau, for your own happiness.” not a single date that is truly, 100% safe for an outdoor party so for your own happiness, have impromptu BBQs in the sun but don’t plan a big event in a strictly outdoor setting.

Give up on wearing dressy clothing You can wear expensive clothing here in Southeast, i n fact, my ideal outdoor gear wardrobe would set me back quite a bit, but there is really no point in investing in dressy clothing. Yes every now and then there is a wedding to attend but even then really dressy clothing isn’t necessary and can look out of place. Next time you are trying to rationalize something frilly or fancy please recall that the Governor wore Xtra Tufs to his inaugural ball. Yes, the theme was

“Tuxedos to Xtra Tufs” but in addition to the sea of rubber boots on the dance floor that night, I saw a lot of women in old prom dresses and plenty of men sporting khaki. I myself squeezed into the dress my sister nearly froze in at my wedding. I’m tried of looking at the nice clothes in my closet and wishing I had an opportunity to wear them so from now on, for my own happiness, I will skip the dress racks and get a snazzy rain coat instead.

Give up weather envy As the rain poured down this May it was difficult not to scan the forecasts online, hoping to find a break in the drizzle predicted within my lifetime. But the trouble starts when looking at the

weather in other towns. Taking a peak at Seattle, Honolulu, even Anchorage can be tempting, but it never adds happiness to your life. You are not there and knowing the weather isn’t going to get you to Waikiki Beach. Next time I see a friend from out of town posting about their sun burn on facebook, I will do my best to rid myself of all weather envy. After all, wishing to be elsewhere can’t help you when the weather’s bad. It’s much better to think of other things we don’t have, like tornados, big snakes or ticks. In fact, the more I think about a walk in the woods, with just a little drizzle and not one scorpion, the happier I am. Hannah Lindoff grew up in Juneau and returned to the community after graduating college. She now lives with her

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Rhubarb Sorbet Recipe Contributed by Amber King


3 1/2 cups of chopped fresh rhubarb (4-5 stalks) 2 1/2 cups of water 1 2/3 cups of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons of orange zest 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh ginger 2 tablespoons of dark agave nectar


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Place rhubarb, sugar, water, salt, orange zest, and ginger in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for a few minutes, or until the rhubarb easily falls apart and the sugar has dissolved.

Cool for 10 minutes. Working in batches if needed, purée in a blender until smooth. Press through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulp; discard the pulp (or save and freeze to add fiber to smoothies). Stir in agave nectar. Cover and refrigerate until completely chilled, several hours or overnight. (Can more quickly chill in the freezer if you check it and stir it every 15 minutes.)


Process in your ice cream maker according to the instructions. If you do not have an ice cream maker and you have a bit of time you can place in the freezer and every 20 minutes or so mix by hand, it’ won’t be as smooth as a machine but works for a more rustic sorbet. I prefer to use a hand crank version I found at the local thrift store or my Kitchen Aid. If using a machine the sorbet will have a soft texture right out of the ice cream maker. If you would like a firmer consistency, transfer the sorbet to an airtight container and place in freezer for several hours. Once frozen, you may need to let it sit for a few minutes at room temperature to soften before serving. (Side Tip: If you have a Vitamix you can make a quick version by adding in 1 ½ cup of ice to your chilled sauce and there is no need to strain and blend to speed 7 until thoroughly incorporated, you will hear the sound of the machine change as four mounds form. Stop the machine as soon as this happens or the friction heat of the blades will melt the sorbet too much.. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container. Makes about one quart.


t’s that time of year when our favorite Southeast Alaskan garden starts to produce its first crops of ruby red rhubarb. I love most things rhubarb, from rhubarb/strawberry pie or rhubarb crumble to rhubarb garlic sauce over halibut but my favorite and most refreshing summer treat is a simple sorbet, it’s light, clean and refreshing to the pallet and perfect for a summer treat.


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I’m hopeful this year as my starts were slug free this spring and the crowns are looking very healthy and will be thinning soon. Always harvest the reddest stalks first to allow for further ripening of younger stalks. Make sure to throw away the leaves, all parts of rhubarb except the stalk is poisonous with oxalic acid. Also if your rhubarb crowns have been around for a while it might be a good time to thin them. This can be done by digging around the crown .com

and dividing the crown in into sections (for replanting, giving or barter within your community) It’s best to keep a bit of native soil with the clump to avoid shock and ease new growth. Also make sure to pinch of any flowers that might start as you want to avoid the flowering seed production cycle of the plant life (like most herbs) since flowering takes most of the plant’s energy and we want the energy focused on leaves. Don’t forget the kids too, to make popsicles

you can also pour the mixture into molds and freeze. Amber King, chef, mom, Slow Food SE member and usually found near children & cooking, I like growing foods and inspiration. Amber King can be followed on Twitter at akamber or emailed at accereek@


3rd annual Maritime festival

Photos by Anna Hoke The 3rd Annual Juneau Maritime Festival took place on Friday, May 18, 2012. The outdoor one day festival took place at Marine Park Plaza and Pavilion in downtown Juneau. The festival celebrates Juneau’s maritime history, culture and commerce. The event highlighted local seafood, maritime commerce, marine recreation, environmental and climate awareness, contests, prizes, maritime culture and waterfront planning. Some main events of the festival consisted of a helicopter rescue demonstration, great seafood, activities for kids, informational and sales booths, and a live MC and band. The event had maritime related educational activities, information and products from pubic agencies and private vendors. The festival also featured a fish filleting contest. For more information about the Maritime Festival please visit Juneau Economic Development Council’s website

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Dogs-n-Divas 2012

Photos by Anna Hoke On May 5, 2012, Shoefly held the Dogs-n-Divas fashion show in partnership with the Gastineau Humane Society in Juneau, Alaska. Together with the help of the community of Juneau, they raised $546.01 for the society. The event also coincided with Shoefly’s 7th birthday. Please visit Shoefly’s website for more information

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Outdoor Soccer League Starts June 3 The 2012 Capital City Soccer League’s outdoor soccer season begins on June 3. The women’s competitive league plays Sundays and Wednesday evenings until late July. The men’s competitive league plays Sundays and Thursdays in the evenings until July 19. A double elimination tournament for both leagues starts on July 22 and ending on July 29 which will complete the CCSL Summer Competitive Season. The women’s classic league plays on Monday nights from 6 to 7 PM. This season is scheduled to start on June 4 and run through August 6. Registration information and more can be found on Capital City Soccer League’s website at

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