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Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Brian Conwell

                       

You might notice something a little different at Eagle’s View Elementary next year. The time finally came to replace the carpet, despite staff and maintenance crew’s taking great care of it. The first step in its replacement, approval by the school board, took place last year. This summer while school was out, the carpet was replaced.

Brian Conwell

PCR’s annual Summer Soccer Camp finished up last Friday with a game against the community. The Summer Soccer Camp was open to any kids in grades 6th through 12th. Practice every day went from 1 pm to 6 pm Monday through Friday. Participants met at Tutiakoff Park to play on a real grass field with full sized goals. The head coach was Carlos Tayag.

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While the Aleutian Islands may not have trees, a new exhibit at the Museum of the Aleutians shows there’s still a forest.

 

It’s under the ocean. And instead of conifers, it’s made of kelp.

 

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Unalaska is celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride for the first time. The island has joined thousands of cities around the world honoring their LGBT communities.

There aren't many queer people in Unalaska, but that didn’t phase 15-year-old Gilmar Tapaoan. He decided it was time for the city to have a Pride celebration.

“Sure we can’t do a Pride parade because we don’t have enough people yet," Tapaoan said. "I think it was just seeing people [around the world] were doing Pride. I wanted to do it here.”

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Unalaskans celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks, a parade, and a community barbecue.

The first-place award for parade floats went to the Ounalaskha Corporation and Qawalangin Tribe float, which featured a truck-sized model of a bentwood hat and a baidarka.

Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (USAFV) won second place, and the island’s Girl Scout troop took home third.

Competitors in the annual duck race sent a flock of custom-painted birds down Iliuliuk Creek, where divers ensured none of the decoys reached the ocean.  

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