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

NASA Earth Observatory

Not many people make it to the Islands of the Four Mountains.

But with a new exhibit at the Museum of the Aleutians, Unalaskans can now explore one of the chain’s most isolated areas.

“It's a group of islands to the west of us," said MOTA Director Dr. Virginia Hatfield. "Between the Andreanof Islands, which include Adak, and the Fox Islands, which include Unalaska and Umnak, there's a little group of islands and they’re very volcanic.”

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

A month after the women’s march, Unalaska activists were back at it Sunday, rallying for human rights. About 30 people turned out for the demonstration led by Alaskans for Compassion and Truth (ACT), a new organization on the island.

Outside City Hall, Amy Purevsuren has gathered a group of Unalaskans. Most are clutching protest signs in one hand and circulating petitions with the other.

Lauren Adams / KUCB

Last Tuesday, expert spellers from the Elementary School and Junior High met in the high school gym to compete in the annual UCSD Spelling Bee.

The judges were Lauren Adams, Billie Jo Gehring, and Danielle Whittern. Mary Heimes was the pronouncer. Fifth grade teacher Josh Good organized the bee and read the spelling bee rules to the participants.

Chrissy Roes / KUCB

Despite the chilly 25-degree temperature, twenty-nine brave athletes ventured out to Front Beach on Sunday, February 19th for the 2017 Polar Bear Run.

Runners gathered promptly at 1:30pm on Front Beach Road, mostly forgoing traditional race warm-ups to stay warm indoors or in cars. 

Runners, trotters and walkers took off down Front Beach Road for about 1.6 miles before turning around at landfill to complete the 5K race. Waiting at the finish line were friendly faces from the PCR alongside our favorite Polar Bear mascot, Clarence.

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Unalaska's preschool program held their annual fundraiser, the Ice Cream Social, on Sunday, February 12th.  Follow the link below to see Channel 8's coverage of the event.

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