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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.

Chrissy Roes

Community members and Russian Orthodox worshippers gathered Friday at the senior center to celebrate a Slaaviq potluck.

Father Evon Bereskin, Unalaska's Orthodox priest, joined the group in singing hymns in Russian and English while congregants spun two wooden traditional stars decorated with tinsel, bells and bows.

“The stars that we’re spinning are the stars which the wise men followed,” Father Evon explained to KUCB in 2015. “So we’re spinning and singing and following the star, which leads us to Christ.”

Greta Mart

Unalaskans have one more week to take advantage of a current fine amnesty program at the public library.

"It's a chance for patrons to bring in food to donate and get their fines forgiven," Librarian Karen Kresh said.

The amnesty program is aimed at all library patrons who were late in returning items over the past year.

Cheers to 2016!

Jan 1, 2016
Dmitri Dane at Aleutian Islands Photography

Unalaska was favored with a clear weather window Thursday night, encouraging residents to turn out in force for the city's fireworks display at midnight. Many enjoyed blazing bon fires on Front Beach, a great spot for watching the pyrotechnics. Others packed the Dickersons' warehouse for live music, food, friends and even a fire dancing display. 

Happy new year, Unalaska!

Operation Santa

Dec 31, 2015

"Operation Santa" put on by the Ballyhoo Lions Club has been in place for 25 years and this holiday season marked another successful year for the event. The Lions Club held a raffle drawing in November and proceeds from the fundraiser were able to cover the cost of Operation Santa gifts, and add to their scholarship fund for graduating seniors. 

Fireworks Over Iliuliuk Bay Tonight

Dec 31, 2015
Albert Burnham

The City of Unalaska is putting on a fireworks tonight, Dec. 31, starting at 11:59 p.m. The pyrotechnics will be launched from an area on Summer Bay Road, near the Unalaska Memorial Park. Good viewing spots will be anywhere along Front Beach and Bayview Road. 

The weather forecast tonight, according to the National Weather Service, calls for partly cloudy skies until midnight, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow. Lows are expected in the mid-30s, and we can expect a 10-to-25 mph variable wind.