The Juneau Note from Rep. Kawasaki: Happy Halloween!

November 1st is the first Friday of the month and that means Fairbanks is bursting with fun and exciting things to do. Check out the Co-op Market’s “Autumn in Fairbanks” photography show with Fairbanks artist Saryn Walsh from 5-7pm. Or view local artwork by Klara Maisch and try some refreshments. There is a whole list of wonderful activities to fill up your Friday, click on this link to see more and remember when you’re looking for something to do, ALL ROADS LEAD DOWNTOWN!

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: October News!

Friday October the 18th is Alaska Day! It commemorates the day Alaska was transferred from Russia to the United States. On October 18th, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered for the last time and an American flag was raised for the first of many times. We are blessed to live in this great state (and pick up such a bargain!) Celebrate by doing something Alaskan with friends and family. Go for a hike at Creamer’s Field and notice the leaves changing color, take the kids to Pioneer Park, or learn more about Alaskan history at the UAF Museum!

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Back to School Reminders!

Today marked the first day of school for our Fairbanks youth! The end of summer vacation comes too soon for most of us Alaskans. It’s a bittersweet time for the kids and parents alike who spent the last couple months enjoying quality family time outdoors. On the other hand, the start of the school year is an exciting time: children get to see old friends and start new classes, and parents themselves get a small break. During this week, please remember that traffic is increasing as people go back to school and work and different driving patterns are emerging.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: What’s Happening Around Town

Golden Days in the Golden Heart City

More than a 100 years ago, the trader ET Barnette steamed forward through the Chena Slough. Originally headed to create an outpost between Valdez and Eagle, he was forced to unload supplies on the banks of the slough near where the Barnette Street Bridge stands today. One year later, an Italian immigrant named Felice Pedroni discovered gold near Fox and the town quickly grew around the city center. By 1905, several thousand indigenous people, adventure-seekers from all over the US, and international immigrants called themselves Fairbanksans.

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