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Our Community: NYO Games Alaska on a Friday Afternoon

Apr 28, 2017
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As day two of the NYO Games Alaska 2017 draws to a close, results of the events thus far have been posted:

Kneel Jump, Wrist Carry, Alaskan High Kick, Eskimo Stick Pull, Scissor Broad Jump, One-Hand Reach and Two-Foot High Kick have been posted:

NYO Games Alaska 2017

Apr 27, 2017
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This afternoon at the Alaska Airlines Center MC Marjorie Tahbone kicked off the Opening Ceremonies with a grand entry of Games teams from all across Alaska, followed by two special treats: the National Anthem sung in both English and Yup'ik, and wild applause in recognition of Head Official Nichole Johnston's upcoming induction into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame this coming evening.  

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  Perseverence Theatre is presenting To Kill A Mockingbird in Anchorage, starting April 28th.Morning Line's Danny Preston got a chance to visit with Keith McCoy who plays Thom Robinson, and Enrique Bravo who plays Atticus Finch. The play has been and presented by Perserverence Theatre in Juneau since March, the Anchorage series is the end of the tour. McCoy says themes of the play are as relevant today as they were when the novel was written by Harper Lee in 1960. The play is only part of the presentation - numerous events around the play are planned, using the play as a way for both cast m

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April 21st on Morning Line - Danny and Frank visited with NYO Games Alaska Head Official and 2017 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Nicole Johnston. 

The Senior Games are a week away, starting April 27th, the same day as the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 

Johnston says one of the central focuses of the Games is to pass along encouragement and family spirit that comes with the friendly competitions - which often have many positive effects on participants.  

The official schedule of events has been published, and can be found at the NYO Games Alaska website:

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Today on Morning Line - Danny and Frank visited with Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors Initiative's Polly Andrews, who talked about her experiences learning and growing after going through the program - and some of the details of the upcoming Friday Fair at the Alaska Native Primary Care Center lobby, which is every Friday this month.  Andrews emphasizes that the events are open to anyone who wishes to attend, and was moved to share her story on KNBA after interested listeners came by the Friday Fair last week.   

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Coming up at the end of April - an event at the Northway Mall seeks to bring awareness about dental health,  and offer free oral cancer screenings and consultations with experts.  Community leader Ma'o Tosi, says the event will help local neighborhood residents access and establish a relationship with dental services and service providers. 

The Oral Cancer Awareness Health Fair and Singing Competition is scheduled for Saturday April 29th, from 11am to 2pm in the Northway Mall.

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It's not everyday a lovely lady and a handsome gentleman play guitar and sing at KNBA - and when it does happen, sometimes it is amazing love longs with a Latin American flair. Today, Danny got to visit with Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga of the group Cascada de Flores.  

As Heard on Morning Line: Dingus Day? What's that?

Apr 17, 2017

Our Community often receives interesting events and notes for the community calendar - today we noticed it is Dingus Day - "What's Dingus Day?" was the first thing Frank asked - and as Danny explains, its an Eastern-European post-Easter tradition that happens every Monday following Easter Sunday.  

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Today on Morning Line, Loren and Frank talked with Robert Heffle, the Training and Clinical Manager for Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors Initiative. 

As April is National Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Southcentral Foundation is holding Friday Fairs this month, from 10am to noon with a speaker at 1pm - this week's speaker is from the organization Safe Families for Children. 

Heffle also felt inspired to share a bit more of his personal healing journey - 

As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Fashion Show

Apr 13, 2017
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An event at the Anchorage Museum this coming Friday the 14th - it's the Alaska Fashion Show, features designs from Alaskan designers which incorporate seal and sea otter fur, among other materials.  

The evening will feature Designers Peter Williams, Ann-Lillian Schell, Bobby Itta, Crystal Worl, and Tracy Anna Bader, Music from Kevin Worrell, as well as a host of local Models.  

Anchorage Museum Curator of Art and Contemporary Culture Betany Porter and Designer Peter Williams stopped by KNBA to chat about the event with Morning Line: