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Fun and Festivities

by the First Mate

The sun is out and the Little Norway Festival begins.

The next four days in Petersburg are filled with parades, dining, dancing, pageants and celebrations.  The opening parade starts today at 4pm followed by the town's most anticipated event;The Herring Toss.   

Chuck is home again after his 10 day trip to the East Coast which was very productive.  I wish I could say the same of my time but that cold I caught last weekend had me hiding out in the boat all week.

Disappointed you missed our last Google Hangout - Test?  As promised we are having another.  Join us for a scheduled hour and a half chat tomorrow afternoon in the KFSK studio Saturday, 5/16/2015 12;30 Alaska Daylight Time (20:30 UTC, 16:30 ET, 13:30 Pacific, 10:30 Hawaii)  We do have a few specific topics but depending on who joins us and what questions come up, who knows what direction we'll take.


And now We are off to enjoy the sunshine and festivities.

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1. Ondine | May 17, 2015 at 09:52 AM EDT


So sorry I missed your hang out. We were in the mist of boat launching pre and actual launch over the last two days.

I will be sure to join in next time should you host another.


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