STAYING CLOSE – Jeanette Warner, right, and her daughter Elizabeth visit with their good friend Eunavae Ballou Tuesday at the Pioneers Home. Staff members of the state-run assisted living facility have provided chairs outside for visitors to sit on while speaking over cell phones to residents inside the building in order to facilitate visits while lessening the possibility of spreading COVID-19, (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)  

June 13, 2019, Community Happenings

Art Show Up At

Pioneers Home

The Sitka Pioneers Home will host “The Ugly Side of Plastic” art show through June 25. Show hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays in the recreation/kitchen room located in the basement.

More than a dozen local artists, including Norm Campbell, Pat Kehoe, John Straley and Libby Stortz, have contributed pieces that examine how plastic is affecting the environment. Art also showcases ways people can use less one-time-use plastic.

Local art related to the theme and other locations for showings are still being sought. Artists and venues interested may contact Michelle at 747-2708 to participate. The show will be displayed throughout the year at various locations and events. The exhibition is supported by Bags for Change, a local volunteer group interested in reducing plastic pollution. 

 

 

Presentation

On Balance Set

A presentation on balance and ambulation for older adults by Gio Villanueva, physical therapist and director of rehabilitation services at SEARHC, will be held 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Sitka Public Library.

Call SEARHC Health Promotion at 966-8720 with questions. 

 

Father’s Day

Brunch at Elks

Father’s Day brunch will be hosted by Sitka Emblem Club 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Sitka Elks Lodge.

Fathers eat free. Others will be charged $15 for adults and $8 for ages 10 and younger.

 

Elks and Invited guests are welcome to attend.

August 5, 2020

A Note To Our Readers

Reopening: Phase One:

 

On March 30 the Daily Sitka Sentinel began taking precautions against the coronavirus, which was starting to show up in Alaska.

We closed our building to the public and four key employees started working remotely. Home delivery was suspended to protect our carriers from exposure to the virus.

Four months later, the virus is still with us and the precautions remain in effect.

In appreciation for the willingness of our subscribers to pick up their daily paper at drop-off sites, the Sentinel was free to all readers, and subscriptions were extended without charge.

As of August 1 the Sentinel is once again charging for subscriptions, but the present method of having subscribers pick up their papers at designated sites will continue.

The expiration date of all subscriptions has been extended without charge for an additional four months.

We thank our readers for their support in these uncertain times, and especially those who paid for the paper despite the free offer.

We look forward to the time when we can safely resume home delivery.

To check on the expiration of your subscription or to make a payment please call 747-3219. The subscription email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We also will be mailing out reminder cards.

The single copy price is again 75 cents. The news racks do not require coins to open, but we ask that the 75 cents for a non-subscription single copy sale be paid with coins in the slot.

– The Sitka Sentinel Staff

 

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Alaska COVID-19 
At a Glance

(updated 11-27-20)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 12:15 p.m. Friday.

New cases as of Thursday: 724

Total statewide – 29,554

Total (cumulative) deaths – 118

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 678

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

The City of Sitka posted the following update on COVID-19 cases in Sitka as of 5 p.m. Thursday.

Active cases in Sitka – 39

Hospitalizations in Sitka – 3

Cumulative Sitka cases – 188 (167 resident; 21 non-resident)

Cumulative recovered – 149 cumulative

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.

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20 YEARS AGO
November 2000

Photo caption: Robin Bergey and her baby, Kate, and Holly Samuelson join much of Sitka and the rest of America this morning in shopping for day-after-Thanksgiving Day sales. Holiday decorations are up around town, and shopping bargains are being offered.

50 YEARS AGO
November 1970

Telephone communications in Southeast Alaska were considerably advanced this month by the inauguration of a new microwave system between Juneau (Lena Point) and Sitka.Completed July 17, 1970, by RCA Alaska Communications, the system will become a major segment of the long lines of telecommunications operations in Alaska.

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