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GREEN LIGHT – Karen Lucas works in her Katlian Street garden this afternoon. Warm sunny weather this spring has been a boon for local gardeners. The Farmers' Almanac is predicting this summer will be warmer than normal, with the hottest period in early July. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

December 30, 2013 Community Happenings

Retirement Party
    For Glenn Howard
    A retirement party for Glenn Howard Jr. is set Jan. 3 at the Sitka Elks Lodge. Dinner will be 6-8 p.m. followed by music and dancing 8 p.m.-midnight.
    Howard is retiring from the Sitka Pioneers Home after 25 years of service.

    Museum Closed
    Sheldon Jackson Museum will be closed Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will resume Jan. 2.



    Discovery Days
    At Science Center
    The next Sitka Sound Science Center Discovery Days event will be an Aquarium Sleepover Jan. 4.
    Kids ages 7-10 and their parents are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is needed for this annual pass-holder event. Contact SSSC to register or for more information at 747-8878.




    Masquerade
    Ball Jan. 1
    Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood are cosponsoring a benefit New Year’s Masquerade Ball for family fun 6 p.m. Jan. 1 at the ANB Founders Hall.
    An eclectic variety of dance music will be played, and admission is free; however, a donation jar will be available at the door to contribute toward the final renovation projects at the hall, including finishing the kitchen.
    Costumes, whether recognizable or incognito, are being encouraged. A raven and crow call contest, the Haa Gu game, and other traditional ANB/ANS games are planned along with potluck desserts, snacks, and refreshments. For further information call Katherine Howard at 752-3420.

    ALFA to Meet,
    Discuss Halibut
    The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association will meet 5-7 p.m. Jan.  10 at the Sitka Sound Science Center meeting room to discuss halibut catch limits and proposals.
    For more information call 747-3400.

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 5-28-20)

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 10:55 a.m. Thursday.

New cases as of Wednesday: 13

Total statewide – 425

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 46, and the cumulative number of deaths is 10.

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

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March 23, 2020

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TO READERS AND ADVERTISERS

For the duration of the COVID-19 disaster emergency declared by federal, state and local authorities, the Sentinel is taking additional measures to reduce virus exposure to its employees and contractors as well as to the public, while continuing to publish a daily news report for Sitka.

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