LOW TIDE EXPLORATION – Chloe Stranzl, 12, looks at a molted crab shell during Sitka Sound Science Center's guided tide pool walk this morning. The center's outreach manager Sandy McClung, at left, led the informative walk along the shore near Sitka National Historical Park. On August 3 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. the park will host biologists from SSSC and the public for a BioBlitz. Experts will guide members of the public to find, photograph, and identify intertidal life in the project funded by NPS. The observations will inform the park’s all-taxa inventory of species. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

June 4, 2015 Community Happenings

Relay for Life

Benefit June 10

A Relay for Life team benefit will be held 5-8 p.m. June 10 at Baranof Brewery for its community night.

Ashmo’s food truck will be on hand and ice cream floats will be available as well. A percentage of the proceeds will go to Relay for life. 


Hames Center

Hours Noted

The Hames Center will be open for use during the Sitka Fine Arts Camp June 15-July 10.

The gym floor may be used during open hours, Monday through Friday.

Upstairs workouts will not be interrupted. Hours are 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday (5:30 a.m. for members) and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Sunday hours will return in the fall.

For more information go to www.hamescenter.org or call 747-5080.



Volunteers Sought

For Info Desks

Additional volunteers are needed to help staff the visitor information desks through the end of September, the Sitka Convention and Visitor Bureau said.

The schedule is flexible; individuals can donate several hours of time each week, or a few each month.

Training is provided and the next session will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. For more information or to be added to the volunteer list, call 747-5940 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



T’ai Chi Chih

Practice Listed

T’ai Chi Chih Practice by the Sea will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Crescent Harbor Shelter. All are invited to participate.




More Classes Scheduled in

Garden Mentoring Series

The fourth classes for the 2015 Sitka Local Foods Network garden mentor program have been set for four participating first-year families. The classes will be open to the public. 

The fourth class of the six-class series is about early harvesting and learning about which crops are ready to be picked and which should be left in the garden to grow some more. The first-year gardener families will be taught how to grow four hardy crops for Sitka  –  kale, lettuce, potatoes and rhubarb. The class schedule and location for these first-year families is:

–Josephine Dasalla, 1709 Halibut Point Rd., No. 31 (green trailer) – 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 8.

–A.J. Bastian, 207 Brady St. – 4 p.m., Thursday, June 11.

–Rebecca Kubacki, 1202 Halibut Point Rd. – TBA (7 p.m.?), Tuesday, June 16.

–Breezy, 616 Sawmill Creek Road – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 24.

The classes at the Dasalla residence involve container gardens instead of building raised garden beds.

In addition, the third class for one of the other first-year students (Breezy) and second classes for the second-year students also have been set. These will be garden maintenance classes (slug and pest control, thinning, watering, garden care, etc.).

The two second-year families (Anna Bradley and Tami O’Neill) participated in the inaugural year of the program last summer, and now they’re back for more. The two returning families will be planting carrots, chard, green onions and peas this year, which are slightly more difficult to grow than crops for first-year students.

The classes at each location will be similar, and are free and open to the public. The schedule is:

–Breezy, 616 Sawmill Creek Rd. — 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4.

–Anna Bradley, 4764 Halibut Point Road, 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6.

–Tami O’Neill, 2309 Merganser Drive, 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17.

For more information about the garden mentor program, contact Michelle Putz at 747-2708 or go to the Sitka Local Foods Network website, http://www.sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org/


Quilters Cookbook

Now on Sale

Ocean Wave Quilters is selling its limited edition cookbook, filled with potluck-tested and -approved recipes and quilt photos by local quilters.

The cookbook can be purchased at Abby’s Reflection. For more information call Jan Lovett at 747-3653.


Memorial for

Rev. Chadwick

To Be June 7

A memorial service for Dr. Alvin Kerry Chadwick, a Southern Baptist minister who served in Sitka, will be 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the First Baptist Church, 514 Halibut Point Road.

A reception will follow at the church.

Pastor Chadwick died May 25, 2015, in Tajique, N.M., at the age of 51. At the time of his death he was manager of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s Inlow Baptist Camp and Conference Center.

He was an active Christian, a faithful husband and a devoted father.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna Lynn; his son, Kenneth Chadwick, a corporal in the U.S. Marines; his daughter, Abigail Anet Chadwick; his parents, Kenneth and Barbara Chadwick; two brothers, Kenneth and William; his sister, Audrey Wauson; and his parents-in-law Archie and Lanee Lackee.






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