BACK AT WORK – Mary Miller, center, gets a round of applause Wednesday after speaking at a reception at Sitka National Historical Park where she is again the superintendent. Miller's return to the head position at the park has come after an eight-year legal odyssey. She was superintendent of the park from 2008 to 2010 when she was reassigned to a new position in Anchorage that she rejected and was fired. After filing suit she was reinstated in 2013 and served until 2015 when an appeal filed by the U.S. Park Service reversed the earlier decision and she was again terminated. She filed a new suit and a trial was set for 2019, but Congressman Don Young and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke stepped in on her behalf and Miller was re-instated. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

June 29, 2015 Community Happenings


July 4th Activities at Sitka National Historical Park


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4th Activities

Sitka National Historical Park has scheduled activities for families on July 4.

The schedule of events is:

9 a.m.-noon and after the parade until 5 p.m. Russian Bishop’s House will be open free of charge.

10 a.m.-noon:children’s games from long ago on the lawn in front of the Russian Bishop’s House.

10 a.m.-noon: complimentary Russian tea service and Russian-era costume interpretation 

3:30-4:30 p.m.: ice cream social at the Visitor Center.




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Local Grants

Holland America Line Community Advisory Board is taking applications for grants from local service and non-profit groups in Sitka.

The CAB consists of Sitka civic and business leaders who advise Holland America Line on local corporate contributions and community involvement projects.

The board prefers to provide support for projects that will benefit the community as a whole.  

Applications are due in Anchorage by Monday, August 3 and can be mailed or emailed to Allison Hovanec, Holland America Line 745 W 4th Avenue Suite 400, Anchorage, AK 99501.  To request an application, or for more information on the Holland America Line Community Relations Program, contact Allison Hovanec at (907) 264-8043 or e-mail  HYPERLINK “mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


RockFit at Hames

Bridger Williams, CrossFit Level One Trainer, CPT, of the Hames Center is offering a cross-training program called RockFit.

The program will include five workouts a week for one month and is open to all ages and levels.

RockFit involves gymnastics, weightlifting, metabolic conditioning and functional movements executed at high intensity.

Deadline for registration is July 3.

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