GIVING TIME – Debe Brincefield of the Sitka Salvation Army helps distribute food at the Salvation Army on Sawmill Creek Road this afternoon. More than 50 Sitkans were lined up at noon to receive Thanksgiving baskets that included frozen turkeys and fresh vegetables. Food drives were held recently at all Sitka grocery stores to help stock the pantry. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

July 9, 2015 Community Happenings

Retirement Party

For Jane Eidler

The public is invited to celebrate Jane Eidler’s retirement and 30-plus years of swimming instruction, lifeguarding, teaching, coaching and pool management 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the pool.

Turkey dogs, veggie burgers and fruit will be served at the pool party.


Tribal Council Meets

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Sheet’ka Kwáan Naa Kahídi.

The meeting is open to the public, and includes an invitation for public comment on issues of concern under “Tribal Citizens to be Heard.”

For information, contact Kathy Hope Erickson, 747-7352.


Reception, Talk

For Local Authors

Old Harbor Books will host a reception and talk with local authors/photographers Larisa and Ernest Manewal to present their new book, “Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Passage,” 6-8 Tuesday, July 7.


Seafood Festival

Seeks Volunteers

The 6th annual Sitka Seafood Festival is scheduled for Aug. 6-9. 

The festival is seeking volunteers to help prior, during and after the festival including kitchen, banquet, parade, contests, games, Highland Games, booths, tent set-up and take down, stage hands for bands and cooking demos,  and more.

Individuals may contact Alicia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More information on the festival is at




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