MARKET BOUNTY – Sitka Farmers Market volunteer Hannah Green, center, sells produce Saturday during the third market of the summer season. The next market will be held Saturday at ANB Founders Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Sitka Farmers Market was recently included on the Exceptional Markets list by the Certified Naturally Grown program. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

August 21, 2015 Community Happenings

Services Tonight, Saturday

For Elmer and Ulises Diaz

Family, friends and community of Sitka are invited to attend church services remembering Elmer and Ulises Diaz, two sons inseparable in life, as in death, of Guillermo and Guadalupe Diaz, who perished in the Kramer Avenue landslide.

A holy hour prayer vigil will be 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 21, at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. 

Another service will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Grace Harbor Church based on Psalm 46, God our refuge and strength.

A funeral Mass and memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those with questions may call Karen at 747-7803.

La familia, amigos y comunidad de Sitka estan bienvenidos asistir a servicios de la iglesia recordando a Elmer y Ulises Diaz, dos hijos inseparables en la vida, como en la muerte, de Guillermo y Guadalupe Diaz quienes perecieron en el derrumbe de Kramer. Una vigilia de oracion, Hora Santa, empieza a las 7:00 esta noche, el 21 de Agosto, en la iglesia Catolica de Santo Gregorio.  El sabado, el servicio empezará a las 7:00 de la noche en la iglesia de Grace Harbor basado en Salmos 46, Dios nuestro refugio y fuerza. Una Misa funeral y servico memorial estará anunciado más adelante. Los que tienen preguntas puedan llamar a Karen al numero 747-7803.


Blue Lake

Road Closed

Blue Lake Road is closed to foot and vehicle traffic due to damage caused by the heavy rainstorms. Those with questions can call the U.S. Forest Service at 747-6671.


Leotards, Tights

At White E Shop

The White Elephant Shop’s children’s store will have leotards, tights and a variety of jazz and ballet shoes for purchase noon-3 p.m. Saturday.


Story Time Set

At National Park

Sitka National Historical Park will sponsor a preschool story time about whales 10-10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31.

Participants will read a story, complete an activity and craft, eat a snack, and take home a worksheet about whales. Participants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the duration of the program.  

For more information about the monthly preschool story time events at Sitka NHP, contact Ryan Carpenter at 747-0121. 


Park Invites Community to

Founders Day Celebration

The community is invited to Sitka National Historical Park to celebrate Founders Day Aug. 28-29, the annual celebration of the creation of the National Park Service.

This year’s 99th birthday celebration will include children’s games, cake, documentary film screenings, a historic photo exhibit and the chance to name the park’s new bison mascot.

The schedule of events will be:

Historic park photo exhibit Friday, Aug. 28, in the visitor center. Participants can take a walk through time by viewing seldom-seen photos from the park’s past. The historic park photos document the park’s history as a unit of the National Park Service. 

‘‘America’s Best Idea’’ documentary film will be shown 7 p.m. Aug. 28 and 3 p.m. Aug. 29.

The documentary focuses on the history of the country’s national parks and the people who have advocated for their designation and protection. Episode 6 highlights the establishment of Alaska’s national parks.

The family celebration on Saturday, Aug. 29, will begin with 1-2 p.m. family games. Participants will join rangers for family games at the park’s visitor center. Games include “pin-the-tail on the sea otter,” animal tag, “Raven, Raven, Eagle” and a treasure hunt.

Cake, photos with the park’s bison mascot, and a park mascot naming activity will be 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Join the park’s new bison mascot for some cake to celebrate the National Park Service’s 99th birthday. Photos will be taken with the bison. Attendees can submit names for the naming contest.


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