EMERGENCY RESPONSE – Members of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood this week organized a city-wide food drive for residents of Angoon and other villages affected by the lack of Alaska Marine Highway System ferry service. Hundreds of pounds of food were collected at Sitka High School and other drop off sites. Thursday night about three dozen people attended a meeting at ANB Founders Hall to discuss the ferry situation and prepare food for shipping. Laurie Serka, outstation manager for Alaska Seaplanes, said Alaska Seaplanes, Sitka Custom Marine and Dr. Sul Ross Thorward donated shipping costs for the perishable food donated by AC Lakeside. Tom Gamble is planning to take a load of food to Angoon aboard his boat. Donations for shipping food to Kake are currently being sought. Contact for the donations is Nancy Furlow, ANS Camp 4 president, 907 227-9102. PHOTOS: clockwise from top left, Laurie Serka, Steve Schmidt and Marjo Vidad of Alaska Seaplanes load food bound for Angoon this morning. Tom Gamble and Chad Titell  deliver boxes of food from Sitka High School to ANB Founders Hall Thursday night. Paulette Moreno, ANS Grand Camp president, addresses volunteers Thursday night. Sitkans gather in a circle at ANB Founders Hall Thursday to brainstorm responses to the lack of state ferry service. (Sentinel Photos by James Poulson)

November 5, 2015 Community Happenings

Shadow Theater

Event Nov. 11

Island Institute artist-in-residence Kimi Eisele will present ‘‘In/Out of the Shadows,’’ a free shadow theater for all ages performed with paper cuttings and live music, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. 

The show explores yellow cedar and its die-off in Southeast Alaska. Those with questions can call Island Institute at 747-3794, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit www.iialaska.org. 

Free Parenting

Seminar Nov. 21

A Free Triple P Positive Parenting Seminar, for parents of children ages 0-12, will be 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Hames Center.

In the Power of Positive Parenting seminar, participants will: learn ways to reduce stress in their family; become a more confident and competent parent; take home specific assertive discipline strategies; and connect with other parents in the community. Free dinner and free childcare are available.

Adults will be in the upstairs classroom, and children will be in the gym.

The event is hosted by Sitka Community Hospital and Center for Community.

For more information, visit: www.triplep-parenting.net, or contact Lisa Hodges 966-4229, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Eisele to Speak

At Fellowship

Kimi Eisele will be the guest speaker at Sunday’s Unitarian Fellowship meeting. Fellowship begins at 10:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 10:45 a.m. 

Eisele is the current artist in residence at the Island Institute. She is a versatile artist, working with fiction writing, paper cuttings, drawings, watercolors, photos, video and movement. While in Sitka, she has been investigating the yellow cedar tree through science and art, and has been offering workshops in compositional improvisation, shadow puppetry, and Story Lab. Her work explores themes of nature, spirituality and the body.

Soup and bread follow the program at noon. The Fellowship Hall is located at 408 Marine Street, with parking behind off Spruce Street.

Woman’s Club

Meets Saturday

Sitka Woman’s Club will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Saturday at the home of Sandy Poulson, 1 Maksoutof Street.

Those with questions may call the club president, Robin Shull, at 738-1934.

Elder Connection

Event Set Nov. 6

Elder Connection’s kick off event will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Hames Center.

The group will discuss ways to support seniors in Sitka. All are welcome. Those over 60, and those who want to support Sitka’s senior community, are encouraged to attend.

Contact Lily at 738-0560 with questions.

SEAWIFs to Meet

Southeast Alaska Women in Fisheries will meet 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at 1937 Dodge Circle.

The group will discuss the Mariners Wall, Blessing of the Fleet and the Fishermen’s Flea Market, among other subjects.

Those with questions may call Denise at 747-5012.

STA Health Panel

Meeting Changed

The STA Health Committee has moved its meeting to noon-1 p.m. Nov. 13 in the STA Social Services building, 110 American Street.

Call 747-7293 with questions.


Meets Nov. 12-13

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association Inc. will hold its fall board of directors meeting 9 a.m. Nov. 12-13, in the NSRAA conference room, 1308 Sawmill Creek Road.

Copies of the agenda will be available in the NSRAA office. Meetings are open to the public.

2nd-5th graders: Every other Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm

6th-8th graders: Every Wednesday, 3:30-5 pm

9th-12th graders: Every Thursday, 4:15-5:30 pm.


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