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VIGIL – More than 300 people share seven minutes of silence on Totem Square during a vigil for George Floyd, who died last week while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The large turnout for event made it difficult for participants to maintain the six-foot social distance that organizers had hoped for. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

December 22, 2015 Community Happenings

Wearable Art

Show March 26

The Greater Sitka Arts Council will produce the Alaska Airlines Wearable Art Runway Show March 26 at the Performing Arts Center.

The theme is ‘‘Alaska and 8 Stars,’’ and artists may use it or not in their creations. A matinee and an evening show are planned. A mandatory dress rehearsal is Friday, March 25. Registration forms are available at www.thinkartthinksitka.com and the deadline for registering is Feb. 29.

Tickets to the show go on sale two weeks in advance at Old Harbor Books. Those with questions may call Jeff at 747-4821 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Piano, Flute

Recital Jan. 8

Sitka Fine Arts Camp will host a piano and flute recital by musicians Mario Puerini, Julia Kruger and Victor Bunin 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the Performing Arts Center.

This concert will feature music by Brahms, Prokofiev, Copland and Rachmaninoff. Tickets are $20/$10 and available at Old Harbor Books or by phone at 747-3085.

 

Hames Center

Hours Offered

The Hames Center will be open for holidays hours 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24; 1-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 25; 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31; and 1-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1.

‘‘Hames Center is committed to your health this holiday season by staying open every day,’’ the center said. ‘‘Don’t let the seasonal rush get the better of you – start de-stressing and energizing with exercise at the Hames Center.’’

The schedule is listed at the website www.hamescenter.org

 

 

 

RAFFLE WINNER – Coach Noel Hutton, seventh from right, and members of the Sitka Shore Shots presents the winner of the group’s most recent raffle, Rob Dalquist, third from right, with the first prize of $1,000. The raffle was held to help raise funds for the team to travel to the state meet in Anchorage in June. Several team members were present during the drawing. Second-place winner of a barbecue was Jessica Twydell, and Kathie Johnson won the third-place prize, an AC/Lakeside $250 gift certificate. Those who would like more information about the Shore Shots, or how to join, can call Hutton at 738-4860. (Photo provided to the Sentinel)

 

Playgroup Canceled

Teach Your Children Well Playgroup at Grace Harbor Church is canceled on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 31. Call 966-4229 with questions.

 

RV Dump Site

Closure Noted

The RV dump site at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Japonski Island will be closed for repairs Dec. 28-Jan. 10.

During the closure a temporary dump site can be reached through the SEARHC campus – use Tongass Drive, turn left on Seward Avenue, then right into the parking lot behind Mt. Edgecumbe High School. The dump site is between the orange jersey barriers and has a green lid.

The City and Borough of Sitka apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. For any questions, call the public works department at 747-1804.

 

Bird Count

Planning Set

The planning meeting for the 116th Christmas Bird Count will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at the Alaska Raptor Center. A slide show will be presented to review the birds.

The annual bird count will be on Sunday, Jan. 3. The post-birding party is set 4 p.m. on Jan. 1 above Pet’s Choice Vterinary Hospital. Snacks will be sponsored by Pet’s Choice.

For more information call Jen at 738-0181 or Victoria at 738-8661.

 

 

 

 

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Alaska COVID-19
At a Glance

(updated 6-2-20)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.

New cases as of Monday: 20

Total statewide – 487

The state says the cumulative number of cases hospitalized is 47, and the cumulative number of deaths is 10.

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

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March 23, 2020

NOTICE FROM THE PUBLISHERS

TO READERS AND ADVERTISERS

For the duration of the COVID-19 disaster emergency declared by federal, state and local authorities, the Sentinel is taking additional measures to reduce virus exposure to its employees and contractors as well as to the public, while continuing to publish a daily news report for Sitka.

To the extent possible, Sentinel news and sales staff will be working from home. For the protection of our carriers, home delivery of the newspaper will be stopped effective Tuesday, March 24.

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