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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)

January 21, 2016 Community Happenings

 

Celtic Dance

Classes on Tap

A new session of Celtic dance classes for ages pre-kindergarten through adults starts the week of January 25 on the SJ Campus.

Register online at fineartscamp.org/register or call 747-3085.

 

SLL Board to Meet

Sitka Little League board will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, in the Sitka Community Hospital classroom (downstairs).

The meeting is open to the public. Those wanting to help with the upcoming season are asked to attend.

 

Little League

Sets Registration

Registration for Sitka Little League’s 2016 season is open.

Visit sitkalittleleague.org to sign up for baseball and softball. Tryouts/skills evaluations (for players 9 years and older) will be held noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. and Sunday, Feb. 21, at Blatchley Middle School.

Questions can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

SHS Graduation

Party Planning Set

The 2016 SHS graduation party parents meeting is planned 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Blatchley Middle School library.

 

Harp Sing Set

The fourth Sunday Sitka sacred harp sing is set 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Pioneers Home Chapel. Beginners and listeners are welcome. Call 738-2089 with questions.

 

 

ANS to Meet

The Alaska Native Sisterhood will  meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the ANB Founders Hall, 235 Katlian Street.

Those with questions can contact Stephanie Gilardi at 646 510 0596 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

City League

VB to Register

Registration for City League volleyball is open.

Teams of all skill levels can participate. Those who don’t have a team can sign up online to find one. The season begins Feb. 8.

To register or get more information, go to SitkaCommunitySchools.com

 

Adult Soccer

Tourney on Tap

Sitka Community Schools is seeking players for 4x4 indoor soccer tournaments. Games will be Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons Jan. 25 through Feb. 6.

To register or get more information, go to SitkaCommunitySchools.com

 

 

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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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