GROWING CONCERNS – Sitkans Andrea Fraga and Kaleb Aldred of Middle Island Gardens introduce themselves to an audience of around 100 this afternoon during the Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit in Sweetland Hall on the SJ campus. The three-day conference, organized by Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, Sustainable Southeast Partnership, runs through Sunday at several Sitka venues. Some of Saturday's topics include farming in Fairbanks, pest control and cultivating gourmet mushrooms. Vendor tables will be set up on Saturday and Sunday at Harrigan Centennial Hall. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

January 25, 2016 Community Happenings

ANB Meets Tonight

Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 1 will meet 7 p.m. tonight at the ANB Founders Hall.

Those with questions can call 738-3470.

 

Sitkan Nominated

To Naval AcademyU.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has nominated 47 young Alaskans, including one Sitkan, to the U.S. Military Service Academies for the class of 2020.

Patrick Timmons of Sitka was nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

 U.S. Military Service Academy nominees are selected based on their academic record, extracurricular activities, and leadership capacity. Murkowski’s nominees will compete against other candidates nationwide for a spot in the entering class. Though a congressional nomination to a service academy is an accomplishment within itself, it does not guarantee admission; service academies will make final decisions.

 

Pizza Benefit for

Youth Basketball

Pizza Express is donating a portion of sales 4:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, to the Blatchley Middle School boys traveling basketball team.

Proceeds will help fund travel to Juneau for the Mike Jackson Middle School tournament March 23-27.

 

Region Robotics

Competition Set

Robotics teams from Juneau, Hoonah and Sitka will compete in the Region Robotics Competition Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Sitka High School main gym.

Teams arrive Tuesday for inspections of robots and interviews. Competitions and robot viewing is open to the public 9 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by awards.

Those who wish to learn more about the program, First Tech Challenge, can go to http://www.firstinspires.org/

 

 

 

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