CEREMONIAL START – Officials break ground for the 9-mile road to Katlian Bay project Tuesday afternoon. Pictured are, from left, D. Lance Mearig, DOT&PF Southcoast Region Director; Rachel Roy, Sitka Chamber of Commerce executive director; Perry Edwards, U.S. Forest Service Sitka  district ranger; Garry White, executive director of Sitka Economic Development Association; Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman; Ken Cameron, Shee Atika Inc. CEO; John MacKinnon, Alaska DOT commissioner; Mayor Gary Paxton; and Kerry Kuenzi, president of K&E Alaska Inc. (Sentinel Photo)

June 13, 2019, Community Happenings

Art Show Up At

Pioneers Home

The Sitka Pioneers Home will host “The Ugly Side of Plastic” art show through June 25. Show hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays in the recreation/kitchen room located in the basement.

More than a dozen local artists, including Norm Campbell, Pat Kehoe, John Straley and Libby Stortz, have contributed pieces that examine how plastic is affecting the environment. Art also showcases ways people can use less one-time-use plastic.

Local art related to the theme and other locations for showings are still being sought. Artists and venues interested may contact Michelle at 747-2708 to participate. The show will be displayed throughout the year at various locations and events. The exhibition is supported by Bags for Change, a local volunteer group interested in reducing plastic pollution. 




On Balance Set

A presentation on balance and ambulation for older adults by Gio Villanueva, physical therapist and director of rehabilitation services at SEARHC, will be held 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Sitka Public Library.

Call SEARHC Health Promotion at 966-8720 with questions. 


Father’s Day

Brunch at Elks

Father’s Day brunch will be hosted by Sitka Emblem Club 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Sitka Elks Lodge.

Fathers eat free. Others will be charged $15 for adults and $8 for ages 10 and younger.


Elks and Invited guests are welcome to attend.

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