December 30, 2013 Community Happenings

Retirement Party
    For Glenn Howard
    A retirement party for Glenn Howard Jr. is set Jan. 3 at the Sitka Elks Lodge. Dinner will be 6-8 p.m. followed by music and dancing 8 p.m.-midnight.
    Howard is retiring from the Sitka Pioneers Home after 25 years of service.

    Museum Closed
    Sheldon Jackson Museum will be closed Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will resume Jan. 2.



    Discovery Days
    At Science Center
    The next Sitka Sound Science Center Discovery Days event will be an Aquarium Sleepover Jan. 4.
    Kids ages 7-10 and their parents are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is needed for this annual pass-holder event. Contact SSSC to register or for more information at 747-8878.




    Masquerade
    Ball Jan. 1
    Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood are cosponsoring a benefit New Year’s Masquerade Ball for family fun 6 p.m. Jan. 1 at the ANB Founders Hall.
    An eclectic variety of dance music will be played, and admission is free; however, a donation jar will be available at the door to contribute toward the final renovation projects at the hall, including finishing the kitchen.
    Costumes, whether recognizable or incognito, are being encouraged. A raven and crow call contest, the Haa Gu game, and other traditional ANB/ANS games are planned along with potluck desserts, snacks, and refreshments. For further information call Katherine Howard at 752-3420.

    ALFA to Meet,
    Discuss Halibut
    The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association will meet 5-7 p.m. Jan.  10 at the Sitka Sound Science Center meeting room to discuss halibut catch limits and proposals.
    For more information call 747-3400.

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 5-25-22)

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 11:55 pm Wednesday, May 25.

New cases as of Wednesday: 1,911

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 251,425

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,252

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,776

Current Hospitalizations – 46

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "medium.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Cases in last 7 days – 25

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,658

Hospitalizations (to date) – 32

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

  

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20 YEARS AGO
May 2002

 

From Sitka’s Past by Robert DeArmond: May 14, 1878 – The steamer California brought a cannery crew to Sitka for one of the first two salmon canneries in Alaska. The cannery, located at Starrigavan, operated for only two seasons and was abandoned.

50 YEARS AGO
May 1972

 The work of four Sitka artists will be represented in the Ketchikan Arts and Crafts Guild Traveling Show. The artists are Alice Bergdoll, Linda Larsen, Marilyn Nevers and Clint Miller.

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