September 18, 2014 Community Happenings

    Easter Group
    Meeting on Tap
    The Easter Group will meet 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in the upper meeting room at Sitka Lutheran Church.
    The Easter Group works with other service providers in Sitka to end extreme poverty and empower people. For more information, contact 747-4109/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    Junior, Senior
    Night at SHS
    Parents of Sitka High School students are invited to Junior and Senior Night 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, hosted by the Sitka High School counseling office.
    Those attending will discuss various post-secondary education planning topics. For more information call 966-1927.

    Apple Harvest
    Ahead for 4-H
    The Sitka 4-H Club will harvest apples from city trees Saturday, Sept. 20. Club members should meet at Totem Square on the corner of Katlian and Lincoln at 10 a.m.
    Applooza is a community event with the Sitka Kitch, the Sitka Food Coop, the Sitka Local Foods Network and 4-H to provide locally grown food to community members.

    Acro-Yoga Taught
    Amy Impellizzeri will teach acro-yoga workshops Sept. 19-21 at the Yoga Union in the Kellogg building on the SJ Campus.
    The schedule is as follows:  Sept. 19, “Intro to AcroYoga,” 6-8 p.m.; Sept. 20,  “FUNdamentals of Flight,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sept. 20, “Thai and Fly: Happy Shoulders & Hips!”, 2-5 p.m.; Sept. 21, “Element Core Conditioning,” 10-11 a.m.; and Sept. 21, ‘‘AcroYoga Inversions,’’ 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Sign up is available at the nonprofit organization. No yoga experience is required and no partner is needed. A discount is given for attending all sessions. Go to for more information.

    SAFV to Offer
    Free Training
    Sitkans Against Family Violence will continue free community training 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22, with talks on sexual assault and Sitka’s sexual assault response team.
    Presenters are Deanna Moore, SAFV advocate and director of Mary’s Place, a residential treatment facility for women; and a sexual assault nurse examiner from SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe hospital.
    In the afternoon, Lt. Jeff Ankerfelt, of the Sitka Police Department, will talk about the role of law enforcement in cases of domestic disturbances.
    On Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m., Moore will talk about the connection between substance abuse and domestic violence, and SAFV’s prevention director Julia Smith will wrap up the series with an overview of violence prevention programs in Sitka.
    All sessions are open to the public at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall at 408 Marine Street. Parking is available behind the building with access from Spruce Street. Any or all sessions may be attended. A detailed schedule is available at, click the Upcoming Events tab, or on Facebook.  Or call 747-3370 for more information.

    Boys Basketball
    Garage Sale Set
    The Sitka High boys basketball team benefit sale will be 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sitka High School.
    Lots of items will be for sale.

    Sitkans Asked
    To ‘Fill the Bus’
    For Charity
    The annual ‘‘Fill the Bus’’ food drive is slated 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Buses will be parked at both Sea Mart and AC Lakeside grocery store parking lots.
    Sitka Tribe of Alaska and Center For Community’s “the RIDE” public transit system, and Sitkans Against Family Violence are co-sponsoring the food drive. 
    Donations will be given to the food banks and commodity programs for STA’s Social Services and SAFV.
    For any questions contact “the RIDE” at 747-7103.

    BEC PAC to Meet
    The Baranof Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee will meet 11:45 a.m. Sept. 24 in the school library.
    ‘‘The PAC is a great way to get involved, have your ideas heard, and support your child’s education and school,’’ the school said.
    Parents can take their lunch, and younger children are welcome.
Discovery Days
At Science Center
Sitka Sound Science Center will host a Discovery Days event 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 20.
Children will explore the critters of Sitka Sound using microscopes, the specimen collection and aquarium.
Discovery Days are SSSC annual pass holder events. Passes can be purchased at the door for $50 a family or $30 per individual for the year. For more information contact Ashley at 747.8878 ex.3 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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At a Glance

(updated 5-30-2023)

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 12:15 pm Tuesday, May 30.

New cases as of Tuesday: 165

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 298,078

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,468

Case Rate per 100,000 – 22.64

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

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 58.70

Cases in last 7 days – 5

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,424

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






June 2003

Sitka Community Hospital board of directors has asked SEARHC to stop providing most health care services to non-beneficiary patients. “During the collaborative process SEARHC has said they’re happy to do anything they can do to help,” said SCH Administrator Bill Patten. “This is one of the things they can do – not provide services to non-beneficiaries.”



June 1973

What began 50 years ago in a Methodist parsonage in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will be celebrated Sunday in Sitka. Les and Caroline Yaw’s four children invite the couple’s many, many friends to attend a golden wedding anniversary reception at the Centennial Building.