September 21, 2015 Community Happenings

Benefit Saturday

For Fortress at Pub

A comedy and burlesque fundraiser for Fortress of the Bear will be held  10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

The event will be  an ‘‘evening of laughter with a sprinkling of sultry burlesque,’’ the Pub said.

Tickets are available in advance at the Pub for $15 per person.


No School

The Sitka School District announces that there will be no school for all students Friday, Sept. 25, Monday, Sept. 28 and Tuesday, Sept. 29, for teacher inservice. All offices will remain open.


End Poverty

Webinar Sept. 27

Sitka RESULTS and Sitka High School will host a ‘‘Global Grassroots’’ webinar conversation with Dr. Jeffery Sachs of New York 8:30-10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at SHS.

The new Global Development goals to end poverty by 2030 will be the topic of conversation with Sachs.

Muffins will be available. Those attending may take their own coffee or tea and a friend. Access to the school will be through the front entrance. Call Michele, 752-0472, for further information.


Baranof School

Sets Open House

Baranof Elementary School will host an open house 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.  

‘‘Spend an hour with us while your child shares what they have been working on and shows you around the school,’’ the school said. 

Baranof School has limited parking.  Parents are asked not to park at Market Center, the Elks Club or Fairweather Prints. The city parking lot has space to accommodate many vehicles and the Monastery Street door across from the Elks will be open. Parking is also available in the lot on the corner of Sawmill Creek Road and Baranof Street and one close to the playground on Baranof Street for Baranof parking. 

Call 747 5825 with questions.  


Baranof School

Parents to Meet

Baranof Elementary School will hold a parent meeting noon Sept. 30 in the school library. It will include parents’ questions, networking and information on curriculum, positive behavior supports, and school-home connections.

The meeting is open to all parents. Call 747 5825 with questions.


Open Mic Set

Sitka Folk and the Greater Sitka Arts Council are hosting a benefit open mic at the Larkspur Cafe on Sunday, Sept. 27. Sign up is at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Call Ted at 747-5482 for more information.



Keystone Kops

Seeks Members

The Alaska Day Festival is seeking ‘‘tough and drama-free women’’ who are interested in fundraising and feathers.

Women are invited to joint the harbingers of the Alaska Day celebration by become Keystone Kops.

For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Jen Houx, 738-1779.




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At a Glance

(updated 6-29-22)

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 12:15 pm Wednesday, June 29.

New cases as of Wednesday: 2,123

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 261,987

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,252

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,772

Current Hospitalizations – 87

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

COVID in Sitka

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

Cases in last 7 days – 22

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,763

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






June 2002

Photo caption: The ANB team celebrates after winning the Sitka Major League tournament. From left are Billy Allery, Gordon Reeder, Chris Scott, Ross Venneberg, Cole Venneberg, Kale Vilandre, Cedar Mayo, Rhys Kimmel, Leslie Isaacs, Ian Blair, Kory Hansen and Kyle Foot.



June 1972

For the second year in a row, Don Barton Jr., a Washington state logger, has walked off with the All-Alaska Logging Championship all-around logger trophy. Two other former winners, Mike McGraw (1968) and Jack Adams (1970), again placed high.