SUN AND SNOW – Snow evaporates off the roof of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Thursday. More late season snow mixed with rain  is in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Sunny weather is in the forecast for the first part of next week. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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February 2, 2023, Community Happenings

Elders Invited

To Have Coffee

Sitka Tribe of Alaska invites community elders for coffee time 10 a.m. Feb. 9 at the ANB Founders Hall.

Coffee and a continental breakfst willb e provided.  The event will be held the second Thursday of each month.

For more information contact Daniele Roberts at (907) 747-7293.


Blankenship Earns

Bachelor’s Degree

Erin Blankenship has earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Mississippi State University College of Business, Starkville.

Erin also was named to the fall president’s list. Students on the list achieved a 3.80 or better grade-point average, based on a 4.0 scale, while completing at least 12 semester hours of course work with no incomplete grades or grades lower than a C.

The 2019 Sitka High graduate is the daughter of Eric and Jenny Blankenship.


Unitarians Meet,

Discuss Vladivostok

Janet Eddy and Kathy Kyle will give a presentation on “Life and Death in Russia in the 1990s” at Sunday’s meeting of the Sitka Unitarian Fellowship.

They will tell stories of experiences living in Vladivostok during the years that the city first opened to foreigners.

All are welcome to attend. Gathering is at 10:30 a.m., and the program begins at 10:45. Bread and soup follow the program at noon. The Fellowship Hall is at 408 Marine Street, with parking behind, off Spruce Street.  



Society to Meet

Sitka Conservation Society’s annual meeting will be held in person at the downstairs Mean Queen 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.

Staff and board members will preview upcoming SCS plans for 2023, conduct official business, and answer questions from the community. All are welcome to attend. Board election ballots are to be filled out online by Feb. 5. 

Email or call 907-747-7509 for more information.


STEM Connect for


Middle school students across Alaska can register for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program’s STEM Connect opportunity for spring.

The free virtual opportunity gives students a chance to connect with like-minded peers while engaging in fun discussions and activities that teach them more about STEM-related topics and careers. 

To learn more about the opportunity and to apply, visit


SCT Calls for

Set Builders,

Props Crew

GSAC Sitka Community Theater will have a call for those interested in joining the props and set team for the upcoming musical “Amelie,” 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Performing Arts Center.

Volunteers will learn about how sets and props are built, and can sign up for particular assignments. People of all skills and abilities are needed, and a short set work party will follow the meeting. Donuts and coffee will be served.

The entrance to the building is in the Performer Entrance in back of Sitka High School, between the school and the PAC. Those who are not able to attend can sign up to be included on the call list for future assignments and work parties, by calling or texting 907-738-0602.

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April 2004

Photo caption: Grace Larson holds one of the Easter breads she baked for sale at the annual Rainy Day Bazaar Saturday at Centennial Hall. Hundreds turned out for the event, sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Spouses and Women’s Association.


April 1974

All youngsters from walking age on up to age 12 are invited to an Easter egg hunt Sunday. Ages 5 and under meet at the Centennial Building; ages 6-9 in front of the visitor center at Totem Park; and ages 10-12 at Totem Park. Some $150 in cash and merchandise prizes will be offered.


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