HATS OFF – Sitka High School graduates toss their mortarboards in the air after receiving their degrees Monday night in the Sitka High gym. This year 74 seniors graduated in a ceremony that included addresses by teacher Howard Wayne and class representative Nai’a Nelson, a performance by the symphonic band and a video of graduates. A car parade was held after the ceremony. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

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May 23, 2023, Community Happenings

Life Celebration

For Sharon Dawe

A memorial celebration of life service for Sharon Ann Frank McIndoo Dawe, 59, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi community house.

All are invited to join the Frank family for a potluck-style gathering, featuring the Haa Shagoon drum group.

The lifelong Sitka resident was born Nov. 10, 1963, and “walked into the forest” on Dec. 12, 2022.


SFS, Coliseum Show

‘Are You There God?’

    The Sitka Film Society and Coliseum Theater will screen “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at the Coliseum.

    The film, rated PG-13, is based on the popular Judy Blume book from 1970. In the story, 11-year-old Margaret moves to the suburbs, requiring her to navigate new friends, feelings, questions about her religion and the beginning of adolescence. The film has received a 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes from reviewers, 94 from audience members.

    Tickets are $10 at Old Harbor Books and the door. Call 907-738-0602 for more info.


Harp Sing Set

For Sunday

All are invited to learn to sing four-part a capella harmony in the Sacred Harp (shape note) tradition 3-4:30 p.m., Sunday, May 28, at the Pioneers Home chapel.

Beginners and listeners are welcome. Singing is from the red Denson book, and loaner books are available. For information call Sara at 747-2915.


Emblem Club

Set to Meet

Sitka Emblem Club 142 will hold a social meeting and a remembrance of departed members 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Sitka Elks Lodge.

Dinner will be served. All members are invited to attend. 


Work Party Set

At the Boatshop

The Sitka Maritime Heritage Society is holding a volunteer work party to restore exterior walls on the Japonski Island Boatshop 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 27.

Volunteers of all skill levels should take gloves and tools. Volunteers are welcome to help out for part or all the time. Project leaders will provide training in historic preservation principles and methods.

Coffee and snacks are provided. Call 738-7448 or email sitkamaritime@gmail.com for information or go to sitkamaritime.org.


SCLT Reschedules

Meet to May 25

The Sitka Community Land Trust has rescheduled its May board meeting to 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Hames corporate office conference room at 208 Lake Street, Suite B.

The public is being encouraged to attend. The SCLT is a non-profit organization that relies on community support and participation. For information, email sitkaclt@gmail.com.


Ship Cove Trail


Project Gets OK

The Sitka District Ranger has authorized the reconstruction of a 0.3 mile section of the Ship Cove Trail, a historic footpath constructed by the USDA Forest Service in 1925 and improved by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

The trail has been maintained by residents of Port Alexander over the years with minimal investment from the Forest Service. 

The section of the Ship Cove trail links the southern Baranof Island communities of Port Armstrong and Port Alexander.

‘‘It is currently in poor condition, making it inaccessible to users with mobility issues and is unsuitable for high volumes of pedestrian traffic,’’ Sitka Ranger District said.

The reconstruction will result in a 24- to 30-inch-wide aggregate surface over most of the section’s length with minimal disturbance to the existing CCC-era puncheon structures.

Several short, double-log stringer bridges ranging from 7 to 23 feet will replace failing bridges and will be constructed in the same style as the original CCC-era bridges. A 350-foot trail extension is included in the project to move the trailhead at Ship Cove farther from the wreckage of the Fort Union, which is a navigation hazard.

The Ranger District said at certain tides, the vessel wreckage in the intertidal presents a danger to boats approaching the existing trailhead.

For more information about the Ship Cove Trail Reconstruction Project visit the project webpage. Those with questions about the project or the decision may contact Mike Mullin at michael.mullin@usda.gov.

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May 2004

Dr. Arthur Cleveland, a former dean at Columbus State University in Georgia, was named the new president of Sheldon Jackson College, SJC officials announced today. He will be replacing C. Carlyle Haaland, who has held the position for four years.


May 1974

Coaching and managing the Little League teams this year are John Abbott and John Calhoun, ANB; Dale and DeWayne Vilandre, Alaska Federal; Walt Barker, Elks; Frank Simmons and Frank Vilandre, Lions; Leo Bacon, Pat Ness, Cliff Robards and Bob Edenso, Moose; and Everett Webb, Sportsmen. Head umpire is Carl Karpstein.


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