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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Daily Sitka Sentinel

May 24, 2023, Community Happenings

Cathy J. Sutton

Dies at Age 75

Cathy Jane Sutton, a Sitka resident since 1971 and a former Mt. Edgecumbe High School teacher, died this morning at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center. She was 75.

Services are pending.



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.


Texas Volunteers

At Sitka Lutheran

Jon and Glena Pfennig are serving Sitka Lutheran Church as volunteers this month, something they’ve done for several years.

Jon has had a career in jurisprudence. A graduate of University of Texas at Austin, he has served communities and formed  his own law firm. An award-winning officer of the Texas Air National Guard, he served with distinction for 20 years.

Glena, a graduate of UT/Austin with a journalism degree, has had a  37-year career in communications. She worked in advertising, newspapers and sports writing. Her writing includes several major award-winning pieces which include photography. 

 Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a primary task for Lutheran Volunteers. Also expected is explaining Sitka Lutheran’s rich Finnish-Lutheran history to tourists and caring for the historic Lutheran Cemetery. 

‘‘A special thank you to Sitkans who not only purchase items at garage sales for youth travel, but also donate valuable items for sale,’’ the church said.

Sitka Lutheran has sponsored teens going to Jamaica, Indonesia, Florida, Canada, New Orleans and Montana for relief efforts involving flooding, hurricanes and health care. The church also helps support the Salvation Army Food Bank.  

The Rev. Sandra Rudd leads Sunday morning worship services at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesday at 6 p.m., a weekly soup supper is held in the church followed by a short prayer service. Youth group and quilting are among service activities. All are invited to attend. 

For information call the office at 747-3338, visit the web site at: or e-mail the office at  


Calvary Chapel

Sitka to Meet

Calvary Chapel Sitka invites the public to learn about and celebrate Shavuot 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 502 Hirst Street.

The festival is the “Feast of Weeks” that takes place 50 days after Passover. 


Wildlife Cruise

Planned June 3

Sitka Rotary Club will host its fifth wildlife cruise June 3 on an Allen Marine boat.

Passengers should arrive at 2:30 p.m. at Crescent Harbor to embark by 3 p.m. The boat returns at 6 p.m.

The cost per passenger is: under age 5 (accompanied by an adult), free; 5-12 years, $25; 13-20, $50; 21-64, $65; and 65 and older, $50.

Payment may be made by cash, local check or credit card. For additional information, call (818) 207-2993.

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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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