Last Dance

Sitka Fine Arts Camp elementary age campers dance with instructor Brendan Jones in their final day of camp today at the Sheldon Jackson College Campus. Middle School Camp, for grades seven thru nine, begins Monday. Registration is still open at 907-747-3085. (Sentinel Photo by Klas Stolpe)

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September 12, 2023, Community Happenings

ANS to Meet;

Nominations Set

Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 4 will have two more rounds of nominations for officers, 2 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24, at 414 Hollywood Way. The final voting will be 2 p.m. Oct. 1.

Individuals must be paid up members in good standing in order to vote. Call Josephine at 907-738-0712 with questions.


Rally Sunday at

Methodist Church

Students and their families are invited to the United Methodist Church of Sitka, 303 Kimsham Street, for Rally Sunday – the start-up of fall Sunday school – on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Church service  begins at 10 a.m.  Students are asked to take their backpacks for the blessing of the backpacks time during service.  The congregation will start in the sanctuary and then go into the Broschat Fellowship Hall after the children’s sermon time for welcoming activities.

Sunday school is for those age 3 years through fifth grade.  

After church service will be fellowship time and all are invited to join them for refreshments.

For information, contact the church at 907-747-8775, or Pastor Bennie Grace Nabua at 907-419-3112.  


Food Security

Survey on Tap

The public is being asked to take the Sitka Food Security Survey to help local organizations better understand the food challenges facing Sitkans.

“Struggling to buy the foods you prefer to eat? Have food stored in case of an emergency? Able to access the local, wild foods you love?’’ are a few of the survey questions.

The survey takes less than 10 minutes. The link to participate is Hard copies of the survey are available at  Sitka Public Library.


Vegetation Clearing

Continues to Restore

Battle Site Viewshed

Management of vegetation along sections of the historic beach and 1804 Battle Site at Sitka National Historical Park will continue over the coming weeks.

The overall purpose of the work is to restore historic viewsheds in the area, the park said in a press release. Management includes the removal of trees under 6 inches in diameter, removal of some understory vegetation, and removal of invasive trees and shrubs within the management zone (primarily alders and salmonberry). 

The park said that while vegetation management is commencing, visitors may see small motorized equipment in the area, such as chainsaws and weedwhackers. Trail traffic may be re-routed on a case-by-case basis. 

 The primary goal during this phase is to improve the viewshed looking southward from the Kiks.ádi Fort Site towards the beach, to resemble what its appearance was during the historic battle and increase awareness of the battlefield’s historical significance.

Management work also will help maintain the present-day look of the Kiks.ádi Fort Site clearing by removing salmonberry bushes from the perimeter, the news release said.


School Board Sets

Work Session

The Sitka School District School Board will hold a work session 6 p.m.  Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the district office boardroom to discuss the SSD Strategic Plan.

The work session is open to the public.


‘Sitka Tells Tales’

Event Sept. 19

“Voices On Lincoln Street: An Experiment In Reverse Tourism,” a special edition of Sitka Tells Tales, will be aired 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, on KCAW.

It is a collaboration of Artchange, Inc. and Raven Radio. 


Usher Training

Set for PAC

A volunteer usher training will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Sitka Performing Arts Center.

The first opportunity to usher is Sept. 19 for comedian Brooks Wheelan. For more information call 907-747-3085 or email

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Edna Revard is enjoying a much-deserved vacation: she and youngest son Joe are in Italy visiting her older son, Jack, his wife and child. Jack is with the military, stationed in Italy. Edna will be gone a month, the crew at Revard’s Restaurant says.


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