Announcements

Health & Safety

Senior Walkers are back in Action!

At the Hames Center + other activities in July

The Senior Walkers are back in action every Tuesday from 1-2pm at the Hames Center ~ Come join us for a few laps & laughs! Seniors & BHV volunteers are…

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Sciences, Education

Launch of Iñupiaq Dictionary

Announced by Artic Slope Community Foundation

June 7, 2022:  Arctic Slope Community Foundation Launches Inupiaq Dictionary and Sentence Building App Anchorage, AK – We here at Arctic Slope Community Foundation (ASCF) are beyond excited to share…

Transportation

Low Emission & Electric Ferry Project

Research Project selected for DOT funding

Southeast Conference and Alaska DOT&PF partner on research project. (JUNEAU, Alaska) May, 2022 — Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) and Southeast Conference (SEC) are partnering to conduct…

Transportation

M/V Matanuska returns to Prince Rupert B.C.

Ferry Service SE Alaska to Prince Rupert returns after hiatus

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The M/V Matanuska returned to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, in the late evening of Monday, June 20, 2022, ending a nearly three-year service interruption due to new border requirements…

Arts & Sciences

Call for KCAW Fill-in Hosts

During the month of July

KCAW Volunteer Coordinator Cara Crain published the following announcement: Howdy Raven Volunteers! I have a ton of shows available for fill-ins, so if you’ve been wanting more air time, to…

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Sciences

Sealaska Heritage posts Celebration 1990

Video series shows fifth Celebration, more years to follow

Sealaska Heritage has digitized and posted online video of Celebration 1990. Celebration is a dance-and-culture festival first held in 1982 that has grown into the world’s largest gathering of the Tlingit,…

Outdoors & Recreation

SAIL ORCA July Activities

Sitka Calendar Published

Here is SAIL’s ORCA calendar for the month of July!  (calendar posted below) ORCA stands for “Outdoor Recreation and Community Access” Southeast Alaska provides the perfect backdrop for recreation. With…

Municipal

Annual Grant Funding Applications

For Non-Profit Organizations

June 24, 2022 announcement from CBS:  Grant applications are now available for non–profit organizations to apply for annual funding from the City and Borough of Sitka General Fund for FY23….

Food & Gardening

Oregon Berries!

Opening Weekend July 2nd!

Come and get fresh Oregon Berries! Every Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm through September! Fruit stand will be set up on Katlian St. – at 717 Katlian St., in the “Sound…

Other

Sitka Animal Friends

New non-profit in town

A local group has established a new nonprofit to help Sitka’s stray, feral and surrendered animals. Called “Friends of Sitka Animal Shelter,” the group is focused on caring for animals…

Arts & Sciences

Sitka International Cello Seminar

June 29-July 17

The ninth annual Sitka International Cello Seminar will be held June 29 – July 17, 2022 at the Miner Music Center at Stevenson Hall in Sitka, Alaska. The Sitka International…

Food & Gardening, Health & Safety

Summer Snack Grab ‘N Go Program

Thursdays at Sitka Public Library

Sitka Public Library is offering FREE Snack Bags this summer for youth of all ages, available every Thursday until August 4 from 10am to noon. Kids, tweens and teens can…

Health & Safety, Outdoors & Recreation

Raven’s Way

Substance abuse recovery program for youth

Do you know a young person struggling with substance abuse? Look into Raven’s Way — a 60-day outdoor, residential behavioral health program that promotes wellness, recovery, and resiliency in Alaskan…

Transportation

Article about Yupik pilot Dolena Fox

from Alaska Public Media 5/20/22

Check out this interesting APM article, by Olivia Ebertz, published May 20. 2022 — Dolena Fox is one of the world’s first female Yup’ik commercial pilots Pilot Dolena Fox is…

Food & Gardening, Health & Safety

Did you know that…

SEARHC publishes a Southeast Alaska Traditional Foods Guide

In Southeast Alaska, field mint/wild mint (Kóoshdaa Náakw) can be gathered in late spring before the flowers are in bloom. A cool mint compress on your forehead can help with…

Health & Safety

SEARHC Wisewoman

Women's Health Program

WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program provides health screening and patient navigation programs for Alaskan women. We remove financial barriers that prevent women from screening for cancer. If necessary, the program helps…

Business, Health & Safety

Rotary Speakers

Tuesdays in June

Here are the speakers schedule for Sitka Rotary, on Tuesdays, for the rest of June: Jun 14, 2022 12:00pm  Alaska Seaplanes (Subject to Change) Jun 21, 2022 12:00pn Anne Sears,…

Volunteer

CBS Volunteer Opportunities

Municipal boards, commissions, committees & task forces

Volunteer positions are available on the following Municipal Boards and Commissions: Animal Hearing Board (category specific seats), Building Department Appeals Board, Climate Action Task Force, Gary Paxton Industrial Park Board,…

Other

50th Wedding Anniversary

Match made in heaven

Coke & Gary Oines will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Thursday, June 9th, 2022. They will actually be visiting with friends & family in Utah on that date….

Food & Gardening

Beak Restaurant Summer Hours

Longer hours Tuesday-Saturday + Sunday Brunch

Beak Restaurant is now open for their Summer Hours: 11am to 8pm Tuesday through Saturday And Brunch Sundays from 10am-2pm

Alaska Native Culture, HIstory & Social Justice, Learning & Fun

Benches & Birds yellow cedar installation

Elizabeth Peratrovich recognition in May & July

The Benches & Birds “informal” unveiling of the Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich Bench took place at 2pm on Sunday afternoon May 28th at Centennial Hall. Many friends, relatives & supporters were…

Other

Housesitter Available

June through early November (with some exceptions)

Mature, non-smoking female, long-time Sitkan with references is available to house-sit (including plant and small pet care). Recent knee surgery limits dog-walking ability. Availability is from early June through early…

Food & Gardening, Health & Safety

Breastfeeding & WIC Support

Services for Women & Children to Age 5

SEARHC WIC Clinics provide breastfeeding support, nutritious foods, healthy eating education & other services for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and children up to age 5. Call the main WIC…

Outdoors & Recreation

Yakutat Alaska Surfers

Story by KCAW

Read about – and listen to – Yakutat surfers giving their impressions of community & lessons to be learned from summer surf camp, in this KCAW story by Tash Kimmel…

Health & Safety

Island Therapeutics in Sitka

Occupational Therapist services

Pediatric developmental therapy, adult physical and cognitive rehabilitation and management of chronic disabilities. Services delivered in home, community & clinic. Insurance billing available. Lois Verbaan, Occupational Therapist. IslandTherapeuticsAK@gmail.com / (907)…

Visitors

Cruise Ship Schedule

Provided by Visit Sitka

Visit Sitka is providing a schedule of cruise ships planning on port calls in Sitka, with pertinent updates re: cancellations, etc. The May schedule can be found HERE, and the…

Health & Safety

Covid vaccines, boosters & testing

thru SEARHC

SEARHC says, “Let’s protect ourselves and our community. Register for the COVID-19 vaccine or booster today at http://ow.ly/OtTu50J5xpZ.” Go to this page and scroll down to schedule a vaccine or…

Environment & Recycling, Food & Gardening

Louise Brady on Talk of Alaska

Speaks about herring, subsistence & sustainability

I am from the Tlingit Nation. I am Kiks.adi of Sheet’ka Kwaan, from the Point House, X’aaka Hit. I am one of the Herring Protectors ~ Louise Brady Louise was…

Health & Safety

Did you miss the Medicare & Social Security event?

SEARHC can answer questions

If you missed the recent presentation on Medicare and Social Security retirement benefits, (offered by SEARHC & Cynthia Gibson) SEARHC can still help inform you & answer your questions. Says…

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Sciences

Voices on the Land

Summer Storytelling Intensive

Summer Storytelling Intensive for students entering grades 5-8. SHI will sponsor two storytelling intensives through its Voices on the Land — one virtual and one in-person — for students entering…

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Sciences

Sheldon Jackson Museum

Open 6 days a week!

Come visit us at the Sheldon Jackson Museum! Our Summer Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm

Learning & Fun

Science Center Summer Hours

May thru September

Sitka Sound Science Center Visiting Hours: Summer Hours:  May 2 – October 1 Monday–Saturday 9 am – 4 pm Sunday 10 am – 2 pm Winter Hours Sept. 30 –…

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