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Alutiiq Museum's volunteer of the year goes to couple who monitor ancient settlements

The Alutiiq Museum recently announced its Volunteer of the Year award, an annual tradition desinged to recognize the integral role of volunteers in carrying out the museum's goals. This year...
What's happening this week

MUSIC & DANCE Live music: Jacob Pickard, 10 p.m. Friday, May 29, McGiveney's. Live music: Kari Groven & the Wristrockets, 10 p.m., Saturday, May 30, McGiveney's. EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS Drawing Night, 6-8 p.m.
Nominations sought for Volunteer Awards

...invited Alaskans to nominate fellow citizens who have performed extraordinary volunteer service for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards.Started by First Lady Bella Hammond in 1974, the program recognizes Alaskan volunteers who have displayed...
GED graduation honors 174

One-hundred-seventy-four Southeast residents earned their GED in 2013, SERRC reported, and in doing so joined the organization's GED Hall of Fame.
Unsung Heroes of the Trails: Marc Scholten

Treadwell Ditch Trail may have a reputation for darkness, but Marc Scholten is the man letting in the light. On a recent day, as we walked the trail from its Gastineau Meadows access point to Paris Creek, the trail was dappled with sun.
Paying it forward

...47-year-old full-time mom of two teenage boys said she was "blown away" when she learned Thursday she won a Volunteer of the Year Award from Alaska's First Lady, Sandy Parnell."I'm still in shock," Heywood said with a smile.Heywood...
Alaska's first lady honors volunteers

It's been a whirlwind for Juneau's Erin "Rinny" Heywood since she helped a mentally handicapped Safeway worker replace a stolen bike last year.
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...Bears, and bring the title back to Juneau. Thumbs up to Juneau's Beatrice Franklin, who recently was named "Volunteer of the Year" by the Alaska Adult Education Association. Beatrice has spent the last four years teaching English as a second...
Holst's retirement unlikely to be quiet

...Humanities Council (in 2009), won the Mother of the Year award (in 1987), and was named Pacific Northwest Volunteer of the Year (in 1982), among other distinctions.Holst's involvement in the community began almost immediately upon her...
Perseverance named Nat'l Rec Trail

Whether you are a history buff, interested in flora and fauna or just an outdoors enthusiast, there is more than one reason to visit historic Perseverance Trail this season.


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