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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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-11/nominations-sought-volunteer-awards
Art
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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-18/ged-graduation-honors-174
Local
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.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-16/unsung-heroes-trails
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-21/paying-it-forward
Local
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-08/alaskas-first-lady-honors-volunteers
State | Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-21/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-10-06/holsts-retirement-unlikely-be-quiet
Neighbors
First lady awards 'Volunteers of the Year'

...were guests of honor at the Governor's Mansion Friday, where they were honored by Alaska's first lady as "Volunteers of the Year."Earline Smith and six others, including a volunteer firefighter and an Alaska State Trooper who provides clothing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-12/first-lady-awards-volunteers-year
State
Longtime Johnson Youth Center volunteer receives award

...being honored by Alaska's first lady as 2013 Volunteers of the Year, Gov. Sean Parnell's office announced Tuesday...announcement from Gov. Parnell's office stated that the Volunteer of the Year honors are "awarded to those who engage in volunteer...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-24/longtime-johnson-youth-center-volunteer
Local
Era lead pilot wins JCVB Visitor's Choice award

Mike Bury spends his days carting visitors across the skies of Juneau, no matter the weather. He's the lead pilot at Era Helicopters, and has flown with the company since 2004.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-01/era-lead-pilot-wins-jcvb-visitors-choic
Local

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