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Swim instructor Rob Niederhauser helps Glacier Valley Elementary School students MJ Thompson, left, and Chessa Veasey-Sanders with swimming lessons at the Dimond Park Aquatic Center last week.

The dos and H2don'ts of Alaskan waters

Patricia Morgan is still haunted by the drowning death of a promising young athlete in Haines' icy waters - there was nothing that could be done to save him, but there is plenty that can be done to prevent more drowning deaths.


Living & Growing: BeYOUtiful

Living & GrowingBeYOUtiful We all will be, are, or have been teenagers. A period of time in our lives identified with rebellion, exploration, and growth, and a time when we are inundated with social pressures from our peer group.

Slack Tide: Protaxination time

Okay, you got me: I'm in a bit of tax trouble. Before the IRS initiates property seizure (and revokes my liquor license), it's not tax evasion I'm guilty of; it's tax avoision. What? Avoision. That's totally a word.
Geoff Kirsch

Outstanding Service Award to John Hawkins

The National Children's Advocacy Center awarded John Hawkins, the first Native Forensic Interviewer of children for southeast Alaska, the 2014 Outstanding Service Award in Child Protective Services.

Hospice and Home Care seeks community sponsors

Small home health agencies throughout the United States have been working tirelessly to stay afloat since the 1997 Balanced Budget Act. Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, Juneau's only home health agency, is no exception.

Digging through layers of fleece

Down south, folks are dressing for spring; here we are still wrapped in layers of warm wool and fleece. For Moms, under these layers of fleece lies baby's perfect food. Everyone knows that breast milk is healthiest for baby.

Mammography van is on the move

The SouthEast Regional Health Consortium's WISEWOMAN Women's Health Program, in partnership with the Breast Cancer Detection Centers, has announced the Spring 2014 mobile mammography schedule.

FYI for the week of March 24, 2014

Recent births at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center: • On April 4, 2014, a son, Zane Stewart, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz., to Jennifer Hook and Sean Stewart of Wrangell.

Auke Bay Volunteer Fire Department wins toilet paper

The Auke Bay Volunteer Fire Department was selected by Charmin to receive a year's supply worth of Charmin toilet paper as part of the "Charmin Relief Project." Only one firehouse per state was chosen to receive relief from Charmin.

TMHS students to present to Legislature

On Monday, a Palestinian exchange student, Haytham Mohanna, and several Thunder Mountain High School students will give a presentation and present a gift to the Legislature at the Capital.

Bartlett Regional Hospital names new executive director

Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation has hired Maria Uchytil as its new Executive Director. Uchytil brings with her nearly twenty years of experience providing business solutions to government agencies and private industry.

Latseen Leadership Academy program now accepting applications

Applications are now available for Sealaska Heritage Institute's annual Latseen Leadership Academy program and will be accepted through May 16.

Edelman Scholarship now accepting applications

The Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation is now accepting applications for the Edelman Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Salvation Army and Juneau Rotary Club host fashion show

The Women's Auxiliary of the Salvation Army and the Juneau Rotary Club will host a Spring Strawberry Luncheon and Celebrity Thrift Store Fashion Show from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., April 25 at The Salvation Army, located at 439 Willoughby Ave.

Juneau Shambhala Center hosts two new classes

The Juneau Shambhala Center will host two classes in Contemplative Arts from April 18-20 at the Juneau Shambhala Center, located at 174 S. Franklin St. The classes being offered include Shambhala Art and Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging.

FDMS Orchestra Thanks Juneau Community

Under the direction of Floyd Dryden Middle School’s orchestra/choir teacher Missouri Smyth and chaperones Timos Giamakidis, Anne Marie Eldemar and Laura Mulgrew, the FDMS eighth grade orchestra recently returned from participating in...

Rotary Thanks Community for Food Drive Success

The Rotary Clubs of Juneau would like to thank the community of Juneau for the success of the Southeast Food Bank Food Drive, held on April 5.

Eagle Valley Center thanks Juneau Children Outdoors Community Coalition partners

SAGA's Eagle Valley Center would like to thank the Juneau Children Outdoors Community Coalition partners who helped organize and lead programs at the Spring Jamboree on Saturday March 29th. This year marked the sixth year of the Jamboree.

JDHS boys basketball team thanks Fast Break Club

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team would like to thank all Fast Break Club members and banner and raffle sponsors: Al and Vada Aitken, Rod and Lisa Baker, Dave and Kristin Bartlett, Ryan and Rose Behbahani, Ken and...

Monday, March 31, 2014


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