Neighbors mailbox for the week of June 19, 2011

Carte family offers thanks for help in tough times

As the investigation continues, we have laid to rest our son Gabriel A. Carte. Our pain will be with us for a long time. April and I and Rob and Seana would like to thank the Jensen Family of Rejuvenation Salon & Spa for opening up their home to us in every way, From showers, beds and cooking and just everything and anything we needed. They have gone way above and beyond.

We would also like to thank Tim and Joann Birt of Juneau for providing transportation for us to get around town.

A very special thanks to Chris Carte and the Carte families for the love and support through the tough times.

April and Ron Horton

Cordova

Juneau Symphony announces raffle winners

The Juneau Symphony is happy to announce the winners of our 2011 Travel Raffle. The drawing was held in the Juneau-Douglas High School Commons immediately after our Pops Concert on June 11. The winners were:

• Grand Prize: Seven-day cruise with Princess Cruises: Marian Schafer, ticket No. 80.

• First Prize: Two Alaska Airlines Tickets: Mary Ann Dlugosch, ticket No. 161

• Second Prize: Northstar Trekking Glacier Trek: Russell Strandtmann, ticket No. 1322

• Third Prize: Trip to Gustavus: Bev Anderson, ticket No. 1065

• Fourth Prize: Temsco Helicopter Tour: Larry Walsh, ticket No. 1048

• Fifth Prize: Mt. Roberts Tramway Pass: Joe Donohue, ticket No. 964

The Symphony would like to thank everyone in the community who contributed to our raffle fundraiser, especially our prize donors Princess Cruises, Alaska Airlines, Northstar Trekking, Wings of Alaska, The Homestead Bed and Breakfast, Temsco Helicopters and Goldbelt Inc. The success of our raffle was due in large part to their generous donations and long time support of the Symphony. The raffle is the Symphony’s largest fundraiser and without it our season would not be possible. We raised more than $20,000 which will all go toward providing performance and learning opportunities for local musicians of all ages. Thank you to everyone who tirelessly sold tickets and everyone who bought tickets. Your commitment to music and art is what makes Juneau such an amazing community to serve. We’ll see you at the Symphony!

Valerie Snyder

Executive Director

Juneau Symphony

TMHS appreciates the opportunity

Coach Bill Byouer would like to thank the businesses of Jordan Creek that allowed our players give a little back to the community last week when they allowed some of our Falcon workers to wash the windows of the Jordan Creek Condominiums. We thank you for supporting Thunder Mountain High School and its football team.

Robin Cassell

Parent of a TMHS student

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:39

Communications scholarship open

Alaska Professional Communicators are offering two $1,000 scholarships for students planning a career in communications and majoring in any phase of public communications, including public relations, advertising, radio-television, video and print.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:39

Thank you from Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thanks to the City and Borough of Juneau tax revenue and the CBJ Activities Grant, five big and little matches in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program enjoyed an afternoon of free skating at the Treadwell Ice Arena!

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:38

Thank you from the American Red Cross of Alaska

On Feb. 17, 2017 we celebrated our 100-year anniversary as the American Red Cross of Alaska. It was very important to us to kick-off the year in Juneau as the original Red Cross of Alaska Charter was in Juneau. We are so happy we did! We have so many people to thank for making the evening not only fun, but heart-warming as well. We first have to thank the volunteers that worked so hard. Thank you to Buddy Custard, board member extraordinaire, for all of your guidance, humor, and hard work. Thank you Teresa Maria Abella for asking Senator Egan to be our Honorary Chair, for plastering the town with posters, for your fundraising efforts, your excitement, your photography, and just in general for being such a blessing to the Red Cross team. Senator Egan and Jesse Keihl, what can we say? You were amazing and helpful and patient. I will miss our meetings and the laughter that always ensued. We would be very remiss if we did not thank Governor Walker for giving us your time and for sharing your Red Cross story. Your commitment and support are deeply appreciated and we were touched beyond measure by your decision to attend and speak at our celebration. Lt. Governor Mallott and Mrs. Mallott, thank you for attending and supporting our mission. You bring such a sense of calm and grace wherever you go, we are humbled that you shared that with us. Last, but most definitely not least, we must thank all of our volunteers. The American Red Cross is a volunteer-run organization with only 14 staff for the entire state of Alaska. We could not help the hundreds of Alaskans that we do without volunteers. Our volunteers are the ones that get up at 2 a.m. when we receive a call about a house fire. They leave their homes and families to help others if there is a large disaster either in Alaska or in some other part of the country. I have said it many times, and will continue to say it: Red Cross volunteers are the best in the world. They are selfless, kind, generous people who only want to help. For this celebration there are a few in particular we need to thank: Karen Petersen, Peter Chaille, June Johnson, Joyce Levine, Michelle Brown, Carolyn and Dan Garcia, Chip Wagoner, Rebecca Trude, Rick Janelle, Patricia and Kyle Lamson, Bob Bassett, and T Iputi! Thank you Juneau and Southeast Alaska for supporting the American Red Cross of Alaska’s first 100 years; we look forward to the next 100!

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:38

Planetarium presents ‘Aurora’

The Marie Drake Planetarium will present “Aurora” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, followed by “The Sky Tonight” on the Spitz projector. The event is free and for all ages.

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