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Fest for Breasts complete success


With contributions from the following local businesses and individuals, we made almost $6,000 for Cancer Connection! Thank you to all who made it out for Breast Fest to show your support!

Rotaract gives thanks to Alaska Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Alaska Litho, Alaska Perfume Company, Alaska Quest Charters, Alaska Vision Center, Amanda and Kasen Spickler, Aurora Projekt, B’s Bakery and Bistro, Barbara Griffin, Bullwinkle’s Pizza Parlor, Capital Copy, Christianne Carrillo, Colleen Torrence, Collette Costa, Creativation Events, Cycle Alaska, DJ Manu, Electric Scoundrels, Elgee Rehfeld & Mertz, Era Helicopters and Flightseeing, First Impressions Salon, The Hangar on the Wharf, Holly’s Hallmark, Imperial Saloon, The Island Pub, Jeweler’s Bench — Nugget Mall, John and Laura Seeley — Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Juneau Chamber of Commerce, Key Bookkeeping, M. Sue Alexander, Mark Troupin and Steve Allwine, Sr. — Mendenhall Auto, Night Moods, Pair-A-Dice Tattoo and Body Piercing, Panhandlers Motorcycle Club of Southeast Alaska, Paradise Beach Tanning & Travel Salon, Paul Gardinier, Pie in the Sky, Rainbow Foods, Red Dog Saloon, Rufus K. Page, Shoefly & Hudson’s, Skeins Fine Yarns, Southeast Industrial Services, Taku Glacier Lodge, Taku Harley Davidson, Temsco Air, The Grind, The Rock Dump, Triangle Bar, Two Chums Painting, Miner’s Postal, Ward Air, Inc., Western Auto-Marine, Wild Oven Bakery, Wings Airways.

Capital City Rotaract


Hospitality, Juneau Style

On a recent seven-day stay in Juneau, I found the hospitality of the entire community a seamless pleasure for my wife and me. As a national speaker on customer service, I am very aware of the value in creating a positive first impression. Juneau did that for the entire week-long visit.

The chain of positive impressions started with Cathie Roemmich, CEO of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, her staff and board of directors. A few of the companies that added to this high benchmark of service included John and Darrell at the Goldbelt Hotel; Mary Ann, Rachael and Rick at Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa; Mark Troupin at Mendenhall Auto Center; Dorain Gross and Kenny Soloman at Gross Alaska Theaters and Richard Burns and his team at the Juneau Radio Center. Please include the countless staff of the above, and the merchants and restaurant staff who served us for our week in Juneau.

In a nutshell, I found Juneau to be above the norm with not only a positive first impression, but well positioned as a major worldwide destination, with service to match.

I look forward to my next visit to the last frontier, and Juneau will again be my first stop.

Respectful regards,

David K. Aaker IOM

Aaker & Associates


TMHS Falcons soar to the summit with your help

In September, Thunder Mountain High School hosted its first ever “Falcons Soaring to the Summit” kickoff celebration in conjunction with the TMHS open house. Students, family members and community members were able to observe first-hand the variety of sports, clubs and activities available at TMHS.

The site council would like to thank all who helped make this event a success.

A special thank you to the following businesses whose generous donations helped feed more than 200 people: Don Abel Building Supply for letting us use their barbecue grill and Pavitt Health and Fitness for donating fruit trays.

Thank you to the parents and staff who donated items and volunteered time.

We would also like to thank the coaches and advisors for bringing their teams and clubs together for the event: Art with Heather Ridgeway, baseball with Bill McCauley, Matt Greely and Joe Tompkins, boys basketball with John Blasco and Robert Ridgeway, boys soccer with Ry Walters and Sam Greely, cheer with Tina Lee and Julie Wyatt, cross country with Scott May, culinary arts club, dance team with Mikaela Levy, debate and forensics with Kathleen Galau, drama with Tryee Pini, football with Bill Byouer and Tom Jolly, girls basketball with Tanya Nizich and Arnold Ibias, girls soccer with Kris Coffee and Moctar Diouf, model UN with Kristin Garot, National Honor Society with Carol May, play productions with Kristin Garot, rifle with Kathryn McCasland, robotics with Carol May, softball with Jorge Cordero and Gretchen Kriegmont, student government with Graham Story, swim and dive with Jason Wilson, Tim Fraychineaud and Scott Griffiths, track and field with Scott May, Graham Story and James Kearns, volleyball with Adriana Northcutt and Arnold Ibias, and wrestling with Chad Requa.

Most sincerely,

TMHS Site Council members — Principal Dan Larson, Juneau School District board representative Andi Story, Student Council representative Daniel Martell, Steve Iha, Debbie Leamer, Lisa Lindeman, Wes Parker, Corey Pavitt, Ellen Pavitt, Jill Robinson, Michelle Strickler, Jackie Stewart, and Tammy Morris


Thanks in a time of need

We, the family of Pedro Sanchez Tabada and Narcisa Tudtud Tabada, thank everyone who helped us during our times of sorrow: Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, Cornerstone Home Health, SEAMS, Wildflower Court, ESD — Director’s Office of DOLWD, Dr. Richard Welling and staff, Dr. Dorothy Hernandez and staff, Dr. Paul Weiden and staff, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Bartlett Regional Hospital ED, CCU and Infusion Therapy staff, Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary, Morris Carrillo, Priscilla Ibesate, Sally Moskito and choir, Mary Stone, Father Pat Travers, Father Peter Gorges, Sandy Nolan, Romy Yadao, Linda Carrillo, Renan Mariano, Homer Rebustes, Roger Arsua and family, Pompio Zanoria’s family, Maria Andes, Benny Cruz, Iris Santos, Arnil Timtim and family, Jonathan Cristobal, Ben Suson, Agnes Vu’s family and Cathy Bohulano’s family.

To those who gave their time and effort, sent flowers and sympathy cards and brought food, to all our neighbors, friends and relatives, who in their own special ways helped, comforted and supported us during our difficult times, thank you, we have not forgotten you.

Special thanks and appreciation to those who prayed and shared their graces with us during the nine-day novena prayer of our parents.

Hazel Schramm


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