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Neighbors Digest

Posted: November 20, 2011 - 12:04am

Salvation Army provides free Thanksgiving dinner

The Salvation Army will be providing a free Thanksgiving dinner Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Hangar on the Wharf has offered use of its facilities to the organization to prepare and serve a holiday meal for those in need. For more information, contact the Salvation Army at 586-2136.

 

Fifteenth Year Serving Turkey Dinners at Silverbow

Celebrating their 15th anniversary in business, the Silverbow Bakery is again offering complete ready to serve turkey dinners for pick up on Thanksgiving Day.

The restaurant roasts the birds in its bagel oven. “We view this more like a community service than a business venture,” said Silverbow owner Jill Ramiel. “As with my own family, many of our customers don’t have big homes or kitchens, and their extended families live Outside. It’s a nice convenience to be able to offer a high quality homemade meal to-go. Our meals serve about 10-12 people, which is perfect. Some customers even put the trimmings in their own bowls and don’t even tell their dinner guests where it all came from.”

“It’s actually a very complex logistical exercise,” added Ramiel’s husband Ken Alper. “This is the one day of the year I personally take control of the kitchen, so it’s really fun for me. Getting the bread baked, and then all those birds into the bagel oven, with enough time to also heat the yams and potatoes, it’s pretty exhilarating. Our crew is running around, making salads and cranberry sauce, and taking care of the handful of regular customers. We have the football games on the big screen in the dining room; it’s kind of a working party. Then at 2pm sharp everything is ready to go, the people come, and in 15 minutes we move enough food for 400 people out the door.”

When Silverbow first offered this meal to-go, they were happy to be able to fill eight orders. It has grown from year to year, and this year they expect to max out the oven with 42 turkeys.

To reserve a meal, call 586-4146 or email info@silverbowinn.com

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrates new partnership

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) helps Alaska’s children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with a focus on friendship. BBBS is excited to announce its newest partnership with the University of Alaska Provost’s Office; together, they will work to increase connectedness, resiliency, and life skills in Juneau youth. The partnership is built upon the BBBS School Program in which volunteers, known as bigs, spend an hour a week with a youth, known as littles, in Juneau elementary and middle schools during the school year. The Provost’s Office has agreed to support its employees who choose to volunteer as bigs in the BBBS School Program with work release of up to one hour a week during the school year. BBBS is appreciative of its partnerships and welcomes working with UAS Provost Richard Caulfield and everyone in the provost’s Office and appreciates their dedication to Juneau’s youth and for supporting the BBBS mission.

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