Heart patient's wish comes true
JUNEAU - Chrysantha Bradley, the Juneau teen-ager who successfully underwent a heart transplant a year ago, was granted her dream of a trip to Hawaii by the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The nonprofit organization helps wishes come true for kids between the ages of 2 1/2 and 17 who suffer from life-threatening illnesses or conditions.
Bradley, 15, flew to Hawaii on Feb. 1 with her parents, Christine and Ray, her brother Aliha and her uncle, Peter Castillo. Activities there included snorkeling, a helicopter ride, and a visit to the battleship Missouri, a relic of Pearl Harbor. The family will return Monday and will be met at the Juneau Airport by a limousine another part of her wish.
Bradley said she wanted to go to Hawaii to learn about her Hawaiian heritage and attend a family reunion. Make-a-Wish arranged for her to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center, museums and historic sites.
Valentine's Day benefit for Perseverance
JUNEAU - Singers, sweets and stories will be featured at "Isn't It Romantic," a Valentine's Day benefit for Perseverance Theatre.
The event, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Perseverance Theatre, will include a floor show and a dessert bar with champagne. Singers Darius Mannino, Dianne Bennett, Patricia Hull, Marta Lastufka, Sally Smith and others will take turns at the microphone, singing a song or two apiece. Pianist Lorrie Heagy will accompany, and selections will include "My Funny Valentine," and other love songs and torch songs.
Brett Dillingham will tell an original story, and Dawn Pisel-Davis and John Leo, in the characters of William Lawrence Oliver and Clarabelle from "Fry Tales" will dance.
Tickets are $20 per person and are available at Hearthside Books and at the theater.
Benefit concert, auction for Bosse
JUNEAU - A concert featuring eight sets by local bands and musicians, plus a live auction, will be held Thursday as a fund-raiser for Juneau musician and builder Bill Bosse.
Bosse is suffering from the late stages of liver disease and is waiting for a liver transplant. The fund-raising auction and music will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Hangar Ballroom in the Merchant's Wharf. There is no admission charge and donations will be taken.
The auction will include artwork, glacier trekking trips, dinners and flights. The musicians performing short sets during the evening include Rockfish, the Docktones, Beat Brothers, the Bobb Family Band, Salsa Borealis, Jay Query, Automatic Daddy and the Panhandle Crabgrass Revival Band.
For more information contact Cathie at 586-4767 or Kate at 463-5657.