... for attending our concert
The musicians and board of the Juneau Symphony thank all of our patrons for attending our winter performance last month.
We are indebted to the University of Alaska Southeast for its sponsorship of the Evening of Concertos. We also thank the Juneau Empire for its continued support of our Concert Conversations series and Princess Tours for providing shuttle service for our patrons.
Additional thanks are due to Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium manager Lucas Hoiland for his hard work; house manager Larry White and the capable crew of volunteers for all their concert production help; Bruce Simonson for help with transporting the harp; Bill Diebels for transporting the bass drum; Ceann Murphy for loaning her bass; Leo and Llewellyn Lutchansky for the reception; and the Symphony supporters who opened their homes for our out of town musicians.
The Juneau Symphony applauds our local soloists Bill Paulick, Nathan Bastuscheck, and Bryan Diebels. We are very proud of you all!
Mark your calendars now for the Symphony Showcase, our annual chamber music concert featuring Symphony musicians, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 6, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 7, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
See you at the Symphony!
Kyle Wiley Pickett,
Music director and conductor
... for helping the Juneau Pioneers' Home
On behalf of the residents and staff of the Juneau Pioneers' Home a belated thank you to the many organizations and individuals who have contributed to our home. This includes the Glacier Valley Rotary for its support with our annual pie auction; the individuals and organizations who donated the pies; the Juneau-Gastineau Rotary for our fresh Christmas tree and the presents under it; the Moose Lodge for hosting our annual holiday party; the sisters of ESA Alpha Theta Chapter for sponsoring our senior prom and helping with other events; and UAS for lending us decorations that enhance our events. Also, the Pioneers of Alaska, Janice Holst Dancers, the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Super Bear Bakery, Daughters of the New Moon, Thunder Mt. Big Band, the Victorian Carolers, Key Bank, Glacier Valley Baptist, First Baptist, Auke Bay Bible Church, Chapel by the Lake, Resurrection Lutheran, St. Paul's, Douglas Methodist, St. Brendan's and to the many special individuals who have given regularly of their time, talent and finances to bring joy to our lives and make JPH a great place to live. We are proud of our community and grateful for its support. Thank you Juneau!
... for stopping to help after an accident
Some black ice on that little ridge just past the Williams' gas station caught me Saturday morning, Jan. 31, when I was heading out to the Valley. I went flying over the median and three traffic lanes, ending up in the ditch facing the opposite direction. Thankfully, I wasn't hurt and, although my car has a few dents, I was able to drive it away. Many thanks to the gentleman who stopped and called the police and rescue squad. Special thanks to David from Cameron Heating and Plumbing and Milo from The Heating & Plumbing Company who so skillfully got my car out of the ditch and to JPD and CCFD for their quick response and obvious caring. You guys are the best. And a reminder to everyone to wear your seat belts. I probably wouldn't be writing this if I hadn't been wearing mine.