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Posted: Friday, February 23, 2007

Thanks for maintaining the Mendenhall ski track

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We would like to thank the people involved in maintaining the ski track at the Mendenhall campground so that the hundreds of people using it each week can have a great place to get exercise outdoors. Tim Hall, Don Thomas, and Scott Fischer are doing the job rain or shine as the campground is maintained on an almost daily basis. My apologies to anyone else on the crew that I missed.

This year, it has been a particularly difficult job since we have had snow consistantly for nearly 4 months. I understand it takes 1 1/2 hr. to groom the campground, and longer if they are able to set on the lake also. They are not paid for this, and only get a few "Attaboys" from those of us who recognize who they are.

So if you see these guys around the community and you've been out to ski at the campground, don't forget to thank them. They are my "Citizens of the Year."

Kim and Ethel Smith


Thanks for contributing to Hospice and Home Care

Our heartfelt thanks go to the many individuals who contributed so generously to purchase "Stars" and "Candles" for Hospice and Home Care of Juneau's Light Up a Life tree at the Nugget Mall this holiday season. We would also like to thank and acknowledge the following individuals and businesses who chose to become Patrons, Underwriters and Benefactors of Hospice and Home Care of Juneau through Light Up a Life:

Patrons: David and Erin Ahrens, Willie and Myrna Allen, Janet Argevich, Mary Ellen Arvold, Estol and Beth Belflower, Sarah Bicknell, James and Norma Burgess, John and Nancy DeCherney, Myrna Elgee, Arlene Fial, Scott Foster, Patricia Funk, Law Offices of David V. George, Kenneth and Sharon Gill, Rosemary Hagevig, Alexander and Evelyn Hazelton, Brian and Helen Idzik, Loren and LaRae Jones, Gerd Krause, Keith and Jan Levy, Ronald and Val Lind, Mr. and Mrs. John Mallinger, Theodore and Sara McIntire, Juneau Electric Supply, Larry and Penny Miller, John P. and Helen Monagle, Peter and Lois Nakamura, Bonita Nelson and Ron Heintz, G. Ole Olson, Virginia Palmer, Kay Parker, Josephine Pegues, Powell Realty, Ted and Kate Quinn, Robert and Karen Rehfeld, Judy Robinson, George and Jean Rogers, Herman and Betty Rosenberger, Sealaska Corporation, Super Bear Supermarket, John Shedd, Kevin and Colleen Sullivan, Kirsten Swanson, Michael and Karen Tennison, Judy Thomas, Alma Trucano, Dr. Nell Wagoner, Beverly Ward, Robert and Anna Warfield, Joy West, Mike White, Jim and Dot Wilson, Gayle Wood, Tony and Lori Yorba, Jim Douglas, Karl and Bev Loveid, Nancy Weaver, Anne Porter, Louise Dawson.

Underwriters: Dr. Anne Standerwick, Taku Glacier Lodge, Family Practice Physicians, Ward Air, James and Jane Preston, Phoenix Rising/Virginia Smiley, Kimberly Poole, Robert Garrison.

Benefactors: Dan and Kim Vermedal, Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving.

Your much appreciated support will continue to provide for Hospice and Home Care of Juneau's professional and compassionate services and programs during the months ahead.

Thanks also to the numerous volunteers who donated many hours toward the Light Up a Life campaign and helped make the HHCJ presence known at the Light Up a Life location inside the Nugget Mall.

Our continued appreciation and thanks to the owners of the Nugget Mall for making space available to us during the busy holiday season.

Kim Redifer and Peggie Ward

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau


Thanks for helping our bowling fundraiser

The Midnight Suns 14U softball team would like to extend a grateful thank you to the individuals and local businesses who contributed to our recent bowling fundraiser. The team sends a special thank you to Jeff and Trina Jones for their generous contribution. The 14U girls are raising money for an April tournament in Vancouver and greatly appreciate the support of the community.

Connie Hulbert, parent

Midnight Suns


Thanks, Larry Weeks, for your dedication

I had the opportunity to serve on a jury with Judge Larry Weeks presiding and wish to thank him for his dedication. He met with the jurors after the verdict and shared his philosophy that it is important for people to feel they have been heard. I will always remember that one simple phrase and have tried to find ways in my everyday life to apply that noble principle.

Paula Recchia


Thanks for attending our winter concert

The Juneau Symphony musicians and board would like to thank everyone who attended our winter concert on Feb. 3 and 4.

Thank you, Annaliesa Place, for a superb performance. You truly inspire us all.

We extend our gratitude to the University of Alaska Southeast for sponsoring the winter concert, to Jeff Brown and KTOO's new Rain Country station KRNN for broadcasting Sunday's concert live, and to the Juneau Empire for sponsoring Kyle Wiley Pickett's Concert Conversations.

Additional thanks are due to house managers Larry White and Koren Bosworth and the large corps of dedicated Symphony volunteers, Leo and Llewellyn Lutchansky for the wonderful reception, and all the Symphony supporters who opened their homes for our out of town musicians. Thank you to everyone who helped make this concert such a success!

Elizabeth Agnew and Kyle Wiley Pickett

Juneau Symphony


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