Neighbors Digest

Staff reports

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005

Studded tires need to be removed April 15

The deadline for removing studded tires is April 15. The Juneau Police Department will begin enforcement for violations on April 16.

Due to the destructive nature and safety issues of studded tires on dry pavement, the police have announced that a focused and aggressive stance on enforcement will be taken.

Agency accepts apps for vendor permits

The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for commercial and nonprofit vendor permits for food and merchandise sales in designated park locations for the 2005 season.

Permits are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Designated locations, fee information and insurance and DEC requirements are available upon request. Contact Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for details.

Volunteers needed for public health fair

Volunteers are needed for the Juneau Public Health Fair on April 8 and 9. Medical and nonmedical volunteers are needed. Contact Judy Neary at 790-4072.

Penrose to celebrate her 75th birthday

Friends of Martha Penrose are invited to an open house celebration in honor of her 75th birthday from 3 to 6 p.m. on March 26 at the Valley Senior Center. Details: 635-2465.

Families invited to cyber school meeting

Families enrolled or considering enrolling in the Juneau Cyber School are invited to a public session at 7 p.m. March 29, at the Mendenhall Valley library.

The local home-school program is small, personal and tailored to fit family needs. Students can be involved in their home school by taking a couple classes or participating in extracurricular activities. Each student is allocated up to $2,000 (depending on grade level) to purchase appropriate materials of their choice or to take specialized lessons.

A home computer can be loaned to families who do not already own one. A teacher liaison is available to work with families, who develop their child's individual learning plan. The home-school option works for families who may be traveling, have medical issues or who are seeking a special educational experience for their children.

For more information, call 463-1700, ext. 331, or 586-5742.

Miss Tlingit Haida deadline is April 1

The Miss Tlingit Haida Youth Leadership Pageant 2005 is seeking contestants with knowledge of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, culture, history, traditional customs and practices.

The Miss Tlingit and Haida Youth Leader will be selected in a process that includes a written essay, an interview, general observations of conduct, and pageant activities. Judging will take place April 18-20 during the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Delegate Convention in Ketchikan. The contestant who wins Miss Tlingit Haida receives a $2,000 scholarship and will represent the Central Council in the Miss National Congress of American Indians. A $1,500 scholarship is given to the first runner-up, and $1,000 scholarship for second runner-up.

Applicants must be between 17 and 25 on or before April 1, an enrolled member of a Southeast Alaska Native tribe or Tlingit and Haida Central Council, a current high school senior or a full-time college student or a vocational training student.

Applications are due by April 1 to Tlingit and Haida Central Council Miss Tlingit and Haida Youth Leadership Pageant, attention: Jackie Tagaban, pageant coordinator, 320 W. Willoughby Ave., Suite 300, Juneau, 99801.

Applications are available at or at 1-(800) 344-1432, ext. 7152.

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