Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2003

Bicycle race held today

The Juneau Freewheelers is sponsoring a fun bicycle race this Friday, June 27. The Jack and Jill team relay will begin registering riders at 5:30 p.m. at the False Outer Point parking lot. The race will begin at 6:30 p.m. Riders start from the hill on the road just beyond False Outer Point, ride to just before Douglas Bridge where they tag their riding partner who heads back to the start line.

Teams should be composed of one male and one female rider. If you have trouble finding a partner, Freewheelers will help match folks before the ride.

Riders of all abilities and ages are encouraged to come out for this event. Door prizes will be awarded, and directly following the race, there will be a barbecue potluck at False Outer Point for all participants and freewheeler enthusiasts.

For more information, contact Frankie at 586-1453 or 465-5463.

Open invitation for dessert

The residents and staff of the Juneau Pioneers' Home invite you to attend a dessert buffet open house in celebration of the retirement of Pioneer Home administrator and longtime friend, Rosemary Gute-Gruening, at 5:30 p.m. on June 30, at the Pioneer Home.

Trail Mix seeks volunteers for tread improvement

Trail Mix is seeking volunteers for a day of tread improvement on the Granite Creek Trail on July 5. They will meet at the head of Perseverance Trail at 9 a.m., and work until volunteers are ready to go home. Participants will need water, a lunch and appropriate clothing such as gloves, raingear, boots, etc.

Ver selected to Sen. Stevens Intern Program

Aaron Ver of Juneau, son of Joe and Mary Ver, was one of the Alaska college students participating in Senator Ted Stevens' Intern Program in Washington, D.C.

Students from Anchorage, Chugiak, Eagle River, Fairbanks and Juneau were selected by Stevens to participate in the program, which provides first-hand experience working in the Federal government through various legislative projects and assignments.

In its thirty-fifth year, Senator Stevens' program is one of the most intensive in the Senate. Aspects include assisting staff members with legislation, archiving historical data and assisting the press staff with news releases, website maintenance and research. The length of individual internships varies with college-term schedules.

Ver graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 2000 and now attends the University of California at Berkeley where he is studying political science and Chinese. Ver is involved in Berkeley city politics, founded an honor fraternity on campus and tutors student athletes in his spare time. He plans to attend graduate and law school.

Friends of Juneau Public Libraries select winners

Every week the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries sponsor a drawing for kids who come into the library to borrow items. Local businesses have generously donated prizes.

For the week of June 15, the winners were: Logan Holt, Amazing Book Store gift certificate and a coupon from Udder Culture; Cailey Neary, Alaskan Fudge Co. gift certificate; Walter Prussing, Art Department gift certificate; Riley Van Kirk, Domino's Pizza gift certificate; Rachael Sloss, Fred Meyers gift certificate; Jensyne Mason, a complimentary Tram pass for two from Goldbelt; and Thomas Hazel, a complimentary pass for two from Juneau Trolley Car Co. and a gift from Hickok's Trading Post. For more information, please contact Carol at 586-0434.

For the week of June 22, the winners were: Andrea Gordon, a gift certificate for Amazing Book Store & a coupon from Udder Culture; Anna Myskowski, a complimentary Pass from Glacier Gardens for two; Jakin Truitt, a gift certificate from Del Sol gift shop; Chelsea Peterson, a gift certificate for Timberwolf gift shop; Stephanie Hazel, free rental of the dress-up trunk from Hearthside Books & a gift from Hickok's Trading Post; Adam Woodring, a T-shirt and footbag from Foggy Mt. Shop; and Hannah Everett, a glacier tour for two from Temsco Helicopters. For more information, please contact Carol at 586-0434.

Law firm announces opening of new office

The Juneau-based law firm of Simpson, Tillinghast, Sorensen & Longenbaugh, P.C., has announced the opening of an office in Haines. Jane E. Sebens, who has been practicing in Haines since 1996, will be the firms resident attorney. Sebens will continue to offer a wide range of legal services to clients in Haines and Skagway including civil litigation, wills and estate planning, employment law, contracts and general business law. She will also offer the broad legal expertise of the firm, whose principals have practiced together for more than 20 years. Simpson, Tillinghast, Sorensen and Longenbaugh serves Alaskas business community and individual clients in areas as diverse as employment law, commercial litigation, corporate law, media law, environmental compliance, municipal law, real estate, civil rights, alternative dispute resolution, and administrative and legislative affairs.

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