Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2010

Olive Landon celebrated her 95th birthday at the Pioneers Home on Friday, July 2. Olive is a Past President of Svalbard Lodge, Sons of Norway, in Juneau and also is active in the Pioneers of Alaska. Her party included many of her friends and family members. Olive is an active member of the Pioneers Home and still participates in many Juneau activities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced that Devon Kibby of Juneau made the Institute's Dean's list for the Spring 2010 semester. The dean's list recognizes full-time students who maintain grade- point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below "C".

Kids coming into any of the three public libraries this summer may enter a weekly drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. They may enter the drawing by writing a book review on forms available at the library or on-line at

This is open to all ages through teens. The library staff said it is thankful to local businesses for their generous support.

Angeles Briseno, 10, won a gift certificate from the Juneau Rubber Stamp Co. Angeles read "Hour of the Olympics" by Mary Pope Osborne. "It was interesting because you learned a little bit of ancient Greeks."

Simi Matsil, 6, won a gift certificate from Peer Amid Beads. Simi read "Are You Ready to Play Outside?" by Mo Willems. "I like the part where Piggie says: 'I actually like rain.'"

Adam Bishop, 7, won a gift certificate from The Imagination Station. He read "Robots: Kingfisher Knowledge" by Clive Gifford. "I love robots. They can do all kinds of things. Especially liked the Robosauras which destroys cars, trucks, and even airplanes."

Kaleah Haddock, 9, won a gift certificate from The Amazing Book Store. Kaleah read "Henry Huggins" by Beverly Cleary. "Henry has a mind of his own and is always looking for something to do."

Tanis Miller, 11, won a gift certificate from Rainy Retreat Books. She read "Tree House Mystery" by G.C. Warner. "They made a tree house and while building it found a spy glass in a tree knot."

Noah Lie-Nielsen, 10, won two tram passes from Mt. Roberts Tramway. He read "Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat" by Cynthia Rylant. He laughed at the ending "because at the end of the book, when the box arrived at their house from Dave the cat, it was full of dog bones."

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