Neighbors Digest

Staff reports

Posted: Friday, July 22, 2005

Shrine closed to public until July 31

The Shrine of St. Therese, owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Juneau, will have the grounds, road and facilities closed to the public beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, until noon Sunday, July 31.

The closure is taking place so that Teen A.C.T.S. retreatants can use the facilities and grounds for their spiritual retreat. The Shrine Board regrets any inconvenience during these three days.

Generally, all who respect the mission statement of the shrine are invited to visit the grounds, gardens, trails, gift shop and Chapel daily from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the summer visitor season.

The regularly scheduled 1:30 p.m. Mass will be held on Sunday, July 31.

For information, please contact the Shrine Business and Reservations Office at 780-6112, send an e-mail to, or visit the shrine Web site at

Gabier and Fleming retire after 30 years

In honor of 30 years of state service, the Division of Occupational Licensing invites the public to a retirement party for Barbara Gabier and Wanda Fleming. The open house begins at 4 p.m., Saturday at 9500 Antler Way, with an awards presentation at 5.

For more information, call 789-7224.

Reese joins Tongass Girl Scout Council

Juanita Reese recently joined the Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council as the membership and program director.

Reese has been in Juneau for five years and recently graduated from the University of Alaska Southeast with a bachelor's degree in social science, magna cum laude. She has been a Girl Scout volunteer for two years in Juneau, and a Daisy/Brownie troop leader. She is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast.

Reese said she is excited to be part of the Girl Scout mission to enrich lives of girls and "better preparing them for success." She will be working on bringing more adventure and fun into Southeast communities. She also extended an invitation to girls and women "to join the movement where girls grow strong."

Tongass Alaska Girl Scouts is available in most Southeast Alaska communities. Contact TAGSC for more information at 586-1710 or (800) 478-8247.

Shotokan Karate members earn rank

Several Juneau Shotokan Karate members recently earned rank.

Steve Weaver, Kirk Radach and Shaun Kantola have earned the rank of Nidan, second-degree black belt.

Faith Rogers and Evan Woods have earned the rank of Shodan, first-degree black belt, in Shotokan Karate.

For more information concerning Juneau Shotokan Karate, call 790-4199 or visit the Web site at

Holland America accepts board apps

Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line Community Advisory Board for grants to local service and nonprofit groups in Juneau.

The CAB is comprised of Juneau civic and business leaders who advise Holland America Line on corporate contributions and community projects. The Juneau CAB will be making decisions about grant applications at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Applications can be picked up at the Westmark Baranof and should be mailed to Kathy Newman, Holland America Line Inc., 745 W. Fourth Ave., No. 304, Anchorage, AK 99501. Applications are due no later than the morning of Thursday, Sept. 1. Any applications received after that date will be held for the first meeting in 2006.

For more information, call Kathy Newman at 264-2128.

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