Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, November 05, 2004

Bartlett seeks award nominations

Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation is seeking nominations for awards to recognize outstanding service in the health care field. Nominations can be made by calling Charlotte Richards at 463-5704, or sending them to the foundation at 3260 Hospital Drive.

The Verna Carrigan Humanitarian Award is given for extraordinary contributions to the improvement of health care in our community. The honoree may be anyone working or volunteering in the health care field, including physicians, nurses, health care providers or those in philanthropic work.

The Edna Woodman Volunteerism Award is to recognize a person for outstanding volunteer service to Bartlett Hospital. This may include someone who is employed at the hospital.

Previous recipients of the Carrigan Award include: Patricia Ellsworth, Justine Muench, Shirlee McLain, Sandra Gast, Eldon Mulder, Ethel Lund and Debi Ballam. Woodman Award recipients include Marilyn Freymueller, Jane Hanna, Dorthea Eide, hospital guild volunteers, Dolores Bach, hospital chaplains and Primrose Wright. Heritage recognition has been given to Dr. Akiyama, Dr. Hedges, Dr. Moss, Dr. Riederer, Dr. Thompson, Dr. McCabe and Dr. Brooks. Peer awards have been given to Nina Rajala, Janice Grey, Linda Harding, Jeanette Lacey and Tammy Murphy. Special recognition has been given to Denny DeWitt and Chuck Freymueller.

Construction to block Fourth, Main

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, construction will be taking place at Dimond Courthouse, causing the closure of Fourth and Main streets for 15 minutes.

Girl Scouts to hold conference

The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council will hold its 2004 training conference and annual meeting Nov. 11-13 in Juneau. Scouts and leaders can get certified in first aid and CPR, master cookie-sale procedures and participate in other workshops and training opportunities. For a complete agenda, information about lodging or airfare, or to register for workshops, call the TAGSC office at (907) 586-1710.

Commercial applications available

The Parks and Recreation Department of Juneau will be accepting applications from businesses that are interested in using city park land for conducting commercial business in the 2005 season. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Complete copies of the application and regulations can be obtained at Packets may also be picked up at Juneau Parks and Recreation office, Room 218 at City Hall, 155 S. Seward St. For more information, call 586-5226, fax 586-5677 or e-mail at

Cultural Night to be held Nov. 8

The Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will hold a Cultural Night potluck dinner in hopes of sharing culture and Native foods with the National Congress of American Indians President's Task Force on Health Information and Technology.

The potluck will start at 6 p.m. Nov. 8, at the ANB Hall at 320 W. Willoughby Ave. Those attending are asked to bring a Native dish to share. Native food donations can be delivered to Dana Ruaro between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., at the third floor of the ANB Hall.

Preschool garage sale on Saturday

Juneau Co-op Preschool's Annual Garage Sale begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Northern Light United Church, 502 W. 10th St., downstairs. Furniture and kid's stuff will be on sale. And the Northern Light Church Bazaar will be taking place upstairs as well. Proceeds will benefit the Juneau Co-op Preschool. For more information, contact Rhonda Gardinier at 586-2656.

UNICEF Christmas card sale to open on Nov. 6

United Nations Childrens Fund will be selling Christmas, seasons greetings and birthday cards from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Northern Light United Church Bazaar, located at 11th and A streets. For more details, contact Janet Kussart at 586-6457.

Acharya Cashman to lead instruction on meditation

The Juneau Shambhala Center will be hosting Acharya Christie Cashman, senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, on Nov. 20-21. She will be teaching an introductory course on meditation and Buddhism. For more information, call 586-6987 or 957-0638.

Juneau searching for more foster families

To learn more on how to be a foster family, please attend Foster Care Orientation with the State of Alaska and the Alaska Center for Resource Families from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Alaska Center for Resource Families, 9109 Mendenhall Mall Road, Suite A6 (between Gottschalks and Henrys). For more information, call 465-3740 or 790-4246.

Salvation Army to host its Christmas Bazaar

The Salvation Army will host its Beary Merry Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 4. Community groups and individual crafters may reserve a table for $25 and sell their crafts. Tables will go fast; reserve as soon as possible. Contact Salvation Army Maj. Nila to reserve your table, or for more information, at 586-2136.

Hearing Womens Voices to meet morning of Nov. 13

Hearing Womens Voices is gathering from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Egan Room in Centennial Hall. There will be opportunities

for community action and involvement as well as new friendships. All women and girls are welcome. Contact Barbara Belknap at 209-8602.

Lions Club members cook at Ronald McDonald House

On Sept. 7, the Mendenhall Flying Lions Club traveled to Seattle to prepare dinner for children and their families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families of children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

It is here that parents find a haven from the tensions of the hospital and gain support from other parents who are going through similar experiences. Over the years, about 40 percent of the families have come from Alaska.

The Lions provided baked halibut, smiley fries, smoked salmon, cheese, ice cream and sodas.

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