Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, November 19, 2004

KTOO shows off staff artwork

KTOO-FM will present the artwork of a few of its radio and television volunteers and staff during the month of November. Stop by the station during normal business hours and see art by Gerry Bigelow, Josh Edwards, Andy Grossman, Ceann Murphy, Mike Price and Jason Soza. KTOO is located at 360 Egan Drive. Details: 586-1670.

Lennep receives daycare credential

Lois Lennep of Juneau Christian Daycare Center has been awarded a Child Development Associate Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession.

Bookmark artists to be honored

The Juneau Public Libraries will celebrate National Children's Book Week, (Nov. 17 through 23), with the Bookmark Contest Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries.

Meet the artists and be the first to enjoy this year's winning designs at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21at the downtown library.

Honored children will receive gift certificates from the Friends of Juneau Public Libraries Amazing Bookstore and Hearthside Books, as well as laminated copies of their bookmarks. Winning designs will be printed by the Friends of Juneau Public Libraries and given out at the library all year. These bookmarks are very popular with our summer visitors. Winning entries may be viewed online at

Juneau Public Libraries Bookmark Contest 2004 winners are: Eighth-grade Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School student Kelly Fernandez; seventh-grade Floyd Dryden Middle School student Denali Hyatt; sixth-grade Juneau Christian School student Kallie Jacobsen; fifth-grade Mendenhall River Elementary student Kiera Clark; fourth-grade IDEA Homeschool student David Miller; third-grade Glacier Valley Elementary student Corina Giamakidis; second-grade Charter School student Max Blust; first-grade Harborview Montessori student Emily Lukshin; homeschool kindergarten student Carraig New; and pre-school Valley Baptist student Phillip Escorrido.

SAIL/ORCA Auction set for Saturday

The SAIL/ORCA Auction is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Baranof. The doors open and the silent auction begins at 6 p.m., and the live auction starts at 7 p.m. There will be many items up for auction, including a diamond tennis bracelet and trips to Skagway, Gustavus and beyond. The tickets are $10, and proceeds go directly to providing quality services to Southeast Alaskans with disabilities. Details: 586-4920.

GIS Day event set for today

University of Alaska Southeast will host a GIS Day event from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Hendrickson Building Room 110 at its Auke Lake campus.

Anyone interested in geographic information systems is encouraged to attend this open house. It is free, and refreshments will be provided. The GIS event is sponsored by the UAS Environmental Science program, and will highlight GIS projects from Southeast. For more information, contact Terry Schwarz at the UAS Environmental Science Lab at 465-6523.

Free parking not just in Monopoly

Effective Friday, Nov. 26, through Friday, Dec. 31, the city will offer up to four hours free parking in coin-op spaces only at the Marine Parking Garage. This is done to encourage people to visit downtown during the holiday shopping season. Permit spaces will still require CBJ-issued permits visible in the vehicle. Details: 586-5226.

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