Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Celebration of life service

A Celebration of Life service for Su Lachelt will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Chapel by the Lake, 11024 Auke Lake Way, in Juneau. If you would like to send flowers, please have the flowers at the Chapel by 5 p.m.

The food is being provided by Joyce from the Breeze In. For assistance in setting up, decorating the reception hall and cleanup, please contact Joice Lynn at 586-5966, Nicki Penrose at 789-1011 or Becky Sedgwick at And for help with food, please contact Joyce at 789-7878.

We are asking that you bring a pink balloon that we will all release together for Su after the ceremony. You can contact Good Humor Balloons at 789-9509. They are in the Mendenhall Mall, 9131 Glacier Hwy., Suite 4.

If you have any favorite photos of Su for the slide-show production, please send photo files to, or if you live in town and don't have a scanner, you can drop the photos off at Channel Dive Center. Your photos will be scanned and returned. The quicker I get these, the better.

Thank you very much.

Tani Bell

Channel Dive Center

Free home fire-safety inspections

Capital City Fire and Rescue has teamed up with FEMA and the state fire marshal's office to provide free home fire-safety inspections. These inspections are not for enforcement or code compliance but to make homes in Juneau safer. We are no longer just dropping a smoke detector off at your door.

We will come to your residence and in about one hour we will help you identify hazards in your home and provide recommendations to mediate the problems. We will also provide and install smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, kitchen-hood-vent extinguishers for stovetop fires, emergency escape ladders, kitchen timers and an Alaska-made home escape educational video.

Our target audience will be homes with children under 14 and elders over 65. National statistics show these groups are at highest risk of becoming trapped by fire.

At this time we have supplies for approximately 100 homes. Spaces are filling up fast, call for your appointment early.

If you would like to set up an inspection, please contact the fire department at 586-5322 and provide your name and phone number and one of our inspectors will contact you to make an appointment. If you have any questions on this program please contact Fire Marshal Rich Etheridge at 586-5322.

Packages for soldiers

Want to send a simple, heartfelt letter or care package to any soldier in harm's way, but have no idea of what to send, who to send it to, or how to send it? I just found a terrific web site: They've organized a database of contacts on a "Where to Send" page. Soldiers list what they need and want. You can read through the names and requests of individual soldiers and select the ones you wish to support. They even have a search capability so you can identify who has asked for the items you'd like to send. You address your letter or care package to the volunteer soldier listed on the page, they see the "ATTN: Any Soldier" line in the address, and put your letters and packages into the hands of soldiers who don't get much or any mail.

We sent packages of stationery and snacks. It's easy and heartwarming.

Dorothy Keeler


JDHS Christmas tree sale

The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving teams' Annual Christmas Tree Sale is taking place from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday, at the Fred Meyer's parking lot, next to Juneau Electronics. This fundraiser supports the student-athletes who participate in the swim and dive program at JDHS. Noble and grand firs are available. The sale will continue until all the trees are sold. Details: John, 789-1759.

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