Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Making gingerbread houses

Kids 7 and over can get into the holiday spirit by learning to build and decorate their own gingerbread houses. Instructor Anne Castle guides kids through this quick, fun, hands-on class where each participant takes home his or her own decorative creation. Class size limited to 12. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

The class is Saturday, Dec. 11, noon to 1 p.m. or 1:30 to 2:30 or 3 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the city museum at 586-3572. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is at Fourth and Main streets and is a program of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department.

Nurse of the Year awards

Nurses from across Alaska were honored at the first annual Alaska March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards Program on Nov. 19 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel in Anchorage.

Patients, friends, co-workers and other health professionals nominated 75 nurses from across Alaska in 15 categories, including Friend of Nursing and Rising Star.

Nominated from Bartlett Regional Hospital were Debi Ballam, Dianne Bigge, Carole Sarles Downing, Kasia Spangler, Maureen Smith and Sheryl Washburn. More than 200 people were in attendance as the recipients of the Nurse of the Year Award in each category were announced.

Three Legends of Nursing also were honored at the Nurse of the Year Awards celebration. Andrea Foldenauer of Juneau was one of this year's Legends. The Legends of Nursing recipients are retired nurses who have made outstanding contributions to building the profession of nursing in Alaska. Their contributions are a tribute to their commitment and dedication to nursing and to their community service.

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