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Living & Growing: The importance of friendship

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” - Helen Keller

  • May 27, 2021
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Geoff Kirsch

Slack Tide’s Guide for Vaccinated Alaskans

There are still some things even vaccinated Alaskans should avoid.

  • May 23, 2021
Geoff Kirsch
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Living & Growing: Empowered to live for God

Holy Spirit helps us overcome our old nature, old habits, old sins and our struggles.

  • May 20, 2021
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Marla Berg presents $22,750 in “mattress money” to the Glory Hall, recipient of this quarter’s 100+ Women Who Care’s donation. Shown here (left to right): Bruce Denton, president of the Glory Hall Board of Directors; Marla Berg, member of 100+ Women Who Care’s organizing team; Maria Lovishchuk, executive director of the Glory Hall; and Glory Hall board members Deb Maas and Jorden Nigro, who is also a member of 100+ Women. Nigro made the winning pitch to the giving circle that now numbers 279 members. When collection of each $100 donation is complete, the Glory Hall award will total $27,900. Enough to purchase all the beds, mattresses and locking trunks needed for the new facility.

Organization donates over $22K to the Glory Hall

100+ Women Who Care’s 279 members pitch in.

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Marla Berg presents $22,750 in “mattress money” to the Glory Hall, recipient of this quarter’s 100+ Women Who Care’s donation. Shown here (left to right): Bruce Denton, president of the Glory Hall Board of Directors; Marla Berg, member of 100+ Women Who Care’s organizing team; Maria Lovishchuk, executive director of the Glory Hall; and Glory Hall board members Deb Maas and Jorden Nigro, who is also a member of 100+ Women. Nigro made the winning pitch to the giving circle that now numbers 279 members. When collection of each $100 donation is complete, the Glory Hall award will total $27,900. Enough to purchase all the beds, mattresses and locking trunks needed for the new facility.
“Non-meat grillables are spendy, you know?” writes Geoff Kirsch. “I couldn’t trust either parent with Portobello mushroom steaks, let alone heirloom tomatoes and Halloumi cheese (which cost like $10 for a six-ounce block, and that’s 1992 dollars).” (Unsplash)

Slack Tide: Grillin’ like a villain

This week’s column gets up in your grill.

  • May 14, 2021
“Non-meat grillables are spendy, you know?” writes Geoff Kirsch. “I couldn’t trust either parent with Portobello mushroom steaks, let alone heirloom tomatoes and Halloumi cheese (which cost like $10 for a six-ounce block, and that’s 1992 dollars).” (Unsplash)
This photo shows Adam Bauer and his granddaughter. (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: At its core, the Bahá’í faith is a practice in hope and optimism

Today, the Bahá’í faith circles the globe with adherents in virtually every country in the world.

  • May 13, 2021
This photo shows Adam Bauer and his granddaughter. (Courtesy Photo)
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Thank you letters for the week of May 9, 2021

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • May 9, 2021
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Erin Walker-Tolles, executive director of Catholic Community Service, stands with Wayne Stevens, president and CEO of United Way of Southeast Alaska. CCS was among the organizations to receive grant funding from UWSEAK’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

United Way of Southeast Alaska distributes over $52K to local nonprofits

Juneau Empire United Way of Southeast Alaska has distributed $52,375 in grants to seven agencies serving 16 communities across Southeast Alaska from its COVID-19 Response… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2021
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Erin Walker-Tolles, executive director of Catholic Community Service, stands with Wayne Stevens, president and CEO of United Way of Southeast Alaska. CCS was among the organizations to receive grant funding from UWSEAK’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
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Living & Growing: Baptism in Water

By Joab Cano The baptism of Jesus Christ was a unique event during his time on earth. What is baptism? Baptism is a sacred act… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2021
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Living & Growing: Sorrow transformed

By Laura Rorem While pondering together Henri Nouwen’s words: “Out of his solitude Jesus reached out his caring hand to the people in need. In… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2021
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Gimme A Smile: What national day is it today?

You don’t need to wait until May 31 to smile.

  • Apr 25, 2021
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Scouts from BSA Troop 11 gathered and donated 562 pounds of food to the food bank at Resurrection Lutheran Church on April 17. The troop meets at the downtown church and collected food from the surrounding neighborhoods.

Scouting for Food helps stock local food pantries

Local Scouts collected more than 9,000 pounds of food

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Scouts from BSA Troop 11 gathered and donated 562 pounds of food to the food bank at Resurrection Lutheran Church on April 17. The troop meets at the downtown church and collected food from the surrounding neighborhoods.
Guy Crockroft is Executive Director of Love Inc, Juneau. (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?

Let’s do our best to love our neighbors and be salt and light.

  • Apr 22, 2021
Guy Crockroft is Executive Director of Love Inc, Juneau. (Courtesy Photo)
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Juneau students earn academic honors

Recognitions for the week of Sunday, April 18, 2021.

  • Apr 18, 2021
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Foodland and Super Bear customers donate to United Way

Customers donated over $4,700 by rounding up their change at the end of each transaction.

  • Apr 17, 2021
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This November 2020 photo shows a gun lock. Similar locks are available April 15-18 at Western Auto. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Business, organizations partner to offer free gun locks

Free gun locks will be available at a local business this weekend. Gun locks will be available at Western Auto from April 15 to April… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2021
This November 2020 photo shows a gun lock. Similar locks are available April 15-18 at Western Auto. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
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Living & Growing: Acting and reacting

We can turn the tide of conflict and division into relationships that are built on kindness.

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Geoff Kirsch is an award-winning Juneau-based writer and humorist.

Slack Tide: Nobody moves to Alaska to write comedy — except me

Everyone has a “what I’m doing in Alaska” story.

  • Apr 11, 2021
Geoff Kirsch is an award-winning Juneau-based writer and humorist.
Women of the Moose volunteers pose with the Easter Baskets that they put together for the children at the AWARE shelter. Each basket was made specific to each child’s age, said Jaime Isaak in an email. “A lot of happy children,” Isaak said. (Courtesy Photo / Jaime Isaak)

Women of the Moose hop to it

Volunteers made Easter baskets for children at local shelter.

  • Apr 9, 2021
Women of the Moose volunteers pose with the Easter Baskets that they put together for the children at the AWARE shelter. Each basket was made specific to each child’s age, said Jaime Isaak in an email. “A lot of happy children,” Isaak said. (Courtesy Photo / Jaime Isaak)
Donna Leigh (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Let us choose to be grateful

May our spring be full of gratitude.

  • Apr 8, 2021
Donna Leigh (Courtesy Photo)