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Slack Tide: I’m so tired

Dealing with summertime exhaustion.

  • Jun 12, 2021
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Living & Growing: Spiraling into Control

A paradox is that when one blows in the wind like a leaf, one needs to be grounded.

  • Jun 11, 2021
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Front row: Steve Ball, Coeur Alaska Technical Services Manager; Mark Kiessling, Coeur Alaska General Manager; Joy Lyon, Executive Direct AEYC-SEA and United Way Board. Back row: Rochelle Lindley, Coeur Alaska Community & Government Affairs Manager; Warren Russell, Past Chair United Way Board; William Paneak, Elgee Rehfeld and United Way Board; Emil Mackey, Country Financial and United Way Board.
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Front row: Steve Ball, Coeur Alaska Technical Services Manager; Mark Kiessling, Coeur Alaska General Manager; Joy Lyon, Executive Direct AEYC-SEA and United Way Board. Back row: Rochelle Lindley, Coeur Alaska Community & Government Affairs Manager; Warren Russell, Past Chair United Way Board; William Paneak, Elgee Rehfeld and United Way Board; Emil Mackey, Country Financial and United Way Board.
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Donna Leigh is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Courtesy Photo)

Living & Growing: Try to be a catalyst for good and joy for others

Can we take our weaknesses and make them our strengths?

  • Jun 4, 2021
Donna Leigh is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Courtesy Photo)
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Graduation in the rain: Gimme a Smile

My closing bit of advice from 2017 still holds true for today, but a lot has changed.

  • May 31, 2021
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Members of the 2021 JDHS men's soccer team. (Courtesy Photo/Michael Penn)

Thank you letters highlight a soccer search.

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Members of the 2021 JDHS men's soccer team. (Courtesy Photo/Michael Penn)
Donn and Virginia Doland will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2021. (Courtesy Photos)

Dolands to celebrate 70th anniversary

Donn and Virginia Doland will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on June 9.

  • May 29, 2021
Donn and Virginia Doland will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2021. (Courtesy Photos)

Thank you letters for the week of May 23, 2021

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

  • May 28, 2021
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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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Slack Tide’s Guide for Vaccinated Alaskans

There are still some things even vaccinated Alaskans should avoid.

  • May 23, 2021
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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.