Thank you letters for July 5, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Thank you to SERRC-TLC Volunteers

The Learning Connection, a program of Southeast Regional Resource Center, provides adult education services in Juneau and throughout southeast Alaska. Many of our adult students visit our learning center during the day to attend class or work individually with an instructor. However, others are often unable to take advantage of our courses or tutoring due to work scheduling conflicts, limited child care, transportation challenges, and more.

Fortunately, we have a cadre of over 20 local community volunteers who donate their time to meet with adult learners in the evening, on the weekend, during their lunch break, and more! This flexibility provides access for countless students around our community. This year, our volunteers dedicated over 340 hours to supporting adult learners in Juneau and we are extremely grateful for their tireless efforts!

We hope they have a restful summer, and we look forward to seeing them again in the fall!

Jackie Wood, Ed.D,

Adult Education Program Manager for SERRC.

Thank you neighbors and responders

My husband and I would like to thank our neighbors and first responders for rescuing our visitors from Mendenhall Lake. They had taken our canoe out on the lake and had tipped over. I got a frantic call on my phone and got down there ASAP. By the time I got there 911 had been called, they were being rescued by two paddleboarders and a kayak. People were on the beach ready with blankets and the CCFR showed up right then. Our friends were quite shaken but OK. If we had been the only ones there it would have taken many more minutes for them to be rescued and they might not have been OK.

Thank you,

Ken and Ann Mattson

More in Neighbors

Rebecca Carrillo (Courtesy Photo)
Juneau woman sworn in as Philippine Honorary Consul for Alaska

The appointment was approved by the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

Living & Growing: Imagine having a face-to-face with Jesus

I believe it would be a call to love and trust God and each another.

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Recognitions for Oct. 11, 2020.

Students from Juneau earn acolades.

"The High Holidays arrive and after some critical self-assessment and necessary teshuva, you erase the blackboard, excited to continue on with a new year and a clean slate. Now imagine that a year passes and you take out that blackboard once again, anticipating that you will have a nice, clean board to write your regrets, but the board isn’t clean."
Living & Growing: Let our regrets lead us to action

The High Holy Days ask us to channel our regrets into meaningful action.

"But while I may find temporary solace in the arms of another carbohydrate," writes Geoff Kirsch. :I’ll always return to my first love. Indeed, my three favorite foods are French fries, mashed potatoes and a kosher deli item known as a “knish,” which is essentially a mashed potato stuffed inside a crust that tastes like French fries."
Slack Tide: Why I dig growing my own

“Potatoes are a gateway starch, and take it from me, I’ve done them all…”

Thank you letter for Oct. 4, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

EcoChaplain Roger Wharton is an Episcopal priest from Juneau who returns when possible for spiritual inspiration and a taste of wilderness. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Wharton)
Living & Growing: God satisfies the needs of every living creature

As usual, I write to you about the biblical and Christian nature wisdom tradition.

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Recognition for Oct. 4, 2020

Juneau student named to dean’s list

Living & Growing: It’s time for a new season

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven

Gimme a Smile: Quarantine TV

I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately. I’m guessing I’m not the only one.

Columnist Geoff Kirsch says ramen is the superior hyper-preserved food stuff when compared to Twinkies. “Also, it’ll make the post-apocalypse seem like you’re back in college, especially if you’re listening sitting under a black light and listening to “’Dark Side of the Moon,’” he writes. (Tom & Nicole Moore / Paxaby)
Slack Tide: Doomsday cramming

I can clearly see I’m not doomsday prepped at all. In fact, I’m doomsday screwed.

Thank you letter for Sept. 20, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.