Thank you letters for Sept. 13

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Thank yous from Beat the Odds

Cancer Connection’s 29th Annual “Beat the Odds — A Race Against Cancer” was held virtually Aug. 22-29. Our largest fundraiser of the year was a huge success despite the challenges of COVID-19 concerns and thanks to many volunteers, participants, and donors. Funds support Southeast Alaskans coping with cancer and their families through travel assistance, support groups, counseling assistance, and education and awareness events with the intention of early detection and cancer prevention.

Our steadfast Sponsors: Aetna, Alaska Airlines, Alaskan Outdoor Wearhouse and Embroidery, Anchor Electric, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Baxter Bruce and Sullivan PC, Colleen Torrence LPC, Elgee Rehfeld LLC, Fox River, KATH-TV, Juneau Obstetrics and Gynecology, Juneau Radio Center, Let Every Woman Know, McDonald’s, Nugget Alaskan Outfitters-NAO, Printing Trade Co, RE/MAX of Juneau, Solorad LLC, Southeast Radiation Oncology Center, Super Bear/Foodland IGA, Tish’s Wishes, Valley Medical Care, Valley Paint Center, and Wells Fargo. Our steadfast Supporters: Alaska Commercial Contractors, The Alaska Club, Bartlett Hospital Foundation, The Grind Coffee Co, Foggy Mountain, Pavitt Health and Fitness, Simpson, Tillinghast, Sheehan, and Araujo PC, Southeast Medical Clinic, Southeast Radiology Consultants and United Way.

Door Prizes-Past & Present: AK Airlines, AK Fudge Co, The Alaska Club, Annie Kaill’s, Art Matters, Cathy Jeans, Christina Rich/Scentsy, Colleen Torrence LPC, Columbia Sportswear, Costco, Eaglecrest, El Sombrero, Fireweed Chiropractic and Massage, Foggy Mountain, Fox River, Heritage Coffee, Julie DeLong, Julie Hamilton, Juneau Artists Gallery, Mark Kelley Photography, NAO, Norwex/Kym Mauseth, Papa John’s, Pavitt Health & Fitness, Roy’s Custom Embroidery, Ruth Johnson, Safeway, Shoefly, Susan Blumenshine, Sweetheart Creek/Teresa Kesey, Tristan Berkey Designs, and Wigwam.

We also thank Margie Germain, our inspirational Guest Speaker and Cathy Tide, our phenomenal race director who replenished the course markings daily.

Kym Mauseth,

Event Coordinator/Board Member; Julie DeLong, Office Manager

Thank you or making the derby a success

On behalf of the Territorial Sportsmen Inc. Board of Directors and the 2020 Golden North Salmon Derby committee, we would like to express our sincere thanks to our local businesses and participants who made the 74th GNSD a success. Thanks to the generous donations from 149 businesses and individuals, and the 1,170 participants and purchasers of derby tickets, we were able to raise $21,000 for high school scholarships.

Next year will be the 75th consecutive year of the GNSD and we look forward to working with the community to make that milestone event especially fun and memorable! Dates for next year’s derby are Aug. 13, 14 and 15.

Again, thanks to all who made this year’s derby a success and for all the support shown for the derby and its scholarship program over the past 74 years!


Shawn Hooton and Doug Larsen,

2020 GNSD Co-chairs

Thank you Juneau Community Foundation

On behalf of the Sitka Imagination Library Board, we all would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Juneau Community Foundation for awarding SIL a check for $2,000 from the Douglas-Dornan Foundation Fund to expand SIL’s enrollment numbers. These funds will help support the mailing of gifted books to registered children in Sitka each month until their fifth birthday. Spreading the gift of literacy is invaluable, as children will not only develop a passion for reading, but be more prepared as they enter formal education. Literacy also promotes cognitive and language development and strengthens the parent-child relationship. Thank you Douglas-Dornan Foundation Fund for supporting SIL’s mission and making a difference in the lives of young children!

Sitka Imagination Library Board

More in Neighbors

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.

Living & Growing: We belong to the human family

When we frame life as “us” and “them,” we deny ourselves growth and celebration of God-given diversity.

Courtesy photo / Tom Dawson
                                From left to right, Kirk Thorsteinson, Tom Dawson, Howard Colbert, and Tim Armstrong gather for Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day at the American Legion Post in Juneau. The holiday us held on the third Friday of every September to remember the more than 81,900 missing American service members.
American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars gather for POW/MIA Recognition Day

More than 81,900 Americans never returned from our many wars.

EcoChaplain Roger Wharton is an Episcopal priest from Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Wharton)
Living & Growing: The Great Commandment — an ecological perspective

To love God is to live a simple life that is as ecologically sound as possible.

Ode to a Dead Salmon

“That’s the other way you know summer’s almost over in Juneau, even a COVID-19 summer: dead salmon.”

Recognitions for Sept. 13

Juneau has a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Thank you letters for Sept. 13

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Living & Growing: The benefits of being slow to anger

Whoever will seek to be a peacemaker in the days ahead will be blessed.

This photo shows Marla Berg, member of the 100 Women Who Care coordinator team, and Joy Lyon, Executive Director of AEYC Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Iola Young)
Thanks a million to the 100 Women Who Care Juneau

“Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude!”

This piece uses Kintsug, which is the Japanese method of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold.We are all flawed. These flaws, these imperfections, allow us the opportunity to grow, to learn, to keep striving for better. (Courtesy Photo / Ruthann Hurwitz, Wikimedia)
Living & Growing: Imperfections give us room to grow

Every day, in different ways, I find myself admitting to and owning my flaws.

Gimme a Smile: Back to (Zoom) School

A grading scale myster-E.