August 16, 2012 | Volume 42, No. 33

Duly Noted

Amelia Nash and Adam Richard were married Saturday on the beach at Paradise Cove. Dwight Nash, the bride’s father, served as marriage minister. Amelia wore a custom-made, lace-over-silk dress sister Nori Nash brought from Vietnam, with fabric Nori found in Thailand. Juneau musicians Steve Tada, violinist, and accordionist Dale Wygant provided music, including “La Vie en Rose” during entry of the bridal party and a Russian troika for the recessional. Nori was maid of honor. Restaurateur Lisa Loberg, Adam’s employer, served as “best man.” Willow Bryant was flower girl. Amelia is the daughter of Dwight and Nancy Nash of Haines. Adam’s parents, Bob and Kathy Richard of Danville, Ill. were on hand, as were Mike and Sharon Wick of Hayward, Wis., Adam’s uncle and aunt. Amelia’s family guests included brothers Adrian Nash of Haines and Carl and Emma Nash of Eugene, Ore., aunts Diane Nash of Juneau and Becky Nash of Haines and cousin Corrie Nash of Juneau. Out-of-town friends included Diana Boro and John Boswell of Seattle, Ashley Martin of Santa Cruz, Calif., Sara Fisher of Seattle, and Reed Scott-Schwalbach and Chris Celauro of Portland, Ore. Amelia’s uncle, Don Nash, donated fish for the reception at the Fort Seward parade grounds, as did Norman Hughes and Stuart DeWitt. Jasmine Bryant and Sarah Jaymot made the wedding cakes. “Honky Tonk Habit,” featuring Chris and Lindy Jones and Clay Good provided music. Chris and Lindy invited Adam and his family to their wedding on the parade grounds six years ago, shortly after Adam arrived in Haines. “The Nash Family Ramblers,” comprised of Amelia, her parents and siblings, sang “Hey, Good Lookin’” during a dance at the tribal house. Dan Henry and Robin Grace hosted a rehearsal lunch Friday across Mud Bay. Greg Horner made the couple’s rings. The couple is planning an October honeymoon in Italy.

Southern cooking and hospitality were at the center of Ruby and Finley Edwards’ “Mississippi Party” in Fort Seward’s Officers’ Row on Sunday, Aug. 5. Thirty-six neighbors and friends came to visit and share flavors from the couple’s hometown, Greenville, Miss. Offerings included pecan pies, tomato cups, “cheese crispies,” garlic cheese grits and “Captain Rodney’s cheesesteak sauce,” a recipe sold in shops all over the delta country, Ruby said. The party is a tradition that grew out of a “Blues Party” hosted for years by the late Nowyta Badgley. Nowyta’s niece, Barbara Laye, introduced Edwards to Badgley. Ruby and Finley, visitors since 1998, missed their trip last year due to flooding that nearly breached the levy around their home.

Heather Lende spotted the Queen of England’s granddaughter, Princess Zara Phillips, and Camilla Parker Bowles in a tent for athletes and families during 10 days in London for the Olympic Games. Heather was there watching sister-in-law Karen O’Connor compete in equestrian events with mother-in-law Joanne Lende. O’Connor finished 9th overall. Princess Zara won a silver medal as part of a second-place British team. Germany won the gold and Sweden, the bronze. Heather spotted the royals during a moment of celebration. Olympic events, including preliminary heats, were televised on big-screen TVs at public parks around the city, she said.

About 100 friends and family members turned out Saturday for a service in memory of Harriett Jurgeleit at the fairgrounds’ Harriett Hall. The service included a photo slide show, scripture readings and recollections of friends.

Beth and Tom McIver of Cleveland, Ohio are here for a 12-day visit with daughters Kerry and Eileen. They went boating with Gary Hess and climbed Mount Riley and were looking forward to trips to Skagway and Whitehorse, Y.T. The trip started when they all met up for a wedding in San Francisco and trip to see nearby Yosemite National Park. Beth visited last August but clouds shrouded her view of the mountains.

Scott Rossman and sons Zach Rossman, 18, Russell Clark, 17, and Joseph Rossman, 10, made a 2,700-mile road trip from Seattle to Almond, N.Y. and back earlier this summer for the 80th birthday celebration of Ralph Rossman, Scott’s dad. They rented a new Chevy Impala with air conditioning to make the journey that included negotiating rush-hour traffic on the way through Chicago. Russell and Zach helped drive. The trip, that included fishing and swimming outdoors, was the first for the boys to see where their dad grew up and the family reunion was their first-time meeting of many relatives. Ralph, a retired dairy farmer, last visited Haines in 2004.

Marinka Darling has won the Public Service Award of Excellence 2012 for Outstanding Career from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Darling has spent 35 years with the Canada Border Services Agency, much of it as superintendent of the Port of Pleasant Camp, B.C., next door to the U.S. border station at Dalton Cache. “Working under often harsh and unforgiving conditions, she became a pillar of her community. In fact, commercial drivers who regularly pass through the port of entry successfully petitioned the territorial government to have a passage leading to the port named ‘Marinka’s Hill,’” her official commendation said. “Finding a safe passage for travelers ill-equipped for the northern experience or dealing with wildlife wandering through border crossings is all in a day’s work for “Marinka of the North,” as she has become known.”