Emory Jacob Parker was born to Danina Daniel and Ryan Parker in Anchorage on Oct. 25 at 1:27 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 21 and one-quarter inches long. Grandparents Denny and Lora Parker and Cecilia Daniel flew into Anchorage to help with big sister Raevyn. The family is doing well and excited to get home so he can meet family and friends, said Daniel.
Bill Thomas returned from the groundbreaking of the Native American Veteran’s Memorial in Washington D.C. last month. Sealaska Heritage Institute paid for his trip, as he is the Vietnam veteran speaker for the institute. “I flew over from the Southeast Conference for the day and was able to have breakfast with the designer,” Thomas said. Designer Harvey Pratt is also a Vietnam veteran and Bill said he enjoyed catching up with fellow Alaskan Native veterans including Willy Kasayulie and Robert Beans from the northwest region. “Alaska has the highest percentage of native American veterans per capita and there were 40 or 50 different tribes there from all over the United States,” Thomas said. In addition, Bill received four commemorative coins and he gave three of them to the Institute. The memorial is scheduled for completion next fall.
Alissa Henry has returned from Chicago along with her two children, Dalton and Makayla. Alissa visited her father Fred Treisenburg and his wife Kathy Treisenburg and enjoyed quality family time. “A highlight was when Dalton and I did the Frank Lloyd Wright 10k, which was fun because the race weaved through a neighborhood built using Wright’s organic architectural designs,” said Henry. They also enjoyed visiting the Navy pier as it was decorated for Halloween.
The Haines Hot Shots went to the 5th Annual Southeast Invitational Shoot in Juneau last weekend. Cady Clay placed first in trap shoot and fourth in sporting. Jackson Long placed third in sporting. Colton Combs placed third in trap and second in wobbles. Bear Scott placed third in wobbles. James Stickler placed second in trap, second in doubles, third in sporting, and was runner up with high score overall. Other teams were from Petersburg, Sitka and Ketchikan.
Mark Davis has been accepted to perform at Carnegie Hall for an honors performance series in New York City. Mark will play the trumpet and will be accompanied on the trip by parents Holly and Matt Davis, who are excited to see the sights of the city and to watch Mark perform on the Carnegie stage.
A Women’s Harvest Social at the Presbyterian Church last Saturday was an opportunity for women to come together, said organizer Becky Nash. “About 20 people came and we had about five kids that enjoyed doing crafts,” said Nash. Judy Heinmiller was the lucky winner of the “guess the candy corn” in the jar. She won a hand knit dish cloth made by Nash and a candle.
Leah Wagner and Nick Schlosstein have completed farm training courses in Washington and Colorado. “Nick did a farm training with HM Fortier at Ecolibrium Farm in Seattle and I did a seed school teacher training with Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance in Denver,” Wagner said. The couple is excited to build capacity on the farm and to grow lots more food and seeds, she said.
With the high bear activity in town, Haines Friends of Recycling board chair Melissa Aronson wants to make sure that people are being proactive about their recycling. “We just need to make sure that leftover foods in recycling containers are cleaned out and rinsed, even paper containers.” If the containers aren’t rinsed then they end up going into the landfill because they are not able to be recycled, Aronson said.