Adze Scott Hart was born to parents Ted Hart and Meghan Elliott on Sept. 10 at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital. He weighed seven pounds and measured 21 inches. Hart’s mother Harriett Brouillette, brother James Hart and cousin Zach James were in the waiting room during the birth. The grandparents are Harriett, Glen BrouilletteJoan Elliott and Scott Schneider. The couple returned to Haines on Sunday.

“Mountain Mamas Gone Mad” took second place in the women’s division at last weekend’s 2015 Klondike Trail of ’98 International Road Relay footrace. The team consisted of Haines residents Sally AndersenSara ChapellJessica EdwardsJess CroweSarah ElliottAlissa HenrySierra JimenezStoli LynchTina Schaefer and Juneau resident Sara Bosma. The 175-kilometer race is broken into 10 legs and parallels the trail used by Gold Rush stampeders from Skagway to Whitehorse, Y.T. Henry started her leg 10 minutes after midnight on her birthday, and ran under a brilliant show of the northern lights. “Porch Pards,” comprised of Alisa BeskeChris DownerAlixanne GoodmanLindsay JohnsonElizabeth Jurgeleit, Ellie MangoBrittany PriceDana BuchananAndrea Conley and Matt Russell finished in 19th place in the mixed category. Other Haines residents who competed included Lilly Boron (“Witness the Fitness”), Amber Long (“Takin’ It in the Tarsals”) and Meredith Pochardt (“Alaska Rod’s”).

Famous golf course architect Tom Doak toured the Valley of the Eagles Golf Links last week. Doak has designed four of the top 100 courses in the world, according to Golf Magazine. The courses are in Oregon, Colorado, Tasmania and New Zealand. Valley of the Eagles course pro Niall Hackett said Doak took many photographs and intends to include the course in his forthcoming book. Doak also toured the American Bald Eagle Foundation with Dave Olerud, viewed bears out the Chilkoot River, and ate a coho salmon dinner with Stan and Kathy Jones.

Representatives from the Haines and Klukwan libraries traveled to Washington, D.C., last week for the International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries and Museums. Haines Public Library education/cultural coordinator Jessie Morgan, systems engineer Erik Stevens and director Patricia Brown attended two days of sessions and presented on the library’s enhancement grant project “Doorways to the Past, Gateways to the Future,” which will create an online game using the storyboard. They also found time to visit the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian and the Library of Congress. Lani HotchMarsha Hotch and Klukwan librarian Jamie Katzeek also presented at the conference.

The Chilkoot River bears are traveling to New York City by way of Donna Catotti’s painting, “Fishing Buddies.” The painting, one of 180 finalists selected from a field of more than 1,300, will hang in the Pastel Society of America’s “Enduring Brilliance” show from Sept. 8-26 at the National Arts Club in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park. Her painting, “Dream Studies,” which features Haines resident Bozhi Sebens in the foreground, has also been accepted as a finalist to hang in the Richeson 75 Portrait Figure Show in Kimberly, Wis.

Tom and Carolyn Ganner recently returned from a three-week adventure around southwest Alaska. The couple camped out on the beach in Katmai National Park, photographing bears in Hallo Bay and observing “sensible human-bear interaction.” They traveled on the ferry Tustumena to Dutch Harbor, then flew from the Aleutian town to Kodiak, where they connected with Carolyn’s cousin Joe Macinko, whom she had never met. Also in Kodiak, they ran into former Haines state park ranger Preston Kroes, and went on a dinner cruise with Marty Owen, a former Kodiak harbormaster who trained former Haines harbormaster Phil Benner.

Daymond Hoffman is back in Haines. Hoffman had temporarily moved to Juneau to work for Dawson Construction on the Capitol Building. Hoffman will be working as part of Carlos Jimenez’s Dawson crew on construction of the Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village lower floor.

Marley Horner is playing a soldier/servant in Perseverance Theatre’s rendition of William Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Horner recently became the theater’s technical intern after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in theater from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “Othello” is playing in Juneau now through Oct. 4.

Children in the Summer Reading Program chose giving over getting 200 times this summer, youth services coordinator Holly Davis said. That means when a child read five books or chapters, he or she came to the treasure chest full of treasures, and instead of picking a prize to take home, 200 times there was a child who chose a certificate that said, “Thanks to (the child’s name) reading five books or chapters, $5 will be donated to feed a hungry child or help a family in need.” By the end of the summer, the last certificate was chosen, and the Friends of the Library honored those certificates by sending $1,000 to Samaritan’s Purse, an international organization that helps people around the world.  “Kids felt really happy about being able to help others with their reading,” Davis said.