Greg Schlachter and Chris Hill married Sept. 18 at Calleva Farm in Dickerson, Md. Chris’ sisters Robin and Angie officiated Saturday’s nuptials. The wedding party included the bride’s brother Brandon Hill of Silver Spring, Md .; and friends Ashley Wallet, Asheville, N.C, and Lora Morris, Charlotte, N.C., Greg’s brother Michael Schlachter of Boulder, Colo., and friends Nathan Jauvtis, Ithaca, N.Y., Tim Tyre, Washington, D.C. and Brad Ryan of Skagway. Parents Jim and JoAnn Schlachter of Poulsbo, Wash., and Brandon and Beverly Hill of Silver Spring, Md. were in attendance. Chris wore a Jenny Yoo gown. Guests enjoyed a partially naked, three-tiered lemon wedding cake with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam. The ceremony took place in an amphitheater surrounded by forest and the reception was held in a barn. The couple’s rings were fashioned by Bruce Schindler of Skagway. About 80 guests attended a wedding-eve party Friday that included a bonfire, overhead zipline and scratch ice cream sandwiches. The farm is where Chris attended outdoor camp as a child. She and Greg plan to return to Haines in time for her to defend her crown in the fly-fishing division of the coho derby.

A silent art and gift auction to benefit Willow Bryant’s treatment for an eating disorder is ongoing at Ampersand Alaska on Main Street. It ends at 7 p.m. Oct. 1. Call 766-3031 or [email protected] for more information.

Amy Creelman is in town through October, training to work at the Haines SEARHC clinic later this winter. A registered nurse from Brattleboro, Vt., Amy lived in Haines in 1984, carving silver jewelry for Tresham Gregg. Amy went to high school with Mira Ericksen and is staying with friend Thom Ely.

Maddie Witek spent last week in Homer, visiting former KHNS news director Jillian Rogers and husband Andy Kita. Jillian runs the town’s animal shelter. Besides visiting with shelter cats and shopping end-of-season sales on the Homer Spit, Maddie and Jillian made a 23-mile hike on the Resurrection Pass Trail. Starting at Hope, they spent a rainy night at a Forest Service cabin at Fox Creek. In Anchorage, Maddie had lunch and toured the Anchorage Museum with former KHNS news direct Abbey Collins. On her return stop in Juneau, she connected with Lizzie Jurgeleit.

A team of four women walking represented Haines in the Kind of Klondike Road Relay Sept. 11. The inside-Canada event was limited to the last five legs of the traditional relay starting in Skagway. Teams of walkers made the final four legs, starting in Carcross. Cirque de Sore Legs won a team costume award: Aimee Jacobson was dressed as a lion; Laura Rogers, a fortune-teller, Tawny Darling, a sad clown and Lynette Hart, the ringmaster. Aimee said the group enjoyed fall foliage and the change in scenery. About 375 people participated in the event, including runners on three teams from Skagway who ran back to town from the starting line.

Helen Tengs turns 95 on Monday, Sept. 27. Christy Tengs Fowler said her mom would appreciate cards, as she and other residents at Juneau Pioneer Home are still not receiving visitors due to COVID-19. Write to Helen care of Juneau Pioneer Home, 4675 Glacier Highway, Juneau AK 99801.

A celebration of life for Nicole Edwards will be held at Lorne Mountain Community Center on Sunday, Sept. 25, starting 1 p.m. Alaska time. It will be live-streamed on Nicole’s YouTube channel under the title “Nicole Edwards Celebration of Life.”

Former Haines Borough Mayor Mike Case has been at the Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home in Palmer since May 1, 2020. He enjoys hearing from Haines friends. You can reach Mike at 907-314-0881. Phoning is best as Mike has diminished eyesight.

Jerrie Clarke, former director of the Haines Sheldon Museum, traveled around Alaska with husband Dan Gagnon since early August. They visited daughters and grandchildren in Juneau before ferrying to Cordova to check on their house and spend time there. She expects they’ll spend October in Juneau, when she plans to make a trip to Haines. Dan is a longtime chief steward aboard state ferries in Southeast and Prince William Sound.

Mitchell Smith is the new executive director of Chilkat Valley Preschool. Mitchell is a secondary school science teacher who most recently taught at Pine Creek High School in Colorado. His wife is Alexandria Tannehill, the new science teacher at Haines High School. Hannah Clark is the school’s new assistant teacher. She’ll be helping out teacher Jessie Adams-Weinert, who starts her second year as lead instructor. The school, operated by a local nonprofit, has 16 students enrolled.

The Southeast Alaska State Fair is selling raffle tickets for two tickets aboard Alaska Airlines. The drawing is Oct. 10 and winners need not be present to win. Contact fair board members, including Georgiana Hotch, to get one.