John Kane of Makena, Ill. was here for eight days, visiting daughter and bookstore owner Amy Kane. He saw eagles and bears and helped Amy staff the store’s First Friday event. He and Amy also took a boat tour of Tracy Arm. For 32 years, John taught high school chemistry and physics, including advanced placement courses. He also worked as a truck driver. This was his first visit to The Bookstore.

Lilly and Matt Boron made a recent trip to visit daughter Haley Boron at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The “Parents Weekend” included the academy’s season opener football game. Lilly reports meeting Gen. Richard M. Clark, academy superintendent, and Brigadier Gen. Linelle A. Letendre, the dean of faculty.

Actress and sideshow performer Jesse Krebs of New York City was taking a breather in Reno, Nev. this week after participating in the 36th Burning Man art event. Burning Man is held in the Black Rock Desert about two hours north of Reno. An aerialist and sword-swallower, Jesse said “Between the immersive experiences, the opportunity to meet performers from all over the world, and the deeply complicated and involved mechanics of the art cars and mutant vehicles, it does feel artistically a new world has opened up.” Jesse’s parents are Bob and Lisa Krebs.

Interested in becoming a lifeguard? The Haines Pool is holding a lifeguard certification class Sept. 23-25. Participants must be 15 years of age and the class costs $250. Lifeguard jobs are available following certification. Call 766-2666, stop by the pool, or email [email protected] for more information.

Garrett Montgomery enjoyed a visit last week from family members including his mom Kathy Montgomery of Overland Park, Kansas, uncle and aunt Robbie and Rosemary Montgomery of Boulder, Colo., and cousin Jason Oakes and wife Clementine of Hereford, Ariz. They enjoyed Garrett’s photo exhibit at the brewery, a Travis Kukull dinner, and a hike out to Battery Point. Weather and late-season logistics dashed plans to take local tours. Garrett’s father, the late Phil Montgomery, visited Haines in April 2021.

Erika Merklin of the Mosquito Lake School and Community Center reports that her group sold 54 dinners and raised an additional $600 with a dessert auction at Sunday’s fund-raiser to benefit a tool library residents are establishing there. They also received a reciprocating saw as a donation to the library. About 75 people attended.

Amanda Randles said the Southeast Alaska State Fair volunteer recognition dinner Friday will feature pasta with three varieties of sauce plus roasted veggies from Four Winds Farm of Haines. Fair volunteers get free tickets in a raffle for an Alaska Seaplanes ticket commensurate to the number of shifts they donated. Dinner will include cake and wine leftover from the fair’s wine garden. It starts at 6 p.m. at Harriett Hall.

An account has been opened at to help cover funeral expenses and other costs incurred by the family of Ed May. Wife Melinda said the former Haines High School wrestling coach and KHNS reporter died of a heart attack during a heat spell while renovating a property on June 30. The family has operated a mobile dog-grooming business since November. The Mays came to Haines in 1999 and left Alaska in 2014 after selling a Christian radio station in Petersburg. Ed is survived by Melinda, their three sons, and his two children from a previous marriage.

Cellist Lucy Silbaugh joined pianist Nancy Nash and Juneau violinist Steve Tada for a recent weekend of chamber music. Finishing up her CVN tenure, Lucy left town this week for a stop in Philadelphia before heading to Oxford University in England. She’ll be working on a thesis on Russian and American comparative literature. Russian interest in American literature is evidenced by a Siberian lake named for author Jack London.

If you’re interested in locating Haines High School classmates or identifying people in old photographs from the Chilkat Valley, check out the Facebook page titled, “You’re Probably From Haines If You Can Remember…” Carl Horn is listed as administrator and Benton Bruce as site moderator.

Duly Noted last week wrongly identified Cedar Badgley as Al and Crystal Badgley’s grandson. Cedar is their granddaughter.