The Rt. Rev. Mark Lattime, 8th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska, visited Haines this week, part of his outreach to 48 Episcopal congregations statewide, including seven in Southeast. He was accompanied by wife Patricia Lattime. Mark has served 13 years as the church’s bishop in Alaska. He brought news of pre-consecrated communion offerings that will allow church members to share the sacrament in the absence of a priest.
Matt Davis snapped a photo of Alaska Ninja Warrior Nick Hanson when they bumped into each other during a recent trip. They were on the same red-eye flight from Anchorage to Los Angeles. Hanson, who hails from Unalakleet, was the first Alaskan to represent the state on the TV show American Ninja Warrior. He has presented as a motivational speaker at Haines School.
It took a few weeks but Jila Stuart has adopted out the 11 Labrador retriever puppies born to her black lab Lucy. Nine went to Haines families, and one each went to families in Juneau and Skagway.
Rich Chapell reports the Haines Dolphins swim club raised nearly $10,000 with its recent Swimboree event. The group’s goal was $11,000. Alissa Henry won the 50-50 raffle in January, which raised $1,265 for the club. Proceeds from the Swimboree cover the cost of coaches salaries, pool rentals and dues scholarships.
Kathleen Menke reports seeing a killdeer and four snow buntings on the first day of spring this week. Stacie Evans of the Takshanuk Watershed Council said buntings and longspurs are among the first birds migrating north through the Chilkat Valley each year. Killdeer, sandpipers and ducks also start showing up this time of year.
Patrick Cowart won the annual Aaron Nash Memorial Pool Tournament held last weekend at the Fogcutter. Neil Einsbruch was second and Henry Strong placed third. Twenty-six players competed and raised $330 for Aaron’s son Noah Nash.
Organizer Krystal Lloyd is seeking donations of candy and large prizes for the Haines Community Easter Egg Hunt. Candy will go into eggs, along with tickets for the large prizes. The hunt will be held at the Haines School on Easter Sunday, April 9. To donate, contact Lloyd or find a link to the effort on her Facebook page.
It’s no joke. The Haines Chamber of Commerce “Casino Night” slated for April 1 has been postponed to a later date. For more information, contact Andrew Letchworth 907-766-2202. The Chamber’s new office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, #14 in the Gateway Building.
Fred Shields and Sarahlee Kittons have returned from a 10-state, 10,000-mile road trip to the Lower 48 to visit friends and restock items for their Fort Seward jewelry and art shop. They saw a giant bathtub carved from a chunk of alabaster at the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. In Oklahoma City, they checked in with Dustin Rowe, assistant chief justice for the Oklahoma Supreme Court, who visited Haines last summer. They stayed with former Haines dentist Doug Leen in Tucson. Besides music stores and thrift shops, highlights included soaking in the Glen Ivy Hot Springs near Corona, Calif.
Lily Jo Ramsey has earned her yellow belt from the U.S. Karate and Jiu-Jitsu Association.
Dalton Henry captured first place in the Chilkat Snowburners’ Cave Lake Hill Climb last weekend. The event was held Saturday at Herman Lake on Sunshine Mountain Road. Arik Miller placed second and Steven McLaughlin, third. Chris Downer was crowd favorite and Henry was the fastest rookie.
Interested in understanding the roles of fiber, starch and sugar in a healthy diet? Burl Sheldon is offering to give his one-hour presentation, “For Sickness and For Health: Understanding Dietary Carbohydrates,” for free to families and small groups. He gave the talk Wednesday at Sheldon Museum. For more information, reach Burl at 907-314-0331.
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