Around 3 p.m. during the Oct. 5 windstorm, Laurie Dadourian moved her Toyota station wagon after a willow tree fell and hit its fender. At 8 p.m., she heard a crash and found another willow had fallen, this time near the front of the car. While she and neighbor Kip Kermoian were clearing the fallen tree from the road, a third tree fell about 10 feet away from them, hitting her car’s roof and breaking its driver-side window. “Kip said, ‘If another tree goes, dive under the car.’ At that point, I couldn’t do anything but laugh,” Laurie said this week.

Amelia Nash arrived from Portland in time to see father Dwight Nash in his starring role as Emile in LCCP’s “South Pacific.” The trip was a surprise to Dwight. “It was magical. Dad’s acting made me cry,” Amelia said. She and Adam Richard plan a month-long road trip to Wisconsin and Illinois to visit Adam’s family.

Allen Menaker of Fairbanks and sister Terry Lambert of Lake District, England, were in Haines to visit their dad, Ray Menaker. They took Ray to “South Pacific.” Ray was a founding member of Lynn Canal Community Players in 1957. June Haas, another LCCP founder, was in the audience. Some of the costumes were authentic World War II pieces including a sailor’s shirt from the family of Bud Hopper. Bud entered the Navy after high school in 1940 and served at Pearl Harbor. Daughter Randa Szymanski entrusted Nancy Seright, who played Nurse MacGreggor, with the shirt. Nancy also wore a nurse’s hat from former public health nurse Joan Snyder. Former Seabee Jim Turnbull helped backstage to construct sets and consult on uniforms for the actors. Jim’s father was in the first Seabee battalion during World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific during the war. If you would like a DVD of the production, contact Dave Nanney at 766-2763. Copies of the show are $15.

Jane and Fletcher Sebens came from Juneau to see Mark Sebens’ directorial debut. Tod and Margaret Sebens left for a year-long road trip with daughter Bozhi last week.

Nancy Nash reconvened the Haines A Capella Women’s Chorus last Thursday. She arranged South Pacific’s “Happy Talk” to start the ladies on a light note. New singers are welcome to join, 6 p.m. Thursdays at Sheldon Museum.

Jeannette and Alan Heinrich spent three weeks visiting family. Alan saw his parents, Warren and Mary Jeanne (Bini) Heinrich, in Bozrah, Conn. while Jeannette stayed with sister MaryAnne Tuttle and husband Bill in Middletown. Jeannette spent her days visiting her mother, 102-year-old Betty Bacon. After two weeks in New England, they headed to Beaverdam, Va. to see daughter Tara Heinrich and grandchildren Amanda and Eric. Tara and husband Derrick Fulton were relocating to Amherst, N.H. where Derrick recently became an FAA aircraft inspector. Next stop was Texas, where Jeannette and Alan stayed with son Kurt Heinrich, who recently moved to Little Elm, four miles from brother Karl and his family, in Frisco. Alan and Jeannette stayed busy watching Karl and wife Johanna’s six children.They returned home the day before the municipal election in time for Jeannette to spend her day helping voters at the polls.

Haines Cub Scouts traveled to Juneau for Cub Scouts Day Camp with Juneau campers. Seven boys spent two nights away with parent chaperones Sean ConeJason ShullBill and Kelly Williamson and Christie Verhamme. The boys participated in instructional activities including BB guns, archery, camp crafts and storytelling.

Skaters in Haines cleaned the Oslund Park skate park Saturday. Keegan Sundberg put his own money into the purchase of a push broom, trash bags and other supplies and spent more than three hours with friends Keanu Lynch and Jordan Badger clearing trash and sweeping debris. Keegan hopes to enlist the help of adults in the community to make repairs to the leaking roof.

A fundraiser auction for Carol Clifton is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion hall. Carol broke her arm in a fall recently. You can drop off auction items at the American Legion on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or call 767-5606.

Katrina Hotch plays Lauren in Perseverance Theater’s production of “Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker. The critically acclaimed play follows four “lost souls” who enroll in a community acting course. It runs through Oct. 31.

Chilkat Valley News reporter Krista Kielsmeier arrived in Haines Oct. 6. Parents Jerry and Linda Kielsmeier accompanied Krista from Iowa and have been helping her settle. They plan a return visit next summer. Linda is a pastel artist and looks forward to drawing the scenic beauty of Haines. Krista and her parents got to town in time to celebrate the birthday of new boss Tom Morphet over pizza and beer. Friends gathered Thursday night to wish Tom well on his 49th.

Seibukan Jujutsu of Haines will have a Japanese dinner fundraiser Saturday at the Elks Lodge from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will include sushi prepared by Yuko Hays and a live jujutsu demonstration by sensei Chorus Bishop and students. An auction will follow. Proceeds will buy new mats.

More than 50 Emblem representatives from 10 Alaska clubs were represented at the fall meeting of Alaska Emblem Clubs in Haines last weekend. Workshops included a drug-awareness program by Carolyn Bishop of Homer and Alaska Special Olympics. Michelle made a presentation on this year’s special project to benefit Pink Ribbon Days to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for research and treatment. Haines quilters Kathy Warner, Jenny Lyn Smith, Janice Horton and Becky Nash have made a black and pink quilt to be raffled in April at the club’s next state meeting in Homer. Tickets are available at the Elks or through Emblem members around town. Michelle and State Marshall Kandus Strong left Tuesday for a five-town road trip to visit Emblem Clubs in Fairbanks, Seward, Kenai, Homer and Anchorage. They will be back in time to prepare for the Emblem Community Service Dinner Nov. 6.