Cross-country coach Chandler Kemp headed out of town last week. He’s returning to Palo Alto, Calif., where he works as a consultant on energy projects. He’s also working for the Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association on a project aimed at increasing fuel efficiency aboard commercial fishing boats.

Jim “Jimbo” Stevens is back in Haines after about two years in Petersburg. He’s a resident of Haines Assisted Living. Stop by to visit him.

Farmers Market co-manager Melina Shields said 16 markets held at the fairgrounds made this year the longest season ever for the Saturday event. The final market was held Sept. 30. Sally Boisvert’s Four Winds Farm and the co-op Henderson Farm provided much of the produce. Leslie Evenden and Kate Saunders sold their produce through the new, online Salt and Soil Marketplace. Sale items included quail eggs from Blythe Carter, photos by Judy Rice, pottery by Betsy Van Berg and baked goods by Josie Allen, Jacob Weerasinghe and by Nora and Addy PrisciandaroTom Heywood and friends provided music. Melina said a market goal is to develop more child-friendly activities.

Echo Ranch Bible Camp Haines, formerly Rainbow Glacier Camp, hosted groups from universities and churches as well as a day camp under its first year of management by Juneau’s Echo Ranch Bible Camp. Director Bob Ehmann said improvements included making a septic system operational, renovating the dining hall and demolishing decrepit buildings. Campers also performed community service by helping out at the fair, painting the police station, and weeding area ballfields and highway pullouts.

Sue Waterhouse hosted a party Friday for the cast of “Politics: It’s Murder,” a Lynn Canal Community Players mystery dinner theater held Sept. 30 at the Chilkat Center. Sue said it had been a longtime dream of hers to produce a murder-mystery theater with local themes.

Members of the Raven Clan hosted a one-year payout party in memory of Lawrence Willard at the Klukwan ANS Hall Saturday. Lawrence’s wife Shannon Willard wore the village’s Healing Robe. “I was very honored to wear it,” Shannon said. The event marked the first ceremonial wearing of the robe by Daniel Klanott. Payout parties include dancing, feasting and gift-giving and feature performances first to “stomp out” grief, then to celebrate happiness.

About 100 visitors, including former owner Norm Smith, stopped by Friday’s open house at House No. 1 Bed and Breakfast, formerly Fort Seward Bed and Breakfast. New owner J.J. Goryn has restored original ceilings and hardwood floors, added new heating and plumbing, and opened up the kitchen. Guests enjoyed music by Mark Carroll, Gregg Bigsby, Johnny White and Sid Moffatt and admired a king-sized kitchen table crafted by Joey Jacobson, said innkeeper Ali Dyvig. Goryn’s next project will be renovating the attic apartment of the Fort Seward landmark.

Suzie Scollon made a weekend visit after spending a week in Juneau for the funeral of Nora Marks Dauenhauer. She visited with Kathleen Menke and made outings to Chilkoot Lake and Chilkat Pass. Suzie is retired and writing creative non-fiction at her home in Freeland, Wash.

Former KHNS news director Jillian Rogers stopped in town for a visit, traveling from her summer job leading sled dog tours in Canada’s Banff National Park to a position working at the Homer animal shelter. Rogers helped out around the station on municipal election night and co-hosted “Jill and Maddy in the Morning” on Saturday with Madeline Witek.

Crystal Badgley says she’s still not doing heavy lifting following emergency surgery for a twisted intestine. Friends, doctors at the clinic, and the Coast Guard secured Crystal an early-morning medevac to Juneau’s Bartlett Hospital three weeks ago. Husband Al Badgley, longtime EMT, was hunting in the Interior when Crystal started having sharp abdominal pain. “Isn’t it so ironic? He’s out of town when I have an actual emergency,” Crystal joked this week. Son Hunter Badgley came up from Washington during Crystal’s five-day hospital stay. Crystal also credited Jacque Horn, and Noble and Julie Anderson for important help.