Heron Scott and Tara McCauley were married Saturday, Sept. 23 at Point Robinson Lighthouse on Vashon Island, Wash. A friend of the couple officiated the outdoor wedding. The groom’s family included mother Stephanie Scott, who organized the flowers at the ceremony, sister Reed Scott-Schwalbach and husband Chris Celeuro of Portland, Ore., and brother Joshua Scott of New York City, N.Y. Joshua, an industrial and fashion photographer, captured images of the ceremony. Friends of the family who attended included Tim June and Sue Nelson and Gregg Bigsby and Beth MacCready. Heron’s dad Bob Schwalbach and wife Jude of Washington, D.C. hosted a wedding eve pizza party. Heron is executive director of the Virginia V Foundation, which maintains a historic steamship. Tara is education direction at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum. Heron and Tara live in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.

Beth Fenhaus and Spencer Douthit represented Haines Brewing Co. at Juneau’s sixth annual Capital Brewfest Saturday at the Juneau Arts and Cultural Center. Saturday’s tasting was preceded by a brewer’s dinner Friday night at Salt restaurant. Haines folks spotted at the event included Sidney Campbell and Tristan Sebens. The festival is put on by Rotary Club of Juneau and sponsored by Alaska Brewing Co.

Biologist and independent researcher Chloe Goodson is seeking volunteers to help conduct counts of eagles along local roads on Sundays through mid-December. Her counts will be the only official tally of eagles here for the annual fall migration. The first count on Sunday tallied 340 birds. Chloe needs at least one volunteer with a vehicle per week. Counts take four to six hours and entail stopping at about a dozen locations. To help out, call 352-602-9168. “It looks like it’s going to be another good eagle year. There are lots of birds,” Goodson said this week. She said donations for gas money also are appreciated.

Megan Rose Bell was born Sept. 13 to Sarah and Shawn Bell. Megan was born 7:42 a.m. at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs., 8 ounces, and measured 21 inches. Megan joins sisters Mary, 9, Anna, 7, Rebecca, 4, and Lucy, 2, and brother Luke, 6. “Everyone’s back home and happy,” Shawn reports.

Carol Clifton says she can’t count all the cakes she made during the past 35 years, but sometimes she baked as many as one a day for a month. “At one time I was the only person in town making them,” Carol said this week. She retired from commercial baking last week. One of her most memorable creations was a sheet cake depiction of a Chocolate Blanket for Tony Tengs, who made chocolate bars in the shape of Chilkat robes. Carol also made cakes from cardboard and one with a balloon buried inside as practical jokes on longtime friend Gale Hay. “I’ve given away a lot of cakes just because… It was a real blessing and a godsend. It was from the Lord. I prayed over every cake I sent out of this house,” Carol said. She’s devoting more time to painting.

Bryan White and Jennifer Rose Frei were married Sunday, Sept. 24 at Shevlin Park near Bend, Ore. Friend Steve Schellong was officiant. About 90 people attended, including members of the Frei, White, Cleven and Forseth families of Washington, Oregon and Montana. Present and past Haines residents on hand included Fuzzy von Stauffenberg, Scott and Mandy RamseyOliver Steinfels, Michael Ahmuty, Shaun Cornish and Alixanne GoodmanSandy Reid, Tom Lang, Nels Niemi, Bryan Miller, Lisa Loberg, Tyler Hamet, CP Pintozzi, Haleigh Skillman, and Travis Reid. Bryan’s mom Debbie White of Seabeck , Wash. prepared appetizers and brother-in-law Greg Cleven brought oysters from Bay Center, Wash. Norman Hughes provided 20 sockeye. Jen’s parents are Brian and Joyce Frei of Cove, Ore., and Mark and Brenda Cleven of Pullman, Wash. Bryan is a registered nurse at St. Charles Medical Center. Jennifer works from home as an accounts manager for a tech company in Redmond, Wash. The couple recently bought a house in Bend. They’re off for a honeymoon in Sayulita, Mexico.

David Owen, Doris Ward’s nephew, arrived from Beebe, Ark. Sept.10 to continue her birthday celebration. The flight, which missed all the storms, was marred only by the rough landing in Juneau’s airport, that bounced some passengers in their seats. David received a chipped tooth and bloody lips, but is ready to see friends and favorite places. Doris is beaming.

Bruce and Jenny Lyn Smith’s granddaughter Tori Jensen was featured in the National Down Syndrome Society’s Times Square video on Sept. 16 in New York City. Her picture was one of 400 chosen from more than 2,000 submissions. Tori’s parents Matt and Azure, and siblings Wade and Camden and family friend Blake King visited Haines this summer and enjoyed hiking, a trip to Canada, participating in the AKtive Triathlon, and the youth summer theater conservatory, story time at the library, and farmer’s market. They live in Fort Worth, Texas.

Haines People for Peace celebrated International Peace Day Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Haines Senior Center, where about 50 people made paper origami peace cranes and peace prayer flags. Jeanne Kitayama, Madeline Witek and Cindy Buxton led craft-making. The observance included music by students Nora Prisciandaro and Matilda Rogers, singing by the Haines Women’s A Capella choir, and a film on the origin of peace cranes. Other peace activities through the week included a Thursday afternoon walk to Jones Point, peace music broadcast on KHNS Wednesday evening, and a picnic Sept. 17 organized by Lea Harris and Patty Brown.

Haines author Heather Lende recently attended the annual retreat hosted by 49 Writers, an Alaska-based writers’ group. Chippewa Indian novelist and poet Louise Erdrich was the featured speaker at the event, held at Tutka Bay Lodge near Homer. Lodge owner, chef and food writer Kirsten Dixon and novelist Eowyn Ivy were among other Alaskan writers invited to participate.