Colleen June McGuire was born Nov. 14 to Sally Boisvert and Raphael McGuire at Juneau’s Bartlett Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz. and measured 21 inches. Sally and Rafe are back at their Mosquito Lake homestead after five weeks in Juneau. Tom and Sally McGuire of Haines are excited to spend time with their first granddaughter. Grandparents Thomas Boisvert and Joanne Gardner of Northfield, Mass., will visit during the holidays to meet their first grandchild. Sally’s sister Marie Boisvert of Athens, Ga., also will make the trip.

Former resident David Walker won second place with his entry “Stella Nova” in the American Express Open Section in The World of Wearable Art, an international design competition. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, the competition attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world. Friends can see two of Walker’s previous creations at Seattle’s EMP Museum through Jan. 2. “Beast in the Beauty,” a dress that incorporates a cancer treatment theme, won the Best International Award in 2012. “Lady of the Wood” is a replica of a 17th-century ball gown crafted of mahogany, lacewood, maple and cedar. It won the Supreme Award in 2009.

A college scouting trip took Alison Jacobson and son Ketch to Washington, where they met up with Jenae Larson and ran into Patrick Henderson walking the campus of Gonzaga University. In Idaho they visited Jason, LianaFinly and Keva Shull. The trip included a stop in Montana, where Ketch went hunting with dad Glen Jacobson. Alison traveled to South Lake Tahoe to help daughter Anna Jacobson settle in to her new home. She also stopped to see daughter Libby Jacobson, a senior at California Polytechnic State University. Libby is spending Thanksgiving with Riley Erekson and Alisha Young in Fort Collins, Colo. Alison continued on to Kansas to visit her mother Virginia Jamison and pick up mother-in-law Silvia Jacobson, who is visiting Haines for Thanksgiving. Silvia is helping son Gary Jacobson recover from hip surgery and attended last weekend’s home wresting meet.

The University of Alaska Southeast sent 42 students and three professors from a humanities class to the American Bald Eagle Festival last week. UAS student Christine Briggs broke away from classes to visit dad Ray Briggs. Christine, who is studying biology and history, said she enjoyed festival programs, including one about polar bears and the Yukon.

Karissa Land has returned to Haines after working at a Bible school in Hawaii and Samoa. Teresa and David Land also welcomed son Luke Land here from Poulsbo, Wash., where he works for Lockheed Martin Space Systems. Son Kirk Barrett of Whitehorse, Y.T., will also be here along with sister Cara Gilbert of Juneau to join the family for the holiday.

Serena Badgley is back in town. She took a break from classes at Valparaiso University in Indiana to visit with Isaac Wing and parents Al and Crystal Badgley for Thanksgiving.

John Hagen’s photo “Juneau Airport Bear” was featured in Alaska Positive 2016, a biennial exhibition of Alaska photography at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau this month. The show, which will travel across the state, was juried by artist Larry McNeil, who is from the Killer Whale Fin House of Klukwan. John will be a guest lecturer at the show’s next stop at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka.

Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau is sponsoring a lecture on Tlingit and Navajo code talkers in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. George Lewis Sr. and Robert Jeff David Sr. of Haines received silver medals posthumously in November 2013. They’d kept their participation in the program a secret during their lives. The free lecture was to be held early this week.

A display of school records in track and field has been posted near the entrance of Karl Ward Gym. The record board was inspired by longtime track coach Jim Stanford, who envisioned it as a way to honor sports standouts and inspire future athletes. Danny Pardee’s 6’3” high jump in 1997 and Carl Blackhurst’s 4:28.13 performance in the 1,600-meter run in 1996 are among the records posted. Mary Hertz is listed four times, holding school records in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles, high jump and triple jump.

American Bald Eagle Foundation trustee Gary Matthews fell while packing his truck in Anchorage last week for a trip to Haines. He broke two ribs and wasn’t able to attend the festival this year. Linda Matthews is helping Gary with his recovery, but was disappointed to miss the Woman’s Club bazaar. They were able to see the Haines students at the state Honor Music Festival in Anchorage and visited with Patty Peters.

While visiting former resident Capsel Rock in Eugene, Ore., Pattrick Price spray-painted an old GMC school bus with an original raven and salmon design that covers nearly the length of the vehicle. The bus is headed to Standing Rock, taking supplies to the protesters at the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota next week.