A minor earthquake hit 12 miles southeast of Haines. The earthquake – measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale – was detected at 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt in this area, but tend to only cause minor damage.

Juniper Wendellynn Eckhardt entered the world at 6:59 a.m. on Halloween. Baby Juniper weighed eight pounds and two ounces while being 19 inches long. Parents Rachael Pattison and Jake Eckhardt had been waiting for her arrival in Juneau for two weeks prior to her birth date.

Carol Tuynman went to New York City with Juneau friends Ann Foster and Mike Dombkowski to visit her daughter, Anna Fader, and her family, husband Edward Eigerman and their teens, Amelia and James. They stayed with Fader’s family in their new home in Spanish Harlem. The group saw Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton, The Revolution” on Broadway, and walked the High Line. They visited long-time friends and artists from New York gone-by, and soaked up all the culture they could for more than a week.

The Alaska Arts Confluence’s Art on Main Street will host the opening of Teri Bastable-Podsiki’s “Earth, Air, and Fire” glass exhibit as part of the Nov. 4 First Friday celebration in Haines. The opening runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

Karen Garcia is back from San Francisco, where she was visiting brother Bryant Garcia, a PhD student studying physics at Stanford University, and his girlfriend Lea Hirsch, a PhD student studying astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley. Mom Judy Garcia flew in from Chicago to attend an American Academy of Pediatrics conference. Karen ran her first 5K event for the AAP Friends of Children fund. The 10-day trip included the Exploratorium, a public learning laboratory that explores the world through science, art and human perception, and a trip to Universal Studios in Los Angeles to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Tanner Hall, a freeride skier from Kalispell, Montana, released his film “Ring the Alarm,” which features Haines, on Oct. 26. The opening scenes see a panning zoom over the harbor and Hall at Picture Point – his skis and poles propped up on the “Welcome to Haines” sign. “Haines, Alaska is a special spot in the world, filled with special people,” Tanner said of filming here for the past two years. “You’re blessed to be in the mountains anytime up in Haines because it’s nothing like you’ll experience anywhere else in the world.” Hall included friends Sam CohenTodd LigareNeil and Ian Provo and John Spriggs in the 38-minute film, which is free and can be found on theinertia.com.

The Fireweed had a reduced menu Oct. 28-29 due to owner Adam Richard’s attendance of the fifth game of the World Series in Chicago. They also gave away free pizza following the Cub’s game seven victory, winning their first title since 1908.

Ellen and Larry Larson are about to make their return to Haines after car camping and traveling south since Oct. 14. On the way to Flagstaff, Ariz., they stopped in to visit Sharon Resnick in 29 Palms. Resnick is leaving for a six-week trip to South Africa. Kathy Holmes and Tim Shields are also in 29 Palms and Bruce Blake was there visiting.

Laurie Dadourian flew in to Flagstaff this week to meet Stephanie Yard. The pair will set off on a six- day trip this weekend down the Grand Canyon, starting by way of Phantom Ranch, where they will camp by the river for two nights. Then they will follow the Conto Plateau to the east and hike out at Grandview.

Ira and Alissa Henry hosted their annual Halloween party at their house on Saturday, Oct. 29. The party featured two live bands, snacks, a smoke machine and a bonfire outside. The garage was opened up for dancing.

A birthday party for Andrew Cardella was held at the Tower at Fort Seward last Friday. The party included square dancing and featured live music played by Burl SheldonTom Heywood, and Eric HolleySpencer Douthit was the caller.

Tom and Liz Heywood have returned from a trip to Providence, R.I. On the way, they stopped in Seattle to visit son Sung Heywood. They continued on to attend Parent Weekend at Brown University, where daughter Tia Heywood attends. The Heywoods watched the football team beat Cornell in double overtime and went to a Halloween evening walk at the zoo, where 5,000 carved pumpkins were lit. Last, but not least, they had front row seats to a concert performed by one of Tom’s favorite jazz guitarists, John Pizzarelli, and his wife Jessica Molaskey, an actress and Broadway singer. The famous couple’s son is a freshman at Brown this year.

Russ White and Sheeshao White also made the trip to Brown for parent weekend to visit Russ’s son Eli White. White is a junior studying computer science at Brown.

Doris Ward is back from Oklahoma’s bright sun, seeing family, friends and doctors.

Crystal and Al Badgley recently visited daughter Serena, a junior at Valparaiso University in Indiana, and watched her team participate in an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Milwaukee. There were 20 women’s teams. The field they were playing on had 26 different games occurring at the same time. The Valpo women’s teams won all nine of their games and placed first in the women’s division. It was the first time that Crystal and Al had watched a real ultimate Frisbee game. The team celebrated with a moose meatloaf dinner afterwards, which was a first for most of the other team members. Serena’s nickname is “Moose,” because most could not believe that she really ate moose.

The Klondike celebrated its last night open for the season with free pizza slices for the community during regular business hours on Halloween night.