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March 15, 2004


Front page photo - Moose by Carl Thompson© 

'It's a.... MOOSE!'
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A Day for Weaving Hearts - click here...

A Day For Weaving Hearts
Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Littles
Photo courtesy BBBS of Ketchikan

PhotosKetchikan: A Day For Weaving Hearts - The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ketchikan met at the Totem Heritage Center Saturday for their monthly activity. According to Gretchen Klein, BBBS Program Manager, Victoria Lord hosted the event and renowned Southeast Alaska Native weavers Vivian Benson and Linda Schreck taught the Littles and volunteers weaving.

The Ketchikan Museum sponsored Saturday's special activity for Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Totem Heritage Center. The Bigs and Littles were invited to a special tour of the facility and had an opportunity to create a woven cedar bark ornament under the guidance of weavers Vivian Benson and Linda Schreck. - Read more and view more photographs...
Monday - March 15, 2004 - 1:30 am

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Red Hat Girls Rock Pioneer Home
Guitarist and singer Mary Larson
photo by Dick Kauffman

PhotosKetchikan: Red Hat Girls Rock Pioneer Home - Feathery and frilly red hats and purple dresses were abundant Sunday afternoon at the tea and luncheon held at the Pioneer Home hosted by the vibrant girls of the Rain Drop Chapter of the Red Hat Society of Ketchikan.

Guitarist Mary Larson provided the entertainment and soon had this already lively group rockin', singing songs such as 'Hey Good Lookin', "Jambalaya' and 'Ring of Fire.'

The ladies of Ketchikan's Rain Drop Chapter of the Red Hat Society meet on a regular basis for tea in their red hats and purple dresses. These ladies say they embrace life and celebrate the milestone of turning 50 - not the millstone!. The Red Hat girls don't exclude members under 50... their simple solution, members who are under 50-years-of-age wear pink hats! - Read more and view the photo gallery...
Monday - March 15, 2004 - 1:30 am

Monthy Grind Pack House by Chris Wilhelm - click here...

Monthly Grind Packs House
Aesop Singers, Sy Hovik,
Alec Pankow and Ethan Bowlen
photo by Chris Wilhelm

PhotosKetchikan: Monthly Grind Packs House - The March Monthly Grind began at 7 o'clock Saturday night, with Kevin Sullivan and Marty Gillet hosting 6 groups to a sold out Saxman Tribal House. With a theme of St. Patricks Day, the hosts commandeered a perfect Irish brogue from the streets of Dublin itself, which vastly contributed to their humorous antics.

The House Band warmed up the audience with an original song about past Grind acts by Chris Wilhelm. The first act to perform was the Salsa Dancers, a couple from Juneau. They are professional instructors Antonio Diaz and Heather Haugland, who thrilled the audience with their exciting pas de deux. - Read more and view the photo gallery...
Monday - March 15, 2004 - 1:30 am



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