April 21, 2004
Feeder Contest Winners Net Big Prizes'
The First Place Overall Winner of the hummingbird feeder contest
is pictured in the center. This beautiful feeder was designed
by Shyanne Singstad, age 10.
Singstad won a Taquan flight seeing tour for two. - More
winners & photos...
Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson
Pharmacist Honored for Outstanding Community Service - The
Alaska Pharmacists Association has selected Barry Christensen
as the recipient of the 2004 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding
community service. A Wyeth Pharmaceutical representative presented
the award to Christensen at the Association's 38th Annual Convention
held in Anchorage February 28, 2004.
Christensen is employed
by Island Pharmacy in Ketchikan and is a member of the Alaska
Pharmacists Association. Christensen has served as a Chairperson
of The United Drugs State Council for Alaska and is Vice President
of the Greater Revillagigedo Island Pharmacy Society. He is a
graduate of The University of Washington. Christensen currently
resides in Ketchikan with his wife, Judy, and daughters, Inga
The Bowl of Hygeia is the most
widely recognized international symbol for the pharmacy profession
and is considered their most prestigious award. The Bowl of Hygeia
has been associated with the pharmacy profession as early as
1796 when the symbol was used on a coin minted for the Parisian
Society of Pharmacy. The bowl represents a medicinal potion and
the snake represents healing. Healing through medicine is precisely
why the pharmacy profession has adopted the Bowl of Hygeia symbol.
Established in 1958 as an award
for pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership
in their communities and to encourage pharmacists to take active
roles in the affairs of their respective communities. The award
is presented annually by participating pharmaceutical associations
in each of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico and the ten Canadian provinces. In 1964, The American Pharmacists
Association (APhA) adopted the Bowl of Hygeia as its symbol to
represent the pharmacy profession. Historically, most winners
of the Bowl of Hygeia are community pharmacists who advance the
standards of pharmacy. In addition to service through their local,
state and national pharmaceutical associations, award recipients
have devoted their time, talent, and resources to a wide variety
According to information provided
by the Alaska Pharmacists Association, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
is one of the largest research-driven pharmaceutical and health
care products companies. It is a leader in the discovery, development,
manufacturing, and marketing of pharmaceutical, vaccines, biotechnology
products and non-prescription medicines that improve the quality
of life for people worldwide. - Page...
Wednesday - April 21, 2004
Host Town Meeting For Parents - Meredith Lundamo and Beth
Brandt-Erichsen's 1st and 2nd graders hosted a "town meeting"
for their parents on Friday, April 16th. The meeting was the
culminating activity in a unit where students created towns and
stores after mapping and taking study trips to Ketchikan area
businesses. - Read
Wednesday - April 21, 2004
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Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins - Tourists
are nothing new to Ketchikan. These seasonal visitors have been
spilling out onto the downtown docks for more than a century
now. They share certain traits: They're thrilled to find themselves
in distant, exotic Alaska; they find Ketchikan quaint and charming;
and, they are wide-eyed and excited as they board charter fishing
boats, or climb into sightseeing coaches to rumble off over the
city's trestle streets. The basic awe most people feel when seeing
our little town remains constant, even after a century. The things
that have changed over the years are the much larger numbers
of ships and visitors visiting each summer and the numbers of
attractions available to them.
At the turn of the 20th century,
brand new Ketchikan was even then being visited by tourists and
journalists. In The Ladies World Magazine of March 1905, travel
writer Myra Drake Moore described the Ketchikan she visited the
summer of 1904: "[Ketchikan] is the port of entry into Alaska
it and its sister towns of Juneau and Skagway are all very much
alike in architecture, and seem to be 'happen-so's'. Ketchikan,"
she archly wrote, "has accumulated itself."
the rest of this story by June Allen...
Saturday - April 17, 2004
First City Players; Did you hear that applause?
biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...
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