Day: February 18, 2016

Haines Glacier Bear Girls vs. Petersburg Lady Vikings 18 February 2016

Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4   Final Score: Haines 31, Petersburg 55 Rebroadcast from KFSK with announcing by Braden and...

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Museum board votes for new name: ‘Haines Sheldon Museum’

On Wednesday, the board of trustees for the Sheldon Museum voted to change the institution’s name from the ‘Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center’ to the ‘Haines Sheldon Museum.’   Museum director Helen Alten says confusion has plagued the museum for years, because of the name ‘Sheldon.’ It comes from Steve Sheldon, whose collection is the foundation of the museum. But it gets mixed up with the more well-known Sheldon Jackson museum in Sitka and the Sheldon Museum of Art in Nebraska. “People do not realize how cumbersome and difficult that name is,” Alten said. “Not within our community,...

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Aging Southeast: Finding a home in assisted living, if there’s space

By Lisa Phu, KTOO Due to a shortage of assisted living homes, some of Southeast Alaska’s aging residents can’t stay in their home communities. Residences in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka and Petersburg provide assistance to seniors needing help with daily activities, such as cooking, dressing and medication management. The region isn’t keeping up with the demand for assisted living, and that demand is only expected to grow. On a recent Tuesday morning, Jacque Farnsworth and Jack Brandt play piano and sing at the state-run Juneau Pioneers’ Home. A number of residents seated in a semi-circle of couches and chairs in...

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