Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Community Foundation awards first grants

Tom Schulz and Heidi Ekstrand of the Ketchikan Community Foundation speak about the non-profit and awards that will be announced during the Celebration of the Sea. KTNFoundationmore

Story Time prepares children for success

Nolan intently examines his creation.The Ketchikan Public Library offers a variety of programs for all ages, but one of the most popular is Story Time, held each Thursday. The event is for preschoolers and features songs, movement, books and crafts.

UAS Ketchikan Report

Wendy Miles speaks about summer registration, a summer welding class, opportunities for marine engineers and more. UAS050416more

Arts Council Report

Greg Kalbaugh talks about the Ketchikan Community Concert Band’s May 1st performance. Jeff Fitwater and Marni Rickelmann discuss upcoming events and calls to artists. ArtsCounci042816more

Childcare providers earn CDA credentials

Betty Csech and Lindsey ArnetteTwo women working at the Little Village Learning Center in Ketchikan recently received their Child Development Associate Credentials. Lindsey Arnette and Betty Csech each spent about four to six months completing the program.

New faces at Ketchikan Public Health Center

Kate Helfrich, JoBeth Shimek and Jennifer Bergen are the newest nurses to join the Ketchikan Public Health Center. They give details about their careers and thoughts about public health. PublicHealthmore

First City Players Report

Elizabeth Nelson and Amanda Glanzer speak about auditions for “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)” and upcoming plays and events. FCP042616more

Tatsuda’s celebrates 100th anniversary

Some of the new artwork by Evon Zerbetz at Tatsuda's IGA.Tatsuda’s grocery is celebrating its 100th anniversary in April. At a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch, Bill Tatsuda told the story of how the business began and was able to survive through hardships and changing times.

Blood drive comes to the First City

Blood Bank of Alaska will be in Ketchikan May 4th through 6th for a blood drive. If interested in signing up to donate, call Blood Bank of Alaska at 907-222-5630 to reserve a time slot.

KVB gears up for the tourist season

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau President and CEO, Patti Mackey, talks about the upcoming season, opportunties for businesses and “Tourist for a Day.” KVBmore