Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Grumman Goose may have found a home

Historic signs and photos on the walls of the Goose hangar.Since 1992, volunteers with Ketchikan’s “Save the Goose” project have been working to restore a historic amphibious plane. The Grumman Goose restoration is about 85 percent complete and now those involved are trying to find a permanent home for the plane. They believe they may have found the right place.

Red Apples awarded

DeltaKappaGammaThe Ketchikan chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma honored individuals and groups in for their significant contributions to the education of Ketchikan’s youth and families.

S.A.I.L. to hold advocacy workshop

Keith Smith of S.A.I.L (Southeast Alaska Independent Living) speaks about a personal advocacy workshop June 11th and 12th, and discusses emotional support animals. SAILmore

Volunteers progress on Goose restoration

From left to right: Don Dawson, Rick Garner, Arnie Enright and Randy Harris (and the Goose).For the past 20 years, a group of Ketchikan volunteers has been working to restore one of the Ellis Airlines Grumman Goose planes, in hopes of putting it on display.

Arts Council Report

Jeff Fitwater and Marni Rickelmann speak the upcoming gallery exhibit, artist opportunities, performances and more. Arts052616more

Food Bank of Alaska offers help

Brian Shimek with the Food Bank of Alaska will be at the Ketchikan Public Library Wednesdays and Thursdays to help low-income individuals and families fill out public assistance applications. He speaks about assistance available. FoodBankAssistancemore

First City Players Report

Elizabeth Nelson speaks about “The Fish Pirate’s Daughter” auditions and 50th anniversary. Cast members and the director of “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)” give details about the show. FCP052416more

Musician shares Tlingit culture and music

Ed Littlefield listens to a student's question about the song they're learning.Musician Ed Littlefield has been at Fawn Mountain Elementary School the past two weeks teaching students about Tlingit songs and culture.

PeaceHealth

Bett Jakubek and Debbi Thompson of the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Foundation speak about the upcoming Sole-stice shoe auction. Jason Harris of Guardian Flight speaks about that organization’s involement with the fundraiser and what they do. sole-sticemore

Preparing documents for end-of-life decisions

Retired attorney Dennis McCarty speaks about legal documents everyone should have in place so loved-ones will know your wishes. Those include a will, durable power of attorney, and an advance directive for health care. Accountant Choc Schafer also provides some … more