Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Hummingbird Festival underway

Leslie Swada gives details about Hummingbird Festival events taking place in April and early May. HummingbirdFestmore

Linfield students work and learn on POW

Photo courtesy of the USDA Forest ServiceStudents from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, participated in an Alternative Spring Break on the Thorne Bay Ranger District. The program brings volunteers to Prince of Wales Island to help with community projects.

Impacts of climate change on culture explored

Collaborating with KAAHC, The Island Institute is bringing the "Tidelines Ferry Tour" to coastal communities. They will be in Ketchikan April 6 and 7. Island Institute director Peter Bradley gives the details.

Ketchikan doggie doo not a joking matter

Helga FartzenpooterThere are many people trying to make a difference in their community, but one young woman in Ketchikan is taking on a particularly messy problem.

“Grow. Harvest. Eat.” initiative promoted on POW

An effort to promote growing, harvesting and preparing traditional and locally-grown foods has a kick off event at the Klawock Wellness Fair on April 2nd. Representative of the POW Health Nework share details.

“Top Chef” returns to Ketchikan

Michelle O’Brien of KPU Telecommunications and Laura Ladd from the Coast Guard speak about the upcoming “Top Chef: Heroes Edition” cooking competition April 7th.  TopChefmore

State Parks offers orienteering session

Mary Kowalczyk of Alaska State Parks and Chris Scanga, a State Parks volunteer, speak about an orienteering class Saturday at 11:00 am at Settler’s Cove . You can learn more about using a map and compass. Orienteeringmore

Red Cross seeks volunteers

Paulette Lebarge and Karen Petersen, volunteers for the American Red Cross, speak about the need for more help in the Ketchikan area and on Prince of Wales Island.  RedCrossmore

Sharing culture, traditions and food

Kathleen Wiechelman and Shellie Tabb speak about the next ASK UAS presentation, “Women Sharing Culture: Sustaining Traditions With Food and Story” taking place March 10th at noon. WomensHistoryEventmore

Multiple Sclerosis Awarness Month

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Beth provides information about the disease and shares her experiences. She also gives details about a local support group.