Revamping the Crescent Harbor playground
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Playground Steering Committee members Kay Turner and Robert Hattle detail the latest developments in the drive to upgrade the Crescent Harbor playground. Community members want to make the whole area more accessible and sustainable, a goal stemming from the 2011 Sitka Health Care Summit. Those interested in joining the effort can contact Kay Turner at 747-5388 or email@example.com, or Robert Hattle at 738-2230. The steering committee is holding a public meeting and open house 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Centennial Hall.
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more
Ellen Ruhle is a two-time cancer survivor and event chair for the 3rd Annual Relay for Life (8PM Sat June 20 - 4 PM Sun June 21, Lower Moller Field). Teams of up to 12 people keep a runner/walker on the track for the entire duration of the event, which honors cancer patients and caregivers. Participants can register online,
or sign up at this spring's "Sitka Sue Walk" (8:30 AM Sat Apr 25, Rocky Gutierrez Airport). With American Cancer Society staff partners Tristan Walsh and Courtney Van Ord.
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