An annual tradition in Sitka, the Blessing of the Pets took place Thursday afternoon, October 8, on the lawn of the Sitka Pioneer Home. The Rev. Julie Platson of St. Peter's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church officiated, and offered individual blessings for the two-dozen animals who attended, accompanied by their two-legged friends.
Project Homeless Connect, sponsored by Sitka Outreach and Support (SOS), provides support to Sitkans who are homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness by connecting them to goods and services they need. The event will take on January 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army.