Although accessing federal relief funds has been challenging -- especially for Sitka’s seasonal businesses -- other businesses are adapting as best they can to the circumstances, and even forging ahead in the new reality. At a recent meeting of (4-22-20), the Sitka Chamber of Commerce, businesses discussed some of the challenges of staying viable during the pandemic.
Childbirth educator Sharon Sullivan, R.N., and doulas Becca Foster and Kris Wilcox discuss the growing doula movement in Sitka. A "pre-conception" organizational meeting for Sitka NEST will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, November 30, at the North Sister Cafe, to consider options for creating a standalone birthing center in Sitka.
In 2014, Brett and Kris Wilcox led their family in a transcontinental run to protest GMOs in the food supply and the lack of labeling in the United States. Brett and his 16-year-old son David did the running, while Kris and their 14-year-old daughter Olivia drove a vehicle. The Wilcox's will be talking about their run across America on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast. Downloadable audio.Read More
Most people will never run 1,700 miles in their lives. Brett and David Wilcox have run 1,700 miles since January, and they still have a long way to go. The father-son team from Sitka is running across the country to raise awareness about genetically-modified-organisms -- or GMO’s -- prevalent in the American diet. The runners are in Parsons, Kansas, a little beyond the halfway point of their journey from Huntington Beach, California, to Atlantic City, New Jersey.