Aleutian Arts Council Community Art Show & Auction

Friday, April 18 2014

Typically held in January, the Aleutian Arts Council Annual Auction and Meeting was rescheduled on March 28th. It was held in conjunction with their annual community art show at the Grand Aleutian Hotel’s Makushin Room.The art show started in 1991 by Curator Carolyn Reed and she shared, “Our very first show was through the Bering Sea Art Exchange. Later on, when the Bering Sea Art Exchange closed down, the Aleutian Arts Council adopted intellectual property for the show. The first show was at the Burma Road Chapel and, I think, we had 16 artists and at that point, the Burma Road Chapel was the community center. We had no PCR building so it was maxed out and used every single minute. We had to hang the show in one night and could have it up for the weekend and then take it down so it definitely was a grassroots initiative and the community liked it so much. I think we had 300 people that showed up in two days, which was huge back then and we asked local artists and local people to bake cookies because we didn’t even have catering service at that point. So it’s really come a long way since then and I’m really proud. Every year I’m amazed at how many wonderful artists we have. So it’s a great show.”


Soup-Off Fundraiser a Big Success

Monday, April 14 2014

On April 5, 2014, community members gathered at the high small gym for the annual Soup-Off. The purpose of the Soup-Off is to raise funds for Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (USAFV). 30 soups were entered, compared to 23 last year. And the winners are...

SOUPS & CHOWDERS: Shirley Marquardt, for her “TFP’s Favorite Tortilla Soup”


Pick.Click.Give Supports Local Nonprofits

Friday, April 04 2014

This year, more Alaskans than ever donated a record amount to Alaska's nonprofits, according to Pick.Click.Give.  While applying for the yearly Permanent Fund Dividend, individuals had an opportunity to donate funds to a variety of organizations in their own communities and around the state.  These statistics were recently announced:

  • $2,771,400 was donated (13% growth over 2013)


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Resurrection Celebration
Sunday, April 20 2014, 3 p.m.
Public Hearing, City of Unalaska
Tuesday, April 22 2014, 7 p.m.
City Council Meeting
Tuesday, April 22 2014, 7 p.m.
Film Screening: Spitting Game
Wednesday, April 23 2014, 6 p.m.
Unalaska Interagency Cooperative Monthly Meetingly Meeting
Thursday, April 24 2014, noon - 1 p.m.
Optometrist at IFHS Clinic
Thursday, April 24 2014, 8:30 a.m. - Saturday, April 26 2014, 2:30 p.m.
City of Unalaska Planning Commission Meeting
Thursday, April 24 2014, 7 p.m.

a random sample...
Traffic Crime
Tuesday 08 April 2014, 12:25 p.m.
Caller reported nearly being struck by another driver as one was entering and the other exiting a grocery store parking lot. The caller was primarily interested in having an officer issue a warning. An officer contacted the suspect driver, who admitted to having come close to another vehicle, and advised him to drive more carefully.
Assistance Rendered
Saturday 12 April 2014, 8:52 a.m.
Caller requested assistance contacting the driver of a vehicle who had parked in such a way as to block the caller’s driveway. Officers responded to the area but found the suspect vehicle was already gone.
Release Conditions
Saturday 12 April 2014, 1:21 p.m.
Tuan Anh Nguyen, 54 yoa, was arrested for Violating Conditions of Release when he returned to his bunkhouse room only a short time after having been released from jail and ordered by the court not to return to his lodging.
MVA Damage
Thursday 10 April 2014, 7:45 p.m.
A driver backing from a parking space struck a vehicle parked close behind her. No injuries were reported and damages were minor.

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