Sarah Peacock Visits Unalaska
Thursday, September 04 2014
It takes a village, and many people contributed to the Hearts and Hands sponsored concert that rocked Unalaska on Friday, August 29. Nashville’s Sarah Peacock is a rising star whose original country rock songs have been winning national awards and propelling her on a grueling national tour. She visited Unalaska briefly in February and returned this week with Josh Daubin on djembe. Together they performed an assembly for Eagle’s View Elementary School and held workshops for Unalaska’s aspiring musicians.
20th Annual Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic
Tuesday, August 26 2014
Photo courtesy of Unalaska PCR
The Annual Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic took place on Saturday, August 23. It was the 20th anniversary of the race and the 6th annual dedication to the late Bobby Johnson. The race consists of a 13.1-mile course, starting at the Community Center parking lot and ending along Front Beach Road. The course offers a unique look at Unalaska island by taking racers up, over, and through the pass. 30 participants (12 bikers and 18 runners) took to the course and all were victorious. Ben Bolock set a new race record this year with a time of 1:27’18. Congratulations to everyone who participated and special thanks to the PCR staff for their hard work. Official race times are as follows:
Heart of the Aleutians Festival
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Photo courtesy of Annie Ngo
The Heart of the Aleutians Festival was held Saturday, August 16th. The annual festival included yard and group games, a dunk tank, hamster balls, an inflatable bounce house and obstacle course, food, prizes, local vendors, and live music. It was all hands on deck this year as the city’s Parks, Culture and Recreation staff (including library, aquatics center, and community center employees and volunteers) all pitched in. Luckily, the weather held up and the community members gathered at Kelty Field were able to fully enjoy their Heart of the Aleutians experience. Thank you to everyone who made this event a success!