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Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

The 2018 Unalaska Health Fair was held Saturday, March 2nd at the elementary school gym from 1pm-4pm. 

This year, health fair activities included CPR demonstrations, tobacco cessation information, cholesterol screening, oral health tips, prayer and healing, eye screening, suicide prevention, massages and many other activities.

In the afternoon, all were welcome to attend an APIA Financial Health Workshop and an Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Suicide Prevention Training. The afternoon ended with a complimentary dinner from 5pm-6pm.

KUCB was happy to welcome the coordinator for the APIA Tribal Child Support Program, Malinda Beiler to the radio studio Tuesday morning for an Island Interview.

Beiler spoke with morning DJ Kellie Ashby about the Tribal Child Support Program (TCSP), how it works and who it serves.

Beiler said that that the purpose of the TCSP is to get support to the kids that need it, and that it serves as an alternative to traditional state-run child support programs.

Last Saturday, several UCSD language students made their way to the 2018 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska World Language Declamation Contest held at South High School in Anchorage.

Students competed in categories that ranged from cultural trivia to poetry to advanced placement dialogue.

Unalaska’s language teacher Galena Roraback accompanied the students and many came home donning bronze, silver and gold medals. Congratulations to all!

German 1: Kathleen Tan - gold

German 2: Trever Schliebe - silver, Jerome Molina - bronze

The winds were calm and the sun was shining for eighty-three runners who ventured out to Front Beach on Saturday, February 23rd for the 2018 Polar Bear 5K Run.

Participants began gathering at 1pm on Front Beach Road, but as time rolled on, more and more athletes rolled in. PCR’s Albert Burnham said it was the nicest weather he had ever seen for the Polar Bear Run, which could have been one of the reasons why there were almost three times the participants compared to last year.

Lauren Snyder

Over fifty Unalaskans spent Valentine’s Day at the Museum of the Aleutians for their chocolate tasting event and competition. The event started at 6pm and was held in various rooms in the front area of the museum.

Several participants brought chocolate treats to enter into the competition while some simply enjoyed the festive atmosphere and delicious treats.