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The community of Unalaska is a busy place to live.  Our community calendar is full of events and activities.  Talk of the Town is your source for coverage of community events and sports.  KUCB staff writes many of the stories, but we also accept contributions from community members for this section of our website.  Talk of the Town stories are often used on Flash! Unalaska, our weekly television show.  If you'd like to submit a story to Talk of the Town, contact Chrissy.

The 2017 Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic

Sep 14, 2017

The 2017 Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic took place Saturday, September 9th beginning at the intersection in front of the community center at 10:30am. This annual half marathon is a memorial to the late Bobby Johnson and this year 9 runners and 6 bikers participated. 

According to PCR Recreation Coordinator Korey Ayers, the weather was agreeable for the athletes as they made their way over Overland Drive and around Summer Bay Lake.

Joanne Villamor

 

        Last weekend, on Friday September 1st, the Unalaska Raider Swim Team had their first meet of the year at our very own Aquatics Center. Some exciting new technology has been added to the pool including an electronic screen with swimmers’ names and their times as they swim. All of the swimmers’ times start with the beep of the speaker. Then, when they finish, they touch a metal pad that records their time and displays it on the screen overhead. Backup timers are present to make sure that swimmers’ times aren’t lost if a malfunction occurs.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

An international group of cold water swimmers traveled to Unalaska last week in commemoration of the 220th birthday of Father Ivan Veniaminov.

The Russian and Chinese athletes are swimming relays that stretch across the area Veniaminov served as a Russian Orthodox missionary in the early nineteenth century.

Later canonized as Saint Innocent, Veniaminov is recognized for having a good relationship with the Unangan people during his time in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. He learned several dialects of Unangam Tunuu and created an alphabet for the native language.

Brian Conwell

                       

You might notice something a little different at Eagle’s View Elementary next year. The time finally came to replace the carpet, despite staff and maintenance crew’s taking great care of it. The first step in its replacement, approval by the school board, took place last year. This summer while school was out, the carpet was replaced.

Brian Conwell

PCR’s annual Summer Soccer Camp finished up last Friday with a game against the community. The Summer Soccer Camp was open to any kids in grades 6th through 12th. Practice every day went from 1 pm to 6 pm Monday through Friday. Participants met at Tutiakoff Park to play on a real grass field with full sized goals. The head coach was Carlos Tayag.

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