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Seventh annual Sitka Health Summit helps celebrate a culture of wellness in Sitka

The seventh annual Sitka Health Summit is coming up, and this year’s event features health fair, lunch-and-learn, community planning day and community wellness awards. This annual event got its start in 2007, when leaders from Sitka Community Hospital and the SouthEast … Continue reading

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Sitka Bike Rodeo, National Bike to School Day put spotlight on kids’ cycling and safety

As the temperatures warm up, two events this week will highlight kids’ cycling and safety in Sitka — the Sitka Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 4, and the second annual National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8. These … Continue reading

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National Bike to School Day, Sitka Bike Rodeo put spotlight on kids’ cycling

Two events this week will highlight kids’ cycling in Sitka — the inaugural National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 9, and the Sitka Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 12. On Wednesday, schools all over the country will encourage … Continue reading

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Japonski Island walking routes help families get out for safer walks

Most of Sitka is on Baranof Island, but some families prefer to come to Japonski Island to take family walks with their kids. Japonski Island houses the Rocky Gutierrez Airport, the U.S. Coast Guard-Air Station Sitka, the SouthEast Alaska Regional … Continue reading

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Outside play connects kids to nature, provides a valuable education

We live in an outdoor paradise in Southeast Alaska, but our children still sometimes spend too much time indoors with video games, the computer or TV. A recent study from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that children ages 8-18 spend … Continue reading

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