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This was another productive meeting in strengthening the Haines community in difficult economic times. Various communication models were discussed, and current issues were used to practice the models. Please join us for the next meeting which will be announced soon.
The community learned, laughed, and played as Gene led the way.
"What a great way to bring the community together in a safe, fun learning environment that connects all ages and backgrounds." -atendee
Seventeen members of our community gathered to continue the discussion of strengthening the Haines community in difficult times. Communication was the hot topic for the night, and will continue to be discussed in our next meeting Jan. 13th at the Library. Better communication seems to be a priority in strengthening our community, so next time we will focus on exploring different models of communication which can be used within our community. Please come and share your thoughts on Jan. 13th at 7pm @ the Library.
We had a great turnout and discussions as two groups merged into one. The Economic Development team and Community Matters members came together to discuss what is needed to make Haines a stronger community. Please join us for the next Community Matters session Nov. 17th at 7pm, where we will divide into groups to discuss specific topics on how to strengthen the Haines Community.
We are in the process of making a video to put up on our website. Come help us and have fun!
We Meet Mondays at 3:30 at the School Library!
We had a great discussion with 12 members of our community discussing what they do for our community and their motivation behind their work. Following this the discussion was open to the public. This was a great exchange of thoughts and ideas on how we can all work together to strenghten the Haines community. We are planning our next discussion where we will welcome even more community members to share their thoughts. So please stay tuned!
The Haines Borough Public Library made it a priority to strengthen our community’s interest in American history by creating an exhibit which shared the story of the Tlingit people. The exhibit highlighted the Tlingit’s close relationship with the natural environment using cultural programs, displays of artifacts and traditional foods, and a multimedia station. The exhibit was located at the entrance of the library and was a big hit! Check out our article in Newspoke-Alaska Library Association.
Eli White came back from a workshop in Fairbanks and shared the latest and greatest things one can do with Google Earth. Thank you Eli!
"I work for the U.S. Census and this will really help me locate places." -Attendee
Raw food enthusiasts came and shared their knowledge of raw food diets; what it means, why eat raw foods, and what is has done for them. The stories were very inspiring to eat raw foods, and the dishes that were brought were a treat. We have many library books and DVD's on raw foods, and names and number of community members who eat raw foods if you are interested in learning or sharing about raw foods.
Cooperative Extension Service represetatives came from Fairbanks and Juneau to host sessions on Eating Healthy and Saving Money, and Old Fashioned Canning. Jennifer Nu talked about meal planning and tips and tricks on saving money on healthy food, while Roxie Dinstel demonstrated how to make jelly that sets (not always easy) and talked about other preservation methods.
"I'm glad to learn about canning from the experts, especially experts who have practical as well as theoretical experience."-Program attendee.