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The Literacy Council of Alaska would like to thank the following businesses and organizations that helped make the 2019 Run for Gold a great family event:

From left, Randy Pitney, Victoria Denning, Courtney Reynolds and Steve Lundgren. Denali State Bank believes in the Blood Bank of Alaska’s motto “Be a Hero and Save a Life.” While the bank is proud to donate $2,000 to help the Blood Bank of Alaska achieve its mission, they are even more proud…

The Race Against Racism thanks the following for making the event possible: The Goldstream Baha’i Assembly for sponsoring the event; the NAACP and the Juneteenth Planning Committee for all their cooperation and assistance; the Running Club North for its support and equipment; the J.P. Jones …

Where does one begin? We love our hockey family. One spends years before they find a familylike comfort level with complete strangers, but this hockey family began as friends and ended as family. Our son sustained an injury while at Nationals in South Bend, Indiana. The boys worked hard and …

The Lathrop High School Ski Team had a terrific 2018-19 season. As always, we had a wonderful group of skiers and families to work with. Some of the high points were growth in the skill level of all the skiers, consistent representation of the team at almost all of the area ski races, and qu…

Thanks everyone for a successful 20th annual Museums Day on May 25, when 11 museums and nature centers opened to welcome area residents planning for summer visitors. Especially featured to explore Fairbanks’ history were tours of the Clay Street Cemetery led by Joan Skilbred and Aldean Kilbo…

This is what an old-time Fairbanks store looks like. I was doing a very small tile job, and to finish it I only needed one 4-inch cut on a tile saw (a cove base tile). After trying a couple of the newer stores without luck, I thought of Floorcraft off Phillips Field Road. There, I spoke to a…

Thanks to a team of volunteers from Corvias, a private construction and maintenance company that maintains on-base housing at Eielson Air Force Base, the state shooting range at the Chena River State Recreation Area was cleaned up over the weekend. Volunteers removed trash, leveled shooting …

Thank you to the outstanding volunteers from Test the Waters Dive Center for your generous gift of time and dedication to the students at North Pole Middle School swimming classes. The students and I greatly appreciated you providing an opportunity to try scuba diving. Volunteers Ryan, Nicol…

I would like to give a big thank you to the Fairbanks Arts Association for providing wonderful dance lessons for the students at Ben Eielson Jr./Sr. High. This tradition at the end of the year not only teaches students the intricacies of dance, but provides a stress relief outlet before fina…

Students and staff at Ryan Middle School would like to thank Teal Rogers, the Fairbanks Arts Association, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Rasmuson Foundation for supporting the Artists-In-Schools Program and for bringing aerial yoga to our PE classes this quarter. We are gratefu…

Ryan Middle School Students and staff would like to say thank you to Northland Wood and The Great Alaskan Bowl Company for donating wood chips for our Fine Arts Friday event at the beginning of May. We are grateful for the support of local businesses in helping us step up our presentation! T…

 The Jewish Congregation of Fairbanks, Or HaTzafon, would like to acknowledge and thank Jay Ramras. Without his generosity, our community Seder would not have been possible. As always, the staff, under the direction of Ursula Gottschling at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, was cheerful, hard-working…

The Lathrop High School Ballroom Dance Team would like to thank and recognize the many community members and organizations that sponsored our team this year, including Doyon Limited, Antwuan Cook, The Woodway, CSG Inc., Rosa’s Cleaning Service, Fairbanks Family Dental Care, Young Smiles, Lau…

Ryan Middle School would like to thank Nadav Weiss (owner of the Pita Place) for his multi-day service to our PE students. He volunteered weekly for a month to come all day and teach our students how to juggle — and he doesn’t even have a student attending our school! We are so grateful for …

The Fairbanks Hockey Classic 3 on 3 Committee would like to thank the following sponsors and volunteers for their assistance in making the annual 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament a huge success. We appreciate all your assistance for this event.

The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks would like to thank our fans, sponsors and those who made our 3rd Annual Wine and Beer Tasting and Auction Fundraiser a great success! Your support helps us host the Midnight Sun Game and to continue bringing summer collegiate baseball to Fairbanks. 2019 m…

We at Open Arms CDC are please to share with the community of Fairbanks and announce that we have recently again been accredited for another five years by the National Accreditation for the Education of Young Children. This is an important milestone in continuing growth and success for all t…

The Dinner and Auction that took place March 27 was a huge success raising over $20,000 to meet needs in our community! Donations were generously given by AK Crave, Alaska Club, Alaska Railroad, Ann’s Greenhouse, Arctic Harvest, Art Center, Auto Trim Design, Bagels & Brew, Beaver Sports,…

Our Salcha School students thoroughly enjoyed being creative with our artist in residence, shadow puppeteer Maite Agopian! They linked language, reading, writing, storytelling, social studies and science to art in grades Pre-K through sixth grade. After writing or adapting stories, designing…

Alaska Peace Center would like to thank Native Movement and University Community Presbyterian Church (UCPC) for co-sponsoring the well-attended and enlightening potluck, movie and informed discussion of “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code” on March 29 at the University …

On March 23, The Midnight Sun Fly Casters held their annual fundraising banquet. The proceeds will be used to fund our 23rd annual Howie Van Ness Memorial Kids’ Fly Fishing Camp. We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses that contributed as sponsors of Kid’s Camp; Joe F…

Poker Flat Research Range’s open house on March 9 commemorated 50 years of launching rockets large and small. Attendance was almost triple our expectations with more than 800 visitors. This was the first time that Poker Flat’s upper range was open to the public, and visitors enjoyed a variet…

The efforts of planners, managers and volunteers of the World Ice Art Competition this year are greatly appreciated. The new location was convenient and, obviously, much thought went into carving sites, lighting and shade for the beautiful creations. Less walking was involved to admire the a…

In any successful science fair, there are many people to thank. This year, Pearl Creek Elementary entered 73 student projects that represented 150 kids. To pull off an event of this magnitude, eight parents and 17 judges volunteered on behalf of our kids.

FAIRBANKS — Thank you to the following for your donations towards my Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Lowes, Home Depot, Martin Engineering and RJG. With your help, I built five door overhangs for the dog kennels at Loving Companions no kill animal shelter. Thank you again for all of your help…

I am a cancer survivor that was given a gift certificate in my survivor bag at the Making Strides Walk for Breast Cancer in September for a free lube at Kendall. I went in on Wednesday and, very quickly and efficiently, my Honda CRV was given a lube and tire inspection absolutely free. I wou…

Students in Ms. Attla’s fifth-grade class from University Park Elementary School are grateful for the opportunity to learn outdoor education in science and social studies at Howard Luke’s Gaaleeya Camp on the Tanana River. Huge thanks to Rick at Northland Wood for the firewood contribution; …

FAIRBANKS — The World Language Program at Lathrop High School learned and enjoyed the artistic gift of Felix Bambury through a one week of dance residency program. We would never have been able to afford or coordinate such a program without the help of Fairbanks Arts Association Artists in S…

FAIRBANKS — Thank you to everyone who helped make Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre’s Bard-a-thon XX a success! A huge thank you to Raven Landing for donating the space, and to the whole staff for being incredibly helpful and kind. All the facilitators: Paul Adasiak, Andrew Cassel, Eric Heyne, H…

FAIRBANKS — The second grade teachers at Weller Elementary would like to say, “Thank you,” to the wonderful people who helped make our Family Dance a great success: The musical magic from DJ ATM; Stephany, Maribel and Emma from Northrim Bank; Lupe Grammont and Kristine Tansy, silent auction …

FAIRBANKS — The Jewish Congregation of Fairbanks would like to thank all that attended the Miracle of Lights fundraiser. We would like to thank our sponsors Joseph Vargas DDS, Blanchard Family Funeral Home, Mt. McKinley Bank and Gazewood and Weiner PC. We had a lot of donations for our silen…

The Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living would like to extend our thanks to a wonderful community that continues to help us provide valuable resources to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. With donations and contributions we are able to provide shelter, food, clothin…

North Pole Elementary would like to thank our guest judges for our 100’s Day Food for Thought Float Parade. Judges were Sherry Vogel, North Pole Branch Librarian; Charles Shilanski, director of North Pole Safeway; and Wendy Dominique, FNSB school board president.

FAIRBANKS — Northern Hope Center would like to thank the following donors to our second annual auction: Fairbanks Lions Bingo Hall, Melissa Fouse Appraisals, Butch Stein, NAMI Fairbanks, Susan and Ken Risse, Jeanette Grasto, Two Street Gallery, Rings & Things, Alaska Rare Coins, Gene and…

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks Senior Center’s “Evening of Music” event was a huge success thanks to the 51 musicians who donated their time and talent. A special thanks to the sound crew, Mark, Bill, Crow, Amber, Zach, Fish, Pete and Mark for donating the sound system.

FAIRBANKS — The North Star Imagination Library recently hosted the 10th Annual Champions for Children Recognition Dinner at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, honoring Anne Weaver, Marylee Bates and Anna Culley for their outstanding service to children in our community. This event serves as our main f…

A special thank you to the Carol Brice Family Center for keeping our food pantries full for families, replacing two big windows in the Family Services offices of Head Start, changing perimeter lights to LED inside and out, donating refrigerators in each food pantry and for the donation for c…

FAIRBANKS — The runners and coaches of the 2018 West Valley High School Cross Country running team want to express appreciation to those who sponsored and supported us this season:

FAIRBANKS — Outstanding first responders in dispatch, emergency medicine, firefighting and law enforcement were honored at the third Annual No One Left Behind Awards Banquet on Nov. 3.

FAIRBANKS — Thank you Matthew Raymond, State Farm Insurance at 3875 Geist Road, 452-6015, and the Fairbanks Community for supporting Arctic Fibers’ and SnowCat Creations’ combined First Friday.