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RSVP: November 2013

Location: Rogers Park Elem., 11/27/13 Rod Perry, Historic Iditarod Trail author and musher spent two days with students in Janna Walker's 6th grade class building a replica of a trail tripod. Tripods have been used throughout history as a way to mark trail directions on the tundra. The class stripped bark, smoothed logs, chiseled, drilled holes with a brace and bit, and learned about the importance of the tripods in Alaska trail history. We hope the tripod will be featured in front of Iditarod headquarters in Wasilla.
Photo courtesy of Janna Walker / ADN reader submission
Location: Mount Spurr Elementary, 11/18/13 Maj. Mark DeRocchi, deputy commander of the Alaska District, and a few other Corps employees visited with students of Mount Spurr, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Elementary schools during the week of Nov.18-22 to encourage their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM. Students learned about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the roles of its different divisions and the Corps' contribution to their community. Using toothpicks and marshmallows, the children got to build their own bridge and test its strength using toy cars with a time limit of 10 minutes. To see more photos, visit the link below: www.flickr.com/alaskacorps
Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, 11/21/13 JL Tower tribute to the Filipino victims of super typhoon Haiyan. The colors are red, white, blue, and yellow - the national colors of the Philippines. Alaska Cares.
Photo courtesy of AJ Carino / ADN reader submission
Location: Blaine's Art, 11/13/13 Rene Haag (Owner of Blaines Art). Poster contest winner Lauren Waitman and her family. Sue Perles (CEO of the Girl Scouts of Alaska). Sandy Harper (Producing Artistic Director of Cyrano's Theatre Company).
Photo courtesy of Wenyin Metcalf / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 11/09/2013 Loving the awesome 'Steam Punk' tree at the Eva Foundation Christmas Tree Elegance 'Christmas Tree March' and free family fun day at the University Center November 9th.
Photo courtesy of Susan Hendricks / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 11/09/2013 One of the many beautiful trees on display for the Eva Foundation Christmas Tree Elegance 'Christmas Tree March' and free family fun day at the University Center November 9th.
Photo courtesy of Susan Hendricks / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage , 11/09/2013 Meeting Santa at the Holiday Food & Gift Festival, November 9th, at the Denaina Convention Center, Anchorage.
Photo courtesy of Susan Hendricks / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage , 11/09/2013 A hug for the 'Big Guy', at the Holiday Food & Gift Festival, November 9th, at the Denaina Convention Center, Anchorage.
Photo courtesy of Susan Hendricks / ADN reader submission
Location: Best Buy Diamond, 11/14/13 Receiving the first Playstation 4 at the midnight release. Photo taken with my cell phone by an employee.
Photo courtesy of Best Buy Employee / ADN reader submission
Location: Petroleum Club, 11/09/13 Anchorage Lodge #17 of the Free and Accepted Masons of Alaska bestowed a high honor to Brother Manuel Norat as the lodge honorary Past master! Brother Norat is a Korean and World War 2 Veteran of the U.S. Army (Sergeant 1st class).
Photo courtesy of Michael Horton / ADN reader submission
Location: The Bridge Restaurant, 11/3/13 Marge Stoneking, Alaska Director of American Lung Association presents Marilyn Romano, Regional VP, Alaska, of Alaska Airlines with the Breathe Easy Champion award. "Breathe Easy Champions are individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to advancing lung health and assuring that all Alaskans can breathe freely," said Marge Stoneking, Alaska Director for the Lung Association. "We are delighted to publicly honor Alaska Airlines for their pioneering role in smoke-free flight," said Stoneking. In 1973, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took the bold step to create smoking and non-smoking sections on commercial aircraft. It wasn't until 1988 that all domestic flights became smoke-free by law. Somewhere in between those federal policy milestones, a small but growing Alaska Airlines set their own precedent. Not only would all of their flights be smoke-free, but all employees would be tobacco-free. Alaska Airlines has had a nicotine-free work place policy since October 1985.
Photo courtesy of American Lung Association / ADN reader submission
Location: Rogers Park Elem., 11/27/13 Rod Perry, Historic Iditarod Trail author and musher spent two days with students in Janna Walker's 6th grade class building a replica of a trail tripod. Tripods have been used throughout history as a way to mark trail directions on the tundra. The class stripped bark, smoothed logs, chiseled, drilled holes with a brace and bit, and learned about the importance of the tripods in Alaska trail history. We hope the tripod will be featured in front of Iditarod headquarters in Wasilla.
Photo courtesy of Janna Walker / ADN reader submission
Location: Mount Spurr Elementary, 11/18/13 Maj. Mark DeRocchi, deputy commander of the Alaska District, and a few other Corps employees visited with students of Mount Spurr, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Elementary schools during the week of Nov.18-22 to encourage their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM. Students learned about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the roles of its different divisions and the Corps' contribution to their community. Using toothpicks and marshmallows, the children got to build their own bridge and test its strength using toy cars with a time limit of 10 minutes. To see more photos, visit the link below: www.flickr.com/alaskacorps
Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, 11/21/13 JL Tower tribute to the Filipino victims of super typhoon Haiyan. The colors are red, white, blue, and yellow - the national colors of the Philippines. Alaska Cares.
Photo courtesy of AJ Carino / ADN reader submission
Location: Blaine's Art, 11/13/13 Rene Haag (Owner of Blaines Art). Poster contest winner Lauren Waitman and her family. Sue Perles (CEO of the Girl Scouts of Alaska). Sandy Harper (Producing Artistic Director of Cyrano's Theatre Company).
Photo courtesy of Wenyin Metcalf / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 11/09/2013 Loving the awesome 'Steam Punk' tree at the Eva Foundation Christmas Tree Elegance 'Christmas Tree March' and free family fun day at the University Center November 9th.
Photo courtesy of Susan Hendricks / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage, 11/09/2013 One of the many beautiful trees on display for the Eva Foundation Christmas Tree Elegance 'Christmas Tree March' and free family fun day at the University Center November 9th.
Photo courtesy of Susan Hendricks / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage , 11/09/2013 Meeting Santa at the Holiday Food & Gift Festival, November 9th, at the Denaina Convention Center, Anchorage.
Photo courtesy of Susan Hendricks / ADN reader submission
Location: Anchorage , 11/09/2013 A hug for the 'Big Guy', at the Holiday Food & Gift Festival, November 9th, at the Denaina Convention Center, Anchorage.
Photo courtesy of Susan Hendricks / ADN reader submission
Location: Best Buy Diamond, 11/14/13 Receiving the first Playstation 4 at the midnight release. Photo taken with my cell phone by an employee.
Photo courtesy of Best Buy Employee / ADN reader submission
Location: Petroleum Club, 11/09/13 Anchorage Lodge #17 of the Free and Accepted Masons of Alaska bestowed a high honor to Brother Manuel Norat as the lodge honorary Past master! Brother Norat is a Korean and World War 2 Veteran of the U.S. Army (Sergeant 1st class).
Photo courtesy of Michael Horton / ADN reader submission
Location: The Bridge Restaurant, 11/3/13 Marge Stoneking, Alaska Director of American Lung Association presents Marilyn Romano, Regional VP, Alaska, of Alaska Airlines with the Breathe Easy Champion award. "Breathe Easy Champions are individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to advancing lung health and assuring that all Alaskans can breathe freely," said Marge Stoneking, Alaska Director for the Lung Association. "We are delighted to publicly honor Alaska Airlines for their pioneering role in smoke-free flight," said Stoneking. In 1973, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took the bold step to create smoking and non-smoking sections on commercial aircraft. It wasn't until 1988 that all domestic flights became smoke-free by law. Somewhere in between those federal policy milestones, a small but growing Alaska Airlines set their own precedent. Not only would all of their flights be smoke-free, but all employees would be tobacco-free. Alaska Airlines has had a nicotine-free work place policy since October 1985.
Photo courtesy of American Lung Association / ADN reader submission
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