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What is the one food you cannot go without during Thanksgiving?
  Ham
  Stuffing
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VCVB LOOKING FOR AN Assistant/Services Coordinator
The Valdez and Convention & Visitors Bureau is looking to hire an Alaskan resident to serve as the Administrative Assistant and Services Coordinator for the office in Valdez. It is required that you submit a professionally formatted cover letter with your application detailing your experience, training and/or education and how you meet or exceed the minimum qualifications for this job role.  It is required that you submit a professionally formatted resume with your application.  Resumes should be submitted in Word or PDF format. Please provide three employment references that can attest to your suitability for this position. Your cover letter and resume will be considered as a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
 
Email submissions to:
Laurine Regan
Executive Director
LRegan@valdezalaska.org
Subject line to read: Visitor Center Administrative Assistant/Center Coordinator

CLICK HERE for a job description.

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2014 TURKEY TROT FAMILY 5K


Thursday, November 27th at the Teen Center
Registration – 9:30am
Race begins: 10am


Start your Thanksgiving holiday off with Valdez Parks & Rec. The Turkey Trot Family 5K will be this Thursday on the morning of Thanksgiving. This race is free for all ages, and two lucky winners will receive pumpkin pies from Magpies Bakery. Bring your family out to the town event. Registration will be at the Teen Center starting at 9:30am. The race will promptly begin after registration at 10am.

CLICK HERE to pre-register for the Turkey Trot Family 5K on Thanksgiving morning


 
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, November 25th
at City Council Chambers


Work Session – 6pm
Regular Meeting – 7pm
Items include:
1. Approval of Economic Diversification Interim Measures Project Charter

2. Approval of RFP for Professional Services for Market Analysis and Long Range Planning for the Port of Valdez
3. Approval of Professional Services Contract with RSA Engineering for VHS HVAC Design Completion and Construction Administration Services in the Amount of $62,476

CLICK HERE for full agenda

All meetings of City Council and School Board are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com 


 

LEGENDS OF THE CELTIC HARP


$20.00 Adults; $10.00 Students, Seniors, Military

Legends of the Celtic Harp will present a new show "A Winter Gift" at the Valdez Civic Center on Thursday, December 4th at 7pm.  "A Winter Gift" is presented by three of the premier Celtic Harpists in the world. Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform Celtic legends, along with Irish and English literature woven together with beloved and rare pieces of holiday music. This trio is well known for  their first show "Legends of the Celtic Harp" which tells stories and legends of the harp through time. In their new show “A Winter Gift” storyteller and wire-strung harpist Patrick Ball along with harpers and multi-instrumentalists Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter step into a magical world of Irish and English literature. The trio presents a heartwarming collection of tales and music from Celtic legend and traditional folk stories. They perform a  Child’s Christmas in Wales, a chapter from The Wind in the Willows, and passages from Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, and Thomas Hardy, and mingle them with beloved and original pieces of seasonal music. Audiences will hear three Celtic Harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Fiddle, Bandura, Bouzouki and more. www.LegendsOfTheCelticHarp.com
tickets available at A Rogue's Garden and Harbor Landing General Store and at the door
Bring your ticket to Northwind Floral & Gifts on Thursday, December 4th before 6pm and they will give you a Free Flower!  


 

DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET
Saturday, November 15th 
5pm at the Valdez Civic Center

Ducks Unlimited is having an event in Valdez, Saturday November 15th at 5:30pm. There will be a prime rib dinner served, and tickets are $30 for youth and $50 for adults. Tickets for the event are available online at www.ducks.org.

For more information you can call 907-831-9775.
 
 ALASKA FISHING PHOTO CONTEST
October 21, 2014. Juneau, Alaska - The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) once again invites photographers from Alaska and beyond to enter your photographs in our Alaska Fishing Families Photo Contest.  The Fan Favorite Grand Prize winner, which will be decided by ASMI’s Facebook fans, will win two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines. In addition to the Facebook Fan Favorite, ASMI will select the appropriate category for each photo and award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in each of the following categories:
  • Best Action Photo
  • Best Boat Photo
  • Best Family or Kid Photo
  • Best Fish Photo
  • Best Humor Photo
  • Best Scenic Photo
  • Best Throwback Photo
To read the full contest rules to upload your submissions, please visit http://photocontest.alaskaseafood.org before November 30, 2014.  Winners will be announced on December 15, 2014.  Contact ASMI at photo@alaskaseafood.org or (800) 478-2903 for questions or more information.


 
2014 CVEA RURALITE COVER PHOTO CONTEST
Want to have a chance of having your picture be the cover of Ruralite magazine?

CLICK HERE for more information or visit the CVEA Website

 

HALIBUT HOUSE SPECIALS
Winter lunch specials are at Alaska Halibut House
CLICK HERE to view Specials for this week


ALASKA POWER ASSOCIATION HOLDS 63rd ANNUAL MEETING IN VALDEZ


More than 170 people will gather in Valdez on Wednesday for three days of workshops, meetings and presentations designed to address the issues facing electric utilities in Alaska. Those in attendance will hear an update on the Allison Creek Hydroelectric Project, and some insight on what is happening with Eklutna Generation Station. These are both in addition to the host of speakers on hand with ranging areas of expertise.
CLICK HERE for more information on the meeting.

Valdez Arts Council will be hosting the annual Blues Cruise Fundraiser this Friday with live music from Rik Nielsen and friends. Boarding begins at 6:30 pm with a 7pm departure on the Stan Stephen’s MV Valdez Spirit. The cost is $50 per ticket and you can get your tickets at A Rogue’s Garden and Harbor Landing General Store.
MEET 2012’S NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURER OF THE YEAR

Tonight 7pm at the Valdez Library

Valdez Parks & Rec invites you to join Jennifer Pharr Davis, an endurance hiker named 2012’s National Geographic Adventurer of the Year this Tuesday at 7 P.M at the Valdez Library. Jennifer has logged over 12,000 miles on some of the world’s best trails across six different continents. They will also be announcing the H.A.W.K. finale winners! Please join us at the Valdez library, for what is sure to be an exciting and inspiring presentation from this world class athlete, author and wilderness adventurer. 


 
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Meetings for a local support group welcomes parents, family and friends of children who are intellectually gifted yet challenged by behavioral issues, Autism spectrum, ADHD, OCD and more, will take place on the second Monday of each month at 7pm in the Coast Guard Community Center.
CLICK HERE for more information.

 

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