Library Lunch Series – Saranac Lake Free Library
January 31, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Charlie and Kathy Marshall will present the “Island Life off the Grid in SE Alaska: Challenges and Benefits ” at noon on Thursday, January 31 in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library.
The Marshalls spent most of their careers living and working in northern climates. They met and married in the Washington D.C. area but soon left for jobs in Yellowstone National Park. Three years later, they moved to Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City, Nevada where Charlie continued working for the National Park Service (N.P.S.) and Kathy took a job with the Bureau of Reclamation. Their next assignment with the NPS was in Wisconsin at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway where they spent 20 years and raised their daughter Jennifer. Kathy worked in a Physical Therapy clinic and Charlie continued his career as a telecommunications technician/manager. The next 7 years found them in Juneau, Alaska where Charlie finished out his government career with the US Forest Service while Kathy continued working in Physical Therapy. Eight years ago they retired to the Adirondacks, leaving their daughter and son-in-law in Alaska.
The presentation will revolve around the experience of living “remotely” in Southeast Alaska as their children are presently doing.
Bring soup or sandwich and enjoy a dessert and beverage provided by the Refreshment Committee. The Program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 891-4190.