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Early Thanksgiving dinner brings longtime friends, generations of memories to senior center 

updated 9:48pm

The Kenai Senior Center hosted an early Thanksgiving potluck "dinner" Thursday morning. Locals who attended have been celebrating the fall holiday on the central peninsula for decades.

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For the 13th year, Salvation Army opens doors, kitchen for Thanksgiving

11/27/14

At 3 a.m on Thursday morning Jeannie Fanning went to the kitchen beneath the Kenai Salvation Army church to began preparing turkey for the Kenai Salvation Army's Community Thanksgiving Dinner. At 7 a.

Pit burdens neighborhood

11/27/14

After extensive discussion, the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly postponed an ordinance that delayed the rezoning of a Kalifornsky neighborhood to address a gravel pit that area residents say have affected their quality of life.

Two injured in Thanksgiving Day plane crash near Cook Inlet

11/27/14

A plane went down on the west side of Cook Inlet sometime before noon on Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Two people were rescued via helicopter, said Troopers spokesperson Tim DeSpain.

Sports

Brown Bears' Bouvet to play for France's U20 national team

Maurin Bouvet's "Welcome to Alaska" moment came quickly. Bouvet had reported to the Kenai River Brown Bears from France for the 2014-15 season when he went to the Alaska State Fair with teammates Tyler Andrews, Gustav Berglund and Ben Campbell.

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Outdoors

Refuge Notebook: Birders flock after 'fowl' weather events

It was like a scene out of the movie "The Big Year" starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, and Jack Black. Several hotshot birding friends decided to make a run to Seward after a recent storm to see what interesting birds might have been deposited.

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Opinion

I lived the 'Rise of America'

I was born on Jan. 29, 1932, the day before F.D.R. was inaugurated to his first term as President of the United States of America. To translate for history students today, F. D.R. stands for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I feel as being equal to every baby born on that day. Because of the Great ...

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Arts & Entertainment

Reeling it in: 'Mockingjay' proves to be worth the wait

I have to say I’m off my game when it comes to major event movies this season. I knew the latest installment in the “Hunger Games” series, “Mockingjay” was coming out, I knew it was only going to be part 1 of 2, and, if you’d asked me, I would have said that it would probably make a lot of money.

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Community

Old School thanking

Thanksgiving Day was always a time to reflect about being thankful. The Pilgrims first celebrated Thanksgiving in 1621 after their first harvest after landing in the New World.

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Dispatch

Trunk or treat... a decade of tons of fun & sweets

In keeping with the motto of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula "A Safe Place for Kids," a decade ago the Kenai Club held the first "Trunk or Treat.

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