Births

Shane family grows
Andrew and Taryn Shane of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Deanna Shane, at 12:08 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Women’s Way Midwifery in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds. She joins sisters Kiara and Alia. Her grandparents are Dennis and Pam Moeglein, and Mike and Linda Shane.

Baby girl joins Bye family
Nikki Clark-Bye and Eric Bye of Yukon, Okla., announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Maria Bye, at 7:33 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 19 1/2 inches. Her grandparents are Alvin and Helen Clark of Nikiski, Kristi Davis of North Pole, and Mark Bye of Oklahoma City.

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Not so Golden Globes

Meryl Streep has played many roles in her long career and holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor. Among her portrayals was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, Streep behaved as if she actually had been elected to high office, entitling her to mount a high horse.

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What is the Sesquicentennial?

Sesquicentennial is a jawbreaker word, too big even for Scrabble, but it does have a noble ring to it. Its meaning is far simpler: 150th anniversary. Any anniversary worth such a big name also is worth a good party, and this time the party is for Alaska: 2017 marks 150 years since the United States purchased this Great Land from Russia. Read more

Notes from the Recycling Bin

Sorting Recyclables 101

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