Births

Cobb family welcomes daughter

Conrad Denali Cobb of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Myla Cobb, at 4:28 p.m. on Aug. 22, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19 1/4 inches. She joins siblings Carson and Peyton Cobb. Her grandparents are Ted and Debbie Pearson and Gary and Tammy Cobb.

 

Wellborn, Dykstra welcome daughter

Angie Kay Wellborn and John Victor Dykstra of Nikiski announce the birth of their daughter, Trinity Rose Dykstra, born on August 21, 2012 at 10:41 p.m. Trinity weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Ralph and Sandy Wellborn, and Nettie Dykstra. 

 

Son joins Hu family

The Hu family would like to announce their new addition to the family, William Steven Hu, born Aug. 25, 2012 at Central Peninsula Hospital at 11:14 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 3.03 ounces. He joins brother Walter Hu, age 4. His parents are Dr. Jerry Hu and Sharon Hu of Soldotna.

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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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