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When the first Rotary club on the Kenai Peninsula was chartered in 1979 the Soviet Union was at its height as a world power. Then with the fall of communism in Russia and the dismantling of the U.S.S.R local Rotarians felt there was an opportunity to reach out to our neighbors to the west and sponso...

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 2:08pm

Stanley Ford and Stanley Chysler come through for the Kenai Peninsula United Way with a donation of $10,000. During the month of November, Stanley Ford and Stanley Chysler will donate $300 for every new and used vehicle purchase. Their goal is to raise an additional $30,000 for a total contribution ...

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 12:42pm

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce often refers to this event as their "Fun Raiser" of the year. The participants dressed up in their favorite fantasies. Highly talented bakers went to extremes in creating totally awesome desserts. Best Pie went to "Charlie Brown Halloween" by Mary Key Greiner. Best I...

Wed, 11/02/2011 - 12:38pm

 Terra Hansen and Carol Sheldon are business owners who are making a difference in helping people with skin care issues. Both have partnered with the creators of ProActiv, Stanford trained Dr's Katy Rodan and Kathy Fields in their new direct selling skin care company, Rodan and Fields Dermatolo...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 3:33pm

Although many people were skeptical when they heard that Toyota was giving away free vans to non-profits with the most on-line votes, the skepticism was put to rest last week when the rubber of a brand new $43,000 Toyota Sienna XL with leather interior met the road at Alaska Christian College, "It's...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 3:29pm

While October is generally known for the coming of Halloween and the on set of the Holiday Season, the time of family gatherings, good will and love for all mankind. However, here on the Peninsula and across the nation October has been designated as Domestic Violence Awareness month, a time to be aw...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 3:24pm

People lined up Wednesday October 12th, last week along Hospital Place St. to take advantage of an opportunity to beat the flu season and get their windshields and headlights washed for free. According to Dana McDonald Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) infection prevention specialist, almost 300 adul...

Wed, 10/26/2011 - 3:20pm

Symbolic of the peace that comes from finishing a long hard task, Sunday October 9th, was a beautiful mild autumn afternoon perfect for the official opening of Soldotna's new Community Memorial Park. Hundreds turned out for the well organized event, many were long time residents, homesteaders, and p...

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 2:05pm

For folks looking to make their permanent fund dividend check go farther this year, take a second look at the new Jaci's Double Take now open in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. The idea of Great Grandmother Eve Thompson the new fashion store is named after her four-year-old great granddaughte...

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 2:02pm


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