Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, February 07, 2000

SUBHEAD:Strip mall stores remain open

A Soldotna strip mall's recent roof problems caused by heavy snows forced only two stores, The Master's Vineyard and Radio Shack to close. Still open are Bishops Attic, Rae's Harness Shop and the Peninsula Crafters Co-op.

SUBHEAD:Quartet to perform at Lutheran church

Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna will host a performance by a quartet from the Sitka Summer Music Festival on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The musicians are Simon Wynberg on guitar, Paul Rosenthal on violin, Eugene Osadchy on cello and Alan Chow on piano. Tickets are $12 and available at the door. The concert is presented by the Kenai Arts and Humanities Council.

SUBHEAD: Kenai chamber meeting explores Little Susitna

The speaker for the Wednesday Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon is Paul Gray of "Exploring Alaska." The topic will be "Little Susitna YRC Project." Meetings are open to the public and held at Paradisos Restaurant at noon.

SUBHEAD: Author to visit area

The Kenai Peninsula Reading Council, the area council for the Alaska State Literacy Association, will host Clare Rudolph Murphy, author of "Children of the Gold Rush," Wednesday at River City Books from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission of $5 will not be charged for council members. A slide show presentation on the book will be included, and Murphy will autograph copies. Space is limited. Memberships will be accepted or can be renewed at the door.

Murphy also will give a slide presentation at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Community Library. She will give a writers workshop from 2:30 to 4 p.m. It is open to the public; no admission will be charged.

Detention facility committee to meet

There will be a general meeting of the Juvenile Detention Facility Committee on Thursday, at noon at the Soldotna Police Station, 44550 Sterling Highway in Soldotna. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Pete Sprague at 262-4073.

SUBHEAD:Grant applications being accepted

Frontier Community Services is accepting applications for its Home Modification and Accessibility Grant Program. This program is limited to Mental Health Trust beneficiaries who are in need of home modifications to address accessibility issues. Applications packets are available at Frontier Community Services, 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 36, Soldotna. Deadline for application requests has been extended until Feb. 15. Deadline for completed applications has been extended to Feb. 22. For more information, call 262-6331.

SUBHEAD:Employees association offers scholarships

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for three $500 scholarships. The scholarships are available to all 2000 graduates of the borough (including public, private and home schools).

Applications and instructions are available at any high school counselor's office or at the information desk of the Borough Building in Soldotna. Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 31. Applications can be mailed to or dropped off at Kenai Borough Employees Association, 144 N. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669. Attn: Scholarship committee.

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