Posted: Monday, February 11, 2002

Boys and Girls Clubs welcome director

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula welcomed Betsy Arbelovsky of Kenai as the new executive director. Arbelovsky has experience in fund raising, promoting nonprofit organizations, administration, event planning and youth advocacy. She is a graduate of Kenai Central High School and has served on more than 20 local boards working to improve the quality of life on the peninsula.

Homer honors citizens, businesses

Dr. William Bell of Homer was voted the city's 2001 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Bell was honored at the Chamber Mixer at the Homer Council on the Arts. Also recognized were Ulmer's Drug and Hardware, 2001 Outstanding Business of the Year, and Ken Quinn, 2001 Outstanding Business Person of the Year.

ACF seeks internship applications

The Alaska Conservation Foundation is seeking applications from undergraduate and graduate students interested in internships. ACF conservation interns will have the opportunity to work with agencies involved in environmental and resource management, habitat protection, advocacy, policy implementation, marine conservation and conservation education.

Twenty students will be selected for paid internships lasting 10 weeks to six months. Students may arrange for course credit through their college or university. Applications are due March 15. For more information, call Toni Carlo at 276-1917 or visit

After the Bell II offers after-school activities

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula have opened new After the Bell II sites in Nikiski and Seward and added tutoring programs in Kenai and Homer. The programs are after-school, academic-based programs offering homework assistance, tutoring, technology, goal-setting and enrichment.

For more information, call Nikiski site coordinator Ann Holloway at 776-4132, Seward site coordinator Debra Bond at 224-3356, Homer education coordinator Ann Ely at 235-2772 or Kenai education coordinator Mary Jo Foglia at 282-2682.

Space remains in Homer Community School classes

It's not too late to sign up for classes through Homer Community Schools. There is still space in Landscaping with Acrylics, Effective Foot Reflexology, CPR/First Aid, Marketing Your Small Business on a Tight Budget, Telemark Ski Clinic and Whole Grain Bread Making. For more information, call 253-6090.

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