Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2011

Teachers of Excellence deadline approaching

Nominate a great teacher for the BP Teacher of the Year. The BP Teacher of Excellence program is seeking nominations by Feb. 14. Go to, or, for additional information call Dawn at: 1-888-530-8962 or 907-564-4001.

Stormwater pollution training offered

Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (AK-CESCL) storm water training program will be held at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Feb. 14 and 15. The training provides certification for commercial and residential builders, project engineers, natural resource managers and/or anyone responsible for creating, maintaining or evaluating a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. The $350 registration covers all course materials & fees, food, and certification of completion. Class size limited to 40, advance registration required. Sponsored by the Kenai Watershed Forum. Contact Rhonda at (907) 260-5427 or to enroll.

It's fiesta time

Sterling Head Start, in cooperation with the Sterling Community Club, is hosting a Fiesta. It will include a Mexican dinner, variety show and auction on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center. Chef Michael Even is preparing the meal and the Skyview volleyball team will be serving. Tickets are $25 at Sterling Head Start, CBC Rentals, Alaska Wedding Brokers and Sedona Florist. If you would like to make a donation for the auction, inquire about tickets, or have any questions please call Sterling Head Start at 260-7446.

Habitat for Humanity opens 2011 applications

Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity has opened the application period for the 2011 summer build. Applications will be accepted throughout February. Please contact Sharon, at 262-7534, for more information about qualifications and an application.

Masters swim team hits the pool

The Kenai masters swim team swims from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Kenai Central High School pool. The group is open to swimmers over the age of 18. There is a $69 annual registration fee, and $50 montly fee. For more information, contact Will Hubler or Jenn Ticknor at 283-7476.

Senior Center without walls program kicks off

There is a new program being offered by Frontier Community Services, designed specifically for homebound seniors. Senior Center Without Walls is a program that allows homebound seniors to participate in various educational and recreational activities via telephone. The program is free for homebound folks age 60 or older. The kick-off event will be Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. and will be a chat with Alaskan author Nick Jans. To find out more about this program or to register for the Nick Jans event, call Rebecca Worth at 907-714-6650 or 1-800-819-8194.

Community services meeting scheduled

Frontier Community Services will hold its annual Board of Director's Meeting on Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

Election of officers will be held, agency directors will report on the status of individual programs and employees will be recognized for their years of service. Dinner will be provided courtesy of the FCS Day Habilitation and Vocational program.

For more information, call Ann Shirnberg at 262-6331.

Kenai Resilience Monthly Gathering

"Workers' Cooperatives as a Business Model" is the topic at the Kenai Resilience monthly potluck scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17, 6 to 9 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Eric Treider is the guest speaker. For more information, contact Kate Veh at 260-4669 or

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