The family dog has been called man's best friend, but at times I wonder about that label. For years I have fished with children, both in my boat and out on the ice. So when there just happens to be a day when I can sneak off all by myself, and not have to deal with children, what do I do? I took the new family dog, Aspen, a golden retriever that still happens to be a pup!
27 Red opens in Peninsula Center Mall for the whole family
The Peninsula Center Mall has a new Las Vegas style family hair salon known as 27 Red, and while that might not be your lucky number, you're sure to look like a winner after professional stylist and shop owner, Sara Bianca Sproul, has done her magic. Actually the name of the new shop has nothing to do with the Las Vegas theme of the dcor says Sara's husband Chad. "We were having a bit of a good time one night when we discovered we all have 27 bones in our hand and just about everything we accomplish is with our hands, whether it's metal art, beautiful hair styles, or brain surgery, we do it with our hands and our favorite color is red so there you have it27 Red," Chad told the Dispatch. According to Chad, 27 Red is a dream come true for he and his wife. "If anyone doubts that dreams come true, they should just stop by because this truly is my wife's dream made true. She's an amazing hair dresser who now has her very talented friends around her doing nails, hair and make-up. Business is wonderful and it's just a dream come true," he said.
Tomato Vodka Sauce
Recipe adapted from 'Antoine's Pasta Cookbook, A Special Edition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of A. Zerega's Sons, Inc. 1848-1998.' Permission to reprint granted by A. Zerega's Sons, Inc. and The American Cooking Guild, publishers.
Mediterranean Veal Stew
1 pounds veal stew, cut into 1-inch cubes
Winter Fun Day lives up to billing
I would like to send out a thank you to the whole Sterling Communty for making our "Winter Fun Day" a success. We were able to cover the cost of the fireworks with the pie's that were donated and auctioned off. Thanks to those who donated those great pies. Thanks to Froggy and the Sterling Brother hood, the members of the Sterling Community Club for making the event possible, the Central Emergency services, and all who came and enjoyed this free event.
Masters skiers appreciate support
The Tsalteshi Trails Association and the Tsalteshi Ski Club would like to express their appreciation to the following local businesses for their support of the first annual Alaska State Masters Ski Championships, held Feb. 13-14 on the Tsalteshi Trails: Hanson's Custom Carving; Frontier Therapy Services; Foot, Flare 'n' Wear; Peninsula Pumping; Coca Cola Company; GNC; Beemun's Variety; Wilderness Way; and Sweeney's Clothing.
Early morning crash sends 4 to CPH
A two-car accident shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday sent four people to the hospital, including an infant.
Eacker trial notebook: What the jury didn't see
On Friday afternoon, Jimmy Eacker's defense attorney Benjaman Adams rummaged through his case files, which sat on a bench in the back of the courtroom. An aide came to help Adams find what he was looking for, but the attorney turned her away.
DNA analyst can't conclude Lister bled on Eacker's pants
The defense in the Jimmy Eacker murder trial rested its case Monday, and closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday morning. The jury will begin deliberation as soon as closing arguments are complete.
New test evaluates career skills
Next school year, sixth, eighth and 11th graders will begin evaluations that two state departments hope will help indicate their preparedness for the work force, and for different jobs within it.
Photo feature: Riding in style
Jennifer Powell uses an alternative mode of transportation to travel to the Post Office onMonday afternoon. The warm temperatures made the ATV an enjoyable ride for Powell along the Sterling Highway.
Sterling L. Oskolkoff
Lifelong Alaskan and Kenai resident Sterling L. Oskolkoff, 20, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
Etta Anna Frizzell
Kenai resident Mrs. Etta Anna Frizzell, 66, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna with her husband, R.E. and friends by her side.
Squash champions announced
The Kenai Peninsula Racquet Club hosted the 2010 Alaska State Squash Championship in Soldotna on Friday through Sunday. After forty matches, the top players are: Open -- Anchorage's Chris Reppel in first, Soldotna's Ed Schmitt in second; Open Consolation -- Fairbanks' Dave Partee in first, Palmer's Tyson Alger in second; Intermediate -- Eagle River's Brendan Costello in first, Soldotna's John Bramante in second; Intermediate Consolation -- Soldotna's Gary Schoenrock in first, Kenai's Richard Kelso in second; Novice -- Soldotna's John McDonagh in first, Palmer's Dawn Alger in second
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