Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, March 07, 2005

Pet photos wanted

The Peninsula Clarion is looking for pet photos from Kenai Peninsula residents to run on its Sunday Pets page. Pet photos either can be color or black and white and should be no smaller than 3-by-5 inches. They may include people. Limit one photo per household.

They can be dropped off at the Kenai office on Trading Bay or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet's and owner's names, owner's address and phone number must be included. E-mailed photos will not be accepted. Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned. For more information, call Jenny Neyman at 283-7551.

Snow removal reminder

Enstar Natural Gas Company reminds customers to avoid piling snow and ice on gas meters when clearing sidewalks and driveways. Heavy buildups of snow and ice on meters and pipes can cause stress that may lead to gas leaks. Additionally, built-up snow and ice can hinder quick access to a shut-off valve in an emergency.

Customers also are asked to clear icicles and other large amounts of ice from their roofs and around gas meters as a safety precaution. Falling ice, like heavy ice buildups on meters and pipes, can cause stress that may lead to leaks. For more information, call Jane Lee at (907) 334-7792.

Soldotna chamber to meet

Merrill Sikorski, organizer of Caring for the Kenai, and 2004 contest winner Marit Hartvigson will discuss the program at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at noon today at the Riverside House. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

PFLAG to meet

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information and the location, call 283-4678.

Hospice to hold fund-raiser

Hospice of Homer will hold a dinner and auction fund-raiser at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Homestead Restaurant in Homer. Dinner, wine, live music and a silent auction are some of the planned activities. The cost is $60 per person. Tickets are available at the Grogg Shop, Homer Bookstore, Art Shop Gallery, the hospice office and from hospice board members. For more information, call (907) 235-6899.

Applications for visitor services available

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has applications of conducting commercial visitor services on the refuge available.

A special-use permit is required for conducting any commercial visitor services on refuge lands and waters, including portions of the Kenai River with in refuge boundaries. There are limited numbers of permits available and are awarded by competitive selection.

Applications will be accepted in person at refuge headquarters or with a postmark no later than April 1. The permit year runs May 1 through April 30, 2006.

For complete information and application packets, call 262-7021 or write to Kenai Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 2139, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Caregiver workshop set

The National Family Caregiver Support Program Alaska will hold a wheelchair training meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15 at the community hall in Cooper Landing. For more information, call 262-1280.

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