Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Soldotna chamber to meet today

Denise Newbold of Agrium and Merrill Sikorski of Caring on the Kenai will speak at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting at noon today at the Riverside House. The luncheon is open to the public and costs $10. For more information, call 262-9814.

SBDC presents workshops

The Small Business Development Center will sponsor a free workshop dealing with the Made in Alaska program, Internet marketing, exporting products and finding capital from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. For more information, call Bunny at 262-7497.

Nikiski group seeks signatures

The Nikiski Area Student Achievement Interest Group will continue collecting petition signatures in support of keeping Nikiski Elementary School open and reconfiguring Nikiski and North Star elementary schools into separate kindergarten through third grade and fourth through sixth grade levels.

This evidence of support will presented at the next school board meeting. Petitions are available at the Nikiski Post Office, M&M Market, Great Northern Video, the Nikiski pool and the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Jennie Hammond at 776-8561, Ann Krogseng at 776-8113 or Holly Norwood at 776-5593.

Discussion group to meet in Kenai

"Discover Liberty," a new discussion group, will meet from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the coffee shop in the Katmai Motel in Kenai. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Vicki at 776-8926.

Student Art Show kicks off this week

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's 14th annual Student Art Show will be on display Friday through April 25 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Kenai. An opening reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday. For more information, call Stephanie Cox at 283-4896.

Tack swap slated

The Northwind Riders 4-H Club will host a tack swap from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the C Plaza building next to the Moose Lodge in Kenai. Hand-crafted horse and livestock items are encourages, and vendors may bring items in any time after 9 a.m. Saturday. Registration forms are available at Echo Lake, Cad-Re Feeds and the 4-H Cooperative Extension office on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Preregistration is due today. Registration at the door will be an additional $5. For more information, call Hara Hansen at 776-3415 or Katy Bethune at 776-7638.

Workshop focuses willow identification

The Kenai Watershed Forum will sponsor a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Dominique Collet will lead the workshop, which will focus on the identification of willow stems for the revegetation of river banks for erosion control. Attendees should meet at the Kenai Peninsula College parking lot. A new field guide for willow identification, "Willows of Southcentral Alaska," will be distributed free at the workshop. Participants are asked to register to ensure that enough field guides are available. A donation of $5 is requested for the workshop. For more information, call Josselyn or Robert at 260-5449.

Church seeks names of those serving in Iraq

Kenai New Life Assembly of God is asking residents who have family members in the Middle East to call or e-mail the church with the soldier's name and branch of the military. The names will be displayed on a banner at the church, and church members will pray for the individuals. To submit a name, call 283-7752 or e-mail

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