Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Greetings from homey Kasilof.

Wow, the snow; it melted away while I was gone.

I spent a week with 18 librarians from White mountain, Point Hope, Port Lions, Ouzinkie, Takotna, Trapper Creek, McGrath, Pilot Point, Nuiksut, Moose Pass, Nenana, Koyuk, Anvik, Seldovia, Healy and Unalakleet attending a small library management seminar for rural librarians at the Alaska state library offices in Anchorage. Although grateful to go, I am happy to be back.

Many thanks to the staff at the Alaska State Library for their hospitality and support of Alaska's small libraries.

The Kasilof Public Library offers free public Internet access, reference research and more than 13,000 books and materials to lend. The library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. until June 12.

Any library questions? Call me at 252-1120 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekdays.

Thanks to dedicated Kasilof Regional Historical association member Dave Letzring, KHRA news reached me in the big city.

This week the public is invited to attend a homesteader presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tustumena Elementary School at Mile 110 of the Sterling Highway. These presentations are usually well attended and early arrival is suggested in order to get a seat. The KHRA welcomes new members.

Good news for history readers— Area authors and KHRA members Catherine Cassidy and Gary Titus are collaborating on another book project. Titus and Cassidy are researching the Kenai River, its people, history and legends, etcetera.

The authors would appreciate information, stories and photographs that folks could provide that would be appropriate for the project. Titus can be reached at 260-5410.

Many might have read one of the authors' most recent published work, "Alaskas No. 1 Guide: The Journals of Andrew Berg." The book recounts the experiences of Tustumena Lake resident Andrew Berg.

A copy of this Alaska book is available for loan at the Kasilof Public Library, thanks to Catherine Cassidy.

Kasilof neighbors can celebrate with other finished tax filers this weekend at the Decanter Inn's after-tax luau Saturday.

For party time and particulars, call Bev Toland at 262-5917.

Happy birthday to Kasilof residents Helen Hill, Sue Fisler, Barb Spuhler, April Smith, Lori Nelson, Bob Lambe, Brennan Norden and Kenny Kitchen. Also, best birthday wishes to Clam Gulch residents Mary Hines and Shirley Hatten.

If you have Kasilof news, information or event announcements you would like to see here, call or e-mail me.

Also, if I missed something or messed up call me.

Until next week, God bless the USA and be glad you don't live in Anchorage. I am.

Shawna Wolk can be reached by phone at 260-3152 or by email at swolk2001@yahoo.com

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