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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Banana Cream Pie with Chocolate and Cinnamon
1 (9-inch) chocolate cookie pie crust, baked and cooled

Feta, Roasted Pepper and Basil Muffins
2 cups (10 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour

Being a better baker: Award-winning cookbook offers tips for beginners to pros
Whether you are an accomplished baker, or a novice, "The Art & Soul of Baking," by Sur La Table with Cindy Mushet, not only speaks to the soul, but to the heart, too. Containing over 275 recipes and more than 100 mouth-watering, full-color photographs, this 2009 International Association of Culinary Professionals award-winning (in the baking class) cookbook is easy to love and has the power to teach.

Wrestling club appreciates continued community support Donations make a difference Generosity leaves a song in their hearts
The Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club would like to thank all the businesses, organizations and individuals in the local community who generously supported the team with their taco feed fundraiser. The taco feed was a huge success.

Redoubt status
Seismic activity at Redoubt remains elevated, and discrete earthquakes are occurring regularly.

Forest council seeks members
With all the discussion of going "green" as of late, talk often turns to the concept of forests as renewable resources, but much thought must go into how trees are managed if they are to be there for future generations.

Beetle boss Bannock to address city council
Kenai spruce bark beetles are expected to be put on notice tonight that there's a new mitigation program manager at the helm and he's heading to town.

Bear aware: Fish and Game warns residents to remove trash
In the Lower 48, April showers bring May flowers, but in Alaska, melting snow brings bears searching for food to and fro.

School board approves its budget
With contract negotiations still pending and a recent announcement by the borough mayor suggesting the school district may not get the full local financial support it's had in years past, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education approved next year's budget.

Photo feature: Tax deadline looms
Randy Bostrom, of Kenai, has Ashley Lambert, an office assistant at Hammer Tax and Accounting in Kenai, review paperwork for him. Lambert said she has received many federal income tax related calls in the past few days as the deadline draws near.

Jack Elis Dornbusch
Longtime Alaskan and Kasilof resident Jack Elis Dornbusch died Monday, April 13, 2009 at home. He was 76.

Mary Crosley
Former Ninilchik resident Mary Crosley died Monday, April 13, 2009, in Eugene, Ore. She was 93.

Betty Harriett (Nelson) Coulter
Longtime North Kenai and Kenai resident Betty Harriett (Nelson) Coulter died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

Jack Dornbusch
Longtime Alaskan and Kasilof resident Jack Dornbusch died Monday, April 13, 2009, at his home in Kasilof. He was 76.

Stanley G. Rydberg
Soldotna resident and longtime Alaskan Stanley G. Rydberg died Saturday, March 28, 2009, in Phoenix, Ariz., of cancer. He was 80.

Marc Christopher Grieger
Soldotna resident Marc Christopher Grieger died Sunday, March 8, 2009, of liver disease at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 34.

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