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Sunday, May 2, 2010

'A sense of warmth, of family, of community': Mother's Day tea to feature traditional Russian samovars
Dorothy Gray loves to drink tea.

On guard: Drills simulate impact of mega-quake
If you noticed Army or National Guard personnel patrolling the area recently, don't worry; they're only responding to the 8.5 magnitude earthquake that struck just outside of Anchorage on Monday morning.

Homer halibut derby under way
It's time once again for the Homer Chamber of Commerce's Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. While much of this year's derby will look a whole lot like last year's derby, there are two important additions.

Photo feature: Snack time
Celeste Cannon of Kenai helps Hunter Smith of Ninilchik unhook a rainbow trout from his hook at the kids' trout pond at the Sport, Rec and Trade Show Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center. Cannon was volunteering at the trout pond for the second year with her youth group from Peninsula Christian Center in Soldotna. Smith, whose parents own a fishing lodge, agreed that the rainbow would provide "a little snack." The sport show continues today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sports Center.

So far, so good: Permanent fund doing well this year
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. is having a good year so far, experiencing a nice rebound from the meltdown in financial markets in 2008 and early 2009.

Kateri Ann Guidry Smith
Former Soldotna resident Kateri Ann Guidry Smith died Thursday, April 29, 2010 in Church Point, Lousiana. She was 51.

George Tweedy
Longtime Kenai resident George Tweedy died Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Central Peninsula Hospital. He was 68.

Funding to the cap: an entitlement?
This is the text of the memo submitted with the Assembly resolution which set the Borough contribution to the School District at $4 million below the maximum allowed by the state:

Taking choices out of the people's hands
Borough Mayor Dave Carey's decision not to veto an ordinance restricting assembly members from simultaneous service on a city council or as a city mayor is another instance of what has become a disturbing trend on the Peninsula: as a citizenry, we are taking too many steps to dictate to other voters the candidates for whom they may or may not cast their vote.

'I wanna rock'
"Dad, this is real rock!"

Community News
Have you had or are about to have visitors? Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean's list student or an award-receiving youth? Do you have a news event, activity or fundraiser you need to let the community know about? Send it to us!

Lose weight and look great this summer
Editor's note: "Focus on Fitness" features healthy lifestyle advice from local and national health and fitness experts. Check here weekly great information and tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Eagle Lady remembered: Artist shows idea for Jean Keene memorial on Spit
At the Homer City Council meeting Monday night, Homer artist Brad Hughes presented his plans for a proposed Jean Keene Memorial to go on city land near the Seafarers Memorial on the Homer Spit. The $15,000 memorial would be on the side of the Seafarers Memorial closest to the old home of Keene, Homer's Eagle Lady, who died in 2009.

Around the Peninsula

Container gardening planned

Kenai girls topple Palmer: In boys soccer game, Kardinals, Moose can't break 1-1 tie
Kenai Central senior Taylor Matson netted a hat trick Saturday to lead the Kardinals past visiting Northern Lights Conference rival Palmer 5-2.

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