Thursday, May 21, 2009

Makeover business made over: Salon owner expands, saves peninsula jobs
Courtney Beddow is the antithesis to the current economic trend.

Couple captures memories perfectly
Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting two very talented and gifted individuals. I had been searching for ways to record a permanent memory of my daughter Lucinda and contacted Memory Lane Video in Soldotna. Wade and Lori accepted the task immediately and commenced to transfer photos, music and text onto DVD for myself and family.

Business Briefs

Dig in to edible gardening workshop

What's new in your business?
Have you opened a new business, added a new product, moved to a new location, hired a new person or promoted an employee?

Welcome to Tight Lines -- almost as important as your tackle box
Welcome to the first edition of Tight Lines. You're probably looking at this page wondering where it came from and why it's here.

Fishing season a little cool to start: Will things pick up for this weekend's king openers?
It's springtime here on the Kenai Peninsula, and everyone seems to know it but the fish.

Recipes sought:
The Clarion is seeking recipes to include in its weekly Food section. Send recipes to, fax them to 283-3299 or drop them by the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive. Name, address, contact number and brief description of how you came up with or came by the recipe is needed. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail her at

Category 5: Peanut Butter Pie

Pie Perfection: 15th annual National Pie Championships: Judges liked cherry, berry, peanut butter best
Earlier this month, the American Pie Council announced the names of the winners of the 15th annual APC/Crisco National Pie Championships.

Tom's Cheery Cherry Cherry Berry Pie

Prom party a success
It goes so many times without being said what a wonderful community we all live and raise our children in. I would like to thank everyone who made our after prom party for Kenai Central High School such a success. We want to let our community members and business owners know how much we appreciate everything they do for us. They are as follows: A Star Reflection, Affinity Salon, Airgas, Arby's, Coca Cola, KCHS Principal Alan Fields, AIH, AlaskaLanes, Alyeska Sales and Service, American Legion Post No. 20, Audio Concepts, Auto Wash Express, Big G Electric, Blockbuster, Dr. Bobbie Behrens, Colleen Fassler, Country Foods, Dairy Queen, Dave Fusaro (fishing guide), Don Jose's, Dr. Julien, Dr. Halliday, Elite Fitness Club, Era Aviation, Espresso Barn, Evelyn and Jim Magiera, Funky Monkey, Golden Tan, Grant Aviation, Haircutters, Halcyon Salon, Holiday, Hutchings Chevrolet, Jersey Subs, Jessica Lasky, junior class advisors, Kenai Elks Club, Kenai Football Booster Club, KMS, Kenai Peninsula Orthopedics, Kenai Recreation Center, Kenai Vision Center, Lara Ross, Lisa Gabriel, Little Ski-mo Burger-N-Brew, KCHS Assistant Principal Loren Reese, Loyal Order of the Moose, McDonald's, Orca Theatre, Paradisos, Peak Oilfield Service, Peninsula Athletic Club, Pepsi, Peterkin Distributors, Radio Shack, Safeway, SeaLife Center, Sharp's Billiards, State Farm Insurance (Kristi Babcock), Three Bears, Ultimate Tan, Uptown Restaurant, Vonnie and Charlie Pierce, Wayne and Bekkie Jackson, Wells Fargo Bank and XTO Energy.

Couple will be missed
Mother Theresa once said, "We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love." The central Kenai Peninsula lost a truly dedicated couple this month who contributed many times with great love.

Council's decision disappoints resident
The Soldotna City Council meeting May 13 proved once again to be a lesson in who controls the council members.

Rummaging for 'Life'
The Curves rummage sale was a great success. We raised more than $650 for Relay For Life.

Action: Student project hits silver screen
It is not unusual for high school students to produce songs, poems and slide shows for their graduation programs this time of year, but not many productions go on to become Hollywood major motion pictures.

Mount Redoubt remains restless
Mount Redoubt remains at aviation color code orange and alert level "watch," according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

For the birds: High school contest hatches new viewing platform
Location, location, location: If ever there was an ideal spot for a bird viewing platform, the new facility near the Kenai city dock has got it.

Body uncovered in Nikiski bluff
On Tuesday at about 3:30 p.m. Alaska State Troopers received a report of human remains found within an eroding bluff on the beach in Nikiski.

Carey takes issue with bills: Mayor says ordinances undermine his authority
With just one Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting remaining to pass the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget, discussion of non-departmental funding and/or cutting services was hardly the focus of Tuesday's meeting.

Coast Guard emphasizes boating safety this week
As winter relinquishes its grasp from icy Alaska waters, the U.S. Coast Guard is encouraging boaters to brush up on their safety practices as part of the ongoing National Safe Boating Week.

Kenai man charged with Nikiski murder: Body of victim discovered Sunday; few details released
According to Alaska State Troopers, a Kenai man has been charged with murder after a body was found in a vehicle in Nikiski this past weekend.

High speed chase ends in collision: Suspect arrested after pursuit through Soldotna and Kenai
A high speed pursuit that started in Sterling ended with a crash in a residential development in Kenai on Tuesday afternoon.

Personal services on tap for Kenai council: City to continue discussion of Limited Commercial zone; public records also on docket
The types of businesses that can be operated in Kenai's Limited Commercial zone will again be the topic of discussion at tonight's city council meeting.

Renewable energy group to meet
Despite Alaska's distance from the Lower 48, it hasn't been protected from the green fever that's swept across the rest of the country, as alternative energy is on the minds of most everyone. The Kenai Peninsula is no exception.

Glenn 'Short' Smith
Longtime Alaskan and Sterling resident Glenn "Short" Smith died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at his home in Sterling. He was 58.

Billy E. Thompson
Longtime Alaskan and Soldotna resident Billy E. Thompson died peacefully with his family by his side Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 80.

Richard L. Baldwin
Longtime Soldotna resident Richard L. Baldwin died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 78.

Patricia Meagher
Longtime Alaskan Patricia Meagher died Monday, May 18, 2009 at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 72.

Around the Peninsula

Ninilchik medics to make pancakes

Area squads face travails of traveling: NLC tourney starts today in the Valley
Last year was easy.

Kid exhibit takes flight
Children often have their art hung on the refrigerator for other family members to see, but this weekend young artists will get to see their work professionally displayed and outside their homes.

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The Majestic Beauty of a Bird
A bird is simple, yet complex,

Can't miss movie misses: Hanks, Howard phone in their performances in 'Angels & Demons'
"Angels & Demons"

Tee time
We have definitely hit the jackpot with the weather we have been having and reminds me yet once again why I live here. My clubs have finally made it out of the crawl space. It is so exciting to get reacquainted as I pull each of the clubs from the bag, examining the heads, checking the grips and taking a practice swing or two just to remind my muscles of what to do and hopefully, what not to do.

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