Friday, May 22, 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.

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?

Business Briefs

Dig in to edible gardening workshop

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

What's Happening

Best bets

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

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.

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

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