Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010

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!

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Anthony Blaise Fisher

E-mail your community events to, fax it to 283-3299, drop it off at the Clarion office in Kenai at 150 Trading Bay Drive (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mail your information to us at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai AK 99611.

Events, wedding, engagements and birth submissions may not be older than six months. Wedding anniversary announcements are printed in five-year increments beginning with the 20th.

For more information, call at 335-1241.

Hazardous waste disposal dates set

The Central Peninsula Landfill Hazardous waste disposal collection times are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates: July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 18 and Nov. 20. Businesses must pre-register by calling Burlington Environmental at 1-800-478-9008.

Food bank seeks items

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is seeking the following items: letter sized copy paper, silverware, re-sealable plastic bags (all sizes), sealing tape, Corelle soup bowls, scotch tape, plastic gloves (medium and large), plastic grocery bags, garbage bags (33 and 45-50 gallon).

Birthday bag items needed for youth ages 12 years old and under are: cake mixes, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, balloons and small stuffed toys. Items for youth over 12 years old needed are re-gifted gifts, seasonal items and large baskets. For more information, call 262-3111.

Pools post summer hours

* Kenai Central High School

Monday through Friday: lap swim, 6:30 to 8 a.m.

Monday through Friday: Piranha swim team, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Monday through Friday: open swim, 1 to 2:45 p.m.

For more information, call 283-7476.

* Nikiski Pool

Tuesday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., open swim begins at noon

Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., open swim begins at 1 p.m.

Closed Mondays

For more information, call 776-8800.

* Skyview High School

Monday through Friday: lap swim and water aerobics, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: open swim/lap swim, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: water aerobics/independent physical therapy, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: organized lap swim workout, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 262-3905.

* Soldotna High School

Monday through Friday: lap swim, 6 to 8 a.m.

Monday through Friday: open swim, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: lap swim, 6 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: water aerobics, 6 to 7 p.m.


Fishers have a son

Sadie and Steve J. Fisher of Homer announce the birth of their son, Anthony Blaise Fisher at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010, at home. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20.25 inches.

He joins siblings, Joseph 7, Celine, 5, and Dominic, 3. His grandparents are Glenn and Theresa Traugott, of Homer, and Arlen and Patricia Fisher, North English, Iowa. His great-grandparents are Russel and Betty Schaffner, also of North English.


Olson has a daughter

Valerie Rose Olson of Kenai announces the birth of her daughter, Isabella Bleu Olson, at 1:18 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 21.5 inches. Her grandparents are Kurt and Barbara Olson of Soldotna.

Gregorys have a boy

Kayla and David Gregory of Kenai announce the birth of their son, Tanner William Daniel Gregory, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital. He weighed 7.3 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

His grandparents are Pamela Oberts of Sterling and Cynthia Anderson of Kenai. His great-grandparents are Judy and Jack Leonard of Taft, Calif., and Linda Rowe of Fort Dodge, Idaho.

Public Health schedules immunization clinics

Immunization visits Kenai Public Health Center are available by appointment to reduce waiting time. Appointment times in Kenai are on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m.

Appointment times in Soldotna, at the Cottonwood Health Center, are from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 335-3400.

Kenai Historical Society seeking items

Kenai Historical Society is completing a restoration project on five historic homestead cabins located in Old Town Kenai. These cabins will be opened for tours this summer, and the committee is seeking donations of the following items for use in the cabins (items to become property of this project): Wood-fired cook stove, barrel stove with flat top, Trapping and homestead tools, pre-1950s commercial fishing tools, an Alaskan tuxedo, Territorial school blond teacher/student desks, army blanket, small dining table and two chairs.

Call June at 283-1946 for more information.


Hansen gets scholarship

Megan Hansen of Nikiski is one of three 4-H'ers statewide to receive the Senior 4-H University of Alaska Scholarship. Hansen, who will graduate this spring from Nikiski Middle/High School, will receive a one-year tuition waiver for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She looks forward to a career in deaf education and graphic design.

A member of 4-H for nine years, Hansen has been active in the market livestock program.

Her parents are Hara and Dan Hansen. 4-H is the youth development program sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

Nikiski High School Class of 2000 reunion set

July 23 and 24 will be the Class of 2000s 10 year reunion at Nikiski High School.

Friday night dinner will be held at Paradisos at 6 p.m. and Saturday a potluck will be held at the Nikiski Rec Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit to find out details or e-mail Dayna at

Day camp offered

North Peninsula Recreation is offering their Summer Day Camp through Aug. 5, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. First- through sixth-graders may attend. Pre-Registration not required.

Swimming, Cooking, Pottery, Crafts, Field Trips, Special Guests, Gym Activities are some of the planned activities For more information, Tammy at 776-8800.

Nikiski Teen Center events announced

The Nikiski Community Recreation Center's Teen Center summer hours are Monday-Friday 3 to 8 p.m.; and teen barbecue and skatepark competition is July 16, 5 to 8 p.m. For more information on the Teen Center please call 776-8800.


Grogan family grows

Cheryl and Jonathon Grogan of Soldotna announce the birth of their son, Jonathon Michael Alan Grogan, at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches. He grandparents are David and Rhonda Ramey of Soldotna and Monica Ivanoff of Kenai and Keith Grogan of Illinois.

Davis joins Army

Army Pvt. Robin R. Davis has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

He is the son of Lois Dolan of Banner Lane, Soldotna. The private is a 2008 graduate of Soldotna High School.

Swimmers sought

Soldotna Silver Salmon Swim Team is swimming at the Soldotna High school pool in the morning Monday through Fridays. It is open to youth ages 8-18 years old. If you are thinking of swimming on the team in HS now would be a good time to start. Or if you are new have passed at least a level four swim lesson. If interested contact, Sohail Marey at or call the pool between 8-10 at 262-7419. Tryouts are from 9-10 a.m. at SOHI pool Wednesdays and Thursdays through July.

Baseball event slated

Frontier Community Services will hold its 7th annual World Series baseball event July 10 at the Soldotna Little League fields.

World Series Event Goals are to foster the idea of team work, fair play and healthy fun.; All the players leave with the feeling of personal accomplishment; and to promote community awareness of FCS' services and programs.

Anyone with a developmental disability is welcome to come play.

Player sign in begins at 11 a.m. games begin at noon. Admission is free. Join us for the great American pastime, barbecue, face painting and more! For more information, call Kathy Kenner at 262-6331 or

Teens for hire

The Soldotna High School Football players are trying to raise money for camp by doing odd jobs. If you need one football player, or several, call. 907-420-3929.

Donations sought

Pink Ribbon Rally Breast Cancer Fundraiser looking for donations. The 2010 Pink Ribbon Rally Golf Event (formerly Rally for the Cure) is gearing up for it's 5th year of raising funds to help fight breast cancer. All net proceeds this year will go to the Central Peninsula Health Foundation to be used for local breast cancer patients. We are looking for donations for raffles, live & silent auction items, hole sponsors, and prizes. Event is scheduled for today.

For more information call Judy Keck-Walsh at 262-1560.


Senior center plans activities

The Sterling Center will host the following events:

SASCI annual barbecue -- July 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner will include Pulled Pork, Beef or Country Pork Ribs, Briscit, Potato salad, Baked beans, potato rolls, cupcakes, and beverage of iced tea, coffee, or lemonade. Reservations are recommended, and may be made at the front desk, or by calling the center at 262-6808. Price for the dinner will be

$12.50 for adults, and $7.00 for children under 10. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Sterling Senior Center general fund.

Christmas in July -- This event will have many local handmade crafts so you can do some early Christmas shopping. The event will be July 9 and 10 at the center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The "Elderberry" Cafe will be open both days for lunch and/or snacks and there will be a bake sale featuring cakes, cookies, candies, pies, and many other goodies.

If you have handmade craft items you would like to sell, you may rent a table for $25.00 for both days of the event. Call Glenda Graham at 262-2943 to reserve a table. For more information, call 262-6808.

Have a photogenic pet? Send us a picture!

Pet photos run on the Pets page every Tuesday. They can be color or black and white and may include people. Limit one photo per household. They may be e-mailed to, dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet's and owner's names, owner's address and phone number must be included.

Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned. For more information, call 335-1251.

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