Thursday, July 1, 2010

New tea shop is a fairy tale
Approaching the Enchanted Forrest Tea Shoppe on Big Eddy Road in Soldotna is like walking into a storybook.

Business Briefs

Chambers set luncheon schedules

Between runs, cast a fly for trout
Between early and late runs the king salmon fishing might be slow, but hooking trout and halibut has been fast and furious for some anglers.

A sweet celebration: A cake from every state for the Fourth of July
Lawyer-turned-baker Warren Brown's newest cake cookbook, "United Cakes of America: Recipes Celebrating Every State," has a lot to offer.

Move over fruit, meat-flavored vodkas moving in
WASILLA -- Prepare your palate for carnivorous cocktails.

Class of 2010 appreciates community support
The Skyview class of 2010 Graduates and After grad party committee would like to give thanks to the wonderful and generous community we live in. Through your generosity every attending senior received a goodie bag with an approximant $50 value. Then at the end of a pirate themed event with food, drinks, games, swimming, gold coin giveaways, and 27 door prizes we were able to end the evening with two prize chest each containing $500 cash.

Help on the grill makes for great days
Peninsula Moose Family Center No. 1942 would like to thank the following for helping the Lodge put on hot dog barbecues at Kaleidoscope School on May 19 and Mountainview end of the year.

Marathon partnership connects schools, industry
During these past two weeks I have had the pleasure of working with Marathon Oil as a part of an Externship placing Educators with Industry in hopes of better connecting our school with business and industry. Our number one goal of the externship program is to help schools better prepare our students for the world of work. My experience was far beyond my expectations thanks to Wally Ward (Marathon engineer and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District graduate) and Brent Senette (Marathon engineer and Construction Superintendent for Marathon Oil) who helped me see and understand Marathon's vast operation on the Kenai Peninsula.

Testing the waters just a day's work
On a sunny June day as fly fishermen peered down into the Anchor River searching for salmon, Sue Mauger, a stream ecologist with Cook Inletkeeper, also waded the swift waters. Mauger was on the hunt for something equally precious -- at least to a scientist.

Dispute leads to death, charges
A Kenai man became so angry with his mother's and his mother's boyfriend's drunkenness on June 18 that he allegedly started a fight with the boyfriend -- a fight resulting in the boyfriend's death.

Soldotna couple faces meth and other charges
Cooking up meth was only one piece of a Soldotna couple's alleged offenses.

Girls injured in crash
A two-vehicle collision on the Kenai Spur Highway in the middle of town left both vehicles totalled and sent two girls to the hospital late Tuesday afternoon.

Eyes to the future: Open house, work session slated for Envision Soldotna plan
The City of Soldotna is hosting a final workshop to solicit public input for its comprehensive plan -- Envision Soldotna 2030 -- this Thursday.

BP works to reassure Alaska
John Minge is spending a lot of time these days talking to BP's Alaska employees about the Gulf of Mexico tragedy, reassuring them that the company, as beset as it is, still has a solid business in Alaska.

Right bite: New 'Twilight' film draws sellouts
The Regal Kambe Theater in Kenai was packed Tuesday night with Kenai Peninsula residents ready to see the third installment in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."

Photo Feature: Stars, stripes and brow tines
A light breeze mixes American and Alaskan icons on the front of the Stasek residence in Kenai on Tuesday afternoon.

Patrick 'Pat' Mark Luzzo
Kenai resident Patrick "Pat" Mark Luzzo, 51, died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at his home in Kenai due to natural causes.

Around the Peninsula

Parade, festivities slated

Around the Peninsula

Public health plans one day closure

Just for Laughs: Comedienne back in her old stomping ground
At a McDonald's drive-thru in Tennessee, Dawna Kinne orders some dinner for her family.

What's Happening

First Thursday

Poet's Corner


Reeling It In: Not great, but not bad either
"Knight and Day"

Art Briefs

Watercolor class slated

Photo Feature: Fueled up

Kenai Golf Report: Brown Bears Tourney, actual brown bear hit Kenai Golf Course
My better half and I spent a wonderful Monday evening walking our clubs around the back nine at the Kenai Golf Course. I was very pleased to run across a friend I had not seen in a while, Jeremy Selfridge, who was out enjoying the scenery and weather. A big shout out to all my Schlumberger buddies, I miss you guys! Karen Shier, good luck keeping them in line.

Sports Brief: Oilers lose 13-inning game
The Peninsula Oilers ended up losing Tuesday's nightcap in the doubleheader, 3-0 in 13 innings. The Miners pitching staff combined to no-hit the Oilers in the game. On Wednesday, the Miners lost to the Anchorage Bucs, while the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks swept a doubleheader from the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. That puts the Oilers in first place in the Alaska Baseball League by a half game with a record of 12-5. Both the Miners, at 12-6, and the Panners, at 10-4, are in second place.

Oilers, Miners play a lot of baseball
The Oilers defeated the Mat-Su Miners 3-2 in nine innings in the opening game of a doubleheader that was scheduled for two seven-inning games at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Pink Ribbon Rally raises money for breast cancer
The continuous rain on Sunday did not deter 75 women from showing their support and turning out to play in the Pink Ribbon Rally to raise money to support the fight against breast cancer. Besides team prizes, there were a myriad of individual prizes including counting the number of flamingos and flowers in a jar, and closest to the pink ribbon circle.

Twins, Fairbanks split doubleheader
The American Legion Twins split a doubleheader with the Fairbanks 49ers on Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

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