Happy Monday to all my Nikiski neighbors.
I would like to thank Kasilof residents Herman and Dorothy Hermansen for opening their home last weekend to my family. The couple homesteaded and ran a beach site in Kasilof for many years and Herman shared many great stories with us.
The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will hold a North Road summer festival and garage sale Friday and Saturday at the center. If you have any donations for the sale, call the center at 776-7654.
Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 6 through 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Community Church. The event is for primary-aged children and lunch is provided.
The Nikiski Pool will offer semi-private swim lesson Aug. 7 through Aug. 17. The cost is $50 per student for eight, 30-minute lessons. For more information, call Nigel at 776-8800.
The First Baptist Church of Port Nikiski will hold an Alaska Christian Sportsman's Retreat at Solid Rock Bible Camp Aug. 24 through 26. The weekend will be filled with those sharing their experiences and participants are asked to bring their hobby material for the event. There will be opportunities to learn about paintball, archery, trap shooting, 3-D target shooting, boating and more. Boys ages 12 to 18 will be required to have a family chaperone attend with them. A live auction will be held during the retreat and donations are being sought.
For more information, call Steve at 398-0065 or Dan at 776-2102 or visit www.aksportsmanretreat.com.
Don't forget to check out the farmer's market held at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through August. Last time I stopped by there were homemade jellies and syrups, along with locally grown mushrooms and other vegetables.
The first day of school is heading our way Aug. 22. Here are registrations dates for our Nikiski schools: Nikiski Middle-High: Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10; ice cream social for seventh-graders and teachers at 1 p.m. Aug. 21; and open house will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23. For more information, call 776-3456 or visit www.edline.net/pages/Nikiski_Middle-High_School
Nikiski North Star Elementary: Registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9. For more information, call 776-5575 or visit www.edline.net/pages/Nikiski_North_Star.
Tazmoz is a new business to the Nikiski area. The shop is located in the former Treehouse location in the strip mall in Nikiski and specializes in computer recycling, small electronics and appliance repair. For more information, call 398-2386 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Sam Adams, Gerald Browning and Wally Van Sky on Aug. 1.
Happy anniversary wishes go out to David and Carol Unruh on Aug. 1; Paul and Jan Lautt on Aug. 2; and Gib and Retha Veal on Aug. 4.
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