Ninilchik Community News

Posted: Monday, August 06, 2007

You may have heard melodic sounds coming from the Community Hall at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds lately. Area musicians from all over the peninsula are coming together to practice with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra conducted by Mark Robinson for the Summer Music Festival. Musicians from Ninilchik and Anchor Point areas are Nancy Chambers, Virginia Cuffe, Aurora Firth, Melanie Firth, Sarah Firth, JulieAnn Smith, and Betsy Vanek. The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will perform Friday at the Kenai Central High School at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Homer High School. For reservations, call 235-7579. You may want to check it out to see our local neighbors.

There will be a car seat check Wednesday at Anchor Point Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Ninilchik Community Clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Additionally, on Friday the car seat check will be held in Homer at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call at 235-0258.

Andrew Shaulis, 15, the son of Dave and Cynthia Shaulis of Woodstown, Penn., has spent his summer in Ninilchik commercial fishing for Loren Leman at the family setnet site north of Ninilchik Village. His brother, Jordan Shaulis, is stationed at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks and is taking him caribou hunting before he has to head back to Pennsylvania in a couple weeks. Andrew said it has been awesome to able to come to Alaska this summer and has enjoyed the challenge of learning to commercial fish.

I have a feeling that we might see him around town again next summer.

Last week, Joanna Daniels, 12, held her fifth annual girlfriend party at her home on Happy Valley beach. This year, the theme was "Mexican Fiesta" and she served tacos with all the fixings. Girlfriends who attended were Kilina Klaich of Knob Hill, Esther Knox and Mattie Cobb of Ninilchik, and Morgan Jones of Happy Valley. The friends usually like to splash and swim in the inlet in front of Joanna's house, but this year due to the cool, rainy weather, they opted to play games inside.

"I'm so thankful for my friends," said Joanna.

A diabetes education class will be held Aug. 29 at the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center starting at 12:45 p.m. (or after lunch). The class is free and the instructor is a certified dietitian from South Peninsula Hospital. The class will take about two hours and is a general overview of diabetes nutrition, testing, advances in research and other information helpful to families and friends of those diagnosed with diabetes. Julie Welch, the director of the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center, said everyone is welcome to attend, including those not diagnosed with diabetes but who have it in their family medical history. She said advance knowledge and minor lifestyle changes make a huge difference for diabetics.

Send me your news of events, guests, births, graduations, who is headed off to college and travel news.

Have a great week!

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