Wednesday, August 19, 2009

For centuries, man has been using the canoe as a transportation device throughout the world. The word "canoe" originated from the word "kenu" which means "dug out." The Carib Indians of the Caribbean Islands, made their canoes from large tree trunks that were shaped or hollowed out, to use as transportation between the region's islands. Needless to say, these early canoes were heavy and somewhat cumbersome to navigate, especially in shallow water or rapids.

Buttermilk Banana Bread
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

Murkowski, Begich weigh in on health care
Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich are home from Congress for the August recess, and both are meeting with business and community groups, attempting to explain what's in various health care bills now before Congress.

Lydia E. Palmer
Former Soldotna resident Lydia E. Palmer of Sweet Home, Ore., died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Ore. She was 57.

Best Friend
Dustin Lund of Kasilof shares his photo of his dog Kenai. "This was her first day in Alaska this last February. I believe she likes it here," he tells us. Welcome to Alaska, Kenai!

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