Thursday, August 28, 2008

Soft touch -- new Rolfers arrive
Kelsey Cusack and Lissa Cristiano were both active in sports and extracurriculars throughout their years as Soldotna High School students, both were plagued by reoccurring injuries that no form of treatment could fully cure, and both had their lives changed by the same practice -- Rolfing.

Kaladi Brothers opens 2nd store in Soldotna
Kaladi Brothers Coffee Company opened a new shop on Monday located at 44350 Sterling Hwy. suite B, near Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.

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Lettuce: Easy to grow in the garden, on the deck
If you want to feel like a productive vegetable gardener, one of the easiest and most useful plants to grow is lettuce. It is also one of the most productive, as it can be planted both for spring and fall crops and harvested a few leaves at a time. You can do successive plantings, meaning seeds can be planted every few weeks. As you harvest one planting, the next is maturing and will be ready to pick soon.

Cookie Cup Tuiles
2 egg whites

Chill out with cool Labor Day dishes
With a summer's worth of barbecued hamburgers, steaks and chicken behind us, it's time to look for ways to use up the bumper crop of cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers from our gardens and find new ways to enjoy fresh melons.

Luscious Dark Chocolate Ice Cream in Cookie Cup Tuiles
2 cups milk

Chilled Cantaloupe-Orange Soup
2 large cantaloupes, rinsed

Garden Gazpacho
3 cucumbers, peeled and seeded

Multitasking or just plain rude?
What is with the people and their cells phones? I see so many people who can't stay off their cell phones in retail stores or public buildings. Are they surgically attached to these things? People are becoming increasingly ruder as these phone become more affordable.

Reader: Leave the moose alone
I have been a resident of Alaska for over 30 years and would love to see some of the old days return, like in the 1980s we would hunt moose in the Caribou Hills between here and Homer. Every year we would see a sow with one cub, and one year she had three cubs with her. Now there are large number or bears and my hunting friend was in the hills cutting wood for moose season and while up there a couple days, he counted moose from their spotting shack for a few hours.

Soldotna council to discuss future of Arc Lake
The city of Soldotna is providing residents with one more opportunity to comment on efforts to eradicate invasive northern pike from Arc Lake, and the mayor hopes to learn what city council members would like to do with the recreational lake down the road.

HEA seeks new board member: Kenai-North Kenai seat vacant
The Homer Electric Association is seeking applicants to replace Kenai-North Kenai District board member Mike Nugent, who resigned.

Wagoner, Chenault win big
Incumbent Republicans Sen. Thomas Wagoner and Rep. Mike Chenault each easily defeated there party opponents in Tuesday's primary elections in Senate District Q and House District 34.

Margaret E. 'Margie' Scott
Longtime Alaskan and Sterling resident Margaret E. "Margie" Scott died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, of cancer at home surrounded by her husband and children. She was 74.

Julia Ann 'Jan' (Goode) (Meers) Fromm
Former Kenai resident Julia Ann "Jan" (Goode) (Meers) Fromm died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, in Bartlesville, Okla. She was 88.

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