Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Recipes sought

The Clarion is seeking recipes to included in its 2006 Let it Snow special edition, including salmon, halibut, moose and other wild game recipes, as well as desserts made with local berries. The deadline to submit recipes is Sept. 27. Send recipes to, fax them to 283-3299 or drop them by the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive. Name, address, contact number and brief description of how you came up with or came by the recipe is needed. For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail her

Genealogy society to meet

Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogy Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Kenai Community Library. The featured speaker will be Kari Mohn. Her topic will be how to use the series of books, “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations.” It is open to the public.

Interagency meetings begin

The Central Peninsula Interagency Council will meet on the third Thursday of the month beginning this week, at noon at Bridges in Soldotna. Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. The format will be a round-table discussion.

The council will meet at different locations each month. For more information, call Barbara Waters at 283-9479.

Action coalition to meet

There will be a general membership meeting of the Community Action Coalition from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Soldotna High School library. Meetings are open to the public. For an agenda, visit or call Marilynn Jackson at 398-7738 for more information.

Strengthening families workshops set

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold a free strengthening families program from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays for 14 weeks, beginning this week. The topics covered will be improving family relationships, improving parenting skills, increasing youth social skills and life skills, decreasing family management problems and making parenting more fun. Dinner will be provided. For more information and location of meetings, call Matt Dammeyer at 714-4520.

Cribbage club begins

The Kasilof Cribbage Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, beginning this week, at The Tustamena Lodge. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Club dues are $15 a year with a suggested weekly donation of $10. Proceeds benefit the Tustamena 200 dog sled race. For more information, call Cliff Bond at 262-1939.

Builders meeting nailed down

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will hold a general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna. Featured speakers will be Reps. Mike Chenault and Kurt Olsen. It is open to members. For more information or to R.S.V.P. call 283-8071.

Little league meeting set

Soldotna Little League will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the league’s bingo hall. Board member elections will be held. For more information, call Jerry at 260-6650.

Historical society to host fall fling

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold a fall fling and membership meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road, across from the Soldotna airport.

A brief business meeting will be followed by hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages provided by the board. Members are asked to bring salad or dessert.

Following lunch archaeologist Doug Reager will give a slide presentation on the Kenai Peninsula Native cultures and the KE 29 dig near Ciechnski Road. It is open tot he public. For more information, call Barbara at 262-4157.

Fairbanks orchestra to perform

The Performing Arts Society presents a family-oriented concert by the Fairbanks Arctic Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra will perform “Peter and the Wolf” and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School.

Gun club takes aim

The Snowshoe Gun Club meets a noon Sundays at its club next to the Peninsula Race Way on the Kenai Spur Highway for trap and skeet shooting. It is open to the public. For more information, call Jim at 262-7295.

Mountain View host Title 1 meeting

Mountain View Elementary School will hold a Title One meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the library. For more information, call 283-6148.

Emergency supplies sought

The Kenai Peninsula Citizen Corps program is assembling basic emergency kits to give to organizations that serve the elderly, low-income and special-needs clients.

Needed items include: 5-gallon bucket with a secure lid; small writing tablet and pen; flashlight with extra batteries; emergency blanket (compact type); portable battery operated radio; small first aid kit; extra batteries; whistle; a good quality non-electric can opener; two N-95 particle masks; two rolls of toilet paper; roll of Duct Tape; and travel size shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste.

Collection sites are as follows: Nikiski Fire Stations No. 1 and No. 2, Kenai and Soldotna Salvation Army Thrift Shops, city of Soldotna, the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor’s office, finance and planning departments and Central Emergency Services Station No. 1 in Soldotna. For more information, call Glenda Landua at 262-2098 or e-mail her at

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