Hello to all my Nikiski neighbors.
We are clinging to the last few days of fall with the side roads covered in crinkly, yellow leaves and the pumpkins becoming more abundant in area yards. I have always enjoyed this time of year.
The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will be closed today in celebration of Columbus Day.
The Nikiski Senior Service Area monthly board meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the center. The meeting is open to the public.
Teen night will be held Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at NPRSA. For more information, call Tammy at 776-8800.
The Scrappy Crafters will meet Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Center.
The Redoubt Homemakers hosted a fall council for the Kenai Peninsula Family Community and Education on Sept. 29 at Fire Station One. Homemakers from around the peninsula attended the event themed falling leaves. The day was devoted to business meetings, highlights from recent state conference and plans were discussed to upcoming retreat in Soldotna.
Nikiski resident and guest speaker, Janice Chumley, a Cooperative Extension Service Integrated Pest Management technician, discussed preparing a garden for winter. Karen Hinkle, homemaker member, spoke about famial tremors and laser procedures that may help.
I talked to many Nikiski residents who were happy the pool reopened last week. The pool's winter hours can be found on the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area Web site at www.northpenrec.com.
The Nikiski North Star Elementary School's Friday preschool class took a field trip to Nikiski Fire Station No. 1 on Sept. 28. Firefighter/EMTII Matt Quiner and Engineer/EMTIII J.T. Harris explained the importance of the protective clothing they wore and discussed fire safety with the young children. The group also toured the firehouse and had cupcakes in celebration of Dwight Mullins' birthday in September.
There will be a Nikiski Middle-High School site council meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the school.
School picture retakes for Nikiski North Star Elementary will be held Oct. 17.
The annual Nikiski North Star PTA fall carnival and raffle will be held Oct. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the school. For the past 31 years, Nikiski elementary school has held a carnival. In keeping with tradition, the school will have several booths and the upper classes will sell raffle tickets prior to the event. For more information, call Kelli Brewer at 776-5520.
Happy belated birthday to Janet Varvais on Oct. 1; Lois Macy on Oct. 2; Eli Ward on Oct. 5; and Bette Thomas and Bob Mamaloff on Oct. 6.
Happy belated anniversary to Shirley and Charlie De Vault on Oct. 2; and Roy and Louise Inman and Dave and Tricia Young on Oct. 4.
Happy birthday wishes this week to Karl Buchholz on Oct. 10; Darla Mamaloff on Oct. 12; Wilma Bartlett and Sandra Bise on Oct. 13; and Eleanor Cain and Jody Prichard on Oct. 14.
Happy anniversary to Dan and Jeannie McIrvin on Oct. 12.
Other Nikiski news
Stadheims become grandparents
Acadia Hope Winslow
Amy Hutchings Winslow and Stephen Winslow of Fairbanks announce the birth of their daughter, Acadia Hope Winslow, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19.25 inches.
She joins sister, Aurora Amanda Winslow. Her grandparents are Karen and Jeff Stadheim of Nikiski and Barbara and Skip Winslow of Norridgewock, Maine. Her great-grandparents are Gloria and Glenn Wood of San Angelo, Texas, and Eleanor Tallmage of Maine.
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