Posted: Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The snow has finally arrived and this will be your last chance for several months to get rid of any accumulated hazardous waste. Collection day is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Peninsula Landfill south of Soldotna on the Sterling Highway.

Back from a very hot trip, Mavis and Ken Lancasters are happy to be home and shared some of the tours events. The first was the surprise that most of their fellow cruisers were people considerably older than they were.

In conversation with them, Mavis discovered what I thought was a very surprising "movement." Seniors who are in need of assisted living can travel around the world for two years on cruise ships more economically than they can afford moving into assisted living. I thought that was almost a disgrace that the expense was so high or on the other hand a gift that cruising has become more economical.

Back to the trip, they left out of the Seattle-Vancouver area, headed south to Los Angeles, then hit all the Mexican resort stops Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Porto Vallarta and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. They said they had a grand time. The itinerary then included the up and down through the locks of the Panama Canal, Curacao, Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. The trip ended in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They found the canal locks very fascinating and the trip was behind all the East Coast storms, but they did see aftermath evidence.

Congratulations to Dr. Katy Sheridan on the arrival of her baby girl, Josie Sheridan. She was born Nov. 1 and weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Dr. Sheridan will be on maternity leave until January.

The Spenard Builders Supply quote for the week is: "Guilt is the only gift you do not have to accept."

On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., the Kenai Peninsula College Showcase program will stage "Blu-Grassical," featuring local vocalist Judy Russell, along with a wide range of area singers and musicians accompanying her in a program that combines bluegrass, opera, and classical music. This program will be in the KPC commons and is free and open to the public.

Today, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce speaker is Connie Stevens from National Family Support Caregivers. Winter or summer, you can attend their weekly noon meeting at the Riverside House at noon.



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