Thursday, November 16, 2006

Business Briefs
Chambers set schedules Hospital names philanthropy officer Carpet One launches ‘star’ pet search Speaker planned at Anchor Point chamber Businesses pitch in for Thanksgiving Small business center host workshop Holiday decorating contest begins

Demonstration prepares residents for new season
Kenaitze Head Start would like to thank Jeff “Van” Van Velzor from NAPA for teaching our families and other community members how to winterize their cars on Oct. 26.

Reader questions what’s in store for future
The Clarion keeps its readers well informed about what our industries have in store for the future on the Kenai. Articles from this past year have informed us about Northern Dynasty and its plan for destroying a pristine wilderness across the inlet for gold. They will also ship this ore away in ships from the Far East that bring invasive marine life in their ballasts tanks.

Coach’s comment cut short in print
My letter is in reference to the Nov. 5 sports article written by Jay Barrett, “SoHi advances to state.”

Not too late to comment on Skilak Wildlife Recreation plan
The public has until Friday to comment on the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area. This will likely be the last opportunity to have input into the activities that are allowed in the area for the next 10 to 20 years, so if you have opinions as to how you would prefer to have this area managed it is important for you to send in your comments before the deadline.

4-Hers raise funds for trip to National Congress
One of the objectives of three central Kenai Peninsula high school girls planning to attend the National 4-H Congress this month is to learn about leadership.

Free flu shot exercise tests preparedness
To test the Kenai Peninsula’s level of preparedness should a bioterrorist event ever occur, emergency managers will conduct a mass flu immunization at two sites Friday.

CES up all night with fires
Firefighters caught up on some badly needed sleep Tuesday after a day of wind-fueled chaos ignited trees over power lines, cut off electricity and intensified a house fire that kept firefighters up all night.

Peninsula delegation to attend Anti-Gang Summit
The threat of gang violence and what to do about it to make communities safer will be the subject of the first-ever regional Anti-Gang Summit meeting in Anchorage on today.

Wind keeps HEA crews busy
About 500 customers remained without electricity Tuesday after high winds caused power outages across the Kenai Peninsula on Monday.

Same-sex benefits could lead to uncomfortable debate
Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, said Monday he has a simple way for the Legislature to resolve the complex issues posed by a court ruling compelling the state to extend employee benefit programs to government workers in same-sex domestic relationships: He’d eliminate all benefit programs entirely.

Nikiski couple busted for grow operation
A search warrant in Nikiski on Tuesday uncovered a commercial marijuana grow.

Jack-up options considered
Escopeta Oil Co. will not be held hostage by the owners of a jack-up rig aimed at doing exploration drilling in Cook Inlet, according to a company spokesperson.

Enstar: Prices headed north
With arctic winds howling outside Paradiso’s Restaurant where the Kenai Chamber of Commerce was meeting Wednesday, Enstar’s public relations executive told business leaders to open their doors and crack their windows because natural gas prices won’t be lower than they are now anytime soon.

Esther Rodgers
Lifelong Alaskan and Kenai Peninsula resident Esther Rodgers died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at Anchorage Pioneers Home in Anchorage. She was 97.

Esther Rodgers
Lifelong Alaskan Esther Rodgers died Nov. 14, 2006, at Anchorage Pioneers Home of natural causes. She was 97.

Movie not so far-fetched, but comedy is
There was a time when Robin Williams was the edgiest, wildest comic on the planet. He was Chris Rock, Carlos Mencia and Steve Carrell all rolled into one. He was a raucous, rapid-fire one-man-show with seemingly boundless energy. Granted, he probably had some chemical assistance in those days, but it’s undeniable that Williams was the gold standard for no-holds-barred comedy.

Peninsula Clarion - Community

There’s music afoot!
At its heart, the term “folk art” refers to music, dance, crafts, stories and other arts passed down from generation to generation within a particular cultural tradition. The culture of Alaska has a unique blend of folk traditions embedded within its history. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., residents of the Kenai Peninsula will have the opportunity to participate in an event that showcases one cultural aspect of Alaska’s singular artistic heritage.

Around the Peninsula
Council meeting rescheduled Historical society restoring cabins Nutrition classes offered Country fair set for today Nursing program topic of program Cooper Landing meeting changed Pop Warner group to meet Bazaar slated at sports center Dinner theater set to entertain Club to sell See’s candy Mental health class set Thanksgiving dinner planned

‘Murder Ahoy’ A farce, some fun, a little reunion in-fighting
“I shot the shar-pei, but I did not shoot the Depardie.”

Art Briefs
Women writers wanted Poetry Out Loud open to schools VFW Ladies Auxiliary sponsors art contest

What’s Happening
Best Bets Events and Exhibits Entertainment Upcoming Events Films Down the Road Anchorage events

Around the Peninsula
Work parties target cabins Immunization clinic canceled today Garage sale helps Africa needy LaLeche League to meet Soroptimist board meeting set Schizophrenia to be discussed Health centers board to meet

Soldotna jayvee downs Nikiski, 4-1
Fourteen seconds after Soldotna’s jayvee team took an early 1-0 lead behind a goal by Mario Gomez, Nikiski knotted the score.

There’s music afoot!
At its heart, the term “folk art” refers to music, dance, crafts, stories and other arts passed down from generation to generation within a particular cultural tradition. The culture of Alaska has a unique blend of folk traditions embedded within its history. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., residents of the Kenai Peninsula will have the opportunity to participate in an event that showcases one cultural aspect of Alaska’s singular artistic heritage.

What’s Happening
Best Bets Events and Exhibits Entertainment Upcoming Events Films Down the Road Anchorage events

Art Briefs
Women writers wanted Poetry Out Loud open to schools VFW Ladies Auxiliary sponsors art contest

‘Murder Ahoy’ A farce, some fun, a little reunion in-fighting
“I shot the shar-pei, but I did not shoot the Depardie.”

Peninsula Clarion - Pulse

Movie not so far-fetched, but comedy is
There was a time when Robin Williams was the edgiest, wildest comic on the planet. He was Chris Rock, Carlos Mencia and Steve Carrell all rolled into one. He was a raucous, rapid-fire one-man-show with seemingly boundless energy. Granted, he probably had some chemical assistance in those days, but it’s undeniable that Williams was the gold standard for no-holds-barred comedy.

Respect: The word is easy to define but hard to understand
Respect. This is a word that you hear a lot in life. From your parents, teachers, friends, neighbors, and bosses, it is a word that is used daily. And you see it everywhere in rules and laws. But what does it mean?

A feel for clay
When Terry Inokuma has students work with clay, she doesn’t always let them see what they’re working on.

Showcase: The World of Folk with the Russian American Colony Singers: Around Campus
The KPC Showcase series has collaborated with the UAA Diversity Council, the KPC Multicultural Consortium and Rotary International to bring an evening of traditional Russian and international folk music to the Kenai. The Anchorage-based choral group, the Russian American Colony Singers, along with visiting members of the Sharomov Ensemble of Novosibirsk, will be presenting an introductory lecture followed by a concert of traditional Russian music and dancing at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at Kenai Central High School Auditorium.

Around the District
Students of the Month Aurora Borealis Charter Cook Inlet Acdemy Connections Home-school Grace Lutheran Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Sciences Kalifornsky Beach Elementary Kenai Central High Kenai Middle Kenaitze Cuya Qyut’anen Head Start Nikiski Middle-High Nikiski North Star Elementary Ninilchik School READS Primary Redoubt Elementary Ridgeway Montessori Preschool Sears Elementary Skyview High Soldotna High Soldotna Middle Soldotna Montessori Charter Sterling Elementary Tustumena Elementary

Peninsula Clarion - Schools

Seven locals complete the NYC Marathon
Seven runners from the central Kenai Peninsula competed in the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 5.

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