Friday, November 19, 2010

Business Briefs

Chambers schedule meetings

Fit to be tied: Start with the basics, then take it wherever you want
The details of the first fly Brian Richards tied without a pattern are still vivid more than a decade later.

Article disappointing, but spot on
You might want to make the time to read "The Collapsing Kenai," an article in the fall 2010 issue of Salmon & Steelhead Journal. The author, Terry Sheely, does a good job of touching on a few key issues surrounding our beloved river and the giant strain of chinook it used to frequently put out.

Challenger Star Party a success thanks to . . .
The staff and board of the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska would like to thank the peninsula residents who attended our latest Star Party! Even though the clouds did not part for viewing our night sky through telescopes, nearly 200 community members showed up to get a peak at our new Magic Planet, participate in team building activities and gaze at the stars in the indoor dome, along with other hands-on activities.

Lots to be thankful for
With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner we can all sit back and count our many blessings. When I look back and think of all the wonderful things that I have in my life, one that sticks out is the community we live in.

Photo: Young guns

Extra set of eyes: School district mulls security cameras
The school district is hoping to add eyes to its buildings as a way to deter vandals from leaving their mark.

Trail guide: Program gets kids out of classroom
When classrooms get hot and stuffy, Alaska's great outdoors beckons to teachers and restless students.

Randy Frank Sterling
Longtime Nikiski resident, Randy Frank Sterling, 53, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, unexpectedly at his home in Nikiski.

Rylene Arnell Oskolkoff
Rylene Arnell Oskolkoff, 14, of Kenai, died Nov. 2, 2010, from injuries sustained in a car accident in Kenai.

Election results should always reflect Alaska voters' intent
All political power is inherent in the people. All government originates with the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the people as a whole.

Straight shooters: Program teaches girls about firearm use
In the basement of Wilderness Way in Soldotna last Thursday, eight girls were taking their best shots.

Refuge Notebook: Unveiling the secret lives of elusive wolverines, Part 2
Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series. The first part appeared in the Nov. 12 Clarion.

Perils of Polly: Onward, upward
Editor's note: Polly Crawford was a reporter and associate editor of The Peninsula Clarion from 1985-1988, when she wrote "Perils of Polly." She also wrote a series of "Peril" columns in 1998 about her Australian adventures. Although she is now a teacher at Soldotna Middle School, the perils continue as she just returned from an around-the-world journey that started in Russia and ended in Tibet.

An Outdoor View: It's a jungle under there
When snow covers the ground with a thick blanket, which it's doing as this is written, the space between the ground and the snow cover becomes a whole new world.

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Philippine-American holiday pot luck

Poet's Corner

Deprived From a Smile

What's Happening

Best Bets

'Skyline': The FX nerds shall inherit the Earth

So moved: Artists dance for love, community
To the women in Peninsulas Artists in Motion, the company is more than just about dance -- although that is a big part of it.

Holiday season a time to treasure your family
Families are fun, sometimes frustrating, yet very fulfilling. Together is a key word for families. Romans 8:28 is a verse often quoted to encourage during tough times. The words "work together for good" are a short seminar for how to make marriages and families function positively.

Church Briefs

Clothes ministry ongoing

Panthers top Mariners
The Skyview High School wrestling team defeated Homer High School 48-36 in dual competition at home Wednesday.

Kardinals skaters cruise past Knights
Early in the first period, Zack Zulkanycz seemed to be at the right place at the right time. Later in the contest, it came blatantly apparent the junior forward is simply all over the ice.

Heeding godmother's advice: Granato watches his aunt, Cammi, go into Hockey Hall of Fame
The godmother shared her story. The godson shared his attention.

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