Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Not room for intolerance
I was saddened to read the stories in our newspapers about the violence and verbal hate being directed toward our new President-elect Obama across this country. And yes, Alaska is no exception, as I have seen a number of hate-filled Letters to the Editor in our local papers.

Opportunities for Scouts open up through sales
After seeing little faces in the stores' fronts and walking around their local neighborhoods, it is a pleasure to send a thank you to all of friends, families and businesses that purchased popcorn from a Cub Scout or Boy Scout.

Friends grateful for support for library
Recently the Friends of the Kenai Community Library held its annual dinner/raffle. As has been the case for more than a decade, the greater Kenai community demonstrated its support for the library and our efforts to enrich the programs and services it offers.

Borough code on tax-free food
(Applies Sept. 1-May 31 annually)

Tax not easy to implement: Borough notifies retailers on what food items will be exempt
The Kenai Peninsula Borough has notified retailers how they are expected to implement the voter-approved seasonal food-tax holiday set to go into effect Jan. 1.

City to help light the sky: Kenai council members approve fireworks, KVCC heating system
Southcentral Alaska's 20-plus hours of daylight in July don't lend themselves to the customary Fourth of July fireworks, so Kenai folks typically hold off until Christmas comes to town to feast their eyes on pyrotechnic displays filling the night sky.

Group seeks coupons to help soldiers
As the holiday season kicks into high gear, there are enough food drives, clothing collections, empty bottle round-ups and causes to donate to it can make your head spin.

Photo feature: Just browsing
A cow moose looks up from browsing in Kenai last weekend. So far, this winter's light snow has made the going easier for the animals.

James N. Wolverton Jr.
Longtime Kenai Peninsula resident James N. Wolverton Jr., died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Puget Sound VA Medical Center in Seattle. He was 65.

Around the Peninsula

Recipes wanted

Going to the dogs: Despite economy, pet-sitting services still popular luxury
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Amy Disney was 12 in 1982 when a pit bull owned by her father's friend brutally attacked her at a family barbecue, leaving her with 250 stitches in her face and in need of a dozen plastic surgeries.

Photo feature: Best Friends
Isaac Coon, 7, takes a break last summer on his English Mastiff, Silas. Silas is 3 years old and his family includes Greg and Jaimee Coon of Kenai and Isaac's two siblings, Gabriel, 8, and Amaya, 3. That's one way to save gas.

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