Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Clarion seeks new neighbor

The Peninsula Clarion is seeking an outgoing, motivated person in the Soldotna area to help us introduce our readers to their neighbors in a weekly column.

Residents interested in seeking out people, groups and activities to highlight and write an informative column about need to send a resume and sample of your writing to Will Morrow at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611 or e-mail it to The deadline for submissions is Dec. 19.

Health care to be discussed

The Friday Community Dialogue series continues at 6 p.m. Friday at Kenai Peninsula College. Michael Moore's film, "Sicko" will be shown, followed by dialogue on "Health Care and Retirement." A community potluck will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the college commons.

Friday Community Dialogues are co-sponsored by The Roundtable: Center for Mediation and Community Dialogues and the KPC Student Union. Its purpose is to bring people in the community together in safe forums for listening, speaking and learning. For more information, call Dan Chay at 283-9227.

Funny River Players make debut

Funny River Players will perform "The Plane Truth" at 6 p.m. Friday at the Funny River Community Center; at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Municipal Airport; and at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at the Triumvant Theatre at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. The musical is set at the Chicago O'Hare Airport, where everyone gets stuck for the holidays. For more information, call 262-6148.

Fundraiser makes sweet offer

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula annual See's candy fundraiser has begun. The group will have tables set up from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna through Christmas. For more information, call 262-9253.

Cookies by the pound available

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church will hold its 13th annual cookies buy the pound holiday bake sale beginning at 10 a.m. (until cookies are gone) Saturday at the church at 225 S. Spruce Street in Kenai. Proceeds will benefit the youth group activities.

For more information, call 776-8328.

Clean water to be discussed

The Renewable Resources Coalition will hold an information rally in support of the Alaska Clean Water Initiatives from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Brockel Building at Kenai Peninsula College.

Information on the initiatives and issues surrounding the Pebble Mine and its impact on the area will be available. There will be guest speakers, music and food.

For more information, call Dave Atcheson at 262-7894.

Cribbage tourney set

The Cook Inlet Lions will host its annual cribbage tournament at 3 p.m. Saturdays beginning this week at the American Legion Post No. 20 on the corner of Cook and Main Streets in Kenai. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Raymond at 776-5688 or Bob at 776-5339.

Band concert, dessert auction scheduled

Kenai Central High School's concert band and drumline and the Kenai Middle School bands will hold a joint concert at 3 p.m. today at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium.

Desserts of all types to be bid on in a silent auction will be held at 2:30 and during intermission. Winners will be able to pick up their dessert at the end of the concert.

For more information, call 283-7524.

Santa to visit Nikiski

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host Santa Claus from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the center one mile off of the Kenai Spur Highway on Island Lake Road.

Cookies, hot dogs, photos and cookies decorating are some of the planned events. Photos cost $5. Drawings for door prizes also will be held.

For more information, call the center at 776-7654.

Donations sought for military personnel

The Peninsula Yellow Ribbon club is in the process of making thank-you gift baskets for returning soldiers and Marines. Community members interested in donating a gift, a gift card or making a thank-you card for the baskets may call Bill and Carol Keller at 262-0492 or 394-1072. Arrangements may be made to pick up donations.

Community resource directory available

The LeeShore Center's community directory of central Kenai Peninsula resources is available for $25 with a three-ring binder or $15 for refill pages only. The directory lists more than 80 pages of information on emergency services, family support agencies, health facilities, senior citizens services and veteran's organizations. For more information, call 283-9479.

Cameras, photo printers sought

The Soldotna Rotary Club is seeking donations of working digital cameras and photo printers for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's art program. Equipment may be dropped off at Sweeney's Clothing or Joe Kashi's law office.

For more information, call 398-0480.

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