Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2002

Power outage under investigation

A power outage Tuesday night left Kasilof residents without power. Homer Electric Association crews responded to the outage and power was restored to the entire area. The cause of the outage is being investigated. People without electricity should call HEA in Kenai at 283-5831 or toll free at (800) 478-8551. HEA reminds the public to stay away from downed power lines.

Pierce to speak at North Peninsula chamber

Charlie Pierce of Enstar will be the guest speaker at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon today at the North Kenai Baptist Church. For more information, call the chamber at 776-3250.

Industry Outreach plans speaker

The Industry Outreach meeting is at noon Friday at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. The speaker will be Gary Carlson, senior vice president with Forest Oil Corp. He will provide an update on Forest Oil's future and talk about regulatory reform issues. The meal costs $11. RSVP to Lou at 262-7497 or e-mail jbrown@borough.

Folk dancers to host contra dance

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Phil North will call the music. No partner is required. Admission is $5. Children under 16 are free with an adult. Bring clean, nonmarking shoes. Potluck refreshments are encouraged. For more information, call 260-4171.

Hospital changes meeting date

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will not hold its monthly meeting Monday. Regularly scheduled meetings have been changed to the second Monday of each month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Iliamna Room at Central Peninsula General Hospital.

CES participating in food collection

Central Emergency Services will provide collection sites for holiday food donations for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Food items may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. throughout December at any of its three fire stations: Mile 84 of the Sterling Highway, Mile 13.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road or the fire station across from Safeway on North Binkley Street.

Hospice offers carols for donation

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will offer Sing-a-Grams. Hospice volunteers will sing two holiday carols to interested businesses or offices for a donation of $25. Proceeds will benefit hospice programs and services. Local businesses can arrange for a Sing-a-Gram to be delivered Friday and Dec. 20 by calling Sue at 262-0453.

Christmas food drive under way

Butler's Carpet Cleaning in Sterling is asking for people to donate canned and other nonperishable food items for a food drive during December. All donations go to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. For more information, call John at 260-9121 or 252-9121 or the food bank at 262-3111.

Extension service to offer gardening class

The Cooperative Extension Service Kenai Peninsula District will offer a free master gardening class in mid-January on the Kenai Peninsula. To reserve a spot, call 262-5824.

Labor department offers disaster assistance

Individuals out of work as a result of the October flooding may find out more about how to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance by calling (800) 590-5941, or by going to, and clicking on the Disaster Unemployment Assistance link. The last day to apply for this assistance program is Jan. 8.

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