Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2005

Search for pet photos continues

The Clarion’s My Best Friend pet photo pile is getting thin. Have you got a photo you’d like to share?

Photos can be color or black and white and should be no smaller than 3-by-5 inches. They may include people. Limit one photo per household. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet’s and owner’s names, owner’s address and phone number must be included.Photos may be e-mailed to, dropped off at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned.

For more information, call 283-7551.

Competition lighting up city

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce has begun its annual Christmas lighting contest. Award nominations are due at the chamber office by 5 p.m. Friday. Winners will be announced Jan. 3 at the chamber luncheon. First- through third-place energy credit awards will be given in commercial and residential categories. For more information, call Robyn at 262-9814.

Nikiski Christmas program begins

The annual Nikiski Neighbors program that provides community members an opportunity to buy presents for Nikiski’s neediest children is seeking donations.

M and M Market is hosting a Noel Tree. Community members may take a snowman, purchase a gift, bring it — unwrapped — back to the market and place it under the tree with the snowman attached. For more information, call Laura Skiba at 776-8732.

Library plans 3-day closure

Soldotna Public Library will be closed in observance of Christmas from Dec. 24 through 26. No items will be due on posted closure dates. The outside book drop will be available for returns. For more information, call 262-4227.

Masonic to install officers

The Kenai Masonic Lodge No. 11 will hold its installation of officers for Kenai Masonic at 6 p.m. Dec. 29. It is open to the public. Billy Harris is the new Worshipful Master. For more information, call 262-7284.

Stepfamily issues to be discussed

Lisa Turner will give a presentation on stepfamily issues from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Kenai Community Library conference room.

The presentation is the fourth in a year-long series of monthly presentations focusing on mental health topics given by area mental health professionals. For more information, call 283-4378.

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