Sunday, December 25, 2005

Building project is real eye candy
While building a gingerbread house during the holidays may be OK for some, staff at the J-Bar-B’s Wild King Grill in Soldotna took confectionery construction to a whole new level this year — building what is nothing short of a gingerbread mansion.

ANWR vote disappoints peninsula lawmakers
State lawmakers from the Kenai Peninsula, all Republicans, expressed their ire and disappointment Thursday over the latest setback in the decades-long effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Festive finances
With just three days left to find Christmas gifts, Thursday night shoppers in Kenai and Soldotna tallied what they thought this year’s gifts would cost, a total that appears to grow with gift shoppers’ age.

Council hands out bluff rebuff
Following a site visit to an area of the Kenai bluff severely damaged by a developer, the Kenai City Council on Wednesday instructed the city administration to prepare a formal plan of action to assess the cost of the damage and its repair.

Merry Christmas, happy holiday
I’d like to start by relating a short story I heard the other day.

Holiday magic needed to get reluctant microwave chef into kitchen
Well, here it is Christmas Day. My hope is that while you’re reading this, I am still in my pajamas, having an exquisite homemade meal created by my husband, Mark, and grinning ear to ear as we watch our four golden retrievers play with new toys they don’t need.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Editor’s note: For several years on Christmas, the Peninsula Clarion has reprinted this famous editorial written by Francis P. Church. It first appeared in the New York Sun on Sept. 21, 1897.

Around the Peninsula
Fundraiser gala to get toes tapping Peninsula Fair quilters square off

Through the eyes of a child
’Twas Christmastime on the Kenai And all through the city Not a creature was stirring Except students with creativity ...

Lyons, Tuttle tie knot in South Dakota
Morgan Jean Lyons and Andrew Donovan Tuttle were married Friday, July 1, 2005, in South Dakota.

Sculerati, Lutters announce engagement
Rae Lynn Sculerati and Jeffrey Scott Lutters of Seattle plan to be married Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, in Villanova, Pa.

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