Nikiski Community News

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2007

I wish a Happy New Year to all my Nikiski neighbors. Another year is upon us; remember to be safe and merry.

School is out for this week, so please watch for little ones enjoying the snow outside. School resumes on Jan. 7.

The Nikiski Community Council and the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce held the Annual Winter Light Display Awards 2007 in the Nikiski Area during the holiday season. The winners are:

First place John Klimpke on Blueberry Avenue off Miller Loop.

Second place Mike Schilling, Jenny Bowman and Terri Schilling on Holt Lamplight.

Third place Ray and Nancy Whiting in Chugiak Estates.

Congratulation to the winners and I thank everyone who took the time to spread the holiday cheer with outdoor lights.

A New Year's Eve game night will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Center. For more information, call 776-7654.

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area offers several programs to community members held at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. For more information on the following programs, call Tammy at 776-8800.

Adult open gym will be held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $1.

Toddler time will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $1 per child.

Home-school gym time will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $1 per child.

A teen center will be held Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $1 or yearly memberships available.

Full swing golf is offered Monday through Saturday.

Water aerobics begins Jan. 8 at the Nikiski pool. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.

A dodge ball Tournament will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at North Community Recreation Center. For more information, call Tammy at 776-8800.

The Weight Watchers Program will begin at 4 p.m. Jan 14 at the elementary school. For more information, call Sharon at 262-7534.

The Nikiski North Star Preschool program meets at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in classroom 12. The class is for kids under the age of 4 and will be held each Friday.

Participants will be involved in art projects and playtime, and a snack will be served. Parents will rotate bringing snacks and projects. For more information, call Jenny at 776-5575.

Happy belated birthday to Mike Fisher on Dec. 27. Fisher moved to Nikiski from Pennsylvania in July.

Happy birthday to Walter Spooner on Dec. 31, Tyler Morrison and Lois Johnson on Jan. 1 and Arlene Carew on Jan. 2.

Happy belated anniversary to Tom and Lila Roberts, who celebrated 59 years of marriage on Dec. 29.

Happy anniversary to Tony and Sherry Collinsworth and Bud and Lois Garretson Macy on Dec. 31.

I am always looking for news about Nikiski, or other special days. If you have a birthday, anniversary, sporting event or other special events, call me at 776-8115 or e-mail me at

The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday of each week.

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