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Library collecting food for fines

The Joyce K. Carver Memorial Soldotna Public Library is hoping to relieve hunger and financial stress. For the third year, the library is celebrating National Library Week by offering the "Food for Fines" program.
Community talks marijuana, agriculture, film and tax cuts during town hall

Distilled down to a few concepts, community members told their local legislators that they'd like to see the state spend more responsibly - maybe with an eye toward a few local special interests - and that marijuana regulation needed careful attention, though how new rules should be split between personal consumption, medical use and potential criminalization was far from clear.
Culinary king to be crowned at food bank fundraiser

Move over "Chopped." This Saturday, three peninsula chefs will face off against each other in the first-ever Clash of the Culinary Kings.
Help kick off the Souper Bowl of Caring

As the Executive Director of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank I am in the business of feeding people. Like many people on the Kenai Peninsula, I am passionate about giving back to my community and making a positive impact in the lives of others.
Pick.Click.Give. provides essential funding for local non-profits

From Jan. 1 through March 31, Alaskans filing for a Permanent Fund dividend will have more opportunity to donate to charity as the Pick.Click.Give. program returns for a seventh year.
Annual Soup Supper "Super" success for Food Bank

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's annual Soup Supper & Auction grossed more funds in August than any other event in the last 18 years, according to Linda Swarner, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.
Kenai River Campus celebrates commencement

The Kenai River Campus will hold its 42nd commencement ceremony at 7 p.m., May 15, at Kenai Central High School's Renee C. Henderson auditorium. KRC chooses valedictorians from the two major academic divisions at the college. David Duncan, graduating with his general business associate of applied science degree, is the Business & Industry valedictorian, and Melissa Humphrey, earning her associate of arts degree, is the Arts & Sciences valedictorian.
Postal workers 'Stamp Out Hunger': Carriers to pick up donated food

The men and women who deliver mail on a daily basis are used to leaving letters and packages, but this weekend they will also be picking up food items to help support the hungry.
Nonprofit executives earn some time off

Key executives of two central Kenai Peninsula not-for-profit agencies have earned a break.
Annual day of caring making a difference on peninsula

It seems like so much of the world today politics, nations and local communities is divided along these lines. Given all that divides us, it is a delight to find something every once and a while that unites us.


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