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'It's a good time of year': Nikiski woman creates year-round space for all things Santa Claus

Dressed in a bright, red Santa Claus shirt, Santa Claus slippers and a Santa Claus necklace hanging around her neck, Lisa Ping sits in a small room surrounded by hundreds of figurines...
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

...little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says "if you see it in...tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?- Virginia O'HanlonVirginia...knowledge.Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love...
Widow called to testify in Coast Guard murder case

...Hopkins acknowledged telling investigators that her husband didn't have a problem with Wells, a man she called "Santa Claus" because of his long, white beard.The Hopkins' daughter, Angela Birchfield, also was called to testify. She...
Let the local shopping begin! Christmas comes to Kenai, Soldotna lights its trees

...blasting, Drumlines drumming, soldiers saluting, and Santa Claus waving under moonlit arctic nights, the 2009 From cookies and hot chocolate to our volunteer Santa Claus, Tim Navarre, there is a myriad of donations and volunteer...
Wishful in Soldotna

...with anxious boys and girls waiting to get a turn on Santa Claus' lap. Santa was the man of the hour during the Annual...everyone in to have a large space inside to gather and meet Santa Claus. "We have a good time with it every year." Jason...
Prosecutors to open Coast Guard shooting trial

...said. After serving 20 years in the Navy and Coast Guard, Wells vowed to never again wear a tie or shave and played Santa Claus on occasion with his long beard. The government case is built on a stack of assumptions, he said."The facts you...
Pigskin Pick 'em: Football fans get full-course meal on Sunday

Late Merry Christmas to me! Santa Claus may have come up short back in December, but Lord Roger Goodell is more than making up for Saint Nick's failures this weekend...
Guard brings Christmas to remote Alaska village

...Wednesday afternoon.The rare visit was thanks to the Alaska National Guard, which attempts to arrange three Operation Santa Claus visits to remote Alaska Native villages every year.Volunteers can fly in helicopters or planes for hours in the nation's...
Soldotna library prepares for opening

...running on Monday, Nash said. The first event scheduled at new building is a family holiday story time with a visit from Santa Claus from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, she said. Another feature in the new library Nash is looking forward to utilizing...
St. Nick arrives and shoppers go wild as Christmas comes to Kenai

...mercury dipping below zero families lined up with their little ones to welcome the arrival of the Jolly Ol' Elf himself Santa Claus who arrived atop the All America City Kenai Fire Department ladder truck. "Santa saw about 250 children before he...


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