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Kenai library plans to join state-wide catalog

The number of books and other materials accessible to Kenai Public Library patrons will increase from thousands to millions when the library joins the state-wide Joint Catalog consortium this spring.
Kenai considers ending library commission

After the success of the Kenai Public Library's 2011 expansion project, during which the library moved into the building it currently occupies, the seven members of the city's library commission felt a loss of purpose, said library director Mary Jo Joiner. "Most of the sitting commissioners felt like once we had built the building, that's what they had been working for," Joiner said.
Edna Margaret Jones Fenimore

Longtime Kenai resident Edna Margaret (Fenimore) Jones, 87, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 after a brief battle with lung cancer. Edna was born in Wheatland, Wyo., on Dec. 13, 1926 to Joseph and Hazelle (Shute) Fenimore, the eleventh of twelve
Kenai River subsistence research under way

A sparsely attended meeting at the Kenai Public Library marked the beginning of five years of chinook salmon research on the Kenai River.
Library storytime attracts teachers and students

The rabbit twitches and the monkey scratches. Bad habits are hard to break, so the story goes. When head had no body, he had to eat whatever was on the ground. But to his delight he found a pair of arms in the cherry tree, so the story goes. The boy frog and the boy snake were friends and learned to hop and slide together. But snakes eat frogs when they grow up and the two parted ways, for now, hop-sliding home, so the story goes. And that's how the story went, according to Meg Lippert.
Around the Peninsula

HEAD:Era Aviation official to speak at Kenai chamber The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon on Wednesday at noon at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. Mike LeNorman of Era Aviation will be the guest speaker. The meeting is open to the public. Support group meeting planned The Tourette Syndrome Support Group will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College in Room 124. Titus to speak at Historical Society meeting The Kasilof Historical Society will meet at Tustumena Elementary School on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. A program on historical trails begins at 7 p.m., featuring guest speaker Gary Titus. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Dolly at 262-2439. Peninsula Writer's Night to showcase area talent The Third Annual Central Peninsula Writer's Night will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Admission is $20 for adults and $5 for students. Refreshments and door prizes are included. Soldotna Historical Society board to meet The Soldotna Historical Society will hold a board of directors meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. at River City Books in Soldotna. The Task Force on the Mission Statement will meet at 9:30 a.m. to finalize its recommendations to the board of directors. The meeting is open to the public. International dinner planned The 20th annual AFS student exchange gourmet dinner will be held at 6 p.m. March 12 at Our Lady of the Angles Catholic Church in Kenai. Tickets are $15 and are available at River City Books in Soldotna, the Kenai Public Library and the Kenai Vision Center. The dinner raises scholarship funds to help Kenai Peninsula high school students study abroad. AFS is the largest and oldest foreign exchange education program in the world with 128 programs in 44 countries. The dinner will feature food from five countries and will be followed by entertainment by the exchange students. For more information, call 283-9336. Watershed Forum to sponsor discussion The Kenai Watershed Forum is sponsoring a round-table discussion entitled "Observation of ATV Impacts to Salmon Streams," on March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building. Everyone is welcome to attend and join the discussion. For more information, call 260-5449.
Around the District

Optional High School to be discussed Grace Lutheran Kalifornsky Beach Elementary Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science Kenai Central High Kenai Middle Kenaitze Head Start Mountain View Elementary Ninilchik School Nikiski Middle-High Redoubt Elementary Ridgeway Montessori Preschool Soldotna Middle Soldotna Montessori Charter Soldotna High Sears Elementary Sterling Elementary Tustumena Elementary Wings Christian Academy
Kenai Library adds Spanish language storytime

Faby Peck leaned forward, putting herself at eye level with Maria Smith. She waved the hands of a brightly colored puppet and coaxed a verbal 'Hello' from the girl "Can you wave Hola?" Peck drew the vowel out at the end, "Holaaaaa.

Kenai Little League will conduct its annual meeting to elect board officers at 5:30 p.m. today at the Kenai Public Library. For more information, call 907-283-6507.The Nikiski Pool will reopen today. Nikiski Pool winter hours...
Economic development good for city

Citizens of Kenai, thank you for the opportunity to serve you as your council member for the past 4 years. Kenai is a city I love and enjoy. I am a 20 year resident of Kenai and a 30 year resident of Alaska, I love the city and the people who live here, my desire is to see the city continue to grow and improve. As your council member I will continue to promote economic development and other projects which will enhance the quality of life in our great city.


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