Kenai: Stanley Family Auto Shoot Out

by August 30, 2012

Friday August 31st to Monday September 3rd in the Walmart parking lot in Kenai. 10am – 7pm all days. On Friday August 31st is the Kick off party. There will be live broadcast from 3pm-6pm. The team from Stanley Ford and Stanley Chrysler will be there to meet. Come enjoy a sandwich and see the vehicles. Saturday September 1st is KIDS DAY! Live broadcasr from 11am-2pm. There will be hot dogs from Hot Dog Ala Cart from 11am-2pm. They will have entertainment for the kids while you shop with the bouncy house, face painting, snow cones and popcorn machine! Sunday September 2nd Stanley State Fair Day. Pie eating, and watermelon eating contest starts at 11am … Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Real Estate Agent Rockstars and You

by August 30, 2012

We all know that in every field there is a vast difference between hiring an ‘okay’ employee versus a standout talent — a real rockstar go-getter. It’s the same with your real estate agent. If you’re planning to buy or sell a local home any time soon, you’ll certainly want more of a superstar on your side…yet how do you find the right local real estate agent? You want to sign up someone who has both the game plan and the skills to sell your home (or find you your new one). But with every real estate agent advertising their positive points, how will you find one who will turn in a performance to match? … Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Listings Can Reveal New Possibilities

by August 29, 2012

The ink has dried on your youngest child’s diploma, and you and your spouse are now experiencing what had long seemed just a remote situation — parenting is no longer your primary function in life. There are no diapers, no more “mom’s taxi”, and your time is your own once again.  However, you’re also looking at your house and realizing that it’s too big for just the two of you.  Congrats! You have just have reached a new milestone in life. Why not take a look at the local listings, see what the house could fetch in the newly-energized market, tally up your newly-reduced expenses, and start contemplating some new living possibilities. Chief among them: … Continue reading

Kenai Chamber Weekly Luncheon

by August 29, 2012

Today, Wednesday August 29th @12PM The Kenai Chamber Luncheon will take place at the Kenai Merit Inn. The topic will be: Marketing and Advertising for your business. Speakers for the afternoon will be the KSRM Radio group, and the Peninsula Clarion. To RSVP Call: 283-7989  

Central Peninsula Garden Club Seed Saving Workshop

by August 28, 2012

Central Peninsula Garden Club is sponsoring a seed saving, cleaning and storing workshop. This workshop is presented by Rob Carter, Natural Resource Specialist for the Plant Materials in Palmer. The workshop will cover the basic fundamentals of seed saving. Feel free to bring your own materials for cleaning during the hands on portion of the workshop, if you are willing to share! The workshop will take place at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Rd near bridge access, on Tuesday August 28th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kenai Peninsula Homeowners Get More Good News

by August 28, 2012

As regular readers know, I keep track of the national media spin on real estate matters because our Kenai Peninsula home sales often reflects the tone we all pick up from the feel of the wider market. So let’s not beat around the bush: again in July, the residential real estate picture continued its rise. It has been sensible to remain cautiously optimistic about the direction of things for a good long while, but at this juncture, it’s finally beginning to look like a trend has taken shape.   “For the fifth consecutive month,” the Wall Street Journal reported in its news pages, “sales of previously owned homes notched another rise.” Area homeowners who have … Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Auditions for 1960 Variety Show

by August 23, 2012

Grab your blue suede shoes! The Soldotna Friends-of-the-Library are currently looking for actors, dancers, comedians, impersonators and singers for a 1960’s  style family appropriate show. Come and audition Friday, August 24th at 5:30p.m.- 6:00p.m. & Saturday, August 26th at 10:00a.m. to Noon. Auditions are taking place at the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. **Please come prepared to perform a short piece reminiscent of the period.  

Kenai Peninsula Rental Homes & the Rent vs. Buy Metric

by August 23, 2012

For everyone who rents (or leases) Kenai Peninsula rental homes, it’s a choice that comes up every year: rent or buy. In addition to the common sense considerations everyone brings to that important decision, some financial measurements have been developed through the years that attempt to bring an element of rationality to a largely subjective decision. Actually penciling out an answer isn’t always satisfactory because it is literally impossible to quantify elements like peace of mind. To some who own their Kenai Peninsula homes, there is great peace of mind in controlling their own destiny. To others, the worry of being responsible for a home’s maintenance or taxes makes the ‘peace of mind’ factor a … Continue reading

Art Show In Soldotna

by August 22, 2012

The Central Peninsula General Hospital will be hosting Artist Marlyn Kramer August 24th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This will take place in the Borealis Room. Marlyn’s paintings are watercolor and oils. This event is sponsored by the Central Peninsula General Hospital Auxiliary.

Kenai Peninsula Homeowners Give Lawns Love & Attention

by August 22, 2012

Some of us have decided that life is too short to spend any time behind a lawnmower. Others decide that the real reason we have a mate is so that we can offer him or her the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and sunshine…to mow. Children can be the recipients of that very same opportunity, which will build character through hard work. Alternatively, a healthy lawn – especially a well-watered one in late August – provides an opportunity to keep the Kenai Peninsula economy humming by employing a gardening service to keep it in top trim. But for those of us who personally oversee our property’s greenbelt maintenance, earlier this month, CNN’s … Continue reading

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