THE ALASKA STATE FAIR HAS ANNOUNCED THE FIRST 5 ENTERTAINERS FOR THE 2013 CONCERT SERIES! EVERYONE ON THE KENAI PENINSULA NEEDS TO GO CHECK IT OUT! GREAT LINE-UP!

by February 28, 2013

THE ALASKA STATE FAIR HAS ANNOUNCED THE FIRST 5 ENTERTAINERS FOR 2013 CONCERT SERIES! EVERYONE ON THE KENAI PENINSULA NEEDS TO GO CHECK IT OUT! GREAT LINE-UP! We’ve just announced the first five entertainers for our 2013 AT&T Concert Series – and tickets are now on sale! Find out who’s coming and how you can get tickets at http://bit.ly/X0whH3. Then tell us what you think about the line-up so far!

BUYING A KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE VACATION HOME: LOW-PRESSURE PLEASURE

by February 28, 2013

You would think that buying a Kenai vacation home would be pretty much like buying your primary home. After all, the technical processes are the same: first, you locate a suitable vacation home the same way you found your primary residence (most likely with the active help of a knowledgeable agent), then the offer, financing, documentation, etc. In fact, there are basic differences. Appreciating how they affect your final choice can help you secure a Kenai Peninsula vacation home that provides the advantages you set out for — a memory-creating family getaway, investment value that builds wealth, or both. Patience is a key virtue in getting the deal right. Financial experts from Bankrate suggest that … Continue reading

MEMORIAL DONATION ACCOUNT FOR KENAI PENINSULA RESIDENT, SHELBY GILLINS

by February 27, 2013

Memorial Donation Account for Kenai Peninsula resident, Shelby Gillins A memorial donation account has been set up at Wells Fargo to help with costs associated with the funeral, etc. for Shelby Gillins that was killed in the car accident on the Spur Highway last Thursday morning. If you’d like to help, It can be accessed through any Wells Fargo bank and the name of the account is: Bridges -Shelby Gillins Family Fund. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support for their grieving family.

YARDS WEIGH IN WITH KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE BUYERS

by February 27, 2013

Your yard is your Kenai Peninsula home’s calling card. A dated or overgrown yard can be a huge turnoff to potential buyers – just as an appealing one can trump other objections. Landscape designer Cynthia Bee knows this well. “Landscaping often makes the difference,” she says, “between a prospective buyer getting out of the car for a closer look or simply driving on by.” The same goes for Internet prospects as they scan through listings in search of a Kenai Peninsula home to buy. An unappealing yard can detract from your all-important curbside glamour photo — and cause them ‘to drive on by’ your listing. The backyard is not as important in attracting buyers, but … Continue reading

KENAI PENINSULA’S VAN METER, MCKENNA WIN 2013 IRON DOG…AGAIN!

by February 25, 2013

Kenai Peninsula’s Van Meter, McKenna win 2013 Iron Dog…AGAIN! Posted: February 23, 2013 – 11:23pm By Staff Report Kasilof’s Dusty Van Meter, 43, and race partner Marc McKenna, 38, from Anchorage have won the 2013 running of the Iron Dog snowmachine race that runs from Big Lake to Nome to Fairbanks. For Van Meter, it was his fifth win in the 2,000-mile event. The duo crossed the line and took the win at about 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, and will split the $50,000 prize that goes along with the win. For more info on the race, click here.

WHY THE NEWEST LISTINGS FOR KENAI PENINSULA REAL ESTATE SOMETIMES…AREN’T!

by February 25, 2013

You are doing some serious house-hunting. You’ve been Googling ‘newest Kenai Peninsula listings’, but when you click on the most popular sites, somehow the ‘newest Kenai Peninsula listings’ are the same ones you’ve seen before. Worse, some of them turn out to have been sold! Or the price was wrong! Or the agent isn’t even the agent anymore! What is going on? Doesn’t Google (or Bing, or Yahoo!) promise to show you sites with the newest listings in Kenai? How can the most popular sites (at the top of their results page: Zillow, Realty.com, Trulia) be showing ‘newest listings’ that were sold last month? Or contact numbers that take you to an answering machine that … Continue reading

ALL OF YOU HERE ON THE KENAI PENINSULA, DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR PFD WHEN FILING TAXES!

by February 22, 2013

All of you here on the Kenai Peninsula, Don’t Forget About Your PFD When Filing Taxes! Posted: February 22, 2013 at 8:01 am Every year, there are two major things that Alaskans file for, the state’s Permanent Fund Dividend and federal income taxes. As you are filing for your federal income tax this year,  Joe Moore, a Certified Public Accountant with Altman Rogers in Soldotna, has some reminders, that are unique to Alaskans…   Moore: “Don’t forget to report it, because it’s taxable. If you have children that all they received was the PFD, and they’re under the age of 17, the parents can report that dividend on their tax return, which saves them an extra tax return filing … Continue reading

KENAI PENINISULA SOCCER CLUB COACHES NEEDED!

by February 21, 2013

Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club Coaches Needed The Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club is currenlty looking for coaches. Experience not necessary but preferred. Several age groups available, for boys and girls teams.  Tryouts for the 2013 summer comp soccer season will be held March 22nd and 23rd at Kenai Central High School. Ages U-17. Please contact Christie Holmes at 252-3139 or email board@kpsc.us

KENAI REAL ESTATE HOME SELLERS THINK ‘STAGING’

by February 21, 2013

We all know the feeling – the one where guests are due and you haven’t had time to clean the house.  You shove all the…well… stuff into the back bedroom and shut the door (you’d lock it if you could). Now imagine that feeling times 10.  If you are trying to sell your home this spring, and you have rooms full of that…well…stuff — you’re in for exactly that. You can prevent it all with just a touch of the staging approach for your Kenai Peninsula home.  Not everyone has $5,000 or more to spend on professional staging, but then again, you can’t offer your home in “lived in” condition and expect to have buyers … Continue reading

FOR ALL THE LITTLE ONES ON THE KENAI PENINSULA!

by February 20, 2013

FOR ALL THE LITTLE ONES ON THE KENAI PENINSULA! Little PEEPS Thursday, February 21, 2012 Kenai Refuge  Center- Ski Hill Rd, Soldotna Monthly Pre-school Environmental Education Programs at the Kenai Refuge: includes story, activities, snack and craft based around the month’s theme. February’s theme is Mysterious Marmot Come join us at whichever session fits your schedule. 9:00am start time and 10:30am start time. Pre-schoolers (2-5) take priority but siblings are welcome to attend as well. 907-260-2839

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