Tag: Seldovia Alaska

Members Reception will be a Grand Start to Seldovia’s Summer Music Season

Members Reception will be a Grand Start to Seldovia’s Summer Music Season

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland

New and Old Members Reception Featuring Paul Holmberg & Friends

Paul HolmbergThe Seldovia Arts Council (SAC) is kicking off its busy 2014 summer/fall season with a free “Members Reception” at the Stranik’s residence on the Boardwalk on Friday May 9th at 7:00 pm. Come and renew your membership or join SAC this evening and enjoy the best of country and gospel music of Paul Holmberg & Friends.  Paul will be joined by Loy Thurman on Bass, Dan Ryan on lead guitar along with special guest……Judy Cuddy. Appetizers will be served.

Paul is an authentic Alaskan of Aleut and Swedish descent. He was born in a Widgeon amphibious airplane 35 miles southeast of Chignik, AK 2000 feet in the air!  He has been a commercial fisherman all of his life, turning to the guitar and country music to relax from the high stress of skippering a limit seiner off the capes of Shumagin Island.

Holmberg’s music is a mixture of traditional country and gospel music. It is heavily influenced by the old country records he grew up listening to in the fishing villages of Sanak and Sand Point. Artists like Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard and Johnny Rodriquez, Gene Watson and others had a huge influence on his musical style.

Paul met Ruben Hillborn, “The Singing Fisherman”, early in his life. Ruben’s singing as well as song writing fascinated him, and Ruben became one of Paul’s important mentors. Paul started recording in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 17 and later recorded in Nashville, Tennessee; his last 2 recordings were recorded back in Cincinnati. The songs focus on what’s most important to Paul: family, people, stories and God. Paul just returned from Eustis, Florida where he performed at the Wild Horse Theater as part of Stephen Hutsenpiller Productions Entertainment Showcase.

Memorial Day Weekend Human Powered Fishing Derby Reveals Grand Prize!

Memorial Day Weekend Human Powered Fishing Derby Reveals Grand Prize!

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tim Dillon

The 2014 Grand Prize for the Human Powered Fishing Derby is a North West 3 person kayak valued at over $4,000.   The Derby starts Friday May 23rd and ends Sunday May 25th @ 4:00pm with the awards ceremony and a grand community fish fry.  Join the fun!

3 person kayak 2014 grand prize

To view more information on previous year’s winners, prizes and some photos, click here to go to Tim’s site.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 am Friday, May 23 – 4:00 pm Sunday, May 25
  • The 2014 Human Powered Fishing Derby will span 3 days  on Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday -May 23, 24, 25).
  • Tim Dillon will be signing people up starting Friday morning at 8:00 at the tents on the harbor front across from SNA.
  • Potluck fish fry Sunday at 4:00 pm.
  • To pre-register or for more information, call Tim Dillon at 907-234-7858
  • Only $35.00 per pole to enter
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) returns to Seldovia!

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) returns to Seldovia!

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Dan Nelson

CERT Banner

Have you ever wanted to find a way to contribute to the community if something major occurred?  The Community Emergency Response Team or CERT is a mechanism to do just that – we prepare for large scale emergencies and natural disasters and act as a bridge between our established responders and community members.  CERT training is an all-volunteer program that consists of basic training sessions that teach skills in disaster preparedness, fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, team organization, and more.

Why take this training?  This provides basic skills in responding to an emergency or disaster in the community.  This isn’t a class if you are interested in becoming a firefighter or emergency medical technician.  Instead, this training is a primer on how to help during an event where normal response may be overwhelmed, such as a large scale earthquake or other natural disaster.

There is no obligation to volunteer or commit to additional training once the initial sessions are completed.

Class sessions include:

Thursday, May 8, 2014 6pm – 9pm Disaster Preparedness
Friday, May 9, 2014 7pm – 9pm Fire/Utility Control
Saturday May 10, 2014 9am – 5pmWednesday, May 14, 2014 6pm –9pm Disaster Medical Operations Pt. 1 & 2Light Search & Rescue
Thursday, May 15, 2014 6pm – 9pm CERT Organization
Friday, May 16, 2014 7pm – 9pm Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and CERT
Saturday, May 17, 2014 9am – 3pm Disaster Simulation

All class sessions will be held at the Susan B. English school  To reserve your spot in the class, please sign up online atwww.kpvolunteers.org/seldovia.asp.

There is no cost or obligation for the class, people of all ages (13 +) and physical abilities are welcome.  All supplies required for the class will be provided.  Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a starter kit of emergency gear.  If you have any questions, please contact Dan Nelson, program coordinator, at dnelson@kpb.us or at 262-2098.

Hot Club of Nunaka!

Hot Club of Nunaka!

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland
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SAC Annual Members Reception – Join Us!

SAC Annual Members Reception – Join Us!

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland
Paul Holmberg

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic to Offer Services in Seldovia May 17th

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic to Offer Services in Seldovia May 17th

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Heather O’Connor

KBFPC tree LOGOKachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) will offer clinical services in Seldovia on Saturday, May 17th in the Seldovia Medical Clinic.

Cindy Beske, ANP/CNM and KBFPC staff will offer high-quality, confidential services including well-woman health checks, breast exams and mammogram referrals, birth control consultations and supplies, emergency contraception, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing and counseling, and pre-conception counseling.

Rapid HIV tests will be available at no cost on a walk-in basis during the day. Samples are collected by oral swab or finger stick, with results in 20 minutes. Additional STD testing will be available with an appointment in Seldovia. STD/HIV testing is available daily as a walk in service at our clinic, 3959 Ben Walters Lane in Homer.

Previous KBFPC Seldovia clinics booked up quickly, so making an appointment early is advised. For appointments or information call 235-3436 or email clinic.kbfpc@ak.net.

KBFPC accepts private insurance and Medicaid in addition to offering affordable services on a sliding-fee scale to those who qualify. No one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.

KBFPC is a member-supported organization providing high-quality, low cost reproductive healthcare for women, men and families of the southern Kenai Peninsula. We offer a range of confidential clinical services for men and women, as well as youth education programs and community health outreach. For more information about KBFPC, go to kbfpc.org.

Heather O’Connor                      

Executive Director
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC)
3959 Ben Walters Lane
Homer, AK 99603
Heather.kbfpc@ak.net
www.kbfpc.org
907-299-7200
Fax 907-235-8346