In this Feb. 4, 2010 file photo, Dr. Gregg Motonaga talks about the technology available to him at Central Peninsula Hospital, where he works as an anesthesiologist.

Trends 2016: Central Peninsula Hospital continues expansion

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Customers pick out plants during the Central Peninsula Garden Club’s annual plant sale at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. The annual plant sale is always popular — this year, volunteers said that there was a massive crowd gathered even before the sale opened at 10 a.m., nearly clearing out the tables in less than two hours. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
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Pamela Parker, co-owner of Everything Bagels, started the bagel shop with her husband, Matt Parker, and friends, Brooke and John Campbell, in 2016 on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Alaska Sea Glass now offers etching services on their glass pendants on Friday, July 27, 2018, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
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