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■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna. A presentation on the St. Jude Kid’s Radiothon by Robyn Sullens, KSRM Radio Group, is planned. RSVP to 262-9814.

■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on April 15 at the Kenai Visitors Center. An update on the Alaska LNG project is scheduled. RSVP to 283-1991 or 262-9814.

The Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project will host an open house on April 23 at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center, 55497 Poolside Ave, located north of Kenai at mile 23.4 of the Spur Highway. The community is invited to stop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. for recent information about the Project and 2015 field work. Refreshments will be provided.

Soldotna Realty has announced the addition of Roxanne Reynolds and Ben Heaverley to its team.

Reynolds joined Soldotna Realty in August 2014, as Accountant. In January 2014 she passed the Alaska Realtors Licensee Exam and is now enjoying the opportunity to “sell Alaska. She moved from Westport, Washington, where she and her husband, Richard, owned and operated R&R Auto & Small Engine Repairs for more than 16 years. Seven years ago, with the assistance of Cindy Weeks at Soldotna Realty, she purchased 4 acres on Quinten Lake in Kasilof, where she and Richard will be operating R&R Auto & Small Engine Repairs.

Heaverley was born and raised in the North Kenai area. He is no stranger to hard work with past work experience in the construction industry and summer days working as a commercial driftnet fisherman. He enjoys spending his off-time hiking local trails on the Kenai and can always be found enjoying the great outdoors, no matter the season. As a lifelong Alaskan, he is always up for an adventure!

Soldotna Realty is located at 139 Warehouse Ave., #B in Soldotna. Call 907-262-4402.

Kenai Peninsula RC&D announces the fifth annual Kenai Peninsula Ag Forum will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Current and future farm producers and the general public are invited. Presentations include Peninsula wine and spirits, farming off the grid, building healthy soil, managing goats, ag education, updates on peonies, rhodiola, natural fiber, and more. For agenda and ticket information, go to Kenai Peninsula Fair on Facebook and select “Events.” Tickets are $25 on-line and $30 at the door, lunch included. Vendor tables are available for $20. Contact Amy Seitz at 252-5064 for more information. Co-sponsors include Alaska Division of Agriculture, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Central Peninsula Garden Club, Kenai Soil & Water, and Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau.

— The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a 12-hour Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Homer on April 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The workshop will be conducted at the Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway.

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for commercial fishermen and other mariners to gain hands-on training with marine safety equipment and learn best practices for surviving emergencies at sea.

Instructor Rob Hulse will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion suits and PFDs, helicopter rescue, life rafts, abandon ship procedures, and emergency drills. There will be an in-the-water practice session, giving participants practical experience with PFDs and immersion suits, employing survival techniques, and righting and boarding an inflatable life raft.

AMSEA Drill Conductor workshops meet the training requirements for documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line. This workshop is offered to commercial fishermen at no cost, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. For more information or to register, contact AMSEA at 907-747-3287 or www.amsea.org.

— The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Seward on April 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at AVTEC, 809 2nd Avenue. This workshop will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion suits and PFDs; emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts, and abandon ship procedures.

The workshop meets the training requirements for documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line. It is offered to commercial fishermen at no cost, thanks to support from the United States Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). To register or get more information, contact AMSEA in Sitka at 907-747-3287 or www.amsea.org.

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