Kelley Kress and her dog, Kody, pose at Central Peninsula Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. Kress and Kody volunteer as part of the hospital auxiliary’s pet therapy program. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Volunteers bring a smile and support to Central Peninsula Hospital

Whether patient or visitor, those walking through the doors of Central Peninsula Hospital can count on one thing — a smile from someone seated at… Continue reading


John Quick, chief of staff to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, serves a bowl of soup to a diner at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Fireweed Diner on Friday, March 2, 2018 near Soldotna, Alaska. Kenai Peninsula Borough and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District employees volunteer at the food bank every other Friday and have been doing so for more than a decade. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough, school district employees give back at food bank

Every day the door opens at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s Fireweed Diner, no one can tell exactly who will come through. That applies to… Continue reading