FYI – News briefs & announcements – May 14

All shook up
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake woke up most Kenai Peninsula residents early Saturday morning. The May 10 shaker hit at 6:16 a.m. and was 54 miles deep. According to the U.S. Geologicl Survey, the epicenter of the quake was about 20 miles northwest of Anchor Point and was felt as far north as Anchorage. It is the largest earthquake so far this year.

Jocelyn Shiro offers “Kids C.A.M.P.”
Mary Jo Cambridge, owner of the Alaska Training Room, indicated that there are “windows of opportunity” for children ages 8-11 to develop power,  speed, agility and coordination before puberty. If not utilized, these “windows” do not present themselves again until after puberty.
In addition to teaching and choreographing dance, Jocelyn Shiro has been a pediatric physical therapist for more than 25 years. She has helped children attain, maintain, or regain the ability to move their bodies.  Shiro  will use obstacle courses, partner and group activities and games to achieve C.A.M.P.  goals while having fun.
Register at Space is limited.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony planned
Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association will sponsor its annual grand opening of Cottonwood Horse Park on Scenic View Drive with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on May 26.
The final mortgage payment on the facility has been made. Riding demonstrations in English and Western, Pony rides, face-painting, food and lots of other fun activities will be available for the whole family.

Homer youth honored for volunteerism
Alaska’s top two youth volunteers of 2014, Katherine Dolma, 18, of Homer and Leah Smith, 13, of Palmer, were honored in the nation’s capital for their outstanding volunteer service during the 19th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Katherine and Leah – along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country – each received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker at an award ceremony and gala dinner reception held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
In addition to their cash awards, they each received an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent to Washington, D.C., for four days of recognition events.
Katherine, a senior at Homer High School, launched a three-day nature camp for fifth- and sixth-grade girls in her community who have experienced traumatic events. After Katherine and a friend presented the idea at a Rotary Peace Forum in Hawaii, they returned home determined to create a camp that would enable them to both share their love of the outdoors with other young people and help girls recover from difficult experiences.

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