Photo courtesy of Mona Painter
Garden goers enjoy the Second Annual Cooper Landing Garden Tour July 31.
By Susanna LaRock
Cooper Landing Correspondent
Second Annual Cooper Landing Garden Tour Fun in the Rain
Jean Parsons and Dorothy Sackett planned a great sequel to last years very successful Cooper Landing Garden Tour. Princess Lodge donated the use of a bus for transportation, so garden goers met at Princess Lodge on July 31 to view the first garden and get on the bus for the Second Annual Cooper Landing Garden Tour.
There were eight gardens toured in all, with around thirty garden goers enjoying the tour despite the rainy weather. Each garden was unique and each got several mentions for being the best at something.
Mona Painter had the best tomato, the Community Garden at Raven’s View had the best cauliflower, the Gravenhorst garden had the best use of flowers, Deb and Jim Carlson’s garden was the best vegetable garden, and Katie Thomas and Ken Green had the best garden shop.
Alaska Rivers company had several bests one being best broccoli, Al and Jean Nierenberg had the best food and drinks, and last but not least Princess Lodge had the best bus.
It was a day to remember filled with interesting tours of beautiful and unique gardens, and it left all garden goers excited for the Third Annual Cooper Landing Garden Tour, rain or shine.
Cooper Landing Medical Clinic Open for All
Peninsula Community Health Services has announced the opening of the Cooper Landing Medical Clinic behind Wildman’s in Cooper Landing. The clinic will be open on Fridays and Saturdays for family medical care with same day appointments available.
There is also potential for the clinic to be open for more days if there is a need in the community.
All patients will be seen including those on Medicare, Medicaid, Denali Kid Care, uninsured and under insured. Please call Cottonwood Health Center for appointments and information (907) 262-3119 or toll free (855) 262-3119.
Summer Book Club
The Summer Book Club will be meeting at the Cooper Landing Community Library Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. The club will be discussing The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. Bring a snack to share and your favorite drink, and enjoy stimulating conversation in a relaxing environment.
Open House at the Library
Cooper Landing Community Library will be holding an Open House Aug. 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. Katie Thomas, director of the library, and Dorothy Sackett have been working hard planning this event to honor the Rasmuson Foundation and community donors, and to thank them for their support of the project to upgrade the Children’s Section and to make the library building more energy efficient. Invitations are being sent to the Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska State Library, and the whole community. Punch and cookies will be served.
If you haven’t seen the changes at the Cooper Landing Community Library this is a great opportunity to see what the library has to offer.
Second Run Of Sockeyes Has Come to Cooper Landing
The second run of sockeye salmon came in strong the last two weeks of July, causing Cooper Landing to be flooded with anglers looking to catch their limit. There are still many salmon in the Upper Kenai, with some late run sockeye also moving into the Russian River. Anglers are reporting excellent conditions for rainbow trout fishing on the Upper Kenai, with water remaining low and clear. Get out your gear, drive safely to your favorite fishing spot, and fish on!