With the end of May nearing many businesses around town have opened, signaling the beginning of the summer season.
The Chugach Outdoors Center is in the process of doing test runs and checking their equipment; they will be opening their doors for business any day now. Tito’s Discovery Café and The Seaview Café are now open most days, and the Alaska Dacha is open seven days a week now. A new business, the Winter Café is now open seven days a week. It’s located off Serrin Drive. They specialize in snack foods and coffee. Grounds for Hope and Espresso is also open Memorial Weekend. Located at the library.
Many of Hopes cabins and Bed and Breakfast’s have opened their doors, which include Hope’s Hide Away, Shack in The Woods, and Black Bear Bed and Breakfast and Hope Fishing Charters and the HHH of Hope.
Sweet Moe’s and The Hope Museum will open over Memorial Day weekend. Also ushering the spring season, many of the trees have sprouted leaves, and it’s almost time to start our summer gardens. So start your barbeques, summer is just around the corner.
Federal Subsistence Fishery Meeting
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the USDA Forest Service is holding a meeting to explain the Federal Subsistence Fishing Regulations and answer questions related to the federal subsistence application process. Also available are permits for the Russian River dipnet fishery for qualified rural residents.
Bring two forms of I.D. (one picture and one that shows your permanent address); also bring your valid state fishing license. Acceptable forms of permanent address are a utility bill, voter’s registration card, and a rent or mortgage receipt.
New Medical Clinic
A building has been identified for the new clinic and volunteers are needed to help with renovations. If you would like to volunteer contact Rochelle Morris at 351-8641 or the AK Dacha.
With school coming to an end in a week and a half, so is the school news until next fall. There are still plenty of things to keep kids busy.
On Wednesday, May 16, at 8 a.m. the last school breakfast of the year will be held in the school gym. A big thank you goes to Crystal Cork and Ricky Cork, and Tahneta Stroh for the great job they did volunteering and cooking breakfasts.
The last field trip of the year will be on Thursday, May 19. Students will be taken on a four-hour Kenai Fjords gray whale tour. This should be an amazing experience for them.
On Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. there will be a P.T.S.C.A enchilada dinner in the gym.
May 22, there will be a graduation luncheon for Landon Stroh; he will be graduating from Kindergarten into first grade. Congratulations Landon on a job well done.
The end of the year barbeque will be held on the last day of school. This is a great way for the staff to unwind with students after a hard year hitting the books.
The last day of school is Wednesday, May 23.
Church is every Sunday at 3 p.m. The food bank is on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m., and Bible study is at 3 p.m. on Thursdays.
The library is open everyday from noon to 3 p.m., depending on volunteer schedules. A list of volunteers and their schedules is posted on the library’s front door and on the bulletin board of the post office. There is also a wide new selection of DVDs and books for you to peruse through.
The library is interested in setting up a committee called Friends of the Library. This group would consist of community members that are not on the library board, who would come up with ideas for fundraising, upcoming community library events, and attracting people to visit our library and town.
Also needed are volunteers for the summer hours. If you are interested contact Susan Anderson at the library: 783-3121.
On June 2 the Alaska artist and writer’s bazaar takes place downtown at the Hope Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hope student Dyllon Paquette will be graduating from Seward High School on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Seward High School.
A big thank you goes out to Cooper Landings Sexy Seniors for coming and cleaning up the trash around the area.