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Story last updated at 8:15 PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Business Briefs

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The McDonald's in Homer will have its grand re-opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The public is invited to come see the newly remodeled dining room and enjoy free cookies, samples of the new McCafe beverages and free wifi.

There will be door prizes and lots of give-aways, including the grand prize of free extra value meals for one year — 52 coupons, one for each week of the year.

From 2 to 4 p.m., there will be the unveiling of artwork by local artists Eric Behnke, Lynn Marie Naden and Taz Talley. Other announcements also will be made during that time. A live radio remote will be going on from 1-3 p.m.

As part of the celebration, Happy Meals will be priced at $1.99 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Homer McDonald's has been owned and operated by Scott and Dena Cunningham since 1992.

Next chamber lunch set for Feb. 21 at Land's End

The next luncheon meeting of the Homer Chamber of Commerce will be at noon Feb. 21 at Land's End Resort. The public is invited.

The presentation will be about the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend's Pick-Click-Give program, which provides a secure way for Alaskans filing for their PFD online to donate to nonprofit organizations. The Feb. 21 presentation will include information on how your organization can receive funds and how you can donate.

In addition, Bear Creek Winery will receive a Green Star Award at the meeting and ConocoPhillips will present the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies with a grant to sponsor the Kachemak Bay Science Conference.

The optional lunch is $12 for chamber members and $14 for nonmembers.

Tests offered at discount; SPH board meets Feb. 22

To mark February as Heart Health Month, South Peninsula Hospital is offering two screening tests at a discounted rate of $99 each during the month.

One screening, a Cardiac Scoring CT scan, is a non-invasive, 15-minute imaging procedure which scores calcium buildup in the arteries. A physician referral, appointment and prepayment are required. For more information, call the Imaging Department at 235-0363.

The second test, a heart health blood test, screens for cholesterol, cardiac risk, anemia and diabetes. No appointment or referral is necessary, but registration and pre-payment are required. For more information, contact the laboratory at 235-0338.

The hospital reminds area residents that heart disease is the number two cause of death for Alaskans.

In other hospital business, the next monthly meeting of the board of directors will be Feb. 22 in the hospital conference room at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. For more information on the SPH board of directors, contact hospital administration at 235-0325 or visit www.sphosp.org.