Web posted Thursday, April 4, 2002

Happenings in Anchor Point

By Mary McAnelly

State Parks commissioner Jim Stratton will be the featured speaker at Wednesday's noon luncheon meeting of the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce at the Anchor River Inn.

With the Anchor Point community relying so heavily on tourism, the possibility of the closure of the Anchor River State Park would have a devastating effect on many established business. With all the worry over budget cuts, this will be an excellent time to listen to what the parks division has proposed for this season and for the local citizens to ask questions.

Richard and Nancy Finney are busy working on the new Wildlife Museum expected to open soon in the complex near Starvin' Marvin's Pizza.

Along with the museum there will be a gift shop that Nancy is busy putting together. Anchor Point Seafood's will also be nearby with a retail store of their seafood products.

The Community Rivers Planning Coalition will meet at 7 p.m. today in its regular meeting at the Chapman School Library. Included on the agenda is planning on how to use 3.5 acres of land donated by Spenard Builders Supply for a multi-use trailhead off North Fork Road.

The Anchor Point Advisory Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Chapman School. This is the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the commission and the public is encouraged to attend.

Jerry Montgomery will be holding more leathercraft classes at the Anchor Point Senior Center this Tuesday and again on April 22, from 7:30-9 p.m. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is scheduled for Sunday April 21 at 9 a.m. This week is covered dish night for Thursday dinner at the Senior Center and will feature lasagna. Bingo is every Friday at 7 p.m. with a progressive blackout pot of $1,000.

<> Anyone with interesting tidbits of news or upcoming events should contact Mary McAnelly at 235-4992 or by e-mail to: maryt@ptialaska.net.