The arts calendar continues May 20 with a return visit by Hawaiian slack-key guitar master George Kahamuku. He recently played on "A Prairie Home Companion," but in Seldovia will be accompanied by hula dancer Nancy Sweeney. On June 21 and 22, the arts council presents the second annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, which will feature a number of celebrity guests. A Canadian "newgrass" group, the Bill Hilly Band, will be in Seldovia on July 16 for a night of bluegrass and world beat music, and in August the Australian girl band Fruit, which delighted audiences in Seldovia and Homer last year, returns for a show. Season tickets are available through Saturday. Call Susan Mumma at 234-7614
SELDOVIA VILLAGE TRIBE will receive nearly $38,000 in reimbursement for telecommunications services, Sen. Ted Stevens' office announced this week. Stevens was a cosponsor of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which required that all public and nonprofit health care providers have access to telecommunications services necessary to their service at rates comparable with urban areas. The reimbursement will allow the tribe and 16 other clinics and hospitals to direct more of their funding toward improving the health of rural Alaskans, Stevens said.