Nick Varney

Unhinged Alaska: Hot topics and cold trucks

I was in a local coffee emporium the other day quietly perusing the newspaper when a rather heated argument broke out between a foursome who… Continue reading

 

Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Fond memories of bonfires

We would spend all night in the middle of the summer around the bonfire.

  • Jan 21, 2020

 

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: How’d We Get Here?

Our reliance on technology is growing fast as more gadgets take over small jobs.

  • Jan 18, 2020

 

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                                Ann Berg and her husband, Bob, can be seen in March 1995 during a -17-degree cold snap.

Pioneer Potluck: Not like the old days

A far cry from the days when we could brave freezing tempatures with no power

  • Jan 14, 2020
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                                Ann Berg and her husband, Bob, can be seen in March 1995 during a -17-degree cold snap.

The two Jims, Part 3: More fun in the finding than in the having

“This is not a gold country, and don’t let anybody kid you.”

  • Jan 11, 2020

Minister’s Message: What is your 2020 plan?

The Bible speaks a lot about making plans.

  • Jan 9, 2020
Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Memories of my mom on her birthday

This week’s recipes: banana bread, stir-fried chicken, Mexican fiesta bake, sour cream lemon pie.

  • Jan 7, 2020
Ann Berg

Kachemak Cuisine: Make tasty oyster dishes with fresh, local seafood

The oysters farmed in Kachemak Bay are some of the best anywhere.

It’s a beautiful day

When I’m thinking casual wardrobe, a hooded sweatshirt isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.

  • Jan 4, 2020

Minister’s Message: A new year and new beginnings

Well, here we are again. It is a new year. Perhaps some of you have made New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions are the promises we make… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2020
Carla Cope and her daughter, Nova, pose next to their paintings at left at the Nov. 8, 2019, opening of the 10x10 show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Nova painted the background elements to the paintings and her mother added to that. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Cope’s ‘Burst’ show sparks light in dark of winter

Cope has been an almost lifelong artist who knew from age 2 she wanted to create.

Carla Cope and her daughter, Nova, pose next to their paintings at left at the Nov. 8, 2019, opening of the 10x10 show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Nova painted the background elements to the paintings and her mother added to that. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: A time of traditions

Tradition is what makes our holidays special.

  • Dec 28, 2019
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
Nick Varney

Unhinged Alaska: The Neanderthal and the procrastinator

On the eve of Christmas Eve, I received an annual phone call from a great friend.

Nick Varney
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Minister’s Message: Rejoice in the power of a name

A young engaged couple each had a supernatural encounter about the name of their son.

  • Dec 26, 2019
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Minister’s Message: Remembering the greatest gift of all on Christmas

Christmas is about the gifts. But not the kind that can be purchased with a credit card.

  • Dec 19, 2019

Kachemak Cuisine: New Orleans barbecue shrimp makes a great holiday dish

Huge, juicy shrimp dripping with butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices

Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Reminiscing about Christmas Past

This article was co-authored by daughter Susan Jordan. Christmas 1979 Anchorage This story is a repeat but well worth the laughter. Christmas 1979 was looking… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019
Ann Berg
Big Jim (left) and Little Jim show off some of the furs from a recent winter’s trapping season, circa late 1950s. (Photo courtesy of Mona Painter)

The two Jims, part two: Coming home and battling a bully

In their early days in the Cooper Landing area, the Jims needed a place to live.

  • Dec 14, 2019
Big Jim (left) and Little Jim show off some of the furs from a recent winter’s trapping season, circa late 1950s. (Photo courtesy of Mona Painter)
Ann Berg

Homesteading in Nikiski without power

In our younger days I cooked every meal on the woodstove, as we lived here for 5 years without power

  • Dec 10, 2019
Ann Berg