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                                Dr. David Hassan Sleem stands on the front porch of his large Seward home in 1906.

The multitalented D.H. Sleem, Part two

Syrian-born David Hassan Sleem settled in Seward in 1903.

 

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Unhinged Alaska: So sayeth the almanac 2020

Once again, the summer has rocketed by and we find ourselves on the precipice of the autumn equinox.

 

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Minister’s Message: Being trustworthy in troubled times

Many people have forgotten that the source of our American values and virtues is the Bible.

 

The cast and crew of “Knife Skills” poses for a photo at Pier One Theatre during a recording session in August in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Sheppard, Theodore Castellani, Chloë Pleznac, Joshua Krohn (sitting, at sound board), Darrel Oliver, Helen-Thea Marcus and Ingrid Harrald. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Schneider)

KBBI broadcasts new radio play on Friday

‘Knife Skills’ was written and directed by Homer playwright Lindsey Schneider

The cast and crew of “Knife Skills” poses for a photo at Pier One Theatre during a recording session in August in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Sheppard, Theodore Castellani, Chloë Pleznac, Joshua Krohn (sitting, at sound board), Darrel Oliver, Helen-Thea Marcus and Ingrid Harrald. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Schneider)
Squash from my neighborhood farmers market will be roasted into a sheet pan dinner, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Lazy fall days

Farmers markets keep your hard-earned dollars within your community.

Squash from my neighborhood farmers market will be roasted into a sheet pan dinner, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
                                Dr. David Hassan Sleem stands on the front porch of his large Seward home in 1906.

The multitalented D.H. Sleem, Part one

Most people, if they have heard of D.H. Sleem at all, know the name because of his Alaska maps.

Anchorage Museum of History and Art
                                Dr. David Hassan Sleem stands on the front porch of his large Seward home in 1906.
The Bayside Buskers perform from noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska, as part of the Alaska World Arts Festival. (Photo by Aaron Christ)

Alaska World Arts Festival returns

For 2020, most of the festival will be virtual — and sometimes live

The Bayside Buskers perform from noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska, as part of the Alaska World Arts Festival. (Photo by Aaron Christ)
Low-bush cranberries are gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
                                Low-bush cranberries are gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Cranberry conundrum

I have enough cranberries to try multiple recipes. So I will.

Low-bush cranberries are gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
                                Low-bush cranberries are gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

What’s in a name?

Generally, I’m not into naming my things, but I might have to make an exception.

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Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Our daily bread

Lately it has been baking bread.

  • Sep 5, 2020
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
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Minister’s Message: Back to School lessons for all

We adults often forget about our own development as “children” of the Heavenly Father.

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Crab apples hang from the branches of the author’s tree in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Crab apples signal fall

My most vivid memories of eating crab apples are all natural

Crab apples hang from the branches of the author’s tree in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen)
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Minister’s Message: Training in righteousness

Stay prepared for the unfortunate things life can send our direction

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Melissa Shaginoff, right, speaks with Rika Mouw, left, and Asia Freeman, center, at “Land Acknowledgement in Action: Sign Installation” last Saturday at the Bishop’s Beach pavillion — the area known by the Dena’ina people as “Tuggeht,” or “at the water’s edge.”
                                Michael Armstrong / Homer News

Sign making looks at land acknowledgment

Artists made signs to recognize that Indigenous people have long been stewards of lands we call home

Melissa Shaginoff, right, speaks with Rika Mouw, left, and Asia Freeman, center, at “Land Acknowledgement in Action: Sign Installation” last Saturday at the Bishop’s Beach pavillion — the area known by the Dena’ina people as “Tuggeht,” or “at the water’s edge.”
                                Michael Armstrong / Homer News
A bowl of mango salsa, next to a bowl of salsa verde, are accompanied by seltzer water, tortilla chips and a shrimp tacos birthday meal on Aug. 21, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Stretching out summer with mango salsa

Life is what you make it and so is this salsa.

A bowl of mango salsa, next to a bowl of salsa verde, are accompanied by seltzer water, tortilla chips and a shrimp tacos birthday meal on Aug. 21, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club performs in an edited sequence of recorded video performances. (Screenshot courtesy of Homer String Orchestra Club)

Young musicians release video of socially distanced music

The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club released a video showing them performing outdoors.

The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club performs in an edited sequence of recorded video performances. (Screenshot courtesy of Homer String Orchestra Club)

Kachemak Cuisine: Plethora of peaches inspires delicious cobbler

When I find myself with more ripe juicy peaches than I can eat, I bake something delicious with them

A crab boil to celebrate a friends birthday, on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Cooking for others

Food tastes better when it’s shared with friends and family.

A crab boil to celebrate a friends birthday, on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)