Life in the pedestrian lane: The Location of the Library

The Location of the Library is the only thing you ever absolutely need to know according to Albert Einstein. I spent my so-called formative years… Continue reading

 

The Asbury Park Convention Hall is seen here during a run taken by the author on Thursday, Oct. 18. In 1933, the cruise liner S.S. Morro Castle narrowly missed the convention center when the flaming ship beached on the coast of Asbury Park. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Too many questions

“What are you going to write about for your column this week?” I’m spending two weeks visiting my parents in New Jersey and my mom… Continue reading

 

‘The Darkest Minds’ — a solid YA outing

There was a brief moment where YA post-apocalyptic fiction was all the rage. Do we put the start of that at “The Hunger Games?” I’m… Continue reading

 

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Ready for winter — Canning, freezing garden’s bounty

This is the time of year in Alaska that we put things away that we drug out of their winter hiding place. They go back… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Minister’s Message: Seasons Change — From Death to Life

Seasons change. Our glorious fall on the Kenai Peninsula was highlighted with amazing colors and warm weather. Now the daylight hours are getting shorter and… Continue reading

A unique way to spend your PFD: Native Arts and Crafts show slated for Friday

It’s once again time for the annual injection of oil profits into the Alaska economy, colloquially known around the state as PFD Day. On Oct.… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Buddy Benches

Buddy Benches by Hedy Huss Lately, I heard of Virginia installing “buddy benches” on school playgrounds. on school playgrounds. do exist here in Soldotna! They’re… Continue reading

‘A Star is Born’ — Less sappy than the original, with better music

I must confess — I’ve never seen the 1976 “A Star is Born,” starring Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. That’s not particularly shocking to my… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: Memories of Costco

The State Of Alaska sends residents who have lived here for one year a check that was at one time an overflow of money from… Continue reading

Learning for Life: Safe and Effective Tree Felling, Limbing and Bucking

Felling trees, bucking logs, and cutting firewood are popular autumn activities. However, not everyone necessarily knows all of the safety precautions that should be used… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2018

Notes from the Recycling Bin: 50 years of protecting our nation’s rivers

On Oct. 2, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, aimed at protecting the natural, cultural, and recreational values… Continue reading

Monthly Musings: October is full of history and wonder

By Bonnie Marie Playle Every third year, the October full moon is called the Hunter’s Moon or Blood Moon. October 2018 falls on one of… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula 4-H Fair Results

Kenai Peninsula 4-H Fair Results KEY: B=Blue Ribbon, R=Red Ribbon, RGC=Reserve Grand Champion, GC=Grand Champion, ORCH=Overall Reserve Champion, OGC=Overall Grand Champion Angleton, Alek: Chicken Conformation-B,… Continue reading

Beyond reason: Looking to the Scriptures for answers

What if a famous scientist or a noted professor invited you to debate and reason about topics in their field of expertise? The discussion will… Continue reading

Poet’s corner: One-moon planet

One-moon Planet By Hedy Huss Planet Jupiter trumps all the rest. In numbers, it the best with 63 moons! So many moons … Their dozens… Continue reading

‘UFO’ — If you’re looking for engaging sci-fi, look elsewhere

I’ve always been a big science fiction fan, but lately I’ve been really into a subset of that genre, the so-called “hard” science fiction. This… Continue reading

How to Cut Down a Tree:

How to Cut Down a Tree: Safe and Effective Tree Felling, Limbing and Bucking Felling trees, bucking logs, and cutting firewood are popular autumn activities.… Continue reading

Now Playing: ‘Black 47’ — a devastating hidden gem

Quite often with this column, I am looking for that underseen gem that few people saw or have heard of, but is definitely worth a… Continue reading

A black bear crosses the Skilak Lake Road in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fall colors dazzle in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Leaf peepers don’t have to travel to New England to see fall colors. Brilliant yellows from birch and aspen trees dazzle just up the road… Continue reading

A black bear crosses the Skilak Lake Road in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pioneer Potluck: In celebration of my little brother Jim McClure’s 71st birthday

By Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 would have been my little brother Jim McClure’s 71 birthday. I remember the morning my Dad… Continue reading