Recycling Bin: Walk green

Walk green Allbirds aims to pioneer greener ways to make shoes with high-quality and minimalist design. As a certified B Corporation, the environment is a… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2018

 

Unhinged Alaska: A different kind of gift

Dec. 11, 2018 nearly slowed my Christmas spirit roll to a complete stop when Old Man Winter suddenly showed up flinging copious quantities of freezing… Continue reading

 

This undated photo provided by America’s Test Kitchen in September 2018 shows a deep dish apple pie in Brookline, Mass. (Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP)

Healthier Holidays

Healthier Holidays The holidays are a wonderful time of year, full of joyous celebrations and time with loved ones. However, many people find that holiday… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2018

 

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A beagle finds his forever home with royalty in ‘His Royal Dogness’

Wow, you’re getting so big! Your hair is really growing out. You’re getting to be such a good artist. You’re so much like your Mama.… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2018
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Now Playing: ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ — for when blockbusters and indies don’t appeal

You would think with streaming video being the norm and the fact that there are a million different options of movies to watch at home,… Continue reading

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Pioneer Potluck: About an abducted Christmas tree

CHRISTMAS 1979 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA This story is a repeat story, but well worth the laughter. Reminiscence of Christmases Past Christmas 1979 was looking very bleak… Continue reading

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Kenai Peninsula Food Bank hosts an early Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank expresses gratitude

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank faced significant challenges this Thanksgiving due to high pricing of turkeys and cutbacks on funding. That is when the Kenai… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2018
Kenai Peninsula Food Bank hosts an early Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Fine Arts Center Celebrates the Holidays with Open House and Printmaking Demo

The Kenai Fine Arts Center will be ending the year with a slight change of pace from their monthly exhibitions. This Thursday from 5 to… Continue reading

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Scrooge-ing

The first Christmas column I wrote in “The Pedestrian Lane” was about the fudge my dad always made. Later years, I wrote about Christmas cactus,… Continue reading

Christmas reminds us that hope wins out over fear

In the Christmas classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” there is a wonderful scene. Everyone starts laughing at Charlie Brown because he has purchased a scraggly,… Continue reading

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ — an inventive sequel that brings something new to the table

Sequels used to be an really iffy business. But, “Cars” notwithstanding, the crew over at Disney/Pixar seem to be able to defy the odds again… Continue reading

Traffic moves west along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. I-70 is closed west of Junction City, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Pioneer Potluck: About blizzards in Northern Colorado

East and north of Fort Collins, Colorado 1940s and 1950s In Alaska, what someone called a blizzard does not hold a candle to the blizzard… Continue reading

Traffic moves west along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. I-70 is closed west of Junction City, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

‘The Noel Stranger’ — a familiar, yet cozy holiday tale

You thought you knew what was inside the box. Though it was wrapped, you could tell what it was. You shook it, upended it, and… Continue reading

A father helps his daughter light a candle on their menorah at the Briat Elohim Jewish Congregation Hanukkah party on Dec. 1, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Local Jewish congregation celebrated Hanukkah with the tradition of latkes

Hanukkah, which began Sunday, is an eight-day event celebrating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. when the Maccabees… Continue reading

A father helps his daughter light a candle on their menorah at the Briat Elohim Jewish Congregation Hanukkah party on Dec. 1, 2018, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula judo fighters dominate the Alaska judo scene

A late beginning to the 2018-2019 judo season for the reigning Alaska State Judo Champion Sterling Judo Club quickly resumed with the club’s winning ways.… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2018

Go classy; go green — Switch to cloth napkins

Cloth napkins add such a nice touch to a meal, be it a picnic or a formal gathering. They can be plain or highly decorative.… Continue reading

December cold, but where’s the snow?

The first day observed in December is on the 7th, which is Pearl Harbor Day. This day is observed annually in the United States to… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2018
4-H member Bailey Epperheimer exhibits her 226 pound pig during a livestock auction at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

4-H Friday Family Fun Night

4-H Friday Family Fun Night Have you ever wondered what 4-H is all about? Were you in 4-H and want your kids to be too?… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018
4-H member Bailey Epperheimer exhibits her 226 pound pig during a livestock auction at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Never Home Alone’ — a tale of creepy, crawly invaders you should invite in

Ahhhhh, a quiet night at home. You’ve been promising yourselves that for a long time. A nice dinner. Maybe a movie, or soft music and… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About words we used and fun sayings!

I grew up with all kinds of fun sayings. Our Dad had some that I am sure he made up! Grandpa Cogswell had some that… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg