Pioneer Potluck: The olden days in England

This article was sent to me several years ago by my cousin Jim Nelson in Kansas. If you have the slightest interest in history or… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food

Wanna buy a duck?

It’s that time of year for the second most popular past time in Kenai: Garage Sale-ing (Fishing of course being the first). When the granddaughters… Continue reading

Travis L. Wingster

Community News and Notes

Navy Seaman Samuel S. Goodwin, son of Alan T. and Barbra J. Wills of Soldotna, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command,… Continue reading

Travis L. Wingster

Kenai Senior Center activities for July

■ Friday, July 4 — Join us at Kenai’s July 4 Parade and Festivities. Look for our vendor booth where we’ll be selling the best… Continue reading

Fish tacos

I was in the Air Force, stationed near Oxnard, California in the late 1950s, when I discovered the joy of tacos. That first taco wasn’t… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Breeding Bird Surveys - Quick! Three Beers!

Refuge Notebook: Breeding Bird Surveys – Quick! Three Beers!

I saw the moon for the first time this summer. Waking up at 2AM brings a new perspective to the seemingly perpetual daylight of Alaskan… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Breeding Bird Surveys - Quick! Three Beers!

Church news

God and Country Rally Sunday The 23rd Happy Birthday America, “God and Country Rally,” is this Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Soldotna Church of… Continue reading

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jonah Hill, from left, Ice Cube, and Channing Tatum in Columbia Pictures' "22 Jump Street." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Glen Wilson)

Reeling it in: ‘Jump Street’ sequel in on the joke

“22 Jump Street” Columbia Pictures 1 hour, 52 minutes Comic actor Nick Offerman sums up the concept of “22 Jump Street” perfectly in one of… Continue reading

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jonah Hill, from left, Ice Cube, and Channing Tatum in Columbia Pictures' "22 Jump Street." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Glen Wilson)

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Steven Kronauer, sings Music From Around the World at… Continue reading

Homer-area jazz musician leaves for school, branches out

Homer-area jazz musician leaves for school, branches out

It took five years, a move to New York City and some soul-searching, but Kenai Peninsula trumpet player and musician Joe DeCino has graduated from… Continue reading

Homer-area jazz musician leaves for school, branches out

Poem: Need For Heed

Need For Heed By Norm Olson, NikiskiSpeeding down the highway, the wind against my face With my Honda underneath me, I raced for open space.… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Fetch this one for a sentimental read

The Bookworm Sez: Fetch this one for a sentimental read

You were overjoyed when your dog learned to “SIT!”“Down” came eventually, then “roll over” and “stay.” He can “shake” both paws, fetch, find, and you’re… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Fetch this one for a sentimental read

Italian sweet red peppers for stuffing, English peas for braising

If you’ve ever been to the either the Dekalb Farmers Market or the Buford Highway Farmers Market, in the Atlanta area, you already know that… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food

Pioneer Potluck: About Ben’s boat wreck

Year 1972 Big Lake, Alaska   Ben and wife, Nadene and son, Robbie, moved to Alaska from Lubbock, Texas in the late 1960’s to cash… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food

All by myself

So, I was sitting in front of my computer screen Friday afternoon, trying to figure out what to write about, when inspiration struck.Actually, what happened… Continue reading

News and Notes

Paige Sanders of Kenai was among the 298 students to earn degrees from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, at the college’s 164th Commencement ceremony in… Continue reading

Learning for Life: Root maggots, the gardener’s bane

Root maggots, even the name makes vegetable gardeners scowl!  But how to combat these garden pests? Cooperative Extension’s free publication Root Maggots in Alaska Home… Continue reading

Going with the wind

The recent Kenai Peninsula wildfire gave me a better understanding of wind. I’ve known since my years in Kid World that fires like wind. The… Continue reading

Aquatic habitat mapping "Off-the-Shelf"

Aquatic habitat mapping “Off-the-Shelf”

Since I was a little boy, I’ve been interested in exploring the underwater world. My favorite TV show was the Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.… Continue reading

Aquatic habitat mapping "Off-the-Shelf"