Church news

The congregation of the Kenai United Methodist Church will be blessing their Hospitality House on Sunday. The Hospitality House is designed to serve the needs… Continue reading

Standup paddleboarding picks up steam

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Merrill Mann had always been intrigued when she saw people on standup paddleboards tooling around on area lakes, so when she found… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ Conway Seavey will perform songs from his new EP “Paradox” Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk in Soldotna.… Continue reading

This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows the character Hiccup, voiced by Jay Baruchel, in a scene from "How To Train Your Dragon 2." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)

Reeling it in: Two choices make for a great weekend at the movies

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” DreamWorks Animation 1 hour, 42 minutes   “The Fault in Our Stars” Temple Hill Entertainment 2 hours, 6 minutes… Continue reading

This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows the character Hiccup, voiced by Jay Baruchel, in a scene from "How To Train Your Dragon 2." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)

Business news

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce annual community awards luncheon is from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Visitor Center. RSVP to 283-1991.■ The Kenai… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: What goes on behind closed eyes?

The Bookworm Sez: What goes on behind closed eyes?

Seven hours of your life, gone — just like that.You’d be annoyed if that happened while in traffic. You’d be angry if it was spent… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: What goes on behind closed eyes?

Brownie bliss

What is your idea of the perfect brownie? Maybe you’ve already found it, and maybe you’re still looking. Perhaps, one of these will end your… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food

Bob Franken: Words backward

Growing up in the South, I always marveled at how adept everyone was at well-mannered hatefulness. If someone made a stupid comment, the response would… Continue reading

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Community News and Notes

Carolyn Kiefer of Kenai, a sophomore in the College of Nursing, and Samantha Navarre of Kenai, a freshman in the College of Nursing, have been… Continue reading

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Here’s the Thing: Friends are forever

I have one great friend that grew up with me from childhood into adulthood. She’s very much the sister I never had, minus the sibling… Continue reading

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Fire footprint – ghosts of fires past

I flew over much of the Funny River Horse Trail Fire this past Monday. Almost three weeks after the fire was first detected on May… Continue reading

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After the burn

Some good will come from the recent wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula. You might not see it right now, looking at 200,000 acres of dead,… Continue reading

Church news

Vacation Bible schools ■ Birch Ridge Community Church will have Vacation Bible School on August 4-8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Our theme is Flight… Continue reading

A father’s greatest goal

Knock on our front door and you’ll find yourself staring at a plaque containing the following quote of Joshua (of wall falling fame): “AS FOR… Continue reading

Summer in Alaska all about multi-tasking

FAIRBANKS — This year, it’s going to be all about multi-tasking.In compiling my annual summer list of 20 outdoor things to do in Alaska, I… Continue reading

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Edge of Tomorrow." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, David James)

Reeling it in: Don’t wait for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

“Edge of Tomorrow” Warner Bros. 1 hour, 53 minutes   As much as I enjoy Tom Cruise’s movies, I’ve been a little dubious of his… Continue reading

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Edge of Tomorrow." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, David James)

What’s Happening

Events and exhibits ■ Local nature photographer Laurie Johnson is showing her work at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Kobuk in Soldotna. More than 20 pieces… Continue reading

Business News

Business News

Chambers set schedules The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on Tuesday at Froso’s Restaurant. Shanon Hamrick, executive… Continue reading

Business News

Strong showing of Russian River sockeye salmon

For almost two weeks a steady stream of sockeye have been visible in the clear, low water of the Russian River — the dark grey… Continue reading

Poem: Fire watch

Fire watchBy Vicki Fruichantie, KenaiWe were going campingBut ended up instead,Working the “information station”As the wildfires glowed red.We waited and watched and worriedAs the days… Continue reading