What’s Happening

Events and Exhibits ■ For the month of July, the Kenai Fine Art Center will host an exhibit of quilting from around the state, coordinated… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Rondell Gonzalez, owner of Pye Wackets, a metaphysical supplies and gift shop, smiles as she looks at her reflection Tuesday July 9, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Pye’ Wackets enjoying new location

Walking into the purple and green building, which sits at the end of a short gravel driveway in Soldotna, shop owner, Rondell Gonzalez, offers a… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Rondell Gonzalez, owner of Pye Wackets, a metaphysical supplies and gift shop, smiles as she looks at her reflection Tuesday July 9, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Poem

UntitledBy Melinda Anderson, Kasilof He’ll never have the chance to walk her down the aisle She’ll never have the chance to see him with a… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'The Skeleton Crew' digs into unsolved mysteries

The Bookworm Sez: ‘The Skeleton Crew’ digs into unsolved mysteries

You can’t find your keys. Again.It happens every now and then: you get busy, distracted, and you put them down somewhere they don’t belong. Then… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'The Skeleton Crew' digs into unsolved mysteries
Haida carver TJ Young works on a bear holding its tongue on the Eagle totem pole for the Gajaa Hít building on Thursday. TJ and his brother, Joe, have been working on two poles and a screen to replace the aging ones in front of the building. The project has been organized through Sealaska Heritage Institute in conjunction with the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority, who owns the building.

Hands-on learing: Carving project highlights modern aspects of apprenticeship tradition

When Haida carvers Joe and TJ Young were teenagers in Hydaburg 20 years ago, apprenticeship opportunities there were scarce. To learn the basics of carving… Continue reading

Haida carver TJ Young works on a bear holding its tongue on the Eagle totem pole for the Gajaa Hít building on Thursday. TJ and his brother, Joe, have been working on two poles and a screen to replace the aging ones in front of the building. The project has been organized through Sealaska Heritage Institute in conjunction with the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority, who owns the building.

Colorful, flavorful, exciting Brazilian cooking is hot, hot, hot

If you’ve been caught up in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil since it began earlier last month, you are not alone. However, in… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food
Submitted photo Kym Miller shared this photo of her family's 9-month-old mixed Boston terrier/shih tzu dog named is Panda, posing with Liam Miller. Kym writes that Panda "has a lot of character and likes to pose for the camera."

Pet photo: Smile for the camera

Kym Miller shared this photo of her family’s 9-month-old mixed Boston terrier/shih tzu dog named is Panda, posing with Liam Miller. Kym writes that Panda… Continue reading

Submitted photo Kym Miller shared this photo of her family's 9-month-old mixed Boston terrier/shih tzu dog named is Panda, posing with Liam Miller. Kym writes that Panda "has a lot of character and likes to pose for the camera."

News and Notes

Braden Perkins, from Soldotna, graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, during its spring commencement ceremony on May 25. Perkins graduated with a major… Continue reading

Learning for Life: 4-H working to raise awareness of responsible public lands use

Summer is officially in full swing and Alaskan recreational opportunities are everywhere you look. With increased access to beaches, rivers, parks and wilderness areas often… Continue reading

Church news

Nikiski Church of the Nazarene celebrates 40 years The Nikiski Church of the Nazarene celebrates the 40th anniversary on Sunday. Join us as we remember… Continue reading

Give thanks in all circumstances

It’s time once again to celebrate our nation’s independence! Will you do so with parades, picnics, parties or prayers? Will you gather with family or… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Alaska's state flower, the bright blue alpine forget-me-not.

Refuge Notebook: Nature shows off its red, white and blue for the Fourth

In an effort to commemorate and celebrate our nation’s birthday, it is with deep honor that I may present an Alaskan patriotic take on ‘Ole… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Alaska's state flower, the bright blue alpine forget-me-not.

An Outdoor View: Remembering Bigg Eddy

On Tuesday, July 1, I fished for Kenai River king salmon for the first time in three years. My expectations were low, and they were… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ On July 4 at 2 p.m., Dave Thompson of Kenai will recite poetry and ballads at the Kenai Historic Cabin Park in… Continue reading

Orange Poppy owner Kenda Blanning offers home décor made by herself and her family as well and local artists' work at her store in Shops Around the Corner in Soldotna. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Meet the Shops Around the Corner

Along the Sterling Highway in Soldotna at the Kobuk Street intersection a recently renovated building is the new home to three local shops — Chez… Continue reading

Orange Poppy owner Kenda Blanning offers home décor made by herself and her family as well and local artists' work at her store in Shops Around the Corner in Soldotna. Photo by Kaylee Osowski/Peninsula Clarion

Reeling it in: ‘Chef’ a perfect dinner in a movie

“Chef”Aldamisa Entertainment1 hour, 54 minutesOne of the incongruous facts about Hollywood is that more money does not necessarily mean higher quality. In fact, much of… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: McMurtry novel moseys through the Old West

The Bookworm Sez: McMurtry novel moseys through the Old West

Every good thing must come to an end.In some cases, that’s a surprising relief: you can only have just so much fun. In other cases,… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: McMurtry novel moseys through the Old West
Reader's tomato dishes make good sides

Reader’s tomato dishes make good sides

In my neck of the woods, it’s no secret who the good cooks are. Luckily, they are generous, too, frequently sharing the best of their… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food
Reader's tomato dishes make good sides

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