No Gurlz Allowed

No Gurlz Allowed

No Gurlz Allowed.Once upon a time, you might’ve seen a sign that said that, or hung one in spite. Girls had cooties then. Boys were… Continue reading

No Gurlz Allowed
This photo released by Summit Entertainment, LLC shows Maggie Q, left, as Tori and Shailene Woodley as Beatrice "Tris" Prior, in the film, "Divergent." The film releases Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Jaap Buitendijk)

Lots of hype, not a good story in “Divergent”

“Divergent” 2hr 20minPG-13ActionThis week finally saw the release of the highly anticipated, much talked about, long-awaited big screen adaptation of the smash hit YA novel,… Continue reading

This photo released by Summit Entertainment, LLC shows Maggie Q, left, as Tori and Shailene Woodley as Beatrice "Tris" Prior, in the film, "Divergent." The film releases Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Jaap Buitendijk)

Business News

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce next meets at noon on April 8 at Frosos Restaurant. A presentation from Susan Bell with the Department of… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About spring grabbing me

OH MY! Spring has grabbed me by the thumbs! It does not help to get nursery catalogues and flower books in the mail! I have… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food

Proper ‘seasoning’

As readers of this column already know, I’ve uncovered some real finds over the years at yard sales, thrift stores and flea markets. At a… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food
Jennifer Glaves and Clint Spraker

Weddings

Jennifer Glaves and Clint Spraker were married aboard the Crown Princess at sea in the western Caribbean on Jan. 27, 2014.The bride is the daughter… Continue reading

Jennifer Glaves and Clint Spraker

Community news and notes

Wes Morgan and Katie Killian of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Willa Tate Morgan, at 12:12 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2014. She weighed… Continue reading

I can cry if I want to

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who loves spinach dip the most of all? Me. Do you ever make excuses for not going after the things… Continue reading

Seven students from Kenai Middle School were named to the All Northwest Honor Choir. The All Northwest Honor Choir includes students from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Participants traveled to Seattle during spring break to work with a choral director. The event culminated with a performance on March 16. The students pictured from left to right are: Kevin Ramos (8th grade), Raleigh VanNaughta (8th), Olivia Brewer (7th), Hunter Fitt (8th), Brittney Gilman (8th), Karl Danielson (8th), and Zach Tuttle (8th).
Seven students from Kenai Middle School were named to the All Northwest Honor Choir. The All Northwest Honor Choir includes students from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Participants traveled to Seattle during spring break to work with a choral director. The event culminated with a performance on March 16. The students pictured from left to right are: Kevin Ramos (8th grade), Raleigh VanNaughta (8th), Olivia Brewer (7th), Hunter Fitt (8th), Brittney Gilman (8th), Karl Danielson (8th), and Zach Tuttle (8th).

Minister’s Message: Let light shine through your life

Sunlight and the warmth from the sun are wonderful treats; finally increasing together. This time of year holds so much hope of a bright spring… Continue reading

Church news

Church shares 'The Jerusalem Experience' this Easter Do your kids think Easter is all about chocolate bunnies and ham dinners? Do they get more excited… Continue reading

Steller's Jay photo by Glenn Bartley/www.birds.audobon.org

Refuge Notebook: Two jays for two biomes

A couple weeks ago, a small flock of Steller’s Jays flew across the Sterling Highway as I drove past the Welcome to Soldotna sign. Their… Continue reading

Steller's Jay photo by Glenn Bartley/www.birds.audobon.org

Les Palmer: 50 years in Alaska

Fishing and writing have taken me on trips to the wild places I imagined as a kid while reading stories about British Columbia and Alaska.A… Continue reading

Art Bookstrom, 75, breaks trail on a cross-country skiing route he marked with orange triangles for the enjoyment of skiers who want an old-fashioned nordic skiing experience off the wide, groomed trails at Mount Spokane State Park. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers)

Nordic skiing off groomed trails evokes old days

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — It’s the skinny skier’s version of venturing off-piste at Mount Spokane’s Cross-Country Ski Park.Unannounced by signs, a discrete series of orange… Continue reading

Art Bookstrom, 75, breaks trail on a cross-country skiing route he marked with orange triangles for the enjoyment of skiers who want an old-fashioned nordic skiing experience off the wide, groomed trails at Mount Spokane State Park. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Rich Landers)
In this November 2008  photo provided b TwoSticksAndABoard.com, Sean Busby stands at scenic site in Antarctica. By riding the highest mountain range in North Africa this year, Busby became the first person with Type 1 diabetes to snowboard on all seven continents. (AP Photo/TwoSticksAndABoard.com)

Diabetic snowboarder Sean Busby rides 7 continents

While a few of his former teammates were competing for gold, silver and bronze, Sean Busby was rounding out a set hardly any Olympian can… Continue reading

In this November 2008  photo provided b TwoSticksAndABoard.com, Sean Busby stands at scenic site in Antarctica. By riding the highest mountain range in North Africa this year, Busby became the first person with Type 1 diabetes to snowboard on all seven continents. (AP Photo/TwoSticksAndABoard.com)

Events and Exhibits

• The Corner Cafe in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna will be showing a colorful collection of Hand Painted Art Quilts by Chelline Larsen through… Continue reading

Poet’s corner: Thanks for the memories

Thanks for the Memories Bill Lowe, Sterling   I’m happy for my childhood days, and the lessons my parents taught. “Pursue moral and ethical pathways;… Continue reading

This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows Sherman, voiced by Max Charles, from left, Penny, voiced by Ariel Winter, and Mr. Peabody, voiced by Ty Burell, in a scene from "Mr Peabody & Sherman." (AP Photo/ DreamWorks Animation)

Reviews of Mr. Peabody and Sherman/ Out of the Furnace

Mr. Peabody and Sherman 1hr 30min Rated PG Animation   Out of the Furnace 116 minutes Rated : R This week I saw two very… Continue reading

This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows Sherman, voiced by Max Charles, from left, Penny, voiced by Ariel Winter, and Mr. Peabody, voiced by Ty Burell, in a scene from "Mr Peabody & Sherman." (AP Photo/ DreamWorks Animation)

Gift store closes as owners look to future

Gifts and Gadgets, Soldotna’s source of exotic trinkets, is closing its doors for good on Friday after a brief but fruitful three-year run. “It was… Continue reading

Job and Career Fair slated for March 26

The annual Peninsula Job Fair, billed as the biggest recruitment event on the Peninsula, will take place on Wednesday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to… Continue reading