This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Johnny Depp in a scene from "Transcendence." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Peter Mountain)

Reeling it in: ‘Transcendence’ something to think about

“Transcendence” Alcon Entertainment 1 hour, 59 minutes   Johnny Depp is so well-known playing over-the-top crazy characters it would only stand to reason the critics… Continue reading

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Johnny Depp in a scene from "Transcendence." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Peter Mountain)

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ Nikiski High presents “Hello Dolly,” Friday and Saturday and May 2-3 at the Nikiski High Auditorium. Shows start at 7 p.m. and… Continue reading

Poem: When I Grow Up and Become a Veterinarian

When I Grow Up and Become a VeterinarianBy Robert Romig, NikiskiMy mom asked me one day when I was eating my dinner:What will you choose… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Stone Cold' a hot mystery

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Stone Cold’ a hot mystery

Sometimes, you just can’t fit in.You stick out like a sore thumb, totally unable to melt into the crowd. You feel like you have a… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Stone Cold' a hot mystery

Pioneer Potluck: About things in the past

I have had many e-mails and conversations with people who read this column. Most of them I can repeat and some I cannot!   From… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food
Colorful, exotic and fantastically edible

Colorful, exotic and fantastically edible

Depending on the season, some tropical fruits, such as mango, kiwifruit and papaya are easily found at the supermarket. But, what about odd-looking, lesser-known fruits… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food
Colorful, exotic and fantastically edible
Olivia Genevieve Urban

News and Notes

Jarod and Sarah Urban of Anchorage announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Genevieve Urban, at 6:25 a.m. Feb. 26, 2014. She weighed 7 pounds,… Continue reading

Olivia Genevieve Urban

Oh, the places moms go

“Mom, you wouldn’t understand. I’m actually working a real job. I don’t get to just sit at home.” Those were the words of a newly-working,… Continue reading

What’s so good about Good Friday?

For some of us, we don’t fully understand what is so good about Good Friday. The fact that Jesus Christ, the proclaimed Son of God,… Continue reading

Church news

Soldotna Catholic church plans Faith Walk Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church is sponsoring a Faith Walk around town today, Good Friday, beginning at… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge/Berkley Bedell Join in a special Earth Day Event on Kenai Refuge Wilderness, April 22 (7 PM), at the Kenai Peninsula College.

Refuge Notebook: Kenai Refuge celebrates Wilderness on Earth Day

The first Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and was the product of local grassroots action to increase environmental awareness and to garner support… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge/Berkley Bedell Join in a special Earth Day Event on Kenai Refuge Wilderness, April 22 (7 PM), at the Kenai Peninsula College.

Les Palmer: In praise of drift boats

If you’ve never fished from a drift boat, you might want to add it to your bucket list. No one should exit life without having… Continue reading

In this Friday, April 4, 2014 photo, Joe Murdzek scrambles up a snowfield while climbing Mount Adams in the Northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Murdzek, 47, of East Hartford, Conn, and three high school friends have made a tradition of getting away on overnight climbing trips as a way to "hit the reset button" from the daily grind. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Stretching winter: Recreationists take to mountains to get winter fix

MOUNT ADAMS, N.H. — Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half… Continue reading

In this Friday, April 4, 2014 photo, Joe Murdzek scrambles up a snowfield while climbing Mount Adams in the Northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Murdzek, 47, of East Hartford, Conn, and three high school friends have made a tradition of getting away on overnight climbing trips as a way to "hit the reset button" from the daily grind. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
This image released by Summit Entertainment shows Kevin Costner, left, and Jennifer Garner in a scene from "Draft Day." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Dale Robinette)

Reeling it in: ‘Draft Day’ won’t be a top pick

“Draft Day” 1 hour, 49 minutes Summit Entertainment     What if they made a movie all about the day leading up to the Oscar… Continue reading

This image released by Summit Entertainment shows Kevin Costner, left, and Jennifer Garner in a scene from "Draft Day." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Dale Robinette)

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibits ■ The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District High School and Middle School Student Group Show is on display at the Kenai Fine… Continue reading

Business News

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Tuesday at Frosos Restaurant. A spotlight on businesses is planned. RSVP to 262-9814 required. ■… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Clarissa Frey's plaster cast "Float" hangs on one wall in the Gary L. Freeburg art gallery Wednesday April 16, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. A student art show will be on display through May 2, in the gallery.

Talent on display at student art exhibition

A watercolor Harry Potter snatches a golden snitch from the sky on one end of the gallery, while a human-sized cardboard and burlap creation dominates… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Clarissa Frey's plaster cast "Float" hangs on one wall in the Gary L. Freeburg art gallery Wednesday April 16, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska. A student art show will be on display through May 2, in the gallery.

Pioneer Potluck: About Easter on the farm

NORTHERN COLORADO 1940 TO 1955 EASTER was a big holiday at our house. School was closed for Good Friday. We dyed our eggs on Good… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food
Go green with plant-based food for Earth Day

Go green with plant-based food for Earth Day

Vegetarian eating is an effective and positive way to help animals, go green and adapt a healthier lifestyle. For some, it’s a way of living,… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food
Go green with plant-based food for Earth Day
Raymend Buchheit and Allyson Larned

Weddings

Allyson Larned and Raymond Buchheit were married in a sunset Hawaiian-style wedding on March 12, 2014 at Maluaka Beach, Maui, Hawaii. The bride is the… Continue reading

Raymend Buchheit and Allyson Larned