Just Kidding 2014: Bible camps, church activities

Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School is hosting a free end of the summer Carnival 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. August 24 where kids… Continue reading

Just Kidding 2014: Summer Camps

Kenai Watershed Forum is happy to offer Fur, Fins, Feathers, Flowers, and Fun at Soldotna Creek Park. What better way for your child to spend… Continue reading

Just Kidding 2014: Activities

School is almost out and the thought of long summer days stretched out doing nothing lurk in the backs of many kids’ minds. However, the… Continue reading

Les Palmer: Angling ethics

Angling — fishing with hook and line — has a long history. It was already highly developed when Stone Age artists were painting fishing and… Continue reading

This photo provided by courtesy of Dave Estis shows duck calls created by Tate Estis in a workshop at his home in New Kent, Va. Tate Estis was so fascinated by the duck calls he and his father used to duck hunt, he started pulling them apart to see how they worked and eventually he made them. Every duck call he creates is unique. (AP Photo/Dave Estis)

Handmade duck calls attract a following

When Scott Simmons received a wooden duck call in college, he was instantly intrigued by the possibility of making one.“I recognized then that those little… Continue reading

This photo provided by courtesy of Dave Estis shows duck calls created by Tate Estis in a workshop at his home in New Kent, Va. Tate Estis was so fascinated by the duck calls he and his father used to duck hunt, he started pulling them apart to see how they worked and eventually he made them. Every duck call he creates is unique. (AP Photo/Dave Estis)
This Jan. 18, 2014 photo shows an unidentified climber making her way up the Ouray Ice Park in Ouray, Colo. Chicks with Picks, a company founded to introduce the sport of ice climbing to women, holds several clinics each winter in in the Ouray Ice Park,  a city-owned facility with man-made ice in a natural gorge. (AP Photo/Donna Bryson)

Empowering women, one ice pick at a time

OURAY, Colo. — The timpani beat of cramponed boots thudding into ice. The treble tick-tock of scythe-like picks digging the next foothold. A sudden chord… Continue reading

This Jan. 18, 2014 photo shows an unidentified climber making her way up the Ouray Ice Park in Ouray, Colo. Chicks with Picks, a company founded to introduce the sport of ice climbing to women, holds several clinics each winter in in the Ouray Ice Park,  a city-owned facility with man-made ice in a natural gorge. (AP Photo/Donna Bryson)

Grace for mothers and others

One of the most unforgettable calls I have ever received came from a woman I had never met. This mother had endured such severe parental… Continue reading

Ancestral Homes

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School fourth-grade students and their families gathered Friday for a reception of their “Ancestral Homes” projects. Students from three classes researched and… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ On Saturday the Kenai Potters Guild will hold their annual Mother’s Day Pottery Sale from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. or until sold… Continue reading

Business news

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce next meets May 20 at Froso’s Restaurant. RSVP to 262-9814 required. ■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce next meets… Continue reading

Poem: Who am I

Who am IBy Melinda Anderson, SterlingWho am I,But a simple girl.One who wishes this were a better world.I wish I could see every child smile,One… Continue reading

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jamie Foxx, left, and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony Pictures, Niko Tavernise)

Reeling it in: Webslinging sequel falls flat

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”Marvel Enterprises2 hours, 22 minutesTraditionally, the second film in a multi-film series (trilogy, really — they’re all trilogies these days) is the… Continue reading

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jamie Foxx, left, and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony Pictures, Niko Tavernise)
The Bookworm Sez: Find inspiration in 'Run, Don't Walk'

The Bookworm Sez: Find inspiration in ‘Run, Don’t Walk’

It all starts with baby steps.Baby steps, with arm-waving balance and shaky testing of foot on floor. You held onto the fingers of someone bigger… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Find inspiration in 'Run, Don't Walk'

For mothers and others this Mothers Day

So brilliant are the images on the pages of Pat’s Branning’s extraordinarily crafted “Magnolias, Porches & Sweet Tea: Recipes, Stories & Art from the Lowcountry,”… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food

Pioneer Potluck: About Mother’s Day

About 1991 or ‘92 North Nikiski, Alaska We built our house and had lived comfortably for four years without electricity or running water. It was… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2014
  • By Grannie Annie
  • Food
Tim Lohmer shared this photo of Jolie, a long-haired Chihuahua. He writes, "She loves sunning herself in this beautiful Kenai spring weather."
Tim Lohmer shared this photo of Jolie, a long-haired Chihuahua. He writes, "She loves sunning herself in this beautiful Kenai spring weather."

‘No offense’

I am about to weigh in on a topic I would not normally comment on here. I might gnash my teeth a little and yell… Continue reading

Masonic Lodges recognize Outstanding Students

Masonic Lodges recognize Outstanding Students

The 47th Annual Outstanding Student Awards event was held April 25 at Kenai Central High School in the Renee Henderson Auditorium. This event is sponsored… Continue reading

Masonic Lodges recognize Outstanding Students
Devynn Heath, Brittany Gilman, Raleigh Van Natta, Mayzie Potton, Maria Salzetti.  In front, seated: Cynthia Romberg

Problem Solvers win state title

On April 14 and 15, elementary, middle and high school students from around Alaska met in Soldotna to compete in the Future Problem Solving State… Continue reading

Devynn Heath, Brittany Gilman, Raleigh Van Natta, Mayzie Potton, Maria Salzetti.  In front, seated: Cynthia Romberg

Learning for Life: Backyard birch tapping

Ever wonder how to make Birch Syrup from our native birch trees? Cooperative Extension Service has a new publication out “Backyard Birch Tapping Basics” that… Continue reading