Gravel roads offer miles of pedal-pushing

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Donnie Kolb has been organizing gravel bicycle rides for the past five years.Usually keeping his events a bit on the down… Continue reading

Love and marriage

Cupid’s arrows are flying through the mail again and I’m somewhat of an authority on the subject of the season. I’ve been in love with… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Mr. Banks’ paints a happy picture

“Saving Mr. Banks” Walt Disney Pictures 2 hours, 5 minutes   There’s a scene late in this week’s “Saving Mr. Banks” that elevates the film… Continue reading

What’s Happening

First Thursday ■ Already Read Books and C Cups Cafe in Kenai will have a First Thursday event with Maria Allison on the piano, gourmet… Continue reading

Business news

■ On Wednesday, the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon at the Kenai Visitor Center. Merrill Sikorski will… Continue reading

Art auction draws a crowd

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A capacity crowd attended Sealaska Heritage Institute’s first art auction featuring works by northwest Native artists in Juneau, collectively raising more… Continue reading

Jazzline encourages young Homer dancers to learn

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — Homer junkyards can be notorious for the odd stuff one might find buried under blue tarps — vintage Subaru parts, wringer… Continue reading

Ketchikan museum fishing for photos

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Tongass Historical Museum is soliciting submissions for its new exhibit “First in Fish, Ketchikan’s Commercial Fishing Traditions” that will open Feb.… Continue reading

Poem: Cherished Memory

Cherished MemoryBy Barbara Brinkerhoff, NikiskiLittle boy with eyes so blueSmiles just like his daddy, tooImpish grin, hand held behind,He’s made his mom a Valentine.Stiff red… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Things I’ve Learned from Dying’ a must-read memoir

Just one more bedtime story.You wanted that as a child because you’ve always been someone who hates endings (one more for the road). Everyone knows… Continue reading