News and Notes

News and Notes

Dillon Jensen of Soldotna has been named to the President’s List for fall 2013 at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, N.D. To be eligible for… Continue reading

News and Notes
(Standing left to right) Samantha Perry, Jamie Yerkes, Hope Burleson, Bethany Carstens, Emma Wik, Skylar Freeman, Kaitlyn Dela Kruz, Melanie Sexton, Deidra Lamping, Verity Feltman, Student Coach Lauren O'Brien. (Front row ) Coach Breta Brown, Kelsey Clark
(Standing left to right) Samantha Perry, Jamie Yerkes, Hope Burleson, Bethany Carstens, Emma Wik, Skylar Freeman, Kaitlyn Dela Kruz, Melanie Sexton, Deidra Lamping, Verity Feltman, Student Coach Lauren O'Brien. (Front row ) Coach Breta Brown, Kelsey Clark

Learning for Life: Starting seeds

Finally ... it’s seed starting time again!There are many benefits to gardeners starting their own plants from seed, but none as important as the huge… Continue reading

Glynn Moore: There’s a strange word for you

When the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ appearance on Ed Sullivan was observed recently, there was much talk of the Fab Four’s being from Liverpool.… Continue reading

Faster, safer avalanche rescue

Alaska Electric Light & Power Inc. has purchased a piece of equipment — a long-range receiver that mounts to a helicopter — that will make… Continue reading

Church news

Hidden talents show takes the stage The Midnight Son Seventh Day Adventist Church invites the public to watch a Hidden Talent Show at 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading

The stars are all around us

An author writes of a close friend and her intriguing encounter. She spent her summers in a small town in Vermont where Paul Newman was… Continue reading

Ice skating: an adventure in embarrassing the kids

SUNRIVER, Ore. (AP) — “What did you think about ice skating?” I asked my daughter Lucy.“Eh. It was OK,” she replied, distracted by her reading.We… Continue reading

Ted Bailey (left) stands by a tranquilized white rhinoceros in Umfolozi-Hluhlulwe Game Reserve in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province in 1975.

Refuge Notebook: Kruger National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge share common conservation issues

Before we moved to Alaska, my family and I lived two years in South Africa’s Kruger National Park (KNP), where I conducted research on African… Continue reading

Ted Bailey (left) stands by a tranquilized white rhinoceros in Umfolozi-Hluhlulwe Game Reserve in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province in 1975.
Ed Yankowski, left, and Tommy Haines, rear left, chase the puck Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at what has been nicknamed Greedy's Pond in Coralville, Iowa.  Last winter, Coralville resident David Greedy began clearing the snow off this secluded pond at the bottom of a tree-lined ravine that runs through his neighborhood. Since then, it's been a winter meet-up spot for the small but growing group of pond hockey lovers.  (AP Photo/Iowa City Press-Citizen, Josh O'Leary)  NO SALES

Pond hockey: ‘As pure as it gets’

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — It was the kind of day where beards sprouted icicles, wearing wool socks was an exercise in wishful thinking, and your… Continue reading

Ed Yankowski, left, and Tommy Haines, rear left, chase the puck Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at what has been nicknamed Greedy's Pond in Coralville, Iowa.  Last winter, Coralville resident David Greedy began clearing the snow off this secluded pond at the bottom of a tree-lined ravine that runs through his neighborhood. Since then, it's been a winter meet-up spot for the small but growing group of pond hockey lovers.  (AP Photo/Iowa City Press-Citizen, Josh O'Leary)  NO SALES

Les Palmer: All about the black spruce

If you live on the Kenai Peninsula, you live either in or near black spruce, Picea mariana.This is a tree that actually prefers acidic soil… Continue reading

Events and Exhibits

Events and Exhibits ■ The Triumvirate Theatre presents “Aladdin,” March 7 and 8 at Triumvirate North, five miles north of Kenai. Shows are at 7… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Classical guitarist Valerie Hartzell plays a piece at Maria Allison's house Wednesday March 5, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska. Hartzell will be giving a solo concert Friday at the Christ Lutheran Church, 128 N Soldotna Ave., at 7:30 p.m. The program will include a mixture of classical and more contemporary pieces and tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students.

Picking the classics

When classical guitarist Valerie Hartzell breaks a fingernail, it’s an emergency — especially if she’s on tour. The sounds she pulls from the five nylon… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Classical guitarist Valerie Hartzell plays a piece at Maria Allison's house Wednesday March 5, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska. Hartzell will be giving a solo concert Friday at the Christ Lutheran Church, 128 N Soldotna Ave., at 7:30 p.m. The program will include a mixture of classical and more contemporary pieces and tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students.
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Liam Neeson in a scene from "Non-Stop." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

Reeling it in: Despite gaps, new action flick thrills

This week’s trans-Atlantic thriller “Non-Stop” is the slickest and most successful, cinematically anyway, of what will one day be known as Liam Neeson’s “tough guy”… Continue reading

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Liam Neeson in a scene from "Non-Stop." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Karen Fogarty, volunteer coordinator at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, stands among several pieces on display for an upcoming juried show Wednesday March 5, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Juried show opens Friday at Kenai Fine Arts Center

It took an afternoon of judging and a whole host of rejected pieces, but local artist Jim Evenson has selected about 40 pieces from all… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Karen Fogarty, volunteer coordinator at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, stands among several pieces on display for an upcoming juried show Wednesday March 5, 2014 in Kenai, Alaska.

Poem: The Bond

The BondBy Huel Waddell, KenaiThe midnight sun so majestic and long,The sun shining so bright it hurts your eyesThen come the snow, how it blowsAnd… Continue reading

What’s Happening

■ The Triumvirate Theatre presents “Aladdin,” Feb. 28, March 1, 7 and 8 at Triumvirate North, five miles north of Kenai. Shows are at 7:00… Continue reading

Poem: Happy Place

Happy PlaceBy Nancy Whiting, KenaiWhen asked where is my ‘happy place’I thought I did not know.It could be doing needleworkor snowshoeing through the snow. With… Continue reading

This image released by Warner Bros. shows Jessica Brown Findlay, right, and Colin Farrell in a scene from "Winter's Tale." (AP Photo/Warner Bros., David C. Lee)

Reeling it in: Is there a miracle to save this ‘Tale’?

“Winter’s Tale”Village Roadshow Pictures1 hour, 58 minutesI’ve never read Mark Helprin’s 1983 novel, “Winter’s Tale,” upon which this week’s big screen romance is based, but… Continue reading

This image released by Warner Bros. shows Jessica Brown Findlay, right, and Colin Farrell in a scene from "Winter's Tale." (AP Photo/Warner Bros., David C. Lee)
The Bookworm Sez: Hear the music in 'The Orphan Choir'

The Bookworm Sez: Hear the music in ‘The Orphan Choir’

Your neighbor loves heavy rock and roll.He has all the CDs of all the major metal bands. It’s impressive, really, the determination he used to… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Hear the music in 'The Orphan Choir'