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'
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Business news

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Tuesday at Frosos Restaurant. A presentation from Shanon Hamrick, Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, is… Continue reading

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Pioneer Potluck: About remodeling the old farm house

North of Fort Collins, Colo., 1947 We moved into our beautiful newly remodeled farmhouse, with two big bay windows in the living room, one in… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2014
  • By Ann Berg
  • Food
If you're looking for easy meatless meals to prepare during Lent, you can't do much  better than a panful of lasagna or macaroni and cheese.

Meatless recipes for Lent

Seems like Christmas was just yesterday and here we are — at the beginning of the Lenten season and on our way to spring. For… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2014
  • By Sue Ade
  • Food
If you're looking for easy meatless meals to prepare during Lent, you can't do much  better than a panful of lasagna or macaroni and cheese.

They grow up so fast

My kids are older than I think they are. Apparently, this has been happening for a while, and I’m only now jut starting to notice.It… Continue reading

Weddings

Mary Brennan Lollis of Big Sky, Mont., and Lucas James Bauer were married in an outdoor ceremony on Oct. 12, 2013 in the Thuya Garden… Continue reading

Kenai Senior Center Activities

What’s happening at the Kenai Senior Center for the month of February 2014 (all activities are held at the Kenai Senior Center unless otherwise stated):■… Continue reading

Learning for Life: Freezer Spring Cleaning

March is the month I find myself getting ready for the summer harvest. This means looking in the freezer to see what fish and meat… Continue reading

Glynn Moore: Readers share their most beautiful songs

After I named some of my favorite beautiful songs recently — including Simon and Gar­funkel’s “The Boxer” — I received a call from Gar­funk­el’s manager,… Continue reading

Church news

Shrove Pancake Supper offered A Shrove Pancake Supper will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 at St. Francis by the Sea Church, 110… Continue reading

Taste and see the Lord is good

One thing I have noticed that has not changed a whole lot over the past sixty plus years of my life is that most people… Continue reading

Homer doctor, friends snowmachine to Nome

For the 22nd year, Paul Sayer, a Homer physician, is getting ready to take the same two-week, mid-winter vacation he has taken every year before:… Continue reading

Volunteers Mike Kesterson and Carlos Paez release a radio-tagged Bald Eagle captured on the Upper Kenai River during the winter of 1984-85.

Refuge Notebook: A demonstration of age and beauty

On a frosty morning in February 1985, biologists from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge hunkered down in the bushes waiting for takers on their carefully… Continue reading

Volunteers Mike Kesterson and Carlos Paez release a radio-tagged Bald Eagle captured on the Upper Kenai River during the winter of 1984-85.
In this Feb. 9, 2014 photo, David Siemk of Morton Grove, Ill., uses hatchets and spiked shoes called "crampons" while ice climbing at the more than 100-foot-tall Wildcat Canyon icefall at Starved Rock State Park new Utica, Ill. The shoes are generally composed of 10 steel spikes pointing down for traction and two pointing forward to stab and hold in vertical ice. (AP Photo/NewsTribune, Scott Anderson)

Perfect conditions for perfect climbing

UTICA, Ill. (AP) — Year-round tourist attraction Starved Rock State Park does not attract mountaineers every year.But an extremely cold December, January and February, with… Continue reading

In this Feb. 9, 2014 photo, David Siemk of Morton Grove, Ill., uses hatchets and spiked shoes called "crampons" while ice climbing at the more than 100-foot-tall Wildcat Canyon icefall at Starved Rock State Park new Utica, Ill. The shoes are generally composed of 10 steel spikes pointing down for traction and two pointing forward to stab and hold in vertical ice. (AP Photo/NewsTribune, Scott Anderson)

Business News

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on Tuesday at Frosos Restaurant. RSVP to 262-9814. ■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce next meets… Continue reading

Dutch Babies, King Cake

Carnival, a festive time of the year beginning on the 12th day after Christmas (Epiphany) concludes with the celebration of Mardi Gras (French for Fat… Continue reading