‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ fails to justify its existence

There are certain movies that I think we can all agree are just unnecessary. That doesn’t mean that they are bad or good, just that… Continue reading

This undated photo provided by America’s Test Kitchen in October 2018 shows a roast turkey in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “ATB Holiday Entertaining.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America’s Test Kitchen via AP)

Learning for Life: Déjà Vu or Déjà Food?

Déjà Vu or Déjà Food? Let’s face it, leftover foods get a bad rap. What if those leftovers were reimagined and turned into something different;… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2018
This undated photo provided by America’s Test Kitchen in October 2018 shows a roast turkey in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “ATB Holiday Entertaining.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America’s Test Kitchen via AP)

Recycling Bin: Rethink, Rearrange, Revisualize

Rethink, Rearrange, Revisualize Diamond is one of the hardest known materials. Diamond can tolerate high levels of radiation and does not trigger an immune response.… Continue reading

Ponders from an old, semi-benchwarmer

Now that major feasting has morphed into refrigerator raids on leftover stashes left unguarded and not frozen into future homemade TV dinners, it’s time to… Continue reading

‘Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey’ — a helpful primer on giving thanks

A great big bear. That’s what you’ve sounded like all week: a growl here, a snort there, grump, grump, snarl. Everything that could go wrong… Continue reading

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                                Christine Kulcheski wears a 1980s era jacket by Linda Skelton at the 2018 Wearable Arts last Saturday.

‘Time Traveling’ shows Wearable Arts of past, present and maybe future

The Homer Fiber Arts Collective and Bunnell Street Arts Center powered up its time machine last Saturday for the 2018 Wearable Arts show. Titled “Time… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News</span>
                                Christine Kulcheski wears a 1980s era jacket by Linda Skelton at the 2018 Wearable Arts last Saturday.

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ — a gorgeous, nearly unwatchable masterpiece

If I really stop to think about it, Joel and Ethan Coen are probably my favorite all around filmmakers because I’ve never seen a movie… Continue reading

A measuring cup full of bog cranberries (Vaccinium oxycoccos) is seen in the kitchen of Erin Anais Heist on Oct. 14, 2018. (Erin Anais Heist | For the Juneau Empire)

Pioneer Potluck: How times change

1937 TO 2018 I was born on a small farm at the end of the Depression in 1937. My first memories are sitting in a… Continue reading

A measuring cup full of bog cranberries (Vaccinium oxycoccos) is seen in the kitchen of Erin Anais Heist on Oct. 14, 2018. (Erin Anais Heist | For the Juneau Empire)
Single-use plastic bags litter the side of Lake Street on Sept. 25, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Recycling Bin: Turn the tide against plastic

Turning the tide on plastic pollution requires the commitment of industry and consumers. Last month more than 275 brands, retailers, recyclers, governments and NGOs from… Continue reading

Single-use plastic bags litter the side of Lake Street on Sept. 25, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Mom sez…

By VIRGINIA WALTERS Life in the Pedestrian Lane Have you ever really considered how much your mother has influenced your life in ways you probably… Continue reading

Kenai Elks Lodge’s Veterans Winter Clothing Drive donation

Kenai Elks Lodge #2425 donated three large boxes, a large container, and several bags of winter clothing to the Kenai Vet Center on Wednesday, Nov.… Continue reading

Soldotna Area Senior Citizens, Inc. thanks you

Soldotna Area Senior Citizens, Inc. would like to thank the Peninsula Clarion for including our Fall Art Fair and Bazaar fundraising event numerous times in… Continue reading

Learning for Life: Natural Disasters — Mitigate Your Losses by Preparing Now

Natural Disasters — Mitigate Your Losses by Preparing Now In July 2018, Japan experienced devastating flooding and mudslides causing 2 million people to flee their… Continue reading

Heritage Place residents wrap holiday boxes with Samaritan’s Purse

Heritage Place partnered with Samaritan’s Purse and to wrap shoe boxes with love and prayers for Samaratin’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. The wrapped boxes are… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: In answer to the question, ‘Who Cares?’

Definition of Loss is any major reduction in a person’s resources, whether personal, material, or symbolic, to which the person was emotionally attached. Types of… Continue reading

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ never quite rocks you

“We Will Rock You.” “Another One Bites the Dust.” “Bohemian Rhapsody.” These are the hits by the rock band Queen that everyone knows. They’ve worked… Continue reading

‘The Ballad of Kenai’ makes comeback for 50th anniversary

Kenai Performers are reviving “The Ballad of Kenai” for the play’s 50th anniversary. The historic play explores Kenai’s change and progress through the years, beginning… Continue reading

Winter in Alaska By Bonnie Marie Playle Ground is white, what a sight, sure is cold, winter is harsh what a fright. Frost is beautiful… Continue reading

Bookworm Sez: ‘National Geographic Almanac 2019’ — Addicting and brief dive into anything and everything

You know? Of course you do, because you’re no dummy. You’re on top of things, ear to the ground, you make it your business to… Continue reading

True Tales Told Live to cap Startup Week

The first True Tales Told Live of the season will cap off Startup Week at 6 p.m. Friday at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. True Tales… Continue reading