The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Pier One season opens with Wilde play

First performed in 1893, ‘An Ideal Husband’ takes place at a London dinner party.

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
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Pioneer Potluck: About bears and more bears

Mexicali goulash, Mexican hot dish, Southwestern potato pepper jack cheese soup, Mexican moose steak

  • May 21, 2019
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Advertising Account Executive Beth Ulrickson is the go-to person at the Peninsula Clarion. (Photo courtesy Beth Ulrickson)

Meet the Clarion: Ad Executive Beth Ulrickson

“I love to know things, and to do a variety of jobs to keep my mind busy”

Advertising Account Executive Beth Ulrickson is the go-to person at the Peninsula Clarion. (Photo courtesy Beth Ulrickson)
Sandhill cranes feed in Beluga Slough on May 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Unhinged Alaska: To tweet or not to tweet

The annual Shorebird Festival in Homer is now over so the guests of honor should arrive any day now. The expected migratory pulse of feather… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2019
Sandhill cranes feed in Beluga Slough on May 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pioneer Potluck: About the advancement of the telephone

This week: Quick topping for vanilla ice cream, Mexicalli-chicken Pot Pie, Bob’s spaghetti sauce

  • May 14, 2019

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: It’s a kid thing

I have finally thrown in the towel with this younger generation. Decided all’s lost. The latest piece of news is they don’t want to learn… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2019
Diane Somers works the front desk, answers phones, dummies the day’s issue and helps with special projects at the Peninsula Clarion. (Photo courtesy Diane Somers)

Meet the Clarion: Diane Somers

Diane Somers sees a lot of variety throughout her eight-hour days at the Peninsula Clarion. She is the first face you see when you walk… Continue reading

Diane Somers works the front desk, answers phones, dummies the day’s issue and helps with special projects at the Peninsula Clarion. (Photo courtesy Diane Somers)

Minister’s Message: Guard your heart; care for your soul

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. — Proverbs 4:23 NKJV I didn’t think too much about… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019
Mike Gordon, left, and Shelli Gordon, right, pose with a copy of Mike Gordon’s memoir, “Learning the Ropes.” (Photo by Joe Columbus)

Gordon writes sprawling book of life in Alaska

In his 76 years of rough-and-tumble living, Halibut Cove writer Mike Gordon has come to be known as “Mountain Mike” for his alpine adventures. Another… Continue reading

Mike Gordon, left, and Shelli Gordon, right, pose with a copy of Mike Gordon’s memoir, “Learning the Ropes.” (Photo by Joe Columbus)
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Pioneer Potluck: About big bodies of water and whales

Monkey bars, carrot raisin oatmeal cookies, lemon sugar cookies, salted peanut peanut butter bars

  • May 7, 2019
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Kat Sorensen has been working for the Clarion since February of 2017. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)

Meet the Clarion: Seward correspondent Kat Sorensen

Kat Sorensen has worn many hats over the years, from lacrosse helmets to hairnets, but the reporter’s cap is one that fits her better than… Continue reading

Kat Sorensen has been working for the Clarion since February of 2017. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)

Pioneer Potluck: About my birthday and thinking I was adopted

Recipes for spinach salad, apple streusel cobbler, halibut fingers

  • Apr 30, 2019
RJ Nelson’s work of art is part of the Choir for Peace show on display before the May 2 and 3, 2019 concerts in the Homer High School Commons in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

‘Choir for Peace’ will be community art, music event

Performs at 7 p.m. May 3 and 4 at the Mariner Theatre in Homer.

RJ Nelson’s work of art is part of the Choir for Peace show on display before the May 2 and 3, 2019 concerts in the Homer High School Commons in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Best laid plans

The parts of the brain associated with long-term planning are the last to mature.

  • Apr 27, 2019

Minister’s Message: Expiration date — made for eternity

Remember when you never needed to look at the expiration date on milk to know that it was bad? Opening it up and taking one… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019
Bill Smith stands by a John Fenske painting, top, that his children bought for him. Fenske’s retrospective show opened on First Friday, April 5, 2019, at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ exhibit honors art and life of John Fenske

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door” opened April 5 in the Pioneer Hall Commons gallery at Kachemak Bay Campus.

Bill Smith stands by a John Fenske painting, top, that his children bought for him. Fenske’s retrospective show opened on First Friday, April 5, 2019, at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pioneer Potluck: The continued story about Ben’s boat and clam digging

This week’s recipes: green chili chicken noodle soup, chicken Kiev, cinnamon rolls

  • Apr 23, 2019
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Unhinged Alaska: The annoyances of spring

Certain testosterone-infused feral critters strut around our acreage like Wild Bill Hickok

  • Apr 20, 2019
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Minister’s Message: Rejoice in the resurrection

Two men walked slowly along the dusty road to Emmaus. Heavy hearts matched heavy feet as they plodded on. Jerusalem faded in the distance but… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2019

Pioneer Potluck: About Ben’s boat and clam digging

Clam fritters, Easter bunny bread pudding, lemon hard sauce, hamburger stroganoff

  • Apr 16, 2019