Minister’s Message: What is your 2020 plan?

The Bible speaks a lot about making plans.

  • Jan 9, 2020
Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Memories of my mom on her birthday

This week’s recipes: banana bread, stir-fried chicken, Mexican fiesta bake, sour cream lemon pie.

  • Jan 7, 2020
Ann Berg

Kachemak Cuisine: Make tasty oyster dishes with fresh, local seafood

The oysters farmed in Kachemak Bay are some of the best anywhere.

It’s a beautiful day

When I’m thinking casual wardrobe, a hooded sweatshirt isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.

  • Jan 4, 2020

Minister’s Message: A new year and new beginnings

Well, here we are again. It is a new year. Perhaps some of you have made New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions are the promises we make… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2020
Carla Cope and her daughter, Nova, pose next to their paintings at left at the Nov. 8, 2019, opening of the 10x10 show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Nova painted the background elements to the paintings and her mother added to that. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Cope’s ‘Burst’ show sparks light in dark of winter

Cope has been an almost lifelong artist who knew from age 2 she wanted to create.

Carla Cope and her daughter, Nova, pose next to their paintings at left at the Nov. 8, 2019, opening of the 10x10 show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Nova painted the background elements to the paintings and her mother added to that. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: A time of traditions

Tradition is what makes our holidays special.

  • Dec 28, 2019
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
Nick Varney

Unhinged Alaska: The Neanderthal and the procrastinator

On the eve of Christmas Eve, I received an annual phone call from a great friend.

Nick Varney
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Minister’s Message: Rejoice in the power of a name

A young engaged couple each had a supernatural encounter about the name of their son.

  • Dec 26, 2019
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Minister’s Message: Remembering the greatest gift of all on Christmas

Christmas is about the gifts. But not the kind that can be purchased with a credit card.

  • Dec 19, 2019

Kachemak Cuisine: New Orleans barbecue shrimp makes a great holiday dish

Huge, juicy shrimp dripping with butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices

Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Reminiscing about Christmas Past

This article was co-authored by daughter Susan Jordan. Christmas 1979 Anchorage This story is a repeat but well worth the laughter. Christmas 1979 was looking… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019
Ann Berg
Big Jim (left) and Little Jim show off some of the furs from a recent winter’s trapping season, circa late 1950s. (Photo courtesy of Mona Painter)

The two Jims, part two: Coming home and battling a bully

In their early days in the Cooper Landing area, the Jims needed a place to live.

  • Dec 14, 2019
Big Jim (left) and Little Jim show off some of the furs from a recent winter’s trapping season, circa late 1950s. (Photo courtesy of Mona Painter)
Ann Berg

Homesteading in Nikiski without power

In our younger days I cooked every meal on the woodstove, as we lived here for 5 years without power

  • Dec 10, 2019
Ann Berg

The gear hound evolves

Maybe it started when I was a little kid, and the Sears catalogue would show up in the mail.

  • Dec 7, 2019

Minister’s Message: How Christmas got its festive trees and twinkling lights

There is a tradition of lights and trees going back to before my ancestors converted to Christianity

  • Dec 5, 2019
Ann Berg

How Pioneer Potluck got started

Recipes for tomato salsa, crockpot moose roast and curried seafood salad

  • Dec 3, 2019
Ann Berg

Unhinged Alaska: Politics as a sidedish … not a good idea

I should have let sleeping idiots lie. Did I? Nope.

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Minister’s Message: Basking in an intentional moment of thankfulness

I am long past feeling the need to get “my fair share” of fabulous bargains.

  • Nov 28, 2019
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Kachemak Cuisine: The experts agree: Don’t mess with Thanksgiving traditions

Thanksgiving and Christmas are not the times when you should exercise your kitchen skills.