A photo by Lisa Williams of Peter Anahanok Sr., part of her show at the Pratt Museum & Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided/Pratt Museum & Park))

New photo exhibits at the Pratt celebrate community

Pratt Museum & Park photo exhibits feature works by three photographers

A photo by Lisa Williams of Peter Anahanok Sr., part of her show at the Pratt Museum & Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided/Pratt Museum & Park))
Curried lentils are served with basmati rice and garnished with cilantro. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

An introduction to Indian-style curry

This red lentil curry is mild and accessible

Curried lentils are served with basmati rice and garnished with cilantro. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Will Morrow (courtesy)

If the shoe fits

Alaska is a footwear-intensive place to live

Will Morrow (courtesy)
Chester LeRoy Oughton’s entry photos at the Alcatraz Island federal penitentiary in 1953. Oughton was convicted of first-degree murder in Alaska. (Image courtesy of the National Archives in San Francisco)

The Seward Jailbreak of 1952 — Part 1

The fugitives were Franklin Charles Oliver and Chester LeRoy Oughton.

Chester LeRoy Oughton’s entry photos at the Alcatraz Island federal penitentiary in 1953. Oughton was convicted of first-degree murder in Alaska. (Image courtesy of the National Archives in San Francisco)
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Alex Rydlinski, executive director of the Kenai Art Center, sets up the “Small to Biggs” photography show at the Kenai Art Center on Wednesday,

A space for photos, big and small

Kenai Art Center features work by amateurs and professionals in show curated by local photographer

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Alex Rydlinski, executive director of the Kenai Art Center, sets up the “Small to Biggs” photography show at the Kenai Art Center on Wednesday,
A copy of Don’t Cry For Me is displayed on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: ‘Don’t Cry for Me’ a raw reflection on masculinity, black fatherhood

A central motif is the idea of masculinity and how that idea is or is not upheld by characters

A copy of Don’t Cry For Me is displayed on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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Minister’s Message: Judge with an eye toward oneself

To avoid judgmentalism and hypocrisy, we must look to a standard above our own.

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This hearty salmon chowder takes a shot at recreating the famous smoked salmon chowder served at Pike Place Chowder in Seattle. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Winter warmup

Hearty smoke salmon chowder caps a day outdoors

This hearty salmon chowder takes a shot at recreating the famous smoked salmon chowder served at Pike Place Chowder in Seattle. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Don Decker’s exhibit, Thin Ice, showing through February at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Don Decker’s exhibit, Thin Ice, showing through February at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Meredith Harber (courtesy)

Minister’s Message: Cleaning house — for the spirit

Winter is a great time to think about the “bushel” of stuff that we have in our lives

Meredith Harber (courtesy)
Rice noodles, tofu, lemon grass, cilantro, shrimp and bean sprouts top this homemade pho. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Pho, abbreviated

Make this satisfying broth and noodle dish at home

Rice noodles, tofu, lemon grass, cilantro, shrimp and bean sprouts top this homemade pho. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Nick Varney

Unhinged Alaska: Not quite the Olympics … but

This unhinged winter and its obnoxious attitude has been an eye-opener

Nick Varney
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Getting creative on a rainy day

Our streak of rainy days last week tested my creativity. Filling the hours of our day with educational, developmentally challenging activity is hard enough on… Continue reading

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Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Lost in Space

I grew up in a big old two-storied farmhouse. It was pretty much the same as the houses of most of my friends. We lived… Continue reading

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
Photos from Seward Community Library Association collection in Alaska Digital Archives
S.S. Yukon is perched half left on the rocks after the steamship broke in half, the stern sank out of sight. This forward section remained wedged on the rocks off Cape Fairfield, near the entrance of Prince William Sound.

The heroic rise and tragic fall of ‘The Screaming Swede’ — Part 2

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the second part of a two-part story about Jimmy Johnson, a commercial fisherman who suffered an ignominious demise on the Kenai… Continue reading

Photos from Seward Community Library Association collection in Alaska Digital Archives
S.S. Yukon is perched half left on the rocks after the steamship broke in half, the stern sank out of sight. This forward section remained wedged on the rocks off Cape Fairfield, near the entrance of Prince William Sound.
A copy of Fiona and Jane is held on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: “Fiona and Jane” a moving tale of female friendships and the Asian American experience

Off the Shelf is a bimonthly literature column written by the staff of The Peninsula Clarion.

A copy of Fiona and Jane is held on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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On the strawberry patch: Bites of romance

Valentine’s butter cookies offer flavors of love

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This is the memorial plaque that since 2001 has adorned the grave of James William Johnson, also known as “The Screaming Swede.” Photo courtesy of Peggy Arness.

The heroic rise and tragic fall of ‘The Screaming Swede’ — Part 1

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I would like to thank Peggy Arness for access to her history files and the Resurrection Bay Historical Society for access to its… Continue reading

This is the memorial plaque that since 2001 has adorned the grave of James William Johnson, also known as “The Screaming Swede.” Photo courtesy of Peggy Arness.
Will Morrow (courtesy)

Bringing it to the house

For pure hypnotic value, it’s hard to beat curling.

Will Morrow (courtesy)
An e-reader displays part of "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” is a good way to pass a gloomy winter day

Maybe it’s cliche to read books about relationships for February. But, then again, maybe whether or not something is cliche doesn’t make it good or… Continue reading

An e-reader displays part of "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)