What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • An exhibition of James Evenson’s works from Kenai Peninsula College’s permanent collection will be on display at KPC’s Gary L. Freeburg… Continue reading

Community members gather in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday, August 16 in memorium of Heather Heyer, the woman killed during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month. Organizers of the memorial walk have decided to continue the event for the next two weeks. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

A walk in the park

When Michele Valesquez was growing up in South Carolina during the Civil Rights era, she saw hatred, racism and bigotry all around her. “Those things… Continue reading

Community members gather in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday, August 16 in memorium of Heather Heyer, the woman killed during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month. Organizers of the memorial walk have decided to continue the event for the next two weeks. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • An exhibition of James Evenson’s works from Kenai Peninsula College’s permanent collection will be on display at KPC’s Gary L. Freeburg… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Inheritances

Inheritances By Hedy-Jo Huss, Soldotna A will legally transfers property of the deceased’s to survivors. The basis of giving a mystery to rivals. Contested wills… Continue reading

Four hands of fury

Four hands of fury

During a stop on her Listen Hear Alaska tour, classical pianist Miki Sawada (left) played a four-hand piece -- "Slavonic Dances" by Antonin Dvorak --… Continue reading

Four hands of fury
A wildlife scene, carved by Eric Berson, is found at The Dreamer’s Wood in Sterling. (Photos by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Chainsaw artist carves out niche

As the sun sets on the Kenai Peninsula’s busy tourist season, Eric Berson is closing up shop for the winter. You won’t be able to… Continue reading

A wildlife scene, carved by Eric Berson, is found at The Dreamer’s Wood in Sterling. (Photos by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Classical pianist Miki Sawada poses with a piano in an undated portrait. Sawada will be traveling with a piano to perform free shows at several Kenai Peninsula venues during the coming week.

Pianist invites you to gather, hear

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the length of Sawada's Alaska tour. Anyone who wants to hear classical piano music played live… Continue reading

Classical pianist Miki Sawada poses with a piano in an undated portrait. Sawada will be traveling with a piano to perform free shows at several Kenai Peninsula venues during the coming week.

Reeling it in: For a change of pace, visit ‘Moon’

“Moon” Sony Pictures 1 hour, 37 minutes Last week after the debacle that was “The Dark Tower,” I thought, “Surely we’ll get something worth watching… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: When Father really did know best

The Bookworm Sez: When Father really did know best

“Just wait ‘til your father gets home!” Once upon a time, those words struck fear into every child’s heart. When your father got home, punishment… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: When Father really did know best
Bookworm Sez: Getting from Point A to Point B

Bookworm Sez: Getting from Point A to Point B

From here to there. That’s where you need to move your stuff: from Point A to Point B. Take it out of one place and… Continue reading

Bookworm Sez: Getting from Point A to Point B

Reeling it in: ‘The Dark Tower’ tumbles on the screen

“The Dark Tower” 1 hour, 35 minutes There was a time when sci-fi/fantasy/comic book adaptations were not the go to Hollywood studio tentpole, but rather… Continue reading

Nature photographer focuses on hard-to-see birds, plants

From deep in the trees comes the voice of a bird. Even without looking up from his fishing, George Kirsch can identify it by the… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula Orchestra to play weekend concert

When Tammy Vollom-Matturro leads the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra through their Summer Gala Concert this weekend, she’ll be standing in front of the largest string section… Continue reading

What’s Happening

First Thursday • KDLL’s fifth annual BBQ, Burgers and Blues fundraiser will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Vagabond Inn… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: A lot of appeal in ‘The Boss’

The Bookworm Sez: A lot of appeal in ‘The Boss’

Somebody needs to call the shots. Leading by committee may seem equal, right? Everybody should have a voice, but there has to be a head… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: A lot of appeal in ‘The Boss’
Can big-screen comedy survive the superhero era?

Can big-screen comedy survive the superhero era?

NEW YORK — Days before the opening of the Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy “The House,” producer Adam McKay could see the writing on the wall.… Continue reading

Can big-screen comedy survive the superhero era?
This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Tom Holland in a scene from “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” (Chuck Zlotnick/Columbia Pictures-Sony via AP)

Reeling it in: The Webslinger comes home

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Columbia Pictures 2 hours, 13 minutes I can remember a time not too long ago when the concept of a Spider-Man movie seemed… Continue reading

This image released by Columbia Pictures shows Tom Holland in a scene from “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” (Chuck Zlotnick/Columbia Pictures-Sony via AP)
Robert Range of Kenai donated a decorated stool to be auctioned off at the Kenai Fine Art Center’s Annual Harvest Auction, to be held September 30, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The stool was created using permanent markers. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Behind blue doors: What’s happening at the Kenai Fine Art Center

There is a lot in the works behind the blue doors of the Kenai Fine Arts Center over the next three months, including individual shows,… Continue reading

Robert Range of Kenai donated a decorated stool to be auctioned off at the Kenai Fine Art Center’s Annual Harvest Auction, to be held September 30, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. The stool was created using permanent markers. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Poet’s Corner: Larry

Larry By Gaye LaRane, Kenai Larry sits on the rocks shapeless in green hooded jacket and sweat pants. His white socked and black flip-flopped feet… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Lost City’ worth exploring

“The Lost City of Z” Amazon Studios 2 hours, 21 minutes “The Lost City of Z” may be the best film I’ve seen this year… Continue reading