What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ ARTSpace and the Rotary Club of Soldotna will have their annual exhibit and sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the… Continue reading

Poet’s Corener: Nestled in the Arms of God

Nestled In the Arms of GodBy Bonnie Marie Playle, SoldotnaIt’s comforting to know whether it be human or animal,that God is always near.It doesn’t matter… Continue reading

Evenson lithographs collected in limited-edition book

A new limited-edition book portrays the long artistic career of Nikiski homesteader, commercial fisherman, and lithographer Jim Evenson with 50 images Evenson chose as favorites.… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Unlock the Weird’ a perfect diversion

School has started, and you’ve got it all locked down.You know your class schedule, who your teachers are, who assigns the most homework, and who… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Peninsula Art Guild will honor the artists who generously contributed their own artwork to the Harvest Art Exhibit and Auction at… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Kubo’ takes animation to new levels

“Kubo and the Two Strings” Laika Entertainment 1 hour, 41 minutes   A recent trend among animated movies has been to have a sequence of… Continue reading

Masks of Earth

Helene Griffith said she’s naming her new art gallery after an entity she described as “the master creator.” Her Ancient Earth Gallery will open on… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Caffeine, Drones and the First Day of School

Caffeine, Drones and the First Day of SchoolBy Kathy Matta, SoldotnaRainy morning, sunny faces. Playful anticipation.Mommy stops at the coffee shop on the way to… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Suggestions for refueling in ‘The Full Tank Life’

At the end of the day, you’re out of gas.There’s nothing left in your reserves, not a drop. You’re done, wondering if this is as… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank’s 20th annual Soup Supper and Auction fundraiser is Saturday at Kenai Central High School. Tickets are $50… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Led by Radcliffe, acting carries ‘Imperium’

“Imperium” Lionsgate Premiere 1 hour, 49 minutes   Daniel Radcliffe is turning out to be a far more interesting actor than you might have guessed… Continue reading

Conway Seavey to put on Soldotna concert

This weekend Conway Seavey and his crew will put on their Soldotna concert for a second time for local fans and the community. The band’s… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Kenai Peninsula Fair is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Fair activities include live music, a rodeo, rides… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Nice guys, bad moms and heartwarming dragons

“Bad Moms”STX Entertainment1 hour, 40 minutesThis week was a good one at the movies for me. I saw not one, not two, but three movies… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Alaskan Seasons

Alaskan SeasonsBy Bonnie Marie Playle, SoldotnaSpringWhen the naked trees begin to bud to produce the new fresh leaves,the gentle sound blowing in the breeze.All the… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Accepted’ a slam for pro wrestling fans

You are the champion of all-time.Nobody can beat you; nobody can even tie your record. When it comes to thumb-wresting, you know all the moves… Continue reading

Balancing acts: Salmonfest brings the noise, knowledge

Always a music fan, never a music festivalgoer. That’s been my M.O. since I was old enough to attend. Call me crazy, but the prospect… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will present the 2016 Summer Music Festival, two weeks of music culminating in our Gala Concerts, “Russian Scenes,”… Continue reading

Suicide Squad/Hillary’s America

“Suicide Squad” Warner Bros. 2 hour, 10 minutes   “Hillary’s America” Documentary by Gerald R. Molan 1 hour, 47 minutes   I saw two movies… Continue reading

Bookworm sez: Playing dead

Your wallet is genuine, original faux-leather from faux-Venezuela. It matches the pleather jacket you love so much and your favorite fake-silk shirt, which you like… Continue reading