Reeling it In: A treat and bore: guess which is which

“Jason Bourne” Universal Pictures 1 hour, 53 minutes   “The Legend of Tarzan” Dark Horse Entertainment 1 hour, 50 minutes   Sometimes it feels like… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will present the 2016 Summer Music Festival, 2 weeks of music culminating in our Gala Concerts, “Russian Scenes,”… Continue reading

Poets Corner: Ode to Hobo Jim

Ode to Hobo JimBy Trish Thompson – AKA Princess PatriciaHe definitely has a god given talentTo write those purely original songsWhen he strums on his… Continue reading

Sweet sounds of summer

During recent rehearsals, Tammy Vollom-Marrurro told her violinists to play as horribly as possible.The harsh, raking sound is an important part of the drama required… Continue reading

Trials of the Earth

Your toast was burnt this morning.It was the first in a tsunami of irritation you had to endure today: the house WiFi was down, your… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will present the 2016 Summer Music Festival, 2 weeks of music culminating in our Gala Concerts, “Russian Scenes,”… Continue reading

If I believed

If I believedMarilyn Wheeless, KenaiIf I believed I would have to live the rest of my lifeCrouching behind windows peeping out at my worldIn fear.If… Continue reading

The man who made things out of trees

Shade feels good right about now.Just sitting in it seems to lower your temperature by ten degrees. It calms you, too, and makes you feel… Continue reading

Salmonfest 2016: Summer weekend of environmental consciousness, music, art

As the sun begins to set before 11 p.m. and an end to summer seems just around the corner, Salmonfest appears a reminder not to… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ energizes series

“Star Trek Beyond”Paramount Pictures2 hours, 2 minutesI think a lot of people out there are getting superhero fatigue, or franchise fatigue, or are simply tired… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ Market Daze at The Market, 44720 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, is 1-11 p.m. today, featuring live music from Robb Justice at 7… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Anticipation

AnticipationBy Hedy-Jo Huss, SoldotnaBurgers, hot dogs and friesare ready to go.(Watch out for flies.)Toppings are added one by one.Make sure to leave room for a… Continue reading

Under the stars

Away from any lights, the stars seem to triple in number.They’re closer to the earth, too, and shinier. When you’re outdoors, you also hear things… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Don’t be afraid of this ‘Ghostbusters’

“Ghostbusters”Columbia Pictures1 hour, 56 minutesI was 11 when the original “Ghostbusters” came out — perfectly primed for that film’s mix of adult humor (which I… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ Hobo Jim, Alaska’s balladeer, will perform at 3 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Visitor & Cultural Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway in… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Sterling, Alaska

Sterling, AlaskaBy A.J. Zyszkowski, 2014June brings the longest brightest days that never end.The fishy smell of the cleaning table fills the air as youapproach the… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Pets have a lot of fun in their secret lives

“The Secret Life of Pets”Universal Pictures1 hour, 27 minutes“Midnight Special”Warner Home Video1 hour, 52 minutesIf you had asked me in May which childrens’ film would… Continue reading

Personal decisions define author’s first book

Homer writer McKibben Jackinsky’s first book, “Too Close to Home? Living with ‘drill baby’ on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula” tells the story of recent oil and… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘BFG’ a beautiful film, but falls flat

“The Big Friendly Giant” Walt Disney Motion Pictures 1 hour, 57 minutes   I’m at a bit of a loss at how to approach Steven… Continue reading

Your dog is a hero

To you, your dog is a hero.Nobody else protects you from spiders and shadows. Nobody does a better job of warning you about summer storms… Continue reading