Seldovia festival attracts variety of musicians

With the right timing, travelers could land on a ferry across Kachemak Bay alongside a boatload of musicians next week.The musicians will all cross the… Continue reading

Louise Nutter works on an octopus-ink painting on Wednesday, June 1 at her home in Nikiski. The tentacles are printed from those of an octopus Nutter captured in a shrimp trap in Prince William Sound.

Oil paintings in acrylic, octopi in ink

On a clear day, Louise Nutter can see 10 of Cook Inlet’s oil and gas platforms from the deck of her house in Nikiski. Hilcorp’s… Continue reading

Louise Nutter works on an octopus-ink painting on Wednesday, June 1 at her home in Nikiski. The tentacles are printed from those of an octopus Nutter captured in a shrimp trap in Prince William Sound.
Bedtime

Bedtime

This is my long haired Chihuahua, Jolie getting ready for bed. She likes to sleep under the covers.Tim Lohmer, Kenai, AK… Continue reading

Bedtime

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Kenai Fine Art Center in Old Town Kenai, is hosting two gallery openings. “On Longevity” by Sandra Sterling, is an exhibition… Continue reading

Tribe

Tribe

Sign you up.That’s one of the things of which you’re most proud: you freely give of your time. Rotary, Jaycees, Lions, your local hospital, if… Continue reading

Tribe
Big shot: Local photographer turns hobby into business

Big shot: Local photographer turns hobby into business

After 40 years as an Alaska resident, Jeff Jicha finally photographed a bull moose fight. The symmetrical image of the two hulking mammals greets visitors… Continue reading

Big shot: Local photographer turns hobby into business

Poet’s Corner: Senseless

SenselessBy Bonnie Playle, SoldotnaDeficient in sense, foolish or stupid, like the effects of addiction, the signs are lucid.At first, all the partying was fun; after… Continue reading

In this image released by Twentieth Century Fox, Magneto, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, appears in a scene from, "X-Men: Apocalypse." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

Reeling it in: ‘Apocalypse’ another solid X-Men adventure

“X-Men: Apocalypse”Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation2 hours, 24 minutesThough Brian Singer’s “X-Men” kicked off this current wave of comic book films back in 2000, these… Continue reading

In this image released by Twentieth Century Fox, Magneto, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, appears in a scene from, "X-Men: Apocalypse." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures shows the character Red, voiced by Jason Sudeikis, in a scene from "The Angry Birds Movie." (Sony Pictures via AP)

‘Angry Birds’ a misfire

“Angry Birds”Sony Entertainment1 hours, 37 minutesIt’s become a cliché truism in Hollywood that video game movies just don’t work. It’s not like they haven’t tried.… Continue reading

This image released by Sony Pictures shows the character Red, voiced by Jason Sudeikis, in a scene from "The Angry Birds Movie." (Sony Pictures via AP)
Plan A fails what do you do

Plan A fails what do you do

Your family has a good contingency plan. You all know what to do if there’s a blaze or a flood. You know where to go,… Continue reading

Plan A fails what do you do

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ The Kenai Fine Art Center in Old Town Kenai, invites you to two gallery openings in June. “On Longevity” by Sandra Sterling,… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ “Off the Wall: Quilting in Three Dimensions,” a trunk show by Susan Else sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild, is Friday… Continue reading

Artist to present 3-D quilting show

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild and the public alike are in for a quirky quilting show this week. Artist Susan Else, based in… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Flavored by Flowers

Flavored by FlowersBy Brent Johnson, Clam GulchAbout “bee gold” there is an obsessionbut it isn’t a color or even a possession.It isn’t an age, though… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Adventures of a Female Medical Detective' one to catch

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Adventures of a Female Medical Detective’ one to catch

Summer colds are the worst.You’re not sure how you caught one, but you did — and now you’d love to know where it came from.… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Adventures of a Female Medical Detective' one to catch
This image released by Sony Pictures shows George Clooney in a scene from "Money Monster," opening in theaters nationwide on May 13. (Atsushi Nishijima/TriStar Pictures-Sony Pictures via AP)

Reeling it in: Cast delivers in ‘Money Monster’

“Money Monster”Sony Pictures1 hour, 38 minutesJodie Foster’s latest, “Money Monster,” has the distinction of showcasing a side of George Clooney never seen before — that… Continue reading

This image released by Sony Pictures shows George Clooney in a scene from "Money Monster," opening in theaters nationwide on May 13. (Atsushi Nishijima/TriStar Pictures-Sony Pictures via AP)

Homer couple marries life, art

The partnership of Homer artists Skywalker and Brian Payne sounds like a romance novel tease. Can a storyteller-poet-dancer raised in a military family find true… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions ■ An exhibition of illustrations and drawings by Will Harperis on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center. Kenai Peninsula Borough School… Continue reading

In this image released by Disney, Anthony Mackie, from left,  Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan appear in a scene from "Captain America: Civil War." (Disney-Marvel via AP)

Reeling it in: ‘Civil War’ lives up to billing

“Captain America — Civil War”Marvel Entertainment2 hours, 27 minutesFor those of us (and there must be quite a few of us judging by the box… Continue reading

In this image released by Disney, Anthony Mackie, from left,  Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan appear in a scene from "Captain America: Civil War." (Disney-Marvel via AP)
The Bookworm Sez: 'Origins of Sports' a home run

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Origins of Sports’ a home run

The rules are very simple: don’t, don’t, and don’t.Don’t swing the bat too late. Don’t hug the ball while running down the court. Don’t get… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Origins of Sports' a home run