Funny River Festival supports community’s ‘great big living room’

Mary Youngman describes the Funny River Community Center as the area’s big great living room. She’s the advertising chairwoman for the Funny River Community Association,… Continue reading

This photo released by Sony Entertainment shows Denzel Washington in “The Equalizer 2.” (Photo courtesy Sony Entertainment)

For sequels, ‘Equalizer’ serves its predecessor, ‘Transylvania’ not so much

Equalizer 2/Hotel Transylvania 3 This weekend marked peak summer, at least as far as movie going went — two movies in one day. I know… Continue reading

This photo released by Sony Entertainment shows Denzel Washington in “The Equalizer 2.” (Photo courtesy Sony Entertainment)
<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion</span>
                                Stu Schmutzler dances at the River Stage during Rabbit Creek Ramblers’ set at the 2017 Salmonfest in Ninilchik, Alaska on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

Get ready for fish, love and music

The organizers of Salmonfest are ready to bring the people of Alaska another three days of “fish, love and music” next month, with a cause… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion</span>
                                Stu Schmutzler dances at the River Stage during Rabbit Creek Ramblers’ set at the 2017 Salmonfest in Ninilchik, Alaska on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.
The seven dancers, Caroline Cho, Rylee Downs, Autianna Spann, Shanna Anderson, Ysabelle Soyangco, Siobhan Dempsey and Shelby Anglebrandt get ready for their trip to Akita, Japan on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai dance troupe gets ready to perform in Japan

Young performers from the Diamond Dance Project, a dance studio near Kenai, are traveling to Kenai’s sister city, Akita, Japan. The all-female dance group will… Continue reading

The seven dancers, Caroline Cho, Rylee Downs, Autianna Spann, Shanna Anderson, Ysabelle Soyangco, Siobhan Dempsey and Shelby Anglebrandt get ready for their trip to Akita, Japan on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
In this Wednesday, July 12, 2017 photo, people walk among the stalls at the Soldotna Wednesday Market in Soldotna, Alaska. The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce organizes the market each week for local vendors and features local musicians. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Progress Days market features food, crafts, music and more

Similar to the Wednesday Market in Soldotna, the Progress Days market Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, will be full of craft and food… Continue reading

In this Wednesday, July 12, 2017 photo, people walk among the stalls at the Soldotna Wednesday Market in Soldotna, Alaska. The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce organizes the market each week for local vendors and features local musicians. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
This photo released by Legendary Entertianment, Flynn Picture Company and Seven Bucks Productions shows Dwayne Johnson (right) and Neve Campbell in “Skyscraper.” (Courtesy Legendary Entertianment, Flynn Picture Company and Seven Bucks Productions)

‘Skyscraper’ can’t be ‘Die Hard,’ but at least it’s not boring

Skyscraper It’s probably appropriate that Dwayne Johnson should be the one to finally star in a direct rip-off of “Die Hard,” considering that Johnson is… Continue reading

This photo released by Legendary Entertianment, Flynn Picture Company and Seven Bucks Productions shows Dwayne Johnson (right) and Neve Campbell in “Skyscraper.” (Courtesy Legendary Entertianment, Flynn Picture Company and Seven Bucks Productions)
Megan (left) and Aroon (right) Duncanson. Courtesy image.

Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist

Megan Duncanson is living the dream, or as she likes to call it, the MAD life. MAD Art Designs, short for Megan Aroon Duncanson, is… Continue reading

Megan (left) and Aroon (right) Duncanson. Courtesy image.

5th annual Swank Street Market celebrates boutique, antique and more in Soldotna this weekend

Swank Street Market will be hosting their fifth annual flea market today, Saturday and Sunday in Soldotna. The first market was in the summer of… Continue reading

This filim still released by Marvel Studios shows Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” (Photo courtesy Marvel Studios)

‘Ant-Man’ installment begins to overstretch Marvel universe

“Ant-Man & The Wasp” As the era of Marvel closes out its 10th year, I think film historians of the future will note this point… Continue reading

This filim still released by Marvel Studios shows Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” (Photo courtesy Marvel Studios)
This is an aerial view at the intersection of Front Street and Seward Street downtown. (Courtesy Photo | Josh McGraw)

Local artists showcase talent as part of downtown revitalization

Rico Worl, Christy Eriksen discuss medallions, Front and Seward streets intersection.

This is an aerial view at the intersection of Front Street and Seward Street downtown. (Courtesy Photo | Josh McGraw)

Poet’s corner: 186,000 miles per second: An ode to light

186,000 miles per second: An ode to light By Rosalind Foster, Kenai Light— Slow down! Why rush along so fast? Flutter, settle, pause, delight —… Continue reading

‘Ant-Man’ installment begins to overstretch Marvel universe

“Ant-Man & The Wasp” As the era of Marvel closes out its 10th year, I think film historians of the future will note this point… Continue reading

Poet’s corner: 186,000 miles per second: An ode to light

186,000 miles per second: An ode to light By Rosalind Foster, Kenai Light— Slow down! Why rush along so fast? Flutter, settle, pause, delight —… Continue reading

Rock’N the Ranch music festival is back for second year

This Friday and Saturday, the RustyRavin Plant Ranch, a commercial greenhouse near Kenai, will be hosting the Rock’N the Ranch music festival for the second… Continue reading

Out of class, but not off duty: Local teachers come together to make music

For the members of the band Recess Duty, teaching music all day just wasn’t enough. “We decided we should do something for ourselves,” Kent Peterson,… Continue reading

This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures)

“Fallen Kingdom” not as smart as its predecessors, still thrilling

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” As the years go by, the “Jurassic Park” franchise has begun to experience something the real dinosaurs never did: evolution. These… Continue reading

This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures)

Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai

Backyard Country BBQ Featuring music by Jerrod Niemann Trick Pony The Ken Peltier Band June 29: Soldotna Creek Park, Soldotna June 30: Outside Don Jose’s,… Continue reading

Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai

Backyard Country BBQ Featuring music by Jerrod Niemann Trick Pony The Ken Peltier Band June 29: Soldotna Creek Park, Soldotna June 30: Outside Don Jose’s,… Continue reading

“Fallen Kingdom” not as smart as its predecessors, still thrilling

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” As the years go by, the “Jurassic Park” franchise has begun to experience something the real dinosaurs never did: evolution. These… Continue reading

Goat yoga comes to the Peninsula

Amber Harrison had few expectations when she laid down her yoga mat at the Palmer Fairgrounds last year. She came all the way to the… Continue reading