SOLSTICE SLUMBER

Solstice SlumberMarilyn E. Wheeless. Kenai‘How do you sleep?; she asked, in perfect honesty.‘When the sun shines nearly all night long?’Isn’t it hard to close your… Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

The hole you dug as a kid would never reach China.That didn’t matter to you, though; China wasn’t your goal – treasure was. Alas, your… Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW

Cat wins shelter’s Hero Dog award

LOS ANGELES — For the first time, a Los Angeles shelter’s Hero Dog award has gone to a cat.In May 2014, Tara the cat fought… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibits ■ Stop by Soldotna Creek Park every Wednesday at 6 p.m. for a new Music in the Park series. This free “Live… Continue reading

Spielberg puts a real, live dinosaur on screen

“Jurassic World” Universal Pictures 2 hours 10 min   I remember being home from college in the summer of 1993 when “Jurassic Park” came out.… Continue reading

World comes to Seldovia to sing

This weekend is the summer solstice. The appropriate audio accompaniment to all that daylight is the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, slated for today through… Continue reading

The Dad report

Every night, just after supper and all summer long, your father wanted to play catch.Back then, it rather surprised you that he loved throwing a… Continue reading

Poem: A Raging Storm’s Approaching

A Raging Storm’s Approaching(Good Bye America) By Bill Lowe, SterlingThere’s a raging storm approaching;the assault’s most everywhere.In public places, we’ve been warned,“Don’t talk to God in… Continue reading

Participants in Perseverance Theatre's "Theatre in the Wild" program get comfortable in a kayak last year. The theatre is now signing up interested high school students for this year's camp, scheduled for Aug. 3 - Aug. 8.

Not a tree, but a castle

Perseverance to offer week-long ‘Theatre in the Wild’ camp in AugustJuneau’s got a thriving arts community and plenty of wilderness, and for the second year… Continue reading

Participants in Perseverance Theatre's "Theatre in the Wild" program get comfortable in a kayak last year. The theatre is now signing up interested high school students for this year's camp, scheduled for Aug. 3 - Aug. 8.

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The 25th annual Kenai River Festival is Friday-Sunday in Soldotna Creek Park. For a full schedule including Run for the River updates,… Continue reading

The power in paper

The Power in PaperBrent Johnson, Clam GulchWhat puts the zingin advertising?A parrot in your pocketmight do it.But there is no pizazzlike a newspaper hasso you… Continue reading

Breaking Point

Breaking Point

When it comes to your job, you’re a crackerjack.You have quite the reputation for doing your best, in fact, which is why colleagues come to… Continue reading

Breaking Point
This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows, Melissa McCarthy, second right, infiltrating an arms dealing ring led by Rose Byrne, left, in a scene from the film, "Spy." (Larry Horricks/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

Reeling it in: McCarthy grabs spotlight in ‘Spy’

“Spy”20th Century Fox2 hoursMelissa McCarthy is one of those actresses I’d really like to get behind, but, until this week’s “Spy” — a clever send-up… Continue reading

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox shows, Melissa McCarthy, second right, infiltrating an arms dealing ring led by Rose Byrne, left, in a scene from the film, "Spy." (Larry Horricks/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

Walt Disney’s surrealistic friend

SAN FRANCISCO — It turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats.Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation… Continue reading

What’s Happening

First Thursday ■ Two new exhibits will be on display for the whole month of June at the Kenai Fine Arts Center: “Portrait Photography” by… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Mongrel Media  Alicia Vikander as Ava, in Ex Machina.

Ex Machina a philosophical look at artifical intelligence

“Ex Machina”DNA Films1 hours, 50 minAs computers get faster and the internet connects more and more of the world at faster and faster speeds, the… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Mongrel Media  Alicia Vikander as Ava, in Ex Machina.

Summertime

SummertimeBy DVicki FruichantieSummertime – and the joy it bringsWe love to hear the robin sing!Grandchildren playing in the sandBuilding castles, and sayingGramma, I need a… Continue reading

This photo released by Disney shows, Thomas Robinson, as young Frank Walker, in a scene from Disney's "Tomorrowland." The film releases in U.S. theaters May 22, 2015. (Film Frame/Disney via AP)

Getting back to ‘Tomorrow’ proves very difficult

“Tomorrowland” Disney 2 hours, 10 min   In “Tomorrowland,” director Brad Bird gives us something very few films do in this day and age: a… Continue reading

This photo released by Disney shows, Thomas Robinson, as young Frank Walker, in a scene from Disney's "Tomorrowland." The film releases in U.S. theaters May 22, 2015. (Film Frame/Disney via AP)

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ Starting June 3 stop by Soldotna Creek Park every Wednesday for a new Music in the Park series. This free “Live after… Continue reading

Cover courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing

The Trap

The summer stretches for miles, and you’ve got plans.You’re going to pack each day with as much fun as you can. It’s gonna be great… Continue reading

Cover courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing