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

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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

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Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Watercolor artist Francine Long (left) talks with a visitor, with paintings by Kaitlin Vadla in the foreground, during the Emerging Artists Festival on Saturday at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna.

Local artists find venue at Soldotna festival

Soldotna Creek Park become an overcast and somewhat chilly gallery space for the regional artists who exhibited in the first annual Emerging Artists Festival Saturday.… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Watercolor artist Francine Long (left) talks with a visitor, with paintings by Kaitlin Vadla in the foreground, during the Emerging Artists Festival on Saturday at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna.

Poem: America’s White Crosses

America’s White CrossesBy Dave Thompson, KenaiHave you ever walked the row on rowsOf Billys and Johnnys and Jacks and JoesWhere our nations heroes are laid… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ A Memorial Day Weekend Patriotic Quilt Show will be on display at the Kenai Visitor’s Center Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday… Continue reading

Poem: Every Hour

Every HourBy Bill Lowe, Sterling He is with me in the morning;through every hour of daylight,and holds me when it’s dark outside.He’s close beside me every… Continue reading

Homer writer starts new romance series

As romance writers go, Jennifer Bernard said she still thinks of herself as a newbie — even though she has published six novels, three novellas… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Mad Max’ blazes down ‘Fury Road’

“Mad Max: Fury Road”Warner Bros.2 hoursThere’s a recurring element in this week’s insanely entertaining action adventure “Mad Max: Fury Road,” that sums up what I… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Powerful words in this read

The Bookworm Sez: Powerful words in this read

Sometimes, you have to choose sides.Republican or Democrat? For something, or against it? Grateful for what you have or irritated by what you don’t? And… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Powerful words in this read

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Awards Reception for the PEEPS Kids Art and Photo Exhibit, a Kenai Birding Festival event, will take place at 7 p.m.,… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Plenty to enjoy in Alaska-grown film

“Moose: The Movie” 2 hoursIn addition to the several other hats I wear, a big part of my volunteer time goes toward co-managing the Triumvirate… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: You should listen to your mother

The Bookworm Sez: You should listen to your mother

Safe.That’s what you would’ve been, if you’d just paid attention to your mother. You wouldn’t have caught your death of cold or poked someone’s eye… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: You should listen to your mother
This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark in the film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron."  (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP)

Reeling it in: ‘Age of Ultron’ delivers on hype

“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” Marvel Studios 2 hours, 21 minutes   Looking at what Marvel Studios has accomplished, you might get the idea that… Continue reading

This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark in the film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron."  (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP)

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ “Moose: The Movie,” a live-action, comedy/suspense, feature-length film written by Tundra Comic Strip duo Chad and Darin Carpenter, is playing Saturday at… Continue reading

Alaskan-made comedy and suspense flick comes to town

A Moosetaur terrorizes the fictional Alaskan town of Gangrene Gulch in a new feature-length film by Alaskan brothers Darin and Chad Carpenter. “Moose: The Movie”… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History"

The Bookworm Sez: “Rain: A Natural and Cultural History”

The kids were unbelievably disappointed.There isn’t much you could do, though, when a long-anticipated event gets rained out. You can rant and shake your fist… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: "Rain: A Natural and Cultural History"

Poem: Tribute to Mom

Tribute to MomBy Dave Thompson, KenaiIn times gone by, as yesterdayMy thoughts recalling what they may.The times of plenty and of few,And the dearest soul… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Lee Gattenby (left) plays an electric guitar solo alongside vocalist and rhythm guitarist Eric Doucet during a show on Sunday, April 25 at Coffee Roasters in Kenai.

Troubadour North hopes to spread ‘Alaska Sound.’

Editor's note: This article has been changed to correct information about the structure of the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands competition, and to… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Lee Gattenby (left) plays an electric guitar solo alongside vocalist and rhythm guitarist Eric Doucet during a show on Sunday, April 25 at Coffee Roasters in Kenai.

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibits ■ The Kenai Peninsula College annual Juried Student Exhibition runs through May 8 in the Gary Freeburg Gallery on the Kenai River… Continue reading