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

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)

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

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

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

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
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)
Goat yoga comes to the Peninsula

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

Goat yoga comes to the Peninsula

Triumvirate Theatre hosts 20th annual summer camp

For 20 years, the Triumvirate Theatre has spent part of its summer educating kids about the stage. This week, the Kenai-area drama organization is teaching… Continue reading

This film still released by Disney and Pixar shows the Parr family in “The Incredibles 2.” (Photo by Disney/Pixar)

‘The Incredibles 2’ keeps the charm of the original

Right before the opening credits of this week’s film, the stars appear onscreen to both apologize for how long its taken the film to make… Continue reading

This film still released by Disney and Pixar shows the Parr family in “The Incredibles 2.” (Photo by Disney/Pixar)
Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference last Friday, June 5, at Land’s End Resort.

Author Anthony Doerr delivers Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote

The role of the keynote speaker at the annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference can range from Rotary Club toastmaster to Marine Boot Camp drill instructor… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference last Friday, June 5, at Land’s End Resort.
This photo released by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. shows (from left) Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock and Rihanna in “Ocean’s 8.” (Photo by Barry Wetcher)

Reeling it in: ‘Ocean’s 8’ breezy and fun, little else

“Ocean’s 8” The “Ocean’s” franchise is starting to feel more like Sunday afternoon television than a big event movie-going experience. The first film, “Ocean’s 11”… Continue reading

This photo released by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. shows (from left) Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock and Rihanna in “Ocean’s 8.” (Photo by Barry Wetcher)
Former Miss Alaska USA Alyssa London displays designers Jason Brown and Donna Decontie-Brown’s work at the Native Fashion Show at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 8, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Light and love’: Native Fashion Show gets ‘electric’ response from full house

At early Celebrations in the 1980s, Dorothy Grant’s clothing designs were already a crowd favorite. Grant remembers women asking her about the clothes she was… Continue reading

Former Miss Alaska USA Alyssa London displays designers Jason Brown and Donna Decontie-Brown’s work at the Native Fashion Show at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 8, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
McKayla Paul participates with her mother in the Toddler Fashion Show on the main stage at Centennial Hall for Celebration 2018 on Friday, June 8, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

At toddler review, the story’s in the regalia

Five-year-old McKayla Paul, of the Deisheetaan (Beaver Clan), took to the stage naturally at Thursday’s Celebration 2018 Toddler Regalia Review. Her face wide with a… Continue reading

McKayla Paul participates with her mother in the Toddler Fashion Show on the main stage at Centennial Hall for Celebration 2018 on Friday, June 8, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
TJ and Kinsie pose by a carving. Courtesy image.

Weaving the Future, Carving the Past

It is a couple weeks shy of Father’s Day but TJ Young is not waiting for the holiday to share what a proud dad he… Continue reading

TJ and Kinsie pose by a carving. Courtesy image.