Homer-area jazz musician leaves for school, branches out

Homer-area jazz musician leaves for school, branches out

It took five years, a move to New York City and some soul-searching, but Kenai Peninsula trumpet player and musician Joe DeCino has graduated from… Continue reading

Homer-area jazz musician leaves for school, branches out

Poem: Need For Heed

Need For Heed By Norm Olson, NikiskiSpeeding down the highway, the wind against my face With my Honda underneath me, I raced for open space.… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Fetch this one for a sentimental read

The Bookworm Sez: Fetch this one for a sentimental read

You were overjoyed when your dog learned to “SIT!”“Down” came eventually, then “roll over” and “stay.” He can “shake” both paws, fetch, find, and you’re… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Fetch this one for a sentimental read

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ Conway Seavey will perform songs from his new EP “Paradox” Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk in Soldotna.… Continue reading

This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows the character Hiccup, voiced by Jay Baruchel, in a scene from "How To Train Your Dragon 2." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)

Reeling it in: Two choices make for a great weekend at the movies

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” DreamWorks Animation 1 hour, 42 minutes   “The Fault in Our Stars” Temple Hill Entertainment 2 hours, 6 minutes… Continue reading

This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows the character Hiccup, voiced by Jay Baruchel, in a scene from "How To Train Your Dragon 2." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)
The Bookworm Sez: What goes on behind closed eyes?

The Bookworm Sez: What goes on behind closed eyes?

Seven hours of your life, gone — just like that.You’d be annoyed if that happened while in traffic. You’d be angry if it was spent… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: What goes on behind closed eyes?
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Edge of Tomorrow." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, David James)

Reeling it in: Don’t wait for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

“Edge of Tomorrow” Warner Bros. 1 hour, 53 minutes   As much as I enjoy Tom Cruise’s movies, I’ve been a little dubious of his… Continue reading

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Cruise in a scene from "Edge of Tomorrow." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, David James)

What’s Happening

Events and exhibits ■ Local nature photographer Laurie Johnson is showing her work at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Kobuk in Soldotna. More than 20 pieces… Continue reading

Poem: Fire watch

Fire watchBy Vicki Fruichantie, KenaiWe were going campingBut ended up instead,Working the “information station”As the wildfires glowed red.We waited and watched and worriedAs the days… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Elan Krull and Daniel Rozak run through a rehearsal for the Kenai Performers production of Leading Ladies, May 28, on Kalifornsky Beach.

A look into Leading Ladies

A quick glance into the unmarked building behind Subway on Kalifornsky Beach Road reveals a suspended construction project camouflaging a cavernous adjoining room filled with… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Peninsula Clarion Elan Krull and Daniel Rozak run through a rehearsal for the Kenai Performers production of Leading Ladies, May 28, on Kalifornsky Beach.

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibits ■ Local nature photographer Laurie Johnson is showing her work at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Kobuk in Soldotna. More than 20 pieces… Continue reading

Mystical, magical Maleficent, now appearing

Maleficent June 3, 2014 97 minutes Walt Disney Pictures     I’ve always enjoyed the storytelling technique of literary revisionism. That is, looking at a… Continue reading

You just got bitten again

You just got bitten again

You just got bit. And bitten again. Every time you go outside, it’s like you’re a walking feast for a zillion biting, whining, creepy-crawling bugs… Continue reading

You just got bitten again

Bookworm Sez: You wish you’d never done it

You wish you’d never done it. If only you could hit “reset,” take it all back, call do-overs, and you wouldn’t make the same choices.… Continue reading

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Michael Fassbender in the film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Alan Markfield)

Box-office hit with $111 million

“X-Men: Days of Future Past.” 20th Century Fox 1 hour, 44 minutes   For the layperson, it’s enough to say “I like ‘Spider-Man’ comics,” or… Continue reading

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Michael Fassbender in the film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Alan Markfield)

Events and Exhibits

■ Local nature photographer Laurie Johnson is showing her work at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Kobuk in Soldotna. More than 20 pieces will be on… Continue reading

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora performs a new song, "Lighthouse" at an anti-drug forum in Toms River N.J. on May 27, 2014. The song will raise money for a drug treatment center in New Jersey.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Bon Jovi guitarist hopes new song helps addicts

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora drew on his own past in debuting a song at a forum on drug abuse Tuesday.The… Continue reading

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora performs a new song, "Lighthouse" at an anti-drug forum in Toms River N.J. on May 27, 2014. The song will raise money for a drug treatment center in New Jersey.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibits ■ Local nature photographer Laurie Johnson is showing her work at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Kobuk in Soldotna. More than 20 pieces… Continue reading

This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from "Godzilla." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Reeling it in: ‘Godzilla’ back with a vengeance

“Godzilla” Warner Bros. 2 hours, 3 minutes   Godzilla, as a character, has been around a long time. The original Japanese film, “Gojira” was first… Continue reading

This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from "Godzilla." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Poem: Still Deeply In Love

Still Deeply In LoveBy Brett Van Sickle, Kenai Each week spent together, I still find in my heart. This deep lonely feeling, each time spent… Continue reading