Poem: Forever

ForeverBy Vincent CalderonNo matter how cold,Or dark the winterMy heart fills with warmth,And the lights start to flicker.When I think of the smile,That starts in… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Cast members in the musical Annie held their first drest rehearsal on Tuesday Jan. 13, 2014 at the Triumvirate Theatre in Nikiski, Alaska. The show will open on Friday and run through Jan. 24.

The sun will come out this January: Peninsula group to perform “Annie”

For Kenai Peninsula residents hoping to forget about the hard knock winter, this month the Triumvirate Theatre Class Act Drama Troupe will present several performances… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Cast members in the musical Annie held their first drest rehearsal on Tuesday Jan. 13, 2014 at the Triumvirate Theatre in Nikiski, Alaska. The show will open on Friday and run through Jan. 24.

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ An artists’ reception will take place from 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. across from the… Continue reading

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ansel Elgort, right, and Shailene Woodley appear in a scene from "The Fault In Our Stars." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, James Bridges)

Best and worst films of 2014

Every year at this time I read list after list of top tens from different critics and every one boils down to the same sentiment.… Continue reading

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ansel Elgort, right, and Shailene Woodley appear in a scene from "The Fault In Our Stars." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, James Bridges)
This year is a big one

This year is a big one

As resolutions go, this year’s is a big one. It’s a New Year’s resolution that you won’t break, for once: you’ve decided that you’re going… Continue reading

This year is a big one

Poem: A Remembrance

A RemembranceBy Andrew McClure, SoldotnaAs I sit in my chair, surroundedBy my nieces and nephews,I tell of my childhood, story after story,Laughing and sighing.I suddenly… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibits ■ A exhibition of work by students Sue Covich, Jessica Isenman-Bookey, Alisah Kress, Chelsea Springer and Sandra Sterling is on display in… Continue reading

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Jack O'Connell portrays Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini in a scene from "Unbroken." The film, directed by Angelina Jolie, did not receive any Golden Globe nominations on Thursday.  (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

Reeling it in: Have some time off? The movies are on

With the Christmas holidays in full-swing, I, like most people, had some amount of free time in the last week. As a freelance designer, I… Continue reading

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Jack O'Connell portrays Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini in a scene from "Unbroken." The film, directed by Angelina Jolie, did not receive any Golden Globe nominations on Thursday.  (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

Poem: Shave

ShaveBy Byron Nalos, NikiskiShave. The fiery tap-water steams.I schlepp a towel across the foggy bathroom mirror; there’s that smug ol’ ghost again, running a razor… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Working Stiff' offers inside look at death

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Working Stiff’ offers inside look at death

Everybody’s good at something.You may have an aptitude for numbers. You might be a master at chess, multitasking, organizing, or people skills. Your real talents… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Working Stiff' offers inside look at death

Poem: I’m Just a Man

I’m Just a Man (Dedicated to my Sparrow)By Daniel H. KartchnerOften men are clueless and you’d seldom disagree,Men seldom understand women right, from when they… Continue reading

This image provided by Disney shows a teenage Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." Although the animated film opened late in 2013, the story of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven easily outpaced other vote-getters like "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch, TV guru Shonda Rimes, musicians Beyonce and Pharrell Williams for entertainer of the year. "Frozen" has earned Disney more than $1.27 billion at the box office worldwide, becoming the most successful animated movie of all time. Its signature song "Let It Go" won an Oscar and a national touring live version on ice has been a huge draw. (AP Photo/Disney)

‘Frozen’ the entertainer of the year

NEW YORK — If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of… Continue reading

This image provided by Disney shows a teenage Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." Although the animated film opened late in 2013, the story of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven easily outpaced other vote-getters like "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch, TV guru Shonda Rimes, musicians Beyonce and Pharrell Williams for entertainer of the year. "Frozen" has earned Disney more than $1.27 billion at the box office worldwide, becoming the most successful animated movie of all time. Its signature song "Let It Go" won an Oscar and a national touring live version on ice has been a huge draw. (AP Photo/Disney)
In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Mark Pokorny)

Reeling it in: One more trip to Middle Earth

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”New Line Cinema2 hours, 24 minutesAfter watching the final scenes of an almost nine-hour trilogy, crammed with stuff… Continue reading

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Mark Pokorny)
The Bookworm Sez: 'The Silent Sister' has plenty to say

The Bookworm Sez: ‘The Silent Sister’ has plenty to say

Sometimes, you find the strangest things in the oddest places.How, for example, did that thing you spent months searching for suddenly appear right in front… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'The Silent Sister' has plenty to say

What’s Happening

■ The Triumvirate Theatre on the Kenai Spur Highway just north of Kenai presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas” shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, and… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is pleased to present “An Evening of Christmas” on Friday at 7 p.m. at Renee C. Henderson Auditorium, Kenai… Continue reading

Poetry helps woman move toward healing

In the March 19, 2014, edition of the Homer News, a local woman submitted a couple of poems with the following words: “I am sharing… Continue reading

Christmas comes to Triumvirate North

Christmas comes to Triumvirate North

A year after opening its doors, the Triumvirate North Theatre is still going strong, as it holds two Christmas-themed plays this holiday season. In December… Continue reading

Christmas comes to Triumvirate North
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Joel Edgerton, left, as pharaoh-to-be Ramses, and Christian Bale as Moses in a scene from "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The film, directed by Ridley Scott, is set for release on Dec. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Kerry Brown)

Reeling it in: ‘Exodus’ a thrilling epic – but it has its issues

“Exodus: Gods and Kings”Twentieth Century Fox2 hours, 30 minutesIn the 1950s only white people were allowed to appear in movies, and only Charlton Heston was… Continue reading

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Joel Edgerton, left, as pharaoh-to-be Ramses, and Christian Bale as Moses in a scene from "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The film, directed by Ridley Scott, is set for release on Dec. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Kerry Brown)
The Bookworm Sez: Raise a glass to Hollywood gossip

The Bookworm Sez: Raise a glass to Hollywood gossip

A toast…You’ve been doing that often lately. A toast to friends and family around the table. To a new job, new baby, new marriage. To… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Raise a glass to Hollywood gossip