Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Scrooge-ing

The first Christmas column I wrote in “The Pedestrian Lane” was about the fudge my dad always made. Later years, I wrote about Christmas cactus,… Continue reading


A crowd watches as Santa Claus turns on the lights adorning the Christmas tree Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Christmas in the Park tree-lighting ceremony at Soldotna Creek Park, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Lighting up the Christmas tree

A crowd of more than 100 gathered Saturday evening amid rainy and blustery conditions to celebrate the annual “Christmas in the Park” tree-lighting ceremony at… Continue reading


The community gathers beneath a Christmas tree during Soldotna’s tree lighting event Dec. 2, 2017, at Soldotna Creek Park. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Annual “Christmas in the Park” returns with a dazzle

(This article has been updated to correct details about the sponsorship of this event). Santa Claus is coming to town this weekend in Soldotna. The… Continue reading


Christmas comes to Kenai Friday

In Kenai, the Friday after Thanksgiving means one thing — it’s time for Christmas. This year, the Kenai Chamber of Commerce continues their tradition with… Continue reading