Kenai Parks & Rec: Thanks for supporting the Fall Pumpkin Festival

The City of Kenai Parks & Recreation Department would like to send out a HUGE thank you to the following businesses and organizations in recognition… Continue reading

 

It Is What It Is: Reading baseball

I think I’m at a point where I enjoy reading about baseball more than watching it. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy a good ballgame.… Continue reading

 

Shop Talk: Piroshki’s Coffee and Tea Shoppe

It’s hard to miss the bright colors and decorations of the Piroshki Coffee and Tea Shoppe, which stands just north of Soldotna on the Kenai… Continue reading

 

Rusty Taylor and his partner, Danny Williamson, carve 50-55 pumpkins annually on Halloween. (Juli Leonard/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Unhinged Alaska: Bobbin’ for Apples

If you take a quick peek around the corner of tomorrow, you will see Halloween lurking there. It used to be a time where diminutive… Continue reading

Rusty Taylor and his partner, Danny Williamson, carve 50-55 pumpkins annually on Halloween. (Juli Leonard/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

Life in the pedestrian lane: The Location of the Library

The Location of the Library is the only thing you ever absolutely need to know according to Albert Einstein. I spent my so-called formative years… Continue reading

3 Friends Dog Park gets additions as one-year celebration kicks off

When the ribbon was cut to open 3 Friends Dog Park in Soldotna last September, park organizer Connie Hocker realized a dream. One year later,… Continue reading

Monthly Musings: October is full of history and wonder

By Bonnie Marie Playle Every third year, the October full moon is called the Hunter’s Moon or Blood Moon. October 2018 falls on one of… Continue reading

How to Cut Down a Tree:

How to Cut Down a Tree: Safe and Effective Tree Felling, Limbing and Bucking Felling trees, bucking logs, and cutting firewood are popular autumn activities.… Continue reading

A different kind of stash

A few weeks ago, my bride picked up a chest cold that was so nasty her coughs and sneezes began to register on seismic meters… Continue reading

The Recycling Bin: Rethink your lawn

Consider rethinking the lawn. Americans spend over $30 billion (yes, billion) a year on their lawns. Eight hundred million gallons of gas to cut grass… Continue reading

Monthly musings: September, the harvest month

September is the ninth month of the year and is called the Harvest Month. This month is the third of four months with thirty days.… Continue reading

Where to get rid of used oil

Where to get rid of used oil Used oil is accepted for recycling by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department 10 gallons at a… Continue reading

Recycling bin: What are you eating?

What are you eating? “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C. “Eat food. Not too much.… Continue reading

Tri the Kenai donates $1,000 to Freedom House

The Tri the Kenai 2018 Triathlon/Duathlon donated $1,000 to its charity of choice, Soldotna’s Freedom House. Freedom House provides faith-based programming and housing for women… Continue reading

Unhinged Alaska: Slip slidin’ away

Can you feel it yet? There is definitely something different about nature’s pulse and the actions of her minions. It started several weeks back while… Continue reading

Sword swallower Dan Meyer demonstrates the technique during a show at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ben Boettger)

On the edge: Learning to overcome fears and swallow swords

The swords of various length and width glitter from atop the black tablecloth on the back of the stage. Some look like props from a… Continue reading

Sword swallower Dan Meyer demonstrates the technique during a show at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ben Boettger)
A young visitor admires a horse in the pens at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Aug. 18, 2018 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

For livestock carers, the Kenai Peninsula Fair is a time to shine

Though a Ferris wheel towers over the Ninilchik Fairground and the smell of kettle corn permeates the air, for many, the Kenai Peninsula Fair is… Continue reading

A young visitor admires a horse in the pens at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Aug. 18, 2018 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
Sterling Area Senior Citizens Inc. board members and volunteers Linda Bond, Sandy Bailey, Janet Jones, Jacquie Turpin, Kristie Bass, Lynn Near, Dee Duvall and Dale Lundell met to discuss plans for the Sterling Street Fair at the Sterling Senior Center in Sterling, Alaska, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Sassy not senior,’ Sterling Senior Center hopes to draw community together with street fair

There’s more to Sterling than a whole lot of people realize. That’s the message Jacquie Turpin, a member of the Sterling Area Senior Center Inc.… Continue reading

Sterling Area Senior Citizens Inc. board members and volunteers Linda Bond, Sandy Bailey, Janet Jones, Jacquie Turpin, Kristie Bass, Lynn Near, Dee Duvall and Dale Lundell met to discuss plans for the Sterling Street Fair at the Sterling Senior Center in Sterling, Alaska, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

August musings

August, the last of the summer months; even though the fireweed is starting to bloom and the leaves are slowly turning, the months’ meaning of… Continue reading

In this 2012 photo, Bob Condon of Soldotna examines the moose he shot in the Arctic. (Photo courtesy Bob Condon)

Across 20 years and the entire country, Alaska and Florida couples build friendship

Though he’s only here for about a month each summer, Paul Coleman knows many of the fishermen on the Kenai River bank in Soldotna. Through… Continue reading

In this 2012 photo, Bob Condon of Soldotna examines the moose he shot in the Arctic. (Photo courtesy Bob Condon)