Single-use plastic bags litter the side of Lake Street on Sept. 25, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Recycling Bin: Turn the tide against plastic

Turning the tide on plastic pollution requires the commitment of industry and consumers. Last month more than 275 brands, retailers, recyclers, governments and NGOs from… Continue reading


Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Mom sez…

By VIRGINIA WALTERS Life in the Pedestrian Lane Have you ever really considered how much your mother has influenced your life in ways you probably… Continue reading


Kenai Elks Lodge’s Veterans Winter Clothing Drive donation

Kenai Elks Lodge #2425 donated three large boxes, a large container, and several bags of winter clothing to the Kenai Vet Center on Wednesday, Nov.… Continue reading


Soldotna Area Senior Citizens, Inc. thanks you

Soldotna Area Senior Citizens, Inc. would like to thank the Peninsula Clarion for including our Fall Art Fair and Bazaar fundraising event numerous times in… Continue reading

Learning for Life: Natural Disasters — Mitigate Your Losses by Preparing Now

Natural Disasters — Mitigate Your Losses by Preparing Now In July 2018, Japan experienced devastating flooding and mudslides causing 2 million people to flee their… Continue reading

Heritage Place residents wrap holiday boxes with Samaritan’s Purse

Heritage Place partnered with Samaritan’s Purse and to wrap shoe boxes with love and prayers for Samaratin’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. The wrapped boxes are… Continue reading

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