Hip-Hop students practice their routines for Forever Christmas on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at Forever Dance in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Forever Dance rings in the holidays with variety show

The show serves as a fun holiday tradition and an opportunity to get on stage early in the season

Hip-Hop students practice their routines for Forever Christmas on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at Forever Dance in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
This is Arthur Vernon Watson at age 39, when he was transferred from the federal prison in Atlanta to the penitentiary on Alcatraz Island near San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)

Justice wasn’t elementary, Watson, Part 3

Anchorage probation officer Roy V. Norquist was monitoring Arthur’s movements and reported that he was pleased with what he saw

This is Arthur Vernon Watson at age 39, when he was transferred from the federal prison in Atlanta to the penitentiary on Alcatraz Island near San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)
Photo courtesy of the National Archives 
This photo and information from a “prison book” at San Quentin state prison in California shows Arthur Vernon Watson when he entered the prison at age 23.

Justice wasn’t elementary, Watson, Part 2

Well before he shot and killed a man in Soldotna in 1961, Arthur Vernon Watson was considered trouble

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This photo and information from a “prison book” at San Quentin state prison in California shows Arthur Vernon Watson when he entered the prison at age 23.
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Thanksgiving

We at least have a good idea of what our political future looks like.

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
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Minister’s Message: When the going gets tough…

Suffering as a Christian is not always a popular preaching topic.

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Arthur Vernon Watson was 23 years old when he was incarcerated in San Quentin state prison in California. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)

Justice wasn’t elementary, Watson, Part 1

The Frolichs’ establishment, then called the Watson Motel, had been owned by Arthur Vernon Watson and had become a crime scene

Arthur Vernon Watson was 23 years old when he was incarcerated in San Quentin state prison in California. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)
Will Morrow (courtesy)

Ride on!

Later this month, I’ll turn 49

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Thanksgiving memories of the unhinged kind

Let’s take a first look at the oncoming day of feasting

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The first snowfall of the year arrives in Kenai, Alaska, on Oct. 25, 2022. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)

Minister’s Message: Delight in the wonder of winter

Seemingly overnight, we’ve transitioned from our summer playground to our winter lives

The first snowfall of the year arrives in Kenai, Alaska, on Oct. 25, 2022. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion)
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Quick trip

When we stepped off the plane at Pullman/Moscow we could have been in Alaska, except for the temperature

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Minister’s Message: What do you need for a more peace-filled, healthy life?

From where I sit, we have moved off center and it isn’t serving us well

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Teens distribute the zombie cure — Zombie Skittles — after completing the escape room on Oct. 21, 2022, at Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Great escapes

Teens tackle faux zombie plague in Soldotna Library activity

Teens distribute the zombie cure — Zombie Skittles — after completing the escape room on Oct. 21, 2022, at Soldotna Public Library in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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To do, or not to do?

My to-do list keeps getting longer

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The Kenai River flows into Kenai Lake, in Cooper Landing, Alaska, Aug. 9, 2019. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)

Minister’s Message: A mind full of compassion

It’s fairly easy to have compassion for family and friends, but what about the cashier at the grocery store?

The Kenai River flows into Kenai Lake, in Cooper Landing, Alaska, Aug. 9, 2019. (Photo by Erin Thompson/Peninsula Clarion file)
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Miffed matron vs. the world

Maybe I should do a commentary 180 and go for it, big time

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Minister’s Message: The little church that could

It is said that compassion is sympathy with helpful action

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Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: What’s OLD?

It occurred to me that we go through stages all our lives.

Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
This Rip Rider photos shows a successful fisherman posing in front of the Russian River Rendezvous in the mid-1950s. (Photo courtesy of the Mona Painter Collection)

The Disappearing Lodge, Part 2

In late May 1959, officials from the Russian River Rendezvous, Alaska Sportsman’s Association, Inc., made a splashy official announcement in the Anchorage Daily Times

This Rip Rider photos shows a successful fisherman posing in front of the Russian River Rendezvous in the mid-1950s. (Photo courtesy of the Mona Painter Collection)
A sign welcoming visitors to the Literary Haunted House at the Kenai Community Library can be seen here on Oct. 30, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign welcoming visitors to the Literary Haunted House at the Kenai Community Library can be seen here on Oct. 30, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion file)

Libraries host haunted houses, scary storytimes, seasonal crafts

It’s all about Halloween at Kenai and Soldotna libraries

A sign welcoming visitors to the Literary Haunted House at the Kenai Community Library can be seen here on Oct. 30, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A sign welcoming visitors to the Literary Haunted House at the Kenai Community Library can be seen here on Oct. 30, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion file)
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Minister’s Message: Who is this man?

Over and over again, they struggle to rightly name who he is and what he’s up to

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