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We all have certain memories or thoughts of times and places that provide us with an internal source of warmth and comfort wherever we may be or what circumstances we face. Mine is of Christmases past and those held within the palm of the future.

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 4:40pm

Chambers not holding luncheonsThe Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will not hold their weekly luncheons this week. New business announcedInstallation Services LLC, is located in the Mt. Spur Business Park at Mile 16.2 of the Kenai Spur Highway. They specializ...

Thu, 12/22/2011 - 12:40pm

December 18 (give or take a day) is, in my mind anyway, the “no-turning-back” spot leading to Christmas. By now, we’ve watched all the Christmas programs on TV, some more than once, attended several Christmas concerts and/or plays, baked and decorated cookies galore and sent cards to the elde...

Sun, 12/18/2011 - 1:04am

Chambers set schedulesThe Kenai Chamber of Commerce will not meet Wednesday.The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday at noon at Froso's. "Christmas Fun Day" is planned. Lunch is $13. Small business seminars scheduled...

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 12:40pm

There's only one type of person that would wear cowboy boots in the snow. They call me Cheechako. I called it style. In Northwest Colorado, where I was previously employed as a journalist and photographer, cowboy boots were a part of life — a necessity when wading through seas of sagebrush dotted ...

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 3:37pm

Editor’s note: “Focus on Fitness” is a Clarion feature with healthy lifestyle advice from local and national health and fitness experts. Check here weekly great information and tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Always consult with your doctor before starting a new e...

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 3:31pm

Editor’s note: “Focus on Fitness” is a Clarion feature with healthy lifestyle advice from local and national health and fitness experts. Check here weekly great information and tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Always consult with your doctor before starting a new e...

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 3:31pm

Kids are pretty fascinating. If you don't like kids, you are probably already bored of this article and ready to move on. Can't say that I blame you. When something looks boring I make the "something stinks," face and move on. Maybe you aren't easily amused with the little ones, but if you pay atten...

Sun, 12/04/2011 - 12:00pm

KCHS Choir concert today The 41st annual KCHS Choir concert is today at 3 p.m. in the KCHS Auditorium. Donations are very much appreciated but there is no charge for admission. This year's concert will feature many solos including: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting), Amy Maurer...

Sun, 12/04/2011 - 12:00pm

Ernest and Jennifer Frank were married in a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2011 in Darlington, S.C. The bride is the daughter of Michael Galic and Cynthia Gibson. She is employed by the Blood Bank of Alaska and Exam One. The maid of honor was Heather Rae Pearson, and Kate Potter was t...

Sun, 12/04/2011 - 12:00pm

Kids are pretty fascinating. If you don’t like kids, you are probably already bored of this article and ready to move on. Can’t say that I blame you. When something looks boring I make the “something stinks,” face and move on. Maybe you aren’t easily amused with the little ones, but if you...

Sat, 12/03/2011 - 1:10pm

Shane family grows Andrew and Taryn Shane of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Deanna Shane, at 12:08 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Women’s Way Midwifery in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds. She joins sisters Kiara and Alia. Her grandparents are Dennis and Pam Mo...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:00pm

Refuge open for Christmas tree cutting...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:00pm

Imagine you’re cold, tired, and hungry. You’re not sure if a friend will let you crash on their couch tonight or not. Whatever place you’ve been huddled up in is about to close, and you’re not sure where you’re going to spend the night. The back seat of your car might be the most likely pl...

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 6:57pm

I find myself getting easily distracted. It’s hard for me to even sit down to read a good book lately, especially when it’s so easy to get online for “good” reasons. My first reasonable goal was looking up recipes for Thanksgiving. Let me tell you why I want to punch myself in the face. Bein...

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 5:47pm

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