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In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, right, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)

Reeling it in: 'Mockingjay' proves to be worth the wait

I have to say I’m off my game when it comes to major event movies this season. I knew the latest installment in the “Hunger Games” series, “Mockingjay” was coming out, I knew it was only going to be part 1 of 2, and, if you’d asked me, I would have said that it would probably make a lot of money.

by Chris Jenness

The Bookworm Sez: Take a look behind the scenes at a funeral home

Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. That's supposedly what we are, and what we'll end up being: just a few pounds of powdered remains that a good wind might easily scatter. That's strange to think about - but comforting, at the same time.
Terri Schlichenmeyer

Christmas Comes to Kenai

It's that time of year again. While the day after Thanksgiving is now known for sales and frantic shopping, another tradition will take place in Kenai this Friday - the annual Christmas Comes to Kenai.
IAN FOLEY

What's Happening

■ Christmas Comes to Kenai on Friday, starting with Santa's arrival at the Kenai Visitors Center at 11 a.m. and includes the Electric Light Parade at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 7:30 p.m.

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