The 25th local annual Christmas Bird Count was held and completed Saturday, December 12th, under the direction of Jack Sinclair. And is now part of the data reported to the national Christmas Bird Count now in its 116th year.
Bethlehem came to Heritage Place the week before Christmas and the wise men followed the star to Soldotna accompanied by sheep, goats and a manger thanks to the Bethlehem Revisited cast from College Heights Baptist Church.
It's not just people in big metropolitan areas that have the holiday wonder of putting the family in the car and driving through neighborhoods to view the lights after dark or that have the voices of carolers romping through the community.
Local winners of this year's Voice of Democracy (VOD) were honored at VFW Post # 10046 at a special presentation December 8th. This year's VOD prompt for high school students was "My Vision for America.
A profusion of holiday entertainment is on tap for this weekend as the Triumvirate Theatre presents their largest cast ever assembled for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!" The hilarious holiday classic by Barbara Robinson is directed by Kate Schwarzer.