With rainy days on both sides of the Soldotna Progress Days weekend Mother Nature proved again this year that she smiles upon the hard work of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and all the volunteers who sponsor the annual festival.
In a rural community like Soldotna it's a special occasion when a local son not only graduates from the nation's oldest military academy in the United States of America but was recruited to play football for the Army Black Knights.
The Tuesday Farmers Market at the Peninsula Food Bank on K-Beach Rd offers an abundance of locally grown produce and a variety of items from fresh peonies to bee pollen and rare items such as Alaskan Chaga.
While there are many things to do and places to go on the Kenai Peninsula, antique shops and/or flea markets are rarely among them. Until the outdoor Swank Street Antiques & Art Market made its debut in Soldotna the weekend of July 18th, that is.
It's been said by those who volunteer for a variety of community service organizations that if you do a good job and work hard you'll get a good paycheck; but if you volunteer you'll have fun, friends and reap a reward far greater than any paycheck.
The latest dinner show by the Triumvirate players, the Broadway smash "Guys & Dolls", opened last weekend at the Triumvirate Theatre in Nikiski. Ten years ago Joe Rizzo opened the first Triumvirate theatre and book store in the Peninsula Center Mall.
The Annual Rotary Unity Run has established itself not only as a favorite event for runners in Alaska, but has become a meaningful community event for local families who see running as a means of putting unity in community.