Alaska Unhinged: Spit overload

...launch multiple surveillance drones in search of optimal camping sites while others piloted wheels that could have fit in the big boys' glove compartments.The Homer Spit was as over stuffed as a bear cub waddling around the carcass of an acutely deceased humpback...

Allie Ostrander beats all the boys in junior Mount Marathon race

...first - as in first amongst the girls and boys - in Friday's Mount Marathon junior race shocking. Don't count boys winner Michael Marshall of Seward amongst...that this was the year she beat all the boys after all of those cross-country meets...

Reeling it in: 'Echo' follows in footsteps of 'E.T.'

...together, and since they are pre-teen boys primed for adventure, the trio decides...rudimentary attempt at communication, the boys discover the little creature's ability...the only ones following the signal. The boys (and an eventual girl as well) head off...

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...pantry for those in need every Monday from noon to 3 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information...

Jersey Boys

Now Playing Synopsis: Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s, responsible for such iconic hits as "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and (&"Big Girls Don't Cry."} The story opens in New Jersey, where young Francesco Castelluccio (John Lloyd Young) and his buddies face a narrow window of future career options. Their possible paths include show business on one hand and organized crime on the other, embodied by the slightly menacing yet avuncular kingpin, Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo (Christopher Walken), who runs the neighborhood and keeps an eye on them. The boys begin to nurture dreams of becoming musical stars, goals that seem far out of reach until they invite Francesco to perform with them in their band, then rename him Frankie Valli; his unique falsetto vocals captivate the girls in the audience, which provides a sign of things to come. The young hopefuls sign a contract at the Brill Building and begin doing backup vocals for record producer Bob Crewe (Mike Doyle), but experience frustration when Crewe drags his feet on recording them as a solo act. Later, the performers name themselves The Four Seasons after feeling inspired by an unusual source. They add songwriter-musician Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen) and the equation is complete; Crewe hears Gaudio's composition "Sherry," decides to double-track Valli's voice, and helps create a national sensation. Later, however, certain difficulties begin to take their toll on the band - including financial problems, inner rivalries and tensions between the bandmates, and Valli's long periods on the road away from his wife and daughters. Clint Eastwood directs, from a screenplay by the co-authors of the original musical, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

[+Slideshow] Thousands turn out for Independence Day

...Kirby, coaxed them into staying out of the road. The three boys - like so many of hundreds of children in the street - often...end of the Green Strip, Ashley McGee tried to keep her five boys from leaving her side as the queue slowly inched forward. Despite...

Church news

...pantry for those in need every Monday from noon to 3 p.m. The Methodist Church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway next to the Boys and Girls Club. The entrance to the Food Pantry is through the side door. The Pantry closes for holidays. For more information...


...Earth to Echo," $8.3 million.7. "Maleficent," $6.1 million ($17.3 million international).8. "Jersey Boys," $5.1 million ($2.7 million international).9. "Think Like a Man Too," $4.9 million.10. "Edge of Tomorrow...

Tram conductor gives Tlingit lessons on ride

...bit of information.Perkins, now 53, was raised in Petersburg in the 1960s and 70s, one of 11 siblings, 10 of whom were boys.His Tlingit name is Daku'dane, and he is an Eagle of the Shangukeidi (Thunderbird) clan."What I tell people down South...

Taking aim

...nine years. Dave Perry and his son Ken each placed second in their respective adult divisions while Ken's son Owen won the boys cub division. "It's a great family sport," Ken Perry said. "We always look forward to camping here and spending time...



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