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We can reap benefits from state elders' knowledge if we listen

...we will have fewer and fewer of these tall trees around to grace us with their wealth of experience, and before long we will find ourselves as the first generation of Alaskans who have to chart our own course without the founders of the state and its greatest...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-29/we-can-reap-benefits-from-state-elde
News
Mr. Cooper Allen Rice

...family wrote, "Cooper was the happiest baby ever! He loved playing with his 3 big brothers. Every night he would find his thumb, find his blankie, and play peek-a-boo with mom and dad. He laughed at just about every sound. He mastered the...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171905879

...variety of enamel ware from Sweden. The August 8-9 Swank Street Market will once again be overflowing with vendors favorite finds and creations including antique furnishings, up-cycled wares, pottery, paintings, vintage clothing, kitchen ware, home...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-07-28-1
Dispatch

...beach did so rapidly and was so isolated that he couldn't say anyone was to blame for not predicting it."It's hard to find fault. I'd say impossible, actually," he said. "It was a small, isolated system, and it just hit. It's not as if...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/john-rogers/2014-07-28
Dipnetter urges respect for the resource

...adults and take care of our resources. And, oh by the way, if you have to use the bathroom and one is not available, then go find one! This is probably the most disgusting issue of all. People that are using the beach as a bathroom are disgusting and should...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-28/dipnetter-urges-respect-f
Letters
Muppets Most Wanted

Now Playing Synopsis: The sequel to The Muppets (2011) finds Kermit mistaken for a criminal mastermind named Constantine and thrown into a remote Siberian prison while his lookalike uses the Muppets' European tour as a means to steal the crown jewels. With the duplicitous Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) helping to perpetuate the fraud, it appears Kermit may have been abandoned by his pals -- until Animal, Fozzie, and Walter become suspicious and set off in search of the real Kermit. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi Cast: Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Ray Liotta, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Love is Strange

Opens Friday, Aug 22, 2014 Synopsis: A committed gay couple finds their fledgling marriage challenged by a series of unexpected developments in this compassionate drama from writer/director Ira Sachs (Married Life, Keep the Lights On). Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) have been together for nearly 40 years. When gay marriage becomes legal in New York, the happy couple decides that it's finally time to tie the knot, and declare their love for one another in front of family and friends. Though the ceremony is everything Ben and George ever could have hoped for, the happy couple's newlywed bliss is sadly short-lived when the diocese receives word of the wedding, and George is fired from his job as a music teacher at a local Catholic school. As a result, the pair is no longer able to afford the rent on the New York City apartment they've shared for two decades. In order at remain in the city while searching for a job, George moves in with his sympathetic neighbors, a pair of gay policemen (Manny Perez and Cheyenne Jackson). Meanwhile Ben attempts to make the best of the situation by moving in with his nephew's family in Brooklyn. Now, as the big event that should have brought Ben and George closer together leads only to loneliness and frustration, everyone involved find their once-comfortable lives in a hopeless state of flux. Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, and Charlie Tahan co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Now Playing Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as the Smokejumpers, the Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014)

Opens Friday, Nov 21, 2014 Synopsis: The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) faced with a decision that could sway the fate of a nation. In the wake of the Quarter Quell, the Hunger Games have been changed forever, and Katniss ends up in District 13. Her courage having inspired a nation, the brave young heroine heeds the advice of her friends, and sets out to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). Meanwhile, Katniss' fragile alliance with President Coin (Julianne Moore) could lead to disaster. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, Donald Sutherland Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Maze Runner

Opens Friday, Sep 19, 2014 Synopsis: Based on the bestselling novel by James Dashner, this adventure thriller for young adults follows a young boy named Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) who finds himself trapped within a giant, deadly maze with a group of other kids. While he has no memories of his life prior to being in the maze, he is plagued by nightmares about a shadowy organization known only as W.C.K.D., and hopes that these fragments of memories will help him discover the secrets of his past and a way to escape. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Sangster, Aml Ameen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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