New Swank Street Market draws crowds seeking Antiques, Music & Art

...places to go on the Kenai Peninsula, antique shops and/or flea markets are rarely among them. Until the outdoor Swank Street...or creations, the best of their best at a setting similar to flea markets in the lower 48," Jenny Smithwick told the Dispatch...

You just got bitten again

...Nether Regions" by Menno Schilthuizen, and find out. Literally. Birds do it, said Cole Porter. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. How they do it is the focus of a "new branch of biology" that explains why the sex lives of our fellow creatures...

Arts & Entertainment
'Swank' shopping debuts in Soldotna

...sang about bringing her sweet daddy home as dozens of shoppers moved among tables stacked with a mix of antiques and art in a flea market-style shopping experience. At the center of it all, a tall, white elegantly stylized sign marking the new Swank Street...


Now Playing Synopsis: A 12-year-old boy develops super powers after being bitten by an ant in this adolescent superhero adventure for the entire family. Convinced that he should use his newfound abilities to fight evil, young Pelle (Oscar Dietz assumes the identity of Antboy and embarks on a mission to defeat the nefarious Flea. Later, a young girl is kidnapped, and Antboy must seek the help of his best-friend Wilhelm (Samuel Ting Graf) and their brave classmate Ida (Amalie Kruse Jensen) in order to carry out a daring rescue. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Oscar Dietz, Samuel Ting Graf, Amalie Kruse Jensen, Nicolas Bro, Cecicile Alstrup Tarp Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Proper 'seasoning'

As readers of this column already know, I've uncovered some real finds over the years at yard sales, thrift stores and flea markets. At a recent community rummage sale, I spotted a rusted-over vintage cast iron corn stick pan in the bottom of a...


...good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest.A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur bought the egg...

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Pet Tails: No fleas on me

What goes on under the snow?

...algae, iceworms feed on pollen and other plant debris. Snow fleas are another interesting bit of biota that can be seen jumping...surface on warm winter days. These insects are not actually fleas, but are a springtail species with anti-freeze proteins that...

Exploring mystery springtails from my own backyard

...Sminthurus viridis, the lucerne flea. Native to Europe, the lucerne flea has now been introduced into...by up to 50 percent. Lucerne fleas strip off the upper photosynthetic...biological control agents of lucerne fleas, reducing their numbers in...

Photo feature: Taking the lead

...canned Alaska red salmon. Members also packed a flea collar in each box, an idea given to them from...is serving in Kuwait. The soldiers wrap the flea collars around their pant legs to keep the sand fleas out of their boots. The Torch Club?s primary...



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