• Play a familiar childhood song for Alzheimers patients who can’t remember their own daughters’ names, and they’ll light up and sing along to every word — music is that powerful. Numerous studies indicate that music lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, and boosts natural opiates.

  • How does a new artist emerge into the Homer creative community? How does that community shepherd the next generation of talent gently into a career? And, oh yeah, if that artist happens to be the mother of a young child and has started a small business, what do you do?

  • ‘Brouhaha’ opens April 20

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“Are we out of the woods yet?”

“Here comes the sun — doo doo doo doo.”

Earlier this week the Betster drove by a big Bypass parking lot and saw sweepers in action. “Ruh-roh,” yours truly remembers thinking, “It’s going to snow.”