Nora Teall

Nora Teall was born at 5:08 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Coral and Parker Teall. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Town Crier

The Kachemak Bay Birders will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the auditorium. Following the meeting, Arthur Kettle, a Biological Science Technician with the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, will present a slide presentation: Barren Islands Seabird Monitoring. Each year the Refuge studies breeding success of murres, kittiwakes, puffins, and storm-petrels on East Amatuli Island. All meetings are free and everyone is invited to attend. All events are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. If you have questions, contact Lani Raymond, 399-9477.

Happy Endings

My first taste of really good Asian food was many years ago in Anchorage at a wonderful restaurant called the Tea Leaf, that unfortunately is no longer there. Their menu introduced me to many dishes, but Mongolian beef, hot sour soup and egg rolls were favorites.

Hands On Love

February, the love month, celebrates Valentine’s Day the 14th and February 17th Kindness Day. This article will be published after the fact. Even after both days, it seems this message can apply 365 days of the year. At least we all might try this, and perhaps many in Homer do this as a matter of fact, such has been my experience on several occasion.


These are the names of children and adults killed in mass shootings and stabbings at schools and universities in the United States going back to the Bethel Regional School shooting, Feb. 19, 1997:

History abounds in rooms of the Pratt

Savanna Bradley is the collections manager at the Pratt Museum in Homer, but she’s been a personal fan and lover of the building and all its artifacts since childhood. To watch her slide out drawers of fragile bones and handle handcrafted fishhooks is to watch a professional care for her many charges, but to hear her talk about the Pratt and all it has to offer is to listen to the perspective of a lifelong lover of history.

Best Bets

The other night the Betster drew the short straw and had to cover one of those important community meetings instead of the cool literary event with Atz Kilcher and his new book.


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