The increasingly bitter cold could not keep Homer residents from getting out to honor their fellow countrymen on Veterans Day this past Saturday.
The halibut and sablefish IFQ fisheries closed with little fanfare Nov. 7, with only one regular commercial buyer and one private buyer in Homer accepting fish.
Can you feel it? The slow but merciless onset of the winter doldrums? The Betster sure can.
Tellabration! is Saturday
Marion Louise Browning
Clifton Roger Bennett
Ophelia Rain Chapple was born in water at 4:29 p.m. Oct. 9, 2017, to Oceana Audett-Chapple and JC Chapple at their home in Boulder, Colorado. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. She is welcomed by her brother JJ and 28 cousins. Her grandparents are Bumper and Peggy Chapple of Homer, Shine Herfindahl of Girdwood, and Steve and Julie Audett of Kent, Washington.
Pet of the Week
Arthur “Art” Fred Hawk
Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.
A baby boy was born at 3:39 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital to Hristeena and Fierce Kuzmin of Kachemak-Selo. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. His grandparents are Anna and Fadey Kuzmin of Kachemak-Selo.
Clay Isaac Swick was born at 6:25 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital to Jennifer and Keith Swick of Seldovia. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. His grandparents are Roberta and Alvin Swick, and Kathy and Doug Giles, all from Seldovia.
John James Coffey III
A Chili Cook-off and Chow Down is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Grace Ridge Brewery. Admission is $10 a person, with proceeds benefitting South Peninsula Haven House. Voting also will be held for the best chili.
Homer High School:
You’ve heard the expression “raining cats and dogs,” but unless you’re familiar with the traditions of West Homer Elementary, you may have been confused if you saw myriad pumpkins sailing through the sky last week.
Some people make art to have a creative outlet, something just for themselves. Others, like the Kachemak Bay Quilters, take a more altruistic approach.
Beer and Cheese returns
Tourists and Alaskans alike know that my hometown, Homer, sits at the end of the Kenai Peninsula, overlooking Kachemak Bay. But they may not be familiar with a small cove across the bay that’s been in my family since the 1940’s. I have grown up in this magical place, drinking fresh spring water, swimming in the lagoon, and walking across the only pure sand beach in the area.