A line of protesters curves along Pioneer Avenue in the Homer March for Women on Saturday. About 700 people walked in the march along Pioneer Avenue on Jan. 20, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The group of marchers extended from Main Street to Kachemak Way. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
                                A line of protesters curves along Pioneer Avenue at the 2018 Homer March for Women. About 700 people walked in the march along Pioneer Avenue on Jan. 20, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The group of marchers extended from Main Street to Kachemak Way. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

It may seem like we’re in the dog days of winter, folks, but the Betster is personally dizzy with the amount of events and outdoor… Continue reading

 

Wallace Leland “Lee” Hargrove

Wallace Leland “Lee” Hargrove Oct. 26, 1936 - Jan. 3, 2019 Longtime Homer resident Wallace Leland “Lee” Hargrove, 82, died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.… Continue reading

 

Some of Hanna Young’s felted figures. (Photo provided)

Artist creates felted forest friends

Using the fiber technique of needle felting, artist Hanna Young creates bold, colorful sculptures and two-dimensional landscapes. While pleasing as visual art for all to… Continue reading

 

A display at the Homer Bookstore on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, shows its best selling books for 2018 at the independent bookstore in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Homestead Kitchen’ again tops Homer Bookstore best-seller list

For the third-year in a row, Eve and Eiven Kilcher’s “The Homestead Kitchen” tops the Homer Bookstore’s annual best seller list. Featured on the reality… Continue reading

A display at the Homer Bookstore on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, shows its best selling books for 2018 at the independent bookstore in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
In this photo taken on Aug. 24, 2018, a pile of gravel behind the Homer Council on the Arts offices on Pioneer Avenue shows the general area planned for the Mary Epperson Performing Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. HCOA has put aside plans to build a large yurt for the PAC and instead will build a more permanent building. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Salon Series is part of Big Read The Homer Council on the Arts Salon Series this month is part of the Big Read book, “Can’t… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Aug. 24, 2018, a pile of gravel behind the Homer Council on the Arts offices on Pioneer Avenue shows the general area planned for the Mary Epperson Performing Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. HCOA has put aside plans to build a large yurt for the PAC and instead will build a more permanent building. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News The Homer Parks and Recreation Commission recommended that the old Homer Intermediate School — now known as the… Continue reading

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Homer Volunteer Fire Department Jan. 7-13 Firefighters and… Continue reading

Town Crier

The third annual Women’s March will take place in Homer at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 19. The march is a women-led and organized effort to… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Fluffy

Check out this guy … the shelter’s new office cat! He has taken to it quite well and now uses the desk and chair as… Continue reading

Big Read kicks off Friday

Since the Kachemak Bay Campus brought Amy Tan to Homer for the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, Homer has held four National Endowment for the Arts… Continue reading

A juvenile robin feeds in spruce trees near Beluga Lake on Jan. 8, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Every now and then some data cruncher compiles chunks of information and spits out lists like “Top 10 Places in America to Get a Really… Continue reading

A juvenile robin feeds in spruce trees near Beluga Lake on Jan. 8, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
For a hearty meal on cold winter days, try Mom’s Meatloaf. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Make a soul-warming pot of something good

I ran into a friend in the grocery store this weekend who was excited to show me a picture of the beautiful French gray Le… Continue reading

For a hearty meal on cold winter days, try Mom’s Meatloaf. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services Dec. 31… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Sylvester

Sylvester is an 11-year-old male. This sweet, calm boy is in perfect health, and needs a fresh start. He has lived inside and outside, and… Continue reading

Marjorie Frederica Hall

Marjorie Frederica Hall Oct. 14, 1924 - Dec. 8, 2018 Marjorie Frederica “Rica” Hall, 94, died on Dec. 8, 2018. she passed quietly in her… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Puccini Met opera is Jan. 17 Giacomo Puccini’s “La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the West )” is the next Metropolitan Opera showing at… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Kenai Borough Assembly member Patrick O’Brien pulled an animal-control ordinance that would have allowed cities with animal control… Continue reading

Town Crier

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. The meeting will be held at the… Continue reading

Esmé Alpen Bloom

Esmé Alpen Bloom was born at 5:41 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2018 at home with the assistance of Homer Birth and Wellness Center. Her parents… Continue reading

Patrick Lee Sharp

Patrick Lee Sharp Sept. 10, 1955 - Dec. 9, 2018 Patrick Lee Sharp died on Dec. 9, 2018 in Vancouver, Washington. He peacefully went home… Continue reading