Grands Marguerite Vallee, Cecilia Fitzpatrick and Genevieve Vallee seek shade, solace, companionship and Doritos under the lilacs on the Fourth of July in the Kachemak Gardener’s garden. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Share gardens through neighborhood stroll

What better way to share a whole street worth of gardens than to have a “Garden Stroll?” I got the idea from a friend who… Continue reading

Grands Marguerite Vallee, Cecilia Fitzpatrick and Genevieve Vallee seek shade, solace, companionship and Doritos under the lilacs on the Fourth of July in the Kachemak Gardener’s garden. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Years Ago

20 years ago Homer Children’s Services received a a state Mental Health Trust Authority grant of $27,000 to improve and make more accessible its facilities.… Continue reading

Town Crier

About Town Crier The announcements section of Town Crier is a public service provided to individuals, nonprofit agencies and community groups. Short announcements are generally… Continue reading

Baxter Fritz Gamble

Baxter Fritz Gamble was born at 3:40 p.m. on July 12, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Katie Jo and Luke Gamble of Homer. He… Continue reading

Bjarne Matthew James Hanson

Bjarne Matthew James Hanson was born at 5:12 p.m. on July 12, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Ashley and Matthew Hanson of Fritz Creek.… Continue reading

Torsten Bjorne Kjellstadli

Torsten Bjorne Kjellstadli was born at 7:05 p.m. on July 9, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Kelli Harlow and Justin Lee Kjellstadli of Kenai.… Continue reading

John “Mike” Gorzek

John “Mike” Gorzek May 6, 1950 – June 20, 2019 Longtime Alaskan and Anchor Point resident, Mr. John “Mike” Gorzek, 69, died Thursday, June 20,… Continue reading

Best Bets

As fun as that heatwave was while it lasted, the Betster is personally relieved that we finally got the rain we needed and deserved. Homer… Continue reading

Stir Fry Bok Choy makes a good side dish for salmon patties, as seen here July 7, 2019, in Teri Robl’s Homer, Alaska, kitchen. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Salmon patties make the perfect Alaska summer dish

Summer in Alaska is synonymous with salmon, and in July, sockeye salmon are as popular, plentiful and just as anticipated as tourists and sunshine. We… Continue reading

Stir Fry Bok Choy makes a good side dish for salmon patties, as seen here July 7, 2019, in Teri Robl’s Homer, Alaska, kitchen. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Homer-grown artist returns to passion after corporate detour

Artists heading out into the world often face a crossroads. On the one hand they dream of careers as Broadway actors, musicians with a major… Continue reading

Best Bets

OK, what the heck is up with this weather? Yet again we had another cloudy, cool day. If it seems like it’s been forever since… Continue reading

Musician Matt Yaki plays his guitar in a 2019 photo. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

Blues musicians play today The Homer blues trio, Bluebelly, opens for Nome and Nashville-based Arlo Hannigan with Jackie Rae Daniels and Lance “Sunny Jim” Highers.… Continue reading

Musician Matt Yaki plays his guitar in a 2019 photo. (Photo provided)

Years Ago

20 years ago The Kachemak Bay Coalition, a group of people, tourist-related businesses and environmental organizations formed to advocate for a moratorium on personal watercraft… Continue reading

Town Crier

About Town Crier The announcements section of Town Crier is a public service provided to individuals, nonprofit agencies and community groups. Short announcements are generally… Continue reading

Benjamin Worth Everett

Births Benjamin Worth Everett was born at 8:42 a.m. on July 8, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Chanda and Richard J. Everett Jr. of… Continue reading

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 July 1-7… Continue reading

Patrick Lee Sharp

Obituary Patrick Lee Sharp Sept. 10, 1955 – Dec. 9, 2018 There will be a memorial service for Pat Sharp from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, July… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Cow

Pet of the Week Cow is a 2-year-old male. Cow is friendly boy who just wants a home to call his own. He has moooo-ved… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Pratt Museum volunteers cut up a dead gray whale that had been found floating in Halibut Cove Lagoon. The crew spent about… Continue reading

Best Bets

Happy birthday to this weird, exciting, frenetic and sometimes challenging nation. Happy birthday to the people over the centuries who keep working on the bold… Continue reading