Margaret Kathleen Pate

Margaret Kathleen Pate Jan. 27, 1953- Jan. 11, 2019 Margaret Kathleen Pate, 65, died Jan. 11, 2019, at home in Homer. ”Kathy passed away on… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Jubilee performance canceled Due to an unforeseen circumstance, the Homer Council on the Arts has canceled “Jubilee: A Brand New Day,” a planned student-led storytelling-focused… Continue reading

A close-up of Ruby Nofziger’s “On a Bookshelf” quilt, one of the works in the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. Each panel or row of books was done by a different quilter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Group quilt exhibit shows collaboration on every work

It’s not uncommon for Homer art galleries to feature group shows. It’s also not uncommon for shows to center on a particular theme. But in… Continue reading

A close-up of Ruby Nofziger’s “On a Bookshelf” quilt, one of the works in the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. Each panel or row of books was done by a different quilter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pet of the Week: Shep

Shep is a 7-year-old male. Meet Shep: He has been at the shelter for quite a while. He has been in two different fosters and… Continue reading

Craig Michael Thomas

Craig Michael Thomas Feb. 14, 1959 – Jan. 31, 2019 Craig M. Thomas, 59, of Ninilchik, Alaska died at 3:33 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2019,… 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. 28 - Feb.… Continue reading

Valerian Arsenovich Reuto

Valerian Arsenovich Reutov was born at 4:53 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2019 to Arseny and Domna Reutov at Homer Birth and Wellness Center. He weighed… Continue reading

Hank Robert Christensen

Hank Robert Christensen was born at 6:31 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Uran and James Christensen of Homer. He weighed… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled at the following… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island and villagers from Port Graham saved a Voznesenka… Continue reading

Teri Robl’s Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Cook a Valentine’s Day meal for your sweetie

Hello, February. I am happy to welcome in this short month of more daylight that gets us closer to spring. In preparation for Valentine’s Day… Continue reading

Teri Robl’s Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Venus shines over a crescent moon about 8:30 a.m. last Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

It’s time to thank a U.S. Coast Guard member! The theme of this year’s annual Homer Winter Carnival is “Coasting into Winter,” meant to honor… Continue reading

Venus shines over a crescent moon about 8:30 a.m. last Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Town Crier

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled at the following… 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 Jan. 21-27… Continue reading

African violet seedlings have been started from leaf cuttings, as seen at Rosemary Fitzpatrick’s home in Homer, Alaska, on Jan. 27, 2019. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Time to tend houseplants

Houseplants. There are those of you who have oodles of these lovelies, of all different types and sizes and colors. I would hazard a guess… Continue reading

African violet seedlings have been started from leaf cuttings, as seen at Rosemary Fitzpatrick’s home in Homer, Alaska, on Jan. 27, 2019. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Photographs by Dr. Edson Knapp on exhibit at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Galleries opening after winter hiatus

As galleries begin to open after a winter hiatus, February’s First Friday shows feature exhibits at South Peninsula Hospital and the Kachemak Bay Campus by… Continue reading

Photographs by Dr. Edson Knapp on exhibit at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
A bald eagle sits on a picnic table at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit on Jan. 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. This and other eagles had been feeding on a dead sea otter that washed up on the beach. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Well, Homerites, it would appear Mother Nature has ceased her ill-natured boycott of the southern Kenai Peninsula. Happy days are here again! In the form… Continue reading

A bald eagle sits on a picnic table at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit on Jan. 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. This and other eagles had been feeding on a dead sea otter that washed up on the beach. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Homer the cat had an adventure when, while checking out a food trailer at Eagle Quality Center (now… Continue reading

Hannah Mane Busche-Vold

Hannah Mane Busche-Vold was born at 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 22, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Sarah Roberts and Aaron Busche-Vold of Homer. She… Continue reading

Gary “Gil” Louis Mayforth

Gary “Gil” Louis Mayforth Aug. 1, 1960 - Jan. 25, 2019 Gary “Gil” Louis Mayforth died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. A Cubs fan, he was… Continue reading