Illyah Thistle Anderson

Illyah Thistle Anderson was born at 11:19 a.m. on June 20, 2021, at home to Rhoslyn and William Anderson, of Homer. She weighed 7 pounds… Continue reading

Jessica Williams, left, as Patsy Cline, and Maggie Quarton, right, as Louise Seger rehearse for the upcoming Pier One Theatre production of "Always, Patsy Cline" in the Pratt Museum & Park. (Photo courtesy of Pier One Theatre_

Arts organizations return with live performances

Homer Council on the Arts, Pier One Theatre and Bunnell Street Arts Center offer live music and theater this month.

Jessica Williams, left, as Patsy Cline, and Maggie Quarton, right, as Louise Seger rehearse for the upcoming Pier One Theatre production of "Always, Patsy Cline" in the Pratt Museum & Park. (Photo courtesy of Pier One Theatre_
Thalictrum (meadow rue) and meconopsis poppies offer a bright note in the back of an early border. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: 2021 gardening season is like a science project

Stalled, dead and late plants are part of the challenge of gardening at latitude 59.5 north.

Thalictrum (meadow rue) and meconopsis poppies offer a bright note in the back of an early border. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Brtini Siekaniec’s peony painting is part of an exhibit opening Friday, July 2, 2021, at Grace Ridge Brewing in Homer, Alaska. It also will be on the label for Grace Ridge’s Imperial White beer made especially for the 2021 Homer Peony Festival.(Photo provided)

‘City of Peonies’ celebrates 2nd annual peony festival

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Homer Peony Celebration July 9-24.

Brtini Siekaniec’s peony painting is part of an exhibit opening Friday, July 2, 2021, at Grace Ridge Brewing in Homer, Alaska. It also will be on the label for Grace Ridge’s Imperial White beer made especially for the 2021 Homer Peony Festival.(Photo provided)
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Navy and Tiffany

Pets of the week: Navy and Tiffany

Navy and Tiffany have been here for six weeks now. They love the company of other cats and will need to be in a home… Continue reading

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Navy and Tiffany
The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Homer Spit Visitor Information Center July 1. The office, located near Ramp 4 on the Homer Spit, will be open Thursdays through Sundays, July 1-Sept. 5 to offer information about Homer to visitors. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Homer’s Best Bets

The weather may be scattered with some rain this weekend, but the sun should come out on Sunday, bringing fun outings and exploration for all.… Continue reading

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Homer Spit Visitor Information Center July 1. The office, located near Ramp 4 on the Homer Spit, will be open Thursdays through Sundays, July 1-Sept. 5 to offer information about Homer to visitors. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Town Crier

The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center holds a grand opening and ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Thursday for its new Spit Visitor Information… Continue reading

Archer Stone Knoll and Odin Albert Knoll

Archer Stone Knoll and Odin Albert Knoll were born at South Peninsula Hospital to Jackie Kondak and Aaron Knoll, of Homer. Archer was born at… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Western Emergency Services June 21-27 Firefighters and emergency… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Tim Troll's painting, "Flat Island: Lake Iliamna," is part of his show at the Homer Council on the Arts opening Friday, July 2, 2021, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Peonies featured at new shows for First Friday

Fourth of July weekend opens with First Friday exhibits.

Tim Troll's painting, "Flat Island: Lake Iliamna," is part of his show at the Homer Council on the Arts opening Friday, July 2, 2021, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
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Pablo

Pet of the week: Pablo

Pablo is a 5-year-old St. Bernard and Husky mix. He’s a gentle giant, looking for his furever home. Pablo has a lot of love to… Continue reading

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Pablo
The author’s husband, Quinn Dale (left), and son, Hawkin, enjoy the view from Skyline trail on Saturday, in Cooper Landing. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Reaching new heights with salmon cakes

An Alaska classic turned into Father’s Day tradition

The author’s husband, Quinn Dale (left), and son, Hawkin, enjoy the view from Skyline trail on Saturday, in Cooper Landing. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

Laurance A. Marshburn

Laurance A. Marshburn Feb. 17, 1941 - June 8, 2021 Laurance A. Marshburn was born Feb. 17, 1941 in Mesa, Arizona, to Oscar Ellis Marshburn… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Western Emergency Services June 14-21 Firefighters and emergency… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
This photo illustration shows the design of Argent Kvasnikoff's "Tuyanitun Tuggeht" sculpture to be installed at Bishop's Beach in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Argent Kvasnikoff and Bunnell Street Arts Center)

New monumental sculpture shows Dena’ina wayfinding

Ninilchik artist Argent Kvasnikoff’s ‘Tuyanitun: Tuggeht’ will be installed at Tuggeht — Bishop’s Beach

This photo illustration shows the design of Argent Kvasnikoff's "Tuyanitun Tuggeht" sculpture to be installed at Bishop's Beach in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Argent Kvasnikoff and Bunnell Street Arts Center)
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Navy, Tiffany, Berry and Sapphire.

Pets of the week: Navy, Sapphie, Berry and Tiffany

We need to get Navy, 5, Sapphire, 1, Berry, 5, and Tiffany, 1, into homes. They will need to be together in pairs as they… Continue reading

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Navy, Tiffany, Berry and Sapphire.
People line up at food trucks and trailers on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena parking lot on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Part of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center's Food Fest last week, the two-day food truck event drew a steady crowd. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer’s Best Bets

The Solstice might be over, but we still have 18 hours and 42 minutes of daylight, which ought to be enough to get out and… Continue reading

People line up at food trucks and trailers on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena parking lot on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Part of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center's Food Fest last week, the two-day food truck event drew a steady crowd. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The lewisia is better in a rock garden but it has found a spot it loves and thrives, thankfully. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
The lewisia is better in a rock garden but it has found a spot it loves and thrives, thankfully. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Town Crier

Anchor Point Group of Alcoholics Anonymous continues to meet in person at the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce at 34175 Sterling Highway (north of Chapman… Continue reading

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Feta and Parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes, carrot, yellow bell pepper, asparagus, purple potatoes, beets and white button mushrooms form into a rainbow with a cheesy heart on focaccia bread.

On the strawberry patch: Colorful food for a colorful world

Rainbow vegetables adorn this colorful focaccia canvas.

Tressa Dale / Peninsula Clarion
Feta and Parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes, carrot, yellow bell pepper, asparagus, purple potatoes, beets and white button mushrooms form into a rainbow with a cheesy heart on focaccia bread.