Aida Louise Lush

Aida Louise Lush Feb. 4, 1927 - Jan. 28, 2019 Homer resident Aida Louise Lush, 91, died at South Peninsula Hospital in the early morning… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Barn cats

Got Mice? The shelter can help… Adopting a barn cat is giving an unsocial cat a second chance. If you have a working barn, enclosed… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: January is a good time for one-pot dishes

Winter has been a bit rough on me this year with the bitter cold and ice. After a bad fall, I’ve got more time than… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019
  • By Teri Robl Special to the Homer News
  • FeaturesFood

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Caroline M. Coons, 92, died Jan. 11, 1999, in Homer. Coons came to Alaska in 1944, and started… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Aurora

Aurora is an 11-year-old female. This gal is about as wonderful as can be. She is a laid back lover who enjoys the finer things… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Alaska Peony Growers Association Winter Conference will take place on Jan. 25 and 26 at the Land’s End Resort in Homer. On Jan. 24,… Continue reading

Baby boy Hough

Baby boy Hough was born at 9:58 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Remy and Greg Hough of Homer. He weighed… Continue reading

Ava Dawn Gaedecke

Ava Dawn Gaedecke was born at 2:35 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Nina Coffey and Robert Gaedecke of Anchor Point.… Continue reading

Hanin Eric Calhoun

Hanin Eric Calhoun was born at 3:19 a.m. on Jan. 22, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Lia and Bo Calhoun of Homer. He weighed… Continue reading

Baby girl Busche-Vold

Baby girl 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

Arts in brief

Comedians to perform at Alice’s Power Plant Productions will present a night of stand-up comedy starting at 8 p.m. Friday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The… Continue reading

A bronze statue near Anchorage’s Ship Creek represents Olga, an elder and matriarch for the Dena’ina people north of Anchorage. (Photo courtesy of Joel Isaak)

Soldotna artist honors Dena’ina heritage with Anchorage statue

Near Anchorage’s Ship Creek, a new bronze statue of an elder named Olga, a Dena’ina matriarch from the village of Eklutna, stands and overlooks land… Continue reading

A bronze statue near Anchorage’s Ship Creek represents Olga, an elder and matriarch for the Dena’ina people north of Anchorage. (Photo courtesy of Joel Isaak)
A sun pillar appears over the Kenai Mountains at sunrise about 9:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. A sun pillar forms when light from the rising or setting sun is reflected by ice crystals in thin, high-level clouds. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

If you were lucky enough to glimpse part of the super blood moon eclipse on Sunday (during the brief moments it wasn’t obscured by classic… Continue reading

A sun pillar appears over the Kenai Mountains at sunrise about 9:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. A sun pillar forms when light from the rising or setting sun is reflected by ice crystals in thin, high-level clouds. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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. 14-20 Firefighters and… Continue reading

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

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)

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

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