Actors rehearse a scene from William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on June 24, 2019, at the Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are 4. Peter Sheppard as Dogberry, Lydia Thomas as Borachio, and Alison Rambo as Conrad. (Photo by Sue Briggs)

Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ opens at Pier One

Will Cupid’s arrows hit their marks? Or, as sometimes happens in a William Shakespeare play, will some manipulation and machination be required? Find out in… Continue reading

Actors rehearse a scene from William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on June 24, 2019, at the Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are 4. Peter Sheppard as Dogberry, Lydia Thomas as Borachio, and Alison Rambo as Conrad. (Photo by Sue Briggs)
Blue poppies and pink meadow rue bloom in Rosemary Fitzpatrick’s garden on June 14, 2019, in Homer, Alsaka. “Who could ask for more?” she asks. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Whew! Finally an established garden

We have been graced with the most excellent combination of warmth and rain. Absolutely every plant in this garden is deeply appreciative. This is an… Continue reading

Blue poppies and pink meadow rue bloom in Rosemary Fitzpatrick’s garden on June 14, 2019, in Homer, Alsaka. “Who could ask for more?” she asks. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Fritz Creek artist receives Rasmuson award — again

In 2016, artist Desiree Hagen of Fritz Creek received a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation for a project that used paper- and natural dye-making as… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Youth Theatre production opens this weekend The Pier One Youth Theatre production, “We Just Want to Be Ducks,” starts this weekend at 7 p.m. tonight… Continue reading

Poet and writer Diane Ackerman delivers the keynote address on June 14, 2019, at the opening of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort, Homer, Alaska. Ackerman spoke about the historical background for her book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Well, it’s finally upon us — that most sunny and loopy of times, the Summer Solstice. If any of you Homerites are anything like the… Continue reading

Poet and writer Diane Ackerman delivers the keynote address on June 14, 2019, at the opening of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort, Homer, Alaska. Ackerman spoke about the historical background for her book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News The lower Kenai Peninsula fared well in state capital projects despite cuts in the budget. Areas in Anchor… Continue reading

Town Crier

Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. Date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes is helpful. Leave a… Continue reading

Elizabeth Richardson

Elizabeth Richardson was born at 10:50 p.m. on June 10, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Kylie Cortez and Neil Richardson of Anchor Point. She… Continue reading

Lilly Louise Hoxie

Lilly Louise Hoxie was born at 1:07 a.m. on June 11, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Ashley Morey and Chaunce Hoxie of Homer. She… Continue reading

Lucy Gaines Brown

Lucy Gaines Brown was born at 9:45 a.m. on June 16, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Molly and Justin Brown of Port Angeles, Washington.… 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 June 10-16… Continue reading

Betty Albertus Miller

Betty Albertus Miller Jan. 10, 1933 - June 12, 2019 Longtime Homer resident Betty Albertus Miller, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home… Continue reading

Zavier Dean Klingensmith

Zavier Dean Klingensmith July 13, 1996 - June 7, 2019 Anchor Point resident, Mr. Zavier Dean Klingensmith, 22, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at South… Continue reading

James P. Meesis

James P. Meesis

James P. Meesis Jan. 6, 1947 - June 7, 2019 Homer resident Dr. James Peter Meesis, 72, died at South Peninsula Hospital on June 7,… Continue reading

James P. Meesis

Pet of the Week: Perch

Perch is 3 1/2-year-old female. What can the shelter staff say about Perch? This gal is the coolest! She was shy at first but has… Continue reading

Sandy Mazen poses with a copy of his memoir, “Kiyonuk,” at his Homer, Alaska, home on April 22, 2019. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)

Mazen’s memoir tells story of Arctic, Alaska boyhood

Anyone pondering if it’s ever too late to write a book can look to Sylvester David Kiyonuk “Sandy” Mazen Jr. for inspiration — and an… Continue reading

Sandy Mazen poses with a copy of his memoir, “Kiyonuk,” at his Homer, Alaska, home on April 22, 2019. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)
Some assembly is required: The ingredients for Teri Robl’s version of Cocount Miso Seafood Curry include fresh shrimp and halibut, as seen here in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on June 10, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Miso gives hit of umami to seafood curry

The gorgeous weather we’ve been enjoying makes me feel like this is going to be a wonderful summer. The warmth of the sun felt so… Continue reading

Some assembly is required: The ingredients for Teri Robl’s version of Cocount Miso Seafood Curry include fresh shrimp and halibut, as seen here in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on June 10, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Pet of the Week: Robin

Meet Robin, a 1-year-old cat, and her babies, Piglet, Eeyore and Roo (all 6 weeks old). Piglet said it best when he said “Sometimes the… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

‘Little Women’ continues this weekend The stage adapation of Louis M. Alcott’s novel “Little Women” continues this weekend at Pier One Theatre. Written for the… Continue reading

Best Bets

Can Homer really be experiencing such a tranquil, drawn-out stretch of true summer? The Betster remembers many a summer season that was more rain than… Continue reading