Homemade lemon curd and fruit are an easy way to fill puff pastry tart shells on the fly. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: When life gives you puff pastry … make lemon curd

By my own necessity, I have become resourceful, adaptable and a creative problem-solver.

Homemade lemon curd and fruit are an easy way to fill puff pastry tart shells on the fly. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
The Russian three-masted wooden vessel "Pilgrim" is moored at the Homer Harbor on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. The project of twin brothers brothers Sergey and Alexander Sinelnik, Pilgrim is a wooden-boat reproduction of a 17th century Russian sailing ship and has been sailing around the world since its construction in 2015 and launch in 2017. It arrived in Homer last week after sailing up the Inside Passage from Ketchikan. For more information on the ship, visit ww.http://www.sinelniki.ru. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer’s Best Bets

Well, it’s over. Sure, some Spit businesses will hang in there through September, if not longer. Fishermen will continue to head out for good eatin’… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2021
The Russian three-masted wooden vessel "Pilgrim" is moored at the Homer Harbor on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. The project of twin brothers brothers Sergey and Alexander Sinelnik, Pilgrim is a wooden-boat reproduction of a 17th century Russian sailing ship and has been sailing around the world since its construction in 2015 and launch in 2017. It arrived in Homer last week after sailing up the Inside Passage from Ketchikan. For more information on the ship, visit ww.http://www.sinelniki.ru. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Town Crier

After Saturday, Sept. 4, the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center will no longer operate an outside station for visitors at the Alaska Islands… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2021
Pumpkin (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)

Pet of the week: Pumpkin

This sweet darling is 12 years old and needs a new home. Pumpkin is in good health and likes other cats. He qualifies for the… Continue reading

Pumpkin (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
The Homer Mariner cheerleaders pep up the crowd during the Homer vs. Kodiak game Saturday, Aug. 28. The squad’s cheers could be heard by all as Homer won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Homer’s Best Bets

In some parts of the country, workers celebrate Monday as Labor Day. Here at Latitude 59 degrees and some change, where many of us work… Continue reading

The Homer Mariner cheerleaders pep up the crowd during the Homer vs. Kodiak game Saturday, Aug. 28. The squad’s cheers could be heard by all as Homer won 34-0. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
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. Homer Volunteer Fire Department Aug. 23-30 Firefighters and… Continue reading

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

Homer Farmers Market: Food Hub is like an online Farmers Market

I had the joyous opportunity to go berry picking this weekend with some new friends who just moved to town. It is always invigorating to… Continue reading

The Alaska Grown logo.
"Tern Lake," a photo by Susan Johnson, is part of the members showcase exhibit opening Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)

Group shows featured in First Friday openings

Two large group shows opening this Friday offer chances to see the breadth and depth of Alaska art. At the Homer Council on the Arts,… Continue reading

"Tern Lake," a photo by Susan Johnson, is part of the members showcase exhibit opening Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)
The poster for the 2021 Burning Basket, Recover. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)

Art briefs

Pride and Prejudice opens Pier One Theatre’s production of Pride and Prejudice opens this weekend. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel by Kate Hamill, it… Continue reading

The poster for the 2021 Burning Basket, Recover. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)
Homer Foundation 30 years logo.

Foundation has a history of literature, arts and music donations

Foundation’s largest donation was to the Homer Public Library.

  • Sep 1, 2021
  • By Tom Kizzia For the Homer Foundation
  • Features
Homer Foundation 30 years logo.
The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Debi Poore stands under her very successful pea tunnel on Aug. 20, 2021, at her home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Keep the garden parties going

September got here in a hurry. There is much to do, and I made a stab at some of it this past week. The perennial… Continue reading

Debi Poore stands under her very successful pea tunnel on Aug. 20, 2021, at her home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Town Crier

The Ninilchik Tribal Council Mobile Community Clinic offers a free testing and vaccine event from 11 a.m. to 6 pm. Friday, Aug. 27, at 33935… Continue reading

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.

Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.

Harper Morgan Jeffres

Harper Morgan Jeffres was born at 4:28 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital to Erica and Tyler Jeffres of Homer. She weighed… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2021

Iris Dubbe

Iris Dubbe was born at 3:51 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital to Chelsea and Ben Dubbe, of Homer. She weighed 8… 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. Homer Volunteer Fire Department Aug. 17-23 Firefighters and… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Arugula, pine nuts, and the blueberry relish top meats and homemade pizza dough. (Photo by Tress Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Blueberry pizza marks the end of summer

The acidity and sweetness of the berries make them an excellent companion for creamy cheeses and fatty meats.

Arugula, pine nuts, and the blueberry relish top meats and homemade pizza dough. (Photo by Tress Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
The Alaska Grown logo.

Homer Farmers Market: Find shiny objects at the market

I tend to walk around the Homer Farmers Market in a daze like a child surrounded by shiny objects. It just so happens that I… Continue reading

The Alaska Grown logo.
The cover to Dorothy Roberts Cline's book, "Fall to Flight: An Alaskan Eaglet's Story of Survival," uses a photo by the late Michael S. Cline. (Image courtesy of Dorothy Roberts Cline)

‘Fall to Flight’ tells story of eaglet’s survival

Fourth book by Homer author Dorothy S. Cline considers hard truth about nature.

The cover to Dorothy Roberts Cline's book, "Fall to Flight: An Alaskan Eaglet's Story of Survival," uses a photo by the late Michael S. Cline. (Image courtesy of Dorothy Roberts Cline)