Best Bets

Phew. The Betster can’t remember a time when rain and cool temperatures were more welcome. Bring on the downpours, the frost and the mist. Away… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Delegates at a joint meeting of the Alaska Municipal League and the Alaska Conference of Mayors voted to support a “yes” vote… Continue reading

The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.

It’s all arts, all the time for Alaska World Arts Fest

The idea for the Alaska World Arts Festival came about with a long jet-plane conversation, said organizer Sally Oberstein. “I was sitting next to a… Continue reading

The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.

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 Aug. 18-26… Continue reading

Robert “Bob” Anthony Jones

Robert “Bob” Anthony Jones Oct. 3, 1946 - July 25, 2019 Robert “Bob” Anthony Jones, age 72, died on July 25, 2019 at his home… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Rosie

Pet of the week Rosie is a 5-year-old female cat. Rosie is a sweet cat who’s been through a lot lately. She was found outside… Continue reading

Town Crier

About Town Crier The announcements section of Town Crier is a public service provided to individuals, nonprofit agencies and community groups. Short announcements are generally… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Let the garden thrive and have its head

Smoke. Hornets. Late summer head cold. Local corn: $5/ear. Porcupines. Inexplicably pink Yukon golds Good Grief! But then again, the Dropmore honeysuckle is gorgeous to… Continue reading

Best Bets

Best Bets

Years Ago

20 years ago The new Homer Spit Trail has expanded recreational opportunities for walkers, bikers and rollerbladers. Stretching from the Kachemak Drive end of the… Continue reading

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Kachemak Emergency Services Aug. 12-18 Firefighters and emergency… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Maggie

Pet of the week Maggie is an 11-month-old female dog. This young girl is sweet, playful and full of life. She’s very smart and just… Continue reading

Town Crier

About Town Crier The announcements section of Town Crier is a public service provided to individuals, nonprofit agencies and community groups. Short announcements are generally… Continue reading

Joolee Aurand, on bottom, demonstrates a yoga pose in this undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Ecstatic YogicStatica offers 12 hours, 12 teachers, 12 styles

On Saturday, Homer Council on the Arts will present a full day of community yoga instruction with a different teacher to share a unique yoga… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2019
  • By Emilie Springer For the Homer News
  • ArtsFeatures
Joolee Aurand, on bottom, demonstrates a yoga pose in this undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Kachemak Cuisine: Unusual hot days call for cool treat like Raspberry Swamp Pie

We are nearing the end of the warmest summer I’ve ever experienced living in Alaska, thank goodness. The Other Fisherman bought a portable room air… Continue reading

Arts briefs

Bunnell holds mural reveal party Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a reveal party of a mural by Desiree Hagen being painted on the east side… Continue reading

Best Bets

Smoke has it’s place. In a certain amber or red ales, in a campfire pit, and up a chimney to name a few. Who doesn’t… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago After lower Kenai Peninsula residents signed and submitted a petition to create a recreation service area, the borough assembly considered the petition… Continue reading

Best Bets

As quickly and violently as it came, there are telltale signs that summer is soon set to draw to a close as well. Very early… Continue reading

Green Globe artichokes thriving and soon to be harvested on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in the Kachemak Gardener’s home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Weather is scary but artichokes are fabulous

Of all the years to run out of lettuce it had to be this one. There has been a steady stream of family and friends… Continue reading

Green Globe artichokes thriving and soon to be harvested on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in the Kachemak Gardener’s home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)