The cast of Star Truck rehearse the Spitlandia scene on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Lisa Linegar)

Locals shine in ‘Star Truck — The Musical’

“Star Truck—the Musical” is set to take off into a spacious, harmonious, homonym-laden comic atmosphere (throw some hominy into the story, too), with performances at… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019
  • By Emilie Springer For the Homer News
  • ArtsFeatures
The cast of Star Truck rehearse the Spitlandia scene on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Lisa Linegar)
Moose browse at the east end of Beluga Lake about 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, as seen from the airport viewing platform at the end of FAA Road in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

The Betster has decided, that, rather than waste these precious sunny hours before the rain and typical spring weather hits Homer this weekend, now is… Continue reading

Moose browse at the east end of Beluga Lake about 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, as seen from the airport viewing platform at the end of FAA Road in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Blitz Torte makes a perfect Easter dessert, as seen in the recipe made by Teri Robl in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on April 16, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Easter is a time to make special desserts

Easter is Sunday. The first Easter the Other Fisherman and I celebrated as a married couple, we had spaghetti with meat sauce and I’m not… Continue reading

Blitz Torte makes a perfect Easter dessert, as seen in the recipe made by Teri Robl in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on April 16, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News With the state in a fiscal crisis that could lead to cuts for Homer athletic facilities and programs,… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Homer Food Pantry seeks donations of frozen fish, game, beef, chicken, pork — any protein to help meet the nutritional needs of their clients.… Continue reading

Avery Alan Ukatish

Avery Alan Ukatish was born at 11:14 p.m. on April 12, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Tania Romanoff and Antone Ukatish of Nanwalek. He… Continue reading

Ryan Marie Robl

Ryan Marie Robl was born at 10:40 p.m. on April 9, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Alyssa and David Robl of Homer. She weighed… 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 April 8-14… Continue reading

Maria “Connie” Creal

Maria “Connie” Creal Dec. 7, 1931 - March 7, 2019 Maria “Connie” Creal, 87, died on March 7, 2019. She died peacefully in her sleep… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Guinea pigs

“These little piggies went to the shelter “And these little piggies need a home “These little piggies are friendly “And these little piggies don’t roam”… Continue reading

Robert “Bob” Turtainen

Robert “Bob” Turtainen There will be a memorial service for Robert “Bob” Turtainen at 2 p.m. on April 20, 2019, at the Homer Elks Lodge.… Continue reading

“In addition to bringing early color and joy into our lives, the honeybees are equally entranced,” the Kachemak Gardener writes of crocuses blooming in her garden on March 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Expectations be damned for crocuses

I have been trumpeting my crocus population to one and all, practically begging friends to come and luxuriate in their presence. To my eye they… Continue reading

“In addition to bringing early color and joy into our lives, the honeybees are equally entranced,” the Kachemak Gardener writes of crocuses blooming in her garden on March 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
One of John Fenske’s paintings at the First Friday, April 5, 2019, opening for his retrospective showing at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ exhibit honors art and life of John Fenske

Before former Homer City Council member — and, really, Renaissance man — John Fenske died Jan. 30, 2019, at the age of 77, he asked… Continue reading

One of John Fenske’s paintings at the First Friday, April 5, 2019, opening for his retrospective showing at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Fireweed seeks art for June exhibit Fireweed Gallery has put out a call for entries for its June show, “In The Manner Of.” Open to… Continue reading

Sandy Mazen looks at the Quilt of Valor made for him by Lorraine Murphy, right, of the Kachemak Bay Quilters. Mazen received the quilt on April 4, 2019, at Kachemak Community Center in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Best Bets

Walk around town this weekend and through Monday, and you’ll hear a strange clickety-clack sound coming from many Homer businesses and homes. Lights will glow… Continue reading

Sandy Mazen looks at the Quilt of Valor made for him by Lorraine Murphy, right, of the Kachemak Bay Quilters. Mazen received the quilt on April 4, 2019, at Kachemak Community Center in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Thigh-deep snow on the Homer High School track forced the Mariners to practice hurdles in the hallways. The… Continue reading

Anniversary: Tom and Jean Schroeder

Tom and Jean Schroeder Tom and Jean Schroeder celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 22, 2019 in Kahana, Maui, Hawaii. Their daughter Shelley Schroeder… Continue reading

Town Crier

There will be a public hearing on the proposed Pebble Mine hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, in… 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 April 1-7… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Blair

Blair is a 5 and 1/2-year-old male. It’s been 40 days and counting since Blair was brought in to the shelter. He was found in… Continue reading