Maria Bernier poses by some of her paintings at her show at Kachemak Bay Campus that opened on First Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

New solo shows feature work by 2003 Homer High graduates

Two new shows that opened last Friday at local galleries feature work by two Homer artists who, by coincidence, graduated in 2003 from Homer High… Continue reading

Maria Bernier poses by some of her paintings at her show at Kachemak Bay Campus that opened on First Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Storm clouds swirl around Mount Iliamna on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, as seen from the Diamond Creek beach near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Holy San Clemente! Is politics getting wild back east in our nation’s capital. Ever since that incident at the Waterfront Bar decades ago when the… Continue reading

Storm clouds swirl around Mount Iliamna on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, as seen from the Diamond Creek beach near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Jane Wiebe’s wheelbarrow of lovely tubers will cause any potato aficionado’s heart to sing. The photo was taken on Oct. 7, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jane Wiebe)

Kachemak Gardener: Arrival of fall brings relief after frenetic summer

After the most frenetic summer within recent memory the slow but sure arrival of fall is a relief. This week has been spent turning the… Continue reading

Jane Wiebe’s wheelbarrow of lovely tubers will cause any potato aficionado’s heart to sing. The photo was taken on Oct. 7, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jane Wiebe)

Years Ago

20 years ago The Romp family of Vermont finished their 4,450-mile journey on a bicycle-built-for-four from Shoreham, Vermont, to Homer. After dipping the front tire… 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 Sept. 23-29… Continue reading

Kemper Allen Breeding

Kemper Allen Breeding Kemper Allen Breeding, 79, of Chapin, South Carolina, died Sept. 26, 2019, at Baysmont House after an extended illness. Born in Kingsport,… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Heather VanOstrand Benefit potluck and auction will be held from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at VFW Post 10221 in Anchor Point. Heather will… Continue reading

Franklin.

Pet of the Week: Franklin

Pet of the week Franklin — Frank the Tank! This guy is the purrfect reminder to slow down and enjoy the rare moments of being… Continue reading

Franklin.
Jacqueline Roberta Harris

Jacqueline Roberta Harris

Jacqueline Roberta Harris Aug. 29, 1930 - Aug. 27, 2019 Longtime Homer resident Jacqueline Roberta Harris passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. She was… Continue reading

Jacqueline Roberta Harris

Leslie August Christian

Leslie August Christian Nov. 13, 1952 - Sept. 5, 2019 Leslie August Christian, 66, peacefully passed away from natural causes on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019… Continue reading

Dick (Richard) Stingley

Dick (Richard) Stingley Feb. 12, 1946 - Sept. 1, 2019 Dick (Richard) Stingley passed away on Sept. 1, 2019. His heart was simply tired. As… Continue reading

Charles Farring Hawkins

Charles Farring Hawkins

Charles Farring Hawkins Aug. 1, 1946 - Sept. 13, 2019 Chuck was born to Jim and Mary Hawkins in Carmel, California. In August 1950 Chuck… Continue reading

Charles Farring Hawkins

Bruce Archer Yoder

Bruce Archer Yoder was born at 11:25 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Melissa and Eruin Yoder of Sterling, Alaska. He… Continue reading

Debi Poore poses by some of the paintings in her show opening at the Homer Council on the Arts on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Autumn brings new artists to First Friday scene — and some veteran artists, too

First Friday for October features works by new as well as established artists. Artists with their first solo shows include Holly Brennan at Grace Ridge… Continue reading

Debi Poore poses by some of the paintings in her show opening at the Homer Council on the Arts on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Fresh Homer-grown apples are the main ingredient for Teri Robl’s French Apple Cake recipe, seen here in her kitchen on Oct. 1, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Fresh Homer apples inspire fall recipes

The autumn season is all about apples and pumpkins, golden falling leaves and football. I love this time of the year as not only do… Continue reading

Fresh Homer-grown apples are the main ingredient for Teri Robl’s French Apple Cake recipe, seen here in her kitchen on Oct. 1, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Swan lake Two swans feed on an extreme high tide of of 21.9 feet on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2019, in Beluga Slough, Homer, Alaska. The tide flooded the slough to its shores, turning it into a lake. Homer will see an even higher tide of 22.6 feet at 3:11 p.m. Oct. 28, 2019. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Whether things went the way you wanted them to or not, Homerites waking up on Wednesday morning should have rejoiced in the fact that we,… Continue reading

Swan lake Two swans feed on an extreme high tide of of 21.9 feet on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2019, in Beluga Slough, Homer, Alaska. The tide flooded the slough to its shores, turning it into a lake. Homer will see an even higher tide of 22.6 feet at 3:11 p.m. Oct. 28, 2019. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago Five teenagers organized and were to soon open a new teen center on Lake Street in a space they called The Inside… Continue reading

Arts briefs

Author reading next Thursday As part of Alaska Book Week, a statewide initiative to celebrate Alaska authors, local writer Cassondra Windwalker will read at 6… 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)

Dunleavy budget cuts prompt Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference to take 1-year hiatus

Editor’s note: This article has been changed to reflect that most of the people who routinely attend the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference were not students… 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)

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 Sept. 16-22… Continue reading