New Pratt book gives personal history of Homer

Previous histories of Homer and the north shore of Kachemak Bay have taken a broad perspective, such as Janet Klein’s “A History of Kachemak Bay,… Continue reading

 

Recent snow in the Kenai Mountains across Kachemak Bay has made the Poot Peak panda more visible, as seen here on Nov. 18, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

It’s as though Mother Nature does not want us to get into the Christmas spirit too early. No sooner had the Betster started doing a… Continue reading

 

Kachemak Gardener: Until next year …

Rosemary Fitzpatrick is a longtime Homer gardener and has been writing Kachemak Gardener since 1990.… Continue reading

 

Years Ago

20 years ago The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a six-month lease for the new Homer Boys & Girls Club in the old Homer Intermediate… Continue reading

The art of the small: Bunnell, HCOA shows explore tiny-format forms

In Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything. That’s also another magic quantity: the… Continue reading

Arts briefs

‘Human Beatbox’ performs Saturday RupLoops, “The human beatbox,” performs 7 p.m. Saturday at the West Homer Multipurpose Room. On an Alaska tour that includes visits… Continue reading

Best Bets

You know that old comic strip, The Phantom, about a hero who people believe can never die? The gimmick is that The Phantom is really… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with butternut squash salad

Thanksgiving time is here and I enjoy making this once-a-year meal above all others, as it’s the only holiday totally devoted to food. From year… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Circle DE Pacific Corp. defaulted on a $5.4 million loan from National Bank of Alaska. The timber company ran the chip operation… Continue reading

KBC students explore color in Freeman painting class

In traditional college classes, students might quietly slip an assignment onto their professor’s desk — or, in the modern age, email it. In artist Asia… Continue reading

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts briefs

Arts briefs Storyknife applications open Applications have opened for the first full year of residencies at the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer. Construction started last… Continue reading

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Gardener: Why wait for a crisis to help out in each other’s gardens?

So there is my friend Nancy and she has hit a bump in the road. That would be enough for me but she was concerned… Continue reading

(Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News) Veterans march down Main Street in a Veterans Day parade Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Veterans Day events start at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. After a parade down Pioneer Avenue and ending on the Sterling Highway, a second ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

Best Bets

You know how on your Spacebook feed (or whatever the kids call that social media thing) some photo will pop up of what you’re were… Continue reading

(Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News) Veterans march down Main Street in a Veterans Day parade Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Veterans Day events start at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. After a parade down Pioneer Avenue and ending on the Sterling Highway, a second ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

Years Ago

20 years ago Thursday noon lunches for teenagers at Homer United Methodist Church have increased in popularity over the past three years. Organized by nine… Continue reading

Britni Siekaniec’s painting of a fox is one of the paintings from a student art show opening on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Asia Freeman)

First Friday art exhibit openings

As Homer enters the season of coming darkness and more subtle daylight, it’s a time to celebrate the art of painting with light — photography.… Continue reading

Britni Siekaniec’s painting of a fox is one of the paintings from a student art show opening on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Asia Freeman)
A little bit of pumpkin butter is the perfect complement to Teri Robl’s pumpkin bread, as in here in her kitchen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Cooking with pumpkin and squash is perfect for rainy fall days

The family and football game visit to the motherland of Wisconsin is now just a memory, one filled with plenty of things that portray Wisconsin.… Continue reading

A little bit of pumpkin butter is the perfect complement to Teri Robl’s pumpkin bread, as in here in her kitchen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
A member of the Haunted Hickory prepares to scare guests on the deck of the US Coast Guard Cutter Hickory on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

Like several holiday traditions we Americans enjoy today — religious or otherwise — we once again have the Celts to thank. The ancient Celtic festival… Continue reading

A member of the Haunted Hickory prepares to scare guests on the deck of the US Coast Guard Cutter Hickory on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago Homer City Manager Ron Drathman submitted a draft budget that would cut spending about 10% or more and begin restoring city reserves.… Continue reading

The Homer Theatre as seen here on Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to Homer as fundraiser for R.E.C. Room

Make sure your Time Warping shoes are tied nice and tight and ready your toast-throwing arm — Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to Homer.… Continue reading

The Homer Theatre as seen here on Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)
Dwarf Korean lilac, dwarf red twig dogwood, Miss Kim lilac, full size dogwood and a Shubert chokecerry fill out the space by the Kachemak Gardener’s balcony in this photo taken Oct. 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Your garden is for you, so take pleasure in it every day

For the past three years I have subscribed to “The English Garden.” Each and every issue is packed with dazzling photos of impeccably designed and… Continue reading

Dwarf Korean lilac, dwarf red twig dogwood, Miss Kim lilac, full size dogwood and a Shubert chokecerry fill out the space by the Kachemak Gardener’s balcony in this photo taken Oct. 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
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