Kachemak Gardener: Be bold but prudent in pruning

There is a rosa rubrifolia/glauca in the corner of the East Garden that puts on an excellent show mid-summer. The blooms are understated but the… Continue reading

 

Artist honors dead seabirds in Homer Spit project

When faced with honoring the dead killed by tragedy or violence, artists grapple with the enormity of the event. In documenting dead sea birds she… Continue reading

 

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If you dared to come into town over the weekend, Holy Los Angeles did this town ever change. Coming down West Hill Road the Betster… Continue reading

 

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Homer Farmers Market: Market opens — with changes

The first Homer Farmers Market is coming up this weekend. This is the big one that farmers work toward, planting specifically so that they will… Continue reading

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Years Ago

20 years ago A floatplane flipped in Beluga Lake after a sightseeing trip, forcing local business owner John Faulkner of Land’s End Resort and his… Continue reading

Pratt Museum moves forward despite pandemic

One of the frequent signs placed on Homer’s annual Burning Basket reads “Prepare for opportunity disguised as loss.” As a closure of the Pratt Museum… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Teri’s Special Spinach Salad is perfect for Memorial Day weekend

How is everyone doing? The Other Fisherman came home with fresh cod and rockfish last weekend and we have been enjoying it pan-fried, deep fried… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Music teacher Mark Robinson was named Educator of the Year by the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. Robinson taught music to seventh-12th graders… Continue reading

Grace Ridge Brewery co-owner Sherry Stead shows the back side of a quilt by Patrice Krant and Karrie Youngblood commemorating the 50th anniversary of Kachemak Bay State Park on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Grace Ridge Brewery in Homer, Alaska. Krant designed and sewed the quilt and Youngblood did the quilting. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Friday marks the opening of the traditional Alaska tourist season, but in this age of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year is anything but traditional. Also… Continue reading

Grace Ridge Brewery co-owner Sherry Stead shows the back side of a quilt by Patrice Krant and Karrie Youngblood commemorating the 50th anniversary of Kachemak Bay State Park on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Grace Ridge Brewery in Homer, Alaska. Krant designed and sewed the quilt and Youngblood did the quilting. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Farmers Market: Try Alaska Food Hub while waiting for market to open

This has been quite the year so far, eh? Normally this would be when I would be telling everyone about how the long winter is… Continue reading

Arts council announces poetry contest winners

Judges on Monday announced the winners in the Homer Council on the Arts pandemic poetry contest, “Fruits of Quarantine.” The winners are Sofia Loboy, seventh… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Stay at home with weeding, cultivating and bird song

Tall, sturdy fences, in the land of moose, are something to be grateful for. There is a new subdivision behind the high school that has… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago The final state capital budget approved the week prior to this issue by the Alaska Legislatures cut money from proposed school maintenance… Continue reading

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With new directives and advice coming out about wearing facemasks, something seen only on surgeons has now become a hip fashion statement. In a press… Continue reading

Bartlett selected as new Homer Council on the Arts director

After eight months without an executive director, and in the midst of a pandemic that has thrown the arts world into uncharted territory, the Homer… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Try these spicy potato recipes

Hi! Another week has passed in our different world and it sure was wonderful to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. Being able to get… Continue reading

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Four years ago the Betster took a little jaunt to Paris. Remember those days? Remember when you could use air miles to get a cheap… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago A petition to have a Greater Kachemak Fire & Emergency Service Area was signed by 216 voters and was certified. The effort… Continue reading

First Friday in May happens virtually

Normally May would herald the reopening of galleries closed for the winter — but in the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing is normal. For… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Spring is definite, and full of promise

There certainly isn’t anything subtle about this year’s spring. Granted, here in the Far North spring is a remarkably short season but this one is… Continue reading

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