A porcupine feeds by the side of a driveway off Diamond Ridge Road on Nov. 10, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Here on the south shore of Beluga Lake — called SoBe by Homer hipsters — we’ve been noticing the lake freezing. Also, we’ve been noticing… Continue reading

 

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                                The Shook Twins, Katelyn, left, and Laurie Shook.

The Shook Twins to create perfect harmony at Alice’s Champagne Palace

Music has seen numerous family acts of sisters and brothers, but identical twins who perform together can be as rare as a tourist on the… Continue reading

 

Sweet Endings

Dessert, that anticipatory sweet ending to a meal. Possibly the last thing you eat before saying good night to the moon. What a pleasant way… Continue reading

 

Kachemak Gardener: Until next year

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

Northern lights shine over Diamond Ridge about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Whew! We made it, Homerites. We collectively survived the 2018 midterm elections. No matter who you were rooting for nationally and here at home, the… Continue reading

Northern lights shine over Diamond Ridge about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A scene from Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera “Samson et Delia” from the Metropolitan Opera Live, which will be showing in HD at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Homer Theatre. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Met Opera Live returns for 10th season at Homer Theatre

Homer Theater’s 10th season of Metropolitan Opera Live in HD will start at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 with Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila.” The classic… Continue reading

A scene from Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera “Samson et Delia” from the Metropolitan Opera Live, which will be showing in HD at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Homer Theatre. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
Ted Heuer’s spalted maple teleidoscope, on display for First Friday at Ptarmigan Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

First Friday expands out east with new venues

The First Friday scene expands out East End Road with shows at new venues The Shop: Kachemak Bay Art Space and Bear Creek Winery. Art… Continue reading

Ted Heuer’s spalted maple teleidoscope, on display for First Friday at Ptarmigan Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
These pumpkin cookies baked by Teri Robl on Oct. 28, 2018, in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen are just the thing for a fall Halloween treat. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: First frost means time for pumpkin treats

There is frost on the pumpkin. That chilly fall nip is in the air and the change in the weather has our winter-loving family looking… Continue reading

These pumpkin cookies baked by Teri Robl on Oct. 28, 2018, in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen are just the thing for a fall Halloween treat. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Members of BodyVox perform a piece in an undated photo. (Photo by Derrin Battles)

BodyVox brings new way of dance expression to Homer

If any artistic group survives for 21 years, it must be doing something right. Founded in 1997 and led by couple Jamie Hampton and Ashley… Continue reading

Members of BodyVox perform a piece in an undated photo. (Photo by Derrin Battles)

Arts briefs

‘RBG’ wins Homer DocFest Audience Award “RBG,” a documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, won the Audience Favorite Award at last month’s… Continue reading

A group of young people make their way across the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory at the start of their spooky tour in this year’s Haunted Hickory event Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. They and hundreds of others donated two nonperishable items to get scared by the ship’s crew members and their families during the annual event. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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At the Homer City Council meeting on Monday, council member and super mom Rachel Lord urged people to slow down on these dark days, especially… Continue reading

A group of young people make their way across the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory at the start of their spooky tour in this year’s Haunted Hickory event Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 in Homer, Alaska. They and hundreds of others donated two nonperishable items to get scared by the ship’s crew members and their families during the annual event. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Bravo! Lynn Temple gets the job of moose protection done sooner rather than later in this photo taken Oct. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. Be thinking about this; the moose are in evidence in this neighborhood, having been missing most of the summer. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: There’s still time to finish garden chores

Oh my, where to start? This mellow fall is luxurious as far as time enough to do everything that needs to be done before the… Continue reading

Bravo! Lynn Temple gets the job of moose protection done sooner rather than later in this photo taken Oct. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. Be thinking about this; the moose are in evidence in this neighborhood, having been missing most of the summer. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Elissa and David Pettibone pose on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, by one of David Pettibone’s paintings at The Shop, an art space the Pettibones started in August 2018 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

The Shop creates instructional, creative art space

In Paris and other French cities, artists often show their works in ateliers, galleries that also include a studio. The word also refers to a… Continue reading

Elissa and David Pettibone pose on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, by one of David Pettibone’s paintings at The Shop, an art space the Pettibones started in August 2018 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

Artist, writer reads for Battle of Attu 75th As part of its series “Fact, Fable, and Natural History: Writing About the Aleutians,” and for the… Continue reading

A rainbow peaks out from between the trees near the Homer News office on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. A double rainbow was spotted in a few different places around town between periods of rain. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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Now that Canada has become the first North American nation to completely legalize pot, does this mean the Left Coast will now be known as… Continue reading

A rainbow peaks out from between the trees near the Homer News office on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. A double rainbow was spotted in a few different places around town between periods of rain. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Apple cheddar and sage scones spice up a Homer country breakfast in this photo taken by Teri Robl on Oct. 17, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine:

It’s autumn and that means apple time. Baking with apples enhanced by spices such as spicy sweet cinnamon, warm earthy nutmeg and pungent sharp clove… Continue reading

Apple cheddar and sage scones spice up a Homer country breakfast in this photo taken by Teri Robl on Oct. 17, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Arts Briefs

Library celebrates Alaska Book Week with reading Alaska Book Week celebrates Alaskan authors and books, and the Homer Public Library celebrates with a group reading… Continue reading

Keren Lowell’s “Work Dress,” right, at Bunnell Street Arts Center as seen at the First Friday, Oct. 6, 2018, opening in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Lowell expands boundaries of wearable art

Through its ongoing collaborations with the Homer Fiber Arts Collective, Bunnell Street Arts Center has pushed the boundaries of wearable art. This month’s exhibit by… Continue reading

Keren Lowell’s “Work Dress,” right, at Bunnell Street Arts Center as seen at the First Friday, Oct. 6, 2018, opening in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Crows feed on mountain ash berries along Lake Street on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Reports have come in from seasoned observers out East End Road that termination dust has appeared on the higher elevations of the Kenai Mountains across… Continue reading

Crows feed on mountain ash berries along Lake Street on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Jade Cross Brussels sprouts at their peak of perfection. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: It’s been a fall to remember

Well now, isn’t this a fall to remember. The colors are lovely but, not to be pessimistic, it doesn’t smell like fall. There isn’t a… Continue reading

Jade Cross Brussels sprouts at their peak of perfection. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)