Some of the 45 art quilts featured in "Shifting Tides: Cloth in Convergence," on exhibit from Oct. 9 to Nov. 28, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Traveling show at Pratt features Alaska, Pacific Rim artists

‘Shifting Tides’ quilt show explores theme of Pacific Ocean connection

 

Balls of snickerdoodle dough kept in the freezer is a gift to Future You, photographed on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Memories of snickerdoodles

I asked my grandma if she had her mother’s snickerdoodle recipe.

 

Anglers fish for steelhead in the Anchor River by the Anchor River Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Some props from "Haunted Shakespeare" in a photo taken Oct. 12, 2020, at the Pratt Museum forest trail in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pier One Theatre)
Some props from "Haunted Shakespeare" in a photo taken Oct. 12, 2020, at the Pratt Museum forest trail in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pier One Theatre)
Foxgloves and snapdragons offering much needed color to the fall garden as seen here on Oct. 9, 2020, in the Kachemak Gardener's garden in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Get started on fall chores

The fall won’t last forever so don’t get complacent in the garden

Foxgloves and snapdragons offering much needed color to the fall garden as seen here on Oct. 9, 2020, in the Kachemak Gardener's garden in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory is moored on Oct. 10, 2020, at the Pioneer Dock in Homer, Alaska. Fresh snow or termination dust covers the peaks of the Kenai Mountains across Kachemak Bay, a sign of the coming winter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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The Betster shares your denial. The Betster wants to believe in the warmth of mid-day in October and not the chill of the morning. The… Continue reading

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory is moored on Oct. 10, 2020, at the Pioneer Dock in Homer, Alaska. Fresh snow or termination dust covers the peaks of the Kenai Mountains across Kachemak Bay, a sign of the coming winter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Christina Whiting poses for a photo on Oct. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Taz Tally)

Homer artist takes pandemic project on road

‘Behind the Mask - Our Stories’ invites people to share experiences

Christina Whiting poses for a photo on Oct. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Taz Tally)
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion 
Homemade ice cream steeped with chai spices and churned with local honey is frozen and ready to be enjoyed, on Monday, Oct. 5, in Anchorage.

Churning ice cream at home

Winter is a great time to break out the ice cream machine

Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion 
Homemade ice cream steeped with chai spices and churned with local honey is frozen and ready to be enjoyed, on Monday, Oct. 5, in Anchorage.
Seniors Clayton Beachy and Mary Black are crowned this year's homecoming king and queen during halftime at Homer High School's homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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We’re in a lull between seasons right now. Bright sunny days with not a whisper of termination dust on the mountains? Vegetation still green and… Continue reading

Seniors Clayton Beachy and Mary Black are crowned this year's homecoming king and queen during halftime at Homer High School's homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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October First Friday shows feature several group exhibits

First Friday openings presente a diversity of artists and art

Arts briefs

Arts council announces Community Arts Awards

Kachemak Gardener: Of bears and bulbs

The very first topic at hand is the black bear(s) roaming around Mountain View, Elderberry, Bayview. There was a sow with a cub in the… Continue reading

Fall colors are reflected in Beluga Lake on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Fall colors are reflected in Beluga Lake on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Homer Farmers Market: The market has reached the end of the season

Last staffed Market is Saturday; no Harvest Party will be held

A plate of fried fish is photographed in this undated photo. Frying up cod or halibut in a beer batter is a delicious way to enjoy Alaska’s catch. (Photo by Victoria Petersen)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: A secret ingredient for fried fish

Victoria Petersen serves up beer-battered halibut with a not-so-secret ingredient.

A plate of fried fish is photographed in this undated photo. Frying up cod or halibut in a beer batter is a delicious way to enjoy Alaska’s catch. (Photo by Victoria Petersen)
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