Homer poet Hollowell hired to run Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

In a sign that Homer’s literary arts scene will bounce back after closures prompted by the spread of the novel coronavirus, a new director for… Continue reading

 

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As we continue into another week of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have started to go a little stir crazy — well, except… Continue reading

 

Kachemak Cuisine: During uncertain time, slow down and cherish good food

It’s spring! During this uncertain time, I’m going to take a deep breath and let the dog take me for a beach walk in the… Continue reading

 

Years Ago

20 years ago Brother Asaiah Bates, 78, departed the Cosmic Hamlet when he died at 11:22 p.m. on March 28 at his home. Reporter Hal… Continue reading

Ivers Alaska tour is cancelled

As an example of how fast the COVID-19 pandemic can upend plans, last Friday morning the musician Eileen Ivers had an interview scheduled with the… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Bunnell open, but events postponed During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bunnell Street Arts Center remains open, but all public events through April 15 have been postponed.… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Will a pandemic inspire you to plant a vegetable garden?

So, a pandemic. Is this what it will take to convince you to plant a vegetable garden? A well thought out vegetable garden, not a… Continue reading

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Normally the Betster scours our online entertainment and events calendar for cool or interesting things to do. But if you’ve poked around the calendar lately,… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Kenai Superior Court Judge Jonathan Link ruled the City of Homer petition to annex 25 square miles could proceed. Citizens Concerned About… Continue reading

Artists look at disability in Homer Council on the Arts show

Over the years the Homer Council on the Arts has become known both for its encouragement of young and emerging artists and its willingness to… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Oxtails are the secret to rich beef stock

Earlier this winter I became obsessed with making a large quantity of flavorful rich beef stock to freeze in smaller amounts and use with moose… Continue reading

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Oh no! We get a double-whammy this week, Betster persons, with Friday the 13th on, well, Friday, and St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday. Boston has… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Parents concerned about a comprehensive sex education program at Homer Middle School and Homer High School objected to the display of condoms… Continue reading

‘ReWilding Kernwood’ film premiers Thursday

A documentary film series that started in the 1992 with the building of a family’s wilderness retreat on the Chandalar River in the Brooks Range… Continue reading

Spring brings more First Friday shows

While it’s not yet March 21, despite the chilly and blustery days, the growing daylight hints at the equinox to come. If you’re looking for… Continue reading

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Will the coronovirus arrive in Alaska like The Revenge of the Spanish Flu? Will civilization as we know it collapse into the Zombie Apocalypse, or,… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago After 47 years in business, Kenai Supply closed its stores from Wasilla to Homer. The death of founder William Wells in December… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Cold and snowy days offer perfect time to try new recipes

Winter is full on here with all the snow and cold temperatures, so I am indoors spending time in the kitchen and trying new recipes.… Continue reading

In retirement, Deborah Poore returns to her art

As a girl growing up in Kenai, Deborah Poore saw herself as an artist and wanting to learn to paint. But a career as an… Continue reading

Sun shines on the trails on the Hayfield Loop at the Lookout Mountain Trails on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 during a bluebird day on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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Hold on to your hats, Betsters. This Saturday marks that every-four-year event of an extra day, Leap Day. You know it’s Leap Year because that’s… Continue reading

Sun shines on the trails on the Hayfield Loop at the Lookout Mountain Trails on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 during a bluebird day on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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