Pratt Museum unveils new ‘Entangled’ exhibit

Last month, the Pratt Museum reopened on a scaled-back basis with its summer show, “Entangled: Exploring Natural History Collections from Kachemak Bay.” Put together by… Continue reading

 

First Friday shows feature art inspired by the pandemic

As the summer winds down, new exhibits feature traditional Alaska themes of landscapes and nature. Several exhibits are related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a… Continue reading

 

Years Ago

20 years ago The first Homer Farmers Market was held on Aug. 5, 2000 in a vacant lot on Ocean Drive. Organizers said it was… Continue reading

 

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In the midst of all the pandemic pandemonium, when life seems uncertain and we struggle to hold our lives together, along comes a burst of… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Farmers create diverse local food system

I had an inspiring conversation recently with Carolina Behe of the Inuit Circumpolar Council after she presented on a huge study regarding Inuit food security… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Savor every second of color as summer winds down

It’s 7:30 in the morning, I step out to survey our realm and am greeted by the twin moose calves that were born in the… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Booths are brimming

I didn’t even get to the Homer Farmers Market until 2 p.m. It used to be that if you weren’t there right at 10 a.m.… Continue reading

Salmonfest celebrates 10th year with livestream event

Correction: The original name of Salmonfest was Salmonstock. Salmonfest, the big live music festival that bills itself as “three days of fish, love and music,”… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Summer is for salmon and sweets

Hello! The last two weeks have sped by in a frenzy of fishing. The Other Fisherman and sons have been running around the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

A patch of heart-shaped snow clings to the side of the Kenai Mountains on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, near Hope, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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The Betster has been so busy recently that yours truly almost didn’t notice a somber fact of late summer: It’s getting dark out. The other… Continue reading

A patch of heart-shaped snow clings to the side of the Kenai Mountains on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, near Hope, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago The Personal Watercraft Club of Alaska mobilized its members to oppose a decision that had been made in July to ban personal… Continue reading

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Homer Farmers Market: Customers drive local food options

At the Homer Farmers Market on Saturday I overheard one of the farmers telling a customer the secret to the Market’s success. She summed it… Continue reading

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The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies headquarters on Lake Street, seen here on July 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska, will have live music and light refreshments during its telethon fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. July 26, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies to hold telethon

With the annual Spring Fling fundraiser canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors and staff of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies… Continue reading

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies headquarters on Lake Street, seen here on July 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska, will have live music and light refreshments during its telethon fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. July 26, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Gardener: On wasps and rain

I’m writing this Sunday night, its been raining all day. We actually got the wood stove going this afternoon to ease the damp chill. Excellent.… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Effective Aug. 1, 2000, then-Alaska State Parks Director Jim Stratton ordered Kachemak Bay State Park closed to personal watercraft, also known as… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Keep farmers safe — and farming

It is interesting how the COVID-19 situation has amplified so many people’s awareness of what is important. We are learning to localize more than ever,… Continue reading

Artist establishes roots in Homer

Since moving to Homer in April 2018, artist David Pettibone has put down roots in the lower Kenai Peninsula art scene, much of it in… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Fresh halibut means time for a new recipecus

Hi! It feels like a lot of life has happened around here since I wrote last. My oldest son, Rob, has been staying with us… Continue reading

An old hay mower lies by the side of the recently rerouted Homestead Trail on Saturday, July 11, 2020, on Diamond Ridge near Homer, Alaska. Several historic homesteads were established in the hills above Homer in the 1930s and 1940s. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Once again a public relations person has sent a missive to World Betster Headquarters stating what the Betster has already figured out. Sometimes we get… Continue reading

An old hay mower lies by the side of the recently rerouted Homestead Trail on Saturday, July 11, 2020, on Diamond Ridge near Homer, Alaska. Several historic homesteads were established in the hills above Homer in the 1930s and 1940s. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Drew Scalzi told supporters of the proposed Greater Kachemak Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area it must… Continue reading

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