Homer’s Best Bets

Did this year’s election drive you nuts? For future reference, the Betster has discovered a sure-fire way to avoid the madness of a ruthless presidential… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Ellis Paul and Radoslav Lorkovic play together in Homer on Friday  Longtime friends and internationally touring folk-blues musicians Ellis Paul and Radoslav Lorkovic perform for… Continue reading

CaN-Do Spirit impresses Alaskans in New York City

A 6 a.m. alarm clock signaled the beginning of Tuesday for Trisha Davis of Nikolaevsk. By 5:30 p.m., she was finally having her first meal… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

News of Super Storm Sandy’s destruction on the East Coast and beyond has the Betster thinking: Alaska is the place to be when it comes… Continue reading

First Friday Events

If variety is the spice of life, then think of this week’s First Friday as a smorgasboard of tangy treats. No matter what your taste… Continue reading

Carnegie Hall links orchestra with kids

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, in conjunction with Carnegie Hall, will present two concerts that include area students this weekend. The first concert will be at… Continue reading

Key figure in shaping state talks on Friday

The Kachemak Bay Campus’s history department invites the public to the book launch celebration for Vic Fischer’s new memoir, “To Russia With Love: An Alaskan’s… Continue reading

COAST GUARD PUTS ANOTHER LOG ON THE FIRE

The U.S Coast Guard’s motto, “semper paratus,” means always being ready. That means being ready no matter what the role — search and rescue, homeland… Continue reading

HALLOWEEN: SOME SCARY FUN HEADED THIS WAY

Jumping jack-o-lanterns, it’s that time of year. Whether you call it harvest season, fall or Halloween, it’s time to put on a costume and have… Continue reading

Somewhere my love, it’s Ritz at the Winter Palace

Privet. Ya haschoo vebit vodka? Da?  Ochen horosho. Hello. Would you like to drink vodka? Yes? Very good. Dust off your old Russian primers, mangle… Continue reading

Jo Ann & Monte to perform Nov. 2

Jo Ann and Monte Davis will perform at the Homer Council on the Arts, 355 W. Pioneer Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets are… Continue reading

‘Calling All Polar Bears’ shows Friday, Saturday; tickets $15

Allison Atkootchkoot Warden, also known as Aku-Matu, presents a one-woman show, “Calling All Polar Bears,” at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at the Alaska… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

It may be cold, but the sun is shining. The sun is shining. The sun is shining. The Betster can’t remember the last time we’ve… Continue reading

Movie, clothing, food remind us of neighbors’ needs

With temperatures dropping and frost on windshields, it’s clear winter is on its way. For some, that means hauling out heavier coats, planning holiday dinners… Continue reading

Opera series opens

  Welcome to the Opera Season. We are looking forward to seeing our seasoned opera lovers and want to encourage those who are interested but… Continue reading

Arts in Brief

KBC Director Swartz receives governor’s award Kachemak Bay Campus Director Carol Swartz received the Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities for Distinguished Service to… Continue reading

Finding humor the Chiappone way

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER A cat, a fly fisherman, a bear and a stinky dog walk into a college classroom, and the professor says,… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Judging by the lines at local garages, some of you seemed surprised that it snowed Monday night. You do realize you can get your tires… Continue reading

Homer Volunteer fire department celebrates big six-oh

OK, just to get the historical facts out of the way, the Homer Volunteer Fire Department Inc., the organization that celebrates its 60th anniversary this… Continue reading

Artist wears her gallery around her neck

Previous Bunnell Street Arts Center artists-in-residence like Mike Houston and Jim Woodring have set up studios in the gallery space that sprawled across the rough… Continue reading

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