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                                Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference June 2018 at Land’s End Resort.

Poets & Writers list K-Bay writers conference a top retreat

Kachemak Bay Writers’ conference named a top retreat Poets & Writers Magazine has named the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference one of its 22 most inspiring… Continue reading

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                                Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference June 2018 at Land’s End Resort.
Riana Boonstra of Kenai skis near Diamond Ridge in the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon on March 11, 2017, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

This weekend marks the annual grumpfest where we complain about that dang Daylight Saving Time and how here in the bright North, why the heck… Continue reading

Riana Boonstra of Kenai skis near Diamond Ridge in the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon on March 11, 2017, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Swiss steak makes a great dish on dreary March days, as seen here on March 5, 2019, in the kitchen of Teri Robl in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Swiss steak is the perfect meal for mellow March days

It’s the first Sunday in March as I write this and the morning sky is a flat gray. It’s so quiet, like Alaska is still… Continue reading

Swiss steak makes a great dish on dreary March days, as seen here on March 5, 2019, in the kitchen of Teri Robl in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News A Homer girl used cardiopulmonary resuscitation training learned at Homer Middle School to help save her father’s life.… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Heed the siren call of seed racks

Now that the sun has meaning you should consider washing your windows, especially if your intention is to start plants from seed. Which, of course,… Continue reading

Fused glass art by Nicole Cavalier on display at Ptarmigan Arts. (Photo provided)

Jubilee art featured for March

For First Friday this month, it’s all about the kids. At the Homer Council on the Arts, March celebrates student artists for its Jubilee art… Continue reading

Fused glass art by Nicole Cavalier on display at Ptarmigan Arts. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

Choir for Peace seeks art Choir for Peace, a collaboration between the Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus under the umbrella of Pier One Theatre and the… Continue reading

Lynda Reed appears in the Homer Senior Citizens Inc. Annual Senior Fashion Show last Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the Homer Senior Center in Homer, Alaska. The theme of the show was “intergalactic.” This show was a part of the center’s Intergenerational program bringing all ages together to celebrate the senior population. (Photo provided)

Best Bets

If you’re a working schmo on a regular 9-to-5 schedule, you may have noticed an odd phenomena. On either end of your commute, you’ll be… Continue reading

Lynda Reed appears in the Homer Senior Citizens Inc. Annual Senior Fashion Show last Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the Homer Senior Center in Homer, Alaska. The theme of the show was “intergalactic.” This show was a part of the center’s Intergenerational program bringing all ages together to celebrate the senior population. (Photo provided)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Homer High School ski coach Mickey Todd got a buzz cut after the Mariner girls won the Region… Continue reading

Community members enjoy a free ice skating party hosted by Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay, McDonalds and the City of Homer on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Ben Walters Park and Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

If you’ve noticed the interwebs have been a bit slow lately, don’t blame an uptick in video streaming now that we no longer have a… Continue reading

Community members enjoy a free ice skating party hosted by Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay, McDonalds and the City of Homer on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Ben Walters Park and Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: Chickens and eggs make great dishes

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? I’m not sure, but I can’t image life without either. Eggs are a perfect portable food, tasty,… Continue reading

A marcher with the Krewe of Gambrinus dances during the Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

Good morning, lovebirds! Did you take a peek at the date on the calendar today? That’s right: It’s Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, also known as… Continue reading

A marcher with the Krewe of Gambrinus dances during the Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer artist Jan Peyton painted the cover of the Homer Garden Club’s “Kachemak Cultivating from Sea to Summit: A Guide to Successful Gardening on Alaska’s Southern Kenai Peninsula.” The book was published in late 2018 by the garden club in Homer, Alaska.

Garden Club publishes new guide

More than 10 years after its last edition, the Homer Garden Club in December released an updated and expanded book on gardening from Ninilchik south.… Continue reading

Homer artist Jan Peyton painted the cover of the Homer Garden Club’s “Kachemak Cultivating from Sea to Summit: A Guide to Successful Gardening on Alaska’s Southern Kenai Peninsula.” The book was published in late 2018 by the garden club in Homer, Alaska.
The Young Dubliners in an 2018 photo. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

The Shop launches kids and teens program The Shop: Kachemak Bay Art Space will hold Kids Art Day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new… Continue reading

The Young Dubliners in an 2018 photo. (Photo provided)
Strawberries and raspberries picked at their peak of perfection, popped into the freezer to be savored throughout the long, dark winter months. What better reason to garden? (Photo by Cecilia Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: You can garden. Be fearless.

I’ve been having some very intense thoughts about you — specifically, those of you who either don’t garden or have tried and failed. The most… Continue reading

Strawberries and raspberries picked at their peak of perfection, popped into the freezer to be savored throughout the long, dark winter months. What better reason to garden? (Photo by Cecilia Fitzpatrick)

Arts Briefs

Jubilee performance canceled Due to an unforeseen circumstance, the Homer Council on the Arts has canceled “Jubilee: A Brand New Day,” a planned student-led storytelling-focused… Continue reading

A close-up of Ruby Nofziger’s “On a Bookshelf” quilt, one of the works in the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. Each panel or row of books was done by a different quilter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Group quilt exhibit shows collaboration on every work

It’s not uncommon for Homer art galleries to feature group shows. It’s also not uncommon for shows to center on a particular theme. But in… Continue reading

A close-up of Ruby Nofziger’s “On a Bookshelf” quilt, one of the works in the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. Each panel or row of books was done by a different quilter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island and villagers from Port Graham saved a Voznesenka… Continue reading

Teri Robl’s Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Cook a Valentine’s Day meal for your sweetie

Hello, February. I am happy to welcome in this short month of more daylight that gets us closer to spring. In preparation for Valentine’s Day… Continue reading

Teri Robl’s Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. (Photo by Teri Robl)
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