One of Diane Spence Chorman’s paintings on display at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

First Friday events

Holiday shoppers looking to buy art for gifts will have a wide selection at December’s First Friday shows. Artist Emma Teal Laukitis, founder with her… Continue reading

One of Diane Spence Chorman’s paintings on display at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
The halibut hook at the Homer Harbor has been wrapped in lights for the dark winter on Nov. 17, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

We haven’t quite figured out what to call last Friday’s big earthquake. For the 1964 9.2 quake that happened on Good Friday, that was obvious:… Continue reading

The halibut hook at the Homer Harbor has been wrapped in lights for the dark winter on Nov. 17, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Sheet pan sweet and tangy Asian salmon with green beans is one way to make quick, easy meals for the busy holidays. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Sheet-pan suppers make cooking easy

The most wonderful time of year is also a busy time of year. “What to make for dinner?” is the million-dollar question most nights. Sheet-pan… Continue reading

Sheet pan sweet and tangy Asian salmon with green beans is one way to make quick, easy meals for the busy holidays. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Collin Trummel, the Nutcracker Prince, far left, rehearses the snow fairies scene from the Homer production of the Nutcracker Ballet on Nov. 25, 2018, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Nutcracker celebrates 30 years in Homer

If co-directors Breezy Berryman and Jen Norton made the Homer Nutcracker Ballet as a movie, this year’s 30th production would be the origin story. There… Continue reading

Collin Trummel, the Nutcracker Prince, far left, rehearses the snow fairies scene from the Homer production of the Nutcracker Ballet on Nov. 25, 2018, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Paul Pellegrini shows off one of his custom-made cutting boards at his Homer Woods booth at the Nutcracker Faire on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Arts in brief

Nutcracker Faire is this weekend The annual Nutcracker Faire runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Homer High School. Sponsored by… Continue reading

Paul Pellegrini shows off one of his custom-made cutting boards at his Homer Woods booth at the Nutcracker Faire on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Snow casts a monochrome haze over Beluga Lake as it falls Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

It seems we barely had time to catch our breath after one holiday before being launched into the next. Can the holiday carols really be… Continue reading

Snow casts a monochrome haze over Beluga Lake as it falls Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: Start making holiday treats

Our Thanksgiving dinner and weekend was filled with great food and family and friends, old and new. We shared a delicious dinner and enjoyed the… Continue reading

This undated photo provided by America’s Test Kitchen in October 2018 shows a roast turkey in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “ATB Holiday Entertaining.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America’s Test Kitchen via AP)

Kachemak Cuisine: Last-minute suggestions for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I’m hoping to pass on some last-minute hints in hopes that your day goes smooth and your feast is delicious. Over… Continue reading

This undated photo provided by America’s Test Kitchen in October 2018 shows a roast turkey in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “ATB Holiday Entertaining.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America’s Test Kitchen via AP)
Lucas Thoning models his “Anthronetic Technology” at the 2018 Wearable Arts on Nov. 17, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Time Traveling’ shows Wearable Arts of past, present and maybe future

The Homer Fiber Arts Collective and Bunnell Street Arts Center powered up its time machine last Saturday for the 2018 Wearable Arts show. Titled “Time… Continue reading

Lucas Thoning models his “Anthronetic Technology” at the 2018 Wearable Arts on Nov. 17, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Are you ready for it, Homerites? Are you ready for the question? It’s that time of year when, inevitably among the turkey-and-gravy eating and football… Continue reading

A porcupine feeds by the side of a driveway off Diamond Ridge Road on Nov. 10, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Here on the south shore of Beluga Lake — called SoBe by Homer hipsters — we’ve been noticing the lake freezing. Also, we’ve been noticing… Continue reading

A porcupine feeds by the side of a driveway off Diamond Ridge Road on Nov. 10, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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                                The Shook Twins, Katelyn, left, and Laurie Shook.

The Shook Twins to create perfect harmony at Alice’s Champagne Palace

Music has seen numerous family acts of sisters and brothers, but identical twins who perform together can be as rare as a tourist on the… Continue reading

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                                The Shook Twins, Katelyn, left, and Laurie Shook.

Sweet Endings

Dessert, that anticipatory sweet ending to a meal. Possibly the last thing you eat before saying good night to the moon. What a pleasant way… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Until next year

Rosemary Fitzpatrick is a longtime Homer gardener and has been writing Kachemak Gardener since 1990.… Continue reading

Northern lights shine over Diamond Ridge about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Whew! We made it, Homerites. We collectively survived the 2018 midterm elections. No matter who you were rooting for nationally and here at home, the… Continue reading

Northern lights shine over Diamond Ridge about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A scene from Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera “Samson et Delia” from the Metropolitan Opera Live, which will be showing in HD at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Homer Theatre. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Met Opera Live returns for 10th season at Homer Theatre

Homer Theater’s 10th season of Metropolitan Opera Live in HD will start at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 with Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila.” The classic… Continue reading

A scene from Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera “Samson et Delia” from the Metropolitan Opera Live, which will be showing in HD at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Homer Theatre. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
Ted Heuer’s spalted maple teleidoscope, on display for First Friday at Ptarmigan Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

First Friday expands out east with new venues

The First Friday scene expands out East End Road with shows at new venues The Shop: Kachemak Bay Art Space and Bear Creek Winery. Art… Continue reading

Ted Heuer’s spalted maple teleidoscope, on display for First Friday at Ptarmigan Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
These pumpkin cookies baked by Teri Robl on Oct. 28, 2018, in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen are just the thing for a fall Halloween treat. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: First frost means time for pumpkin treats

There is frost on the pumpkin. That chilly fall nip is in the air and the change in the weather has our winter-loving family looking… Continue reading

These pumpkin cookies baked by Teri Robl on Oct. 28, 2018, in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen are just the thing for a fall Halloween treat. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Members of BodyVox perform a piece in an undated photo. (Photo by Derrin Battles)

BodyVox brings new way of dance expression to Homer

If any artistic group survives for 21 years, it must be doing something right. Founded in 1997 and led by couple Jamie Hampton and Ashley… Continue reading

Members of BodyVox perform a piece in an undated photo. (Photo by Derrin Battles)

Arts briefs

‘RBG’ wins Homer DocFest Audience Award “RBG,” a documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, won the Audience Favorite Award at last month’s… Continue reading