Years Ago

20 years ago The Homer Public Health Center announced that the annual influenza vaccine might not be available until mid-November due to a nation-wide shortage.… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Keep gardening; the end is near but not yet here

I kissed a rose. There are three blooms left on the Theresa Bugnet and the season is fast passing. I truly love that rose and… Continue reading

Sign making looks at land acknowledgment

‘Our work today is to reinvent this space’

Kachemak Cuisine: Gathered raspberries, mushrooms inspire recipes

See what’s being cooked up in Teri’s kitchen

Years Ago

A look into Homer’s years pas

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See what’s going on around Homer

Homer Farmers Market: It’s time to stock up for winter

The end of summer is drawing near

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Last weekend the Betster took a camping foray to the best little campground on the Kenai Peninsula. Like secret berry patches and those sweet halibut… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Great harvest inspires sharing

I love this time of the year when people can’t help but brag a little bit about the abundance that they have created in their… Continue reading

Young musicians release video of socially distanced project

In a time of social distancing, restrictions on group gatherings and potential school closures, a group of young musicians, their parents and their teachers have… Continue reading

"Radiate," the 16th annual Burning Basket, catches fire Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts briefs

Burning Basket is Sept. 13 “Reimagine: A Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening ” is the theme of this year’s burning basket, a community interactive, impermanent… Continue reading

"Radiate," the 16th annual Burning Basket, catches fire Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Gardener: Warm temperatures bring a great garden

This weather is garnering excellent results in the vegetable garden. Granted I’m writing this Sunday night and there is no telling what will be happening… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago New Homer resident Kathleen Balsemo (now Gustafson) smoked the Anchorage competition in a contest of statewide poets at a Poetry Slam held… Continue reading

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A quick glance at today’s Homer News reveals a frightening development: a boat load of articles about heading back to school. Kids, those long, languid… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Succession planting keeps crops coming

My strawberries are finally starting to peter out. It’s been super abundant this year, with a couple of batches of jam and lots of healthy,… Continue reading

Pier One, KBBI produce radio version of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Despite a shuttered in-person season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pier One Theatre brought theater back to Homer with the first act of Oscar Wilde’s… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Plethora of peaches inspires delicious cobbler

Hello. I hope you are enjoying the summer and celebrating all the garden gifts, which include everything from chives to raspberries and flowers. We are… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago At the start of the new school year, Kenai Peninsula schools geared up for lean times, with more than $2 million in… Continue reading

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