Kachemak Cuisine: Unusual hot days call for cool treat like Raspberry Swamp Pie

We are nearing the end of the warmest summer I’ve ever experienced living in Alaska, thank goodness. The Other Fisherman bought a portable room air… Continue reading

Arts briefs

Bunnell holds mural reveal party Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a reveal party of a mural by Desiree Hagen being painted on the east side… Continue reading

Best Bets

Smoke has it’s place. In a certain amber or red ales, in a campfire pit, and up a chimney to name a few. Who doesn’t… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago After lower Kenai Peninsula residents signed and submitted a petition to create a recreation service area, the borough assembly considered the petition… Continue reading

Best Bets

As quickly and violently as it came, there are telltale signs that summer is soon set to draw to a close as well. Very early… Continue reading

Green Globe artichokes thriving and soon to be harvested on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in the Kachemak Gardener’s home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Weather is scary but artichokes are fabulous

Of all the years to run out of lettuce it had to be this one. There has been a steady stream of family and friends… Continue reading

Green Globe artichokes thriving and soon to be harvested on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in the Kachemak Gardener’s home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
The audience waits for the start of a PechaKucha 20x20 presentation on July 25, 2019, at The Shop in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Brianna Allen)

Bunnell’s PechaKucha 20×20 series starts new storytelling form

Last month, Bunnell Street Arts Center rolled out a new form of storytelling in Homer: PechaKucha 20x20. The brand name for a format devised by… Continue reading

The audience waits for the start of a PechaKucha 20x20 presentation on July 25, 2019, at The Shop in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Brianna Allen)

Homer Farmers Market: Small touches make Market family friendly

Last weekend you could hear the KP Brass Band playing at the Homer Farmers Market even if you were standing on the far side of… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago A consortium of five oil and gas companies agreed to pay Cook Inletkeeper $27,500 in copyright fees and to buy 100 copies… Continue reading

Salmonfest returns with renewed vigor over things to fight for, and against

Some people know the story of how Salmonfest came to be; a lot don’t. Back in 2011, it debuted as Salmonstock. The main purpose for… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Market offers a chance to meet and learn from growers

While many locals were up at Salmonfest, there were tons of people walking around the Homer Farmers Market this past Saturday who were only interested… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago A couple who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary might have to live towns apart because South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care facility… Continue reading

Sailboat secures past to present with Homer to Bristol Bay trip

Standing tall among the thousands of visitors at last weekend’s Salmonfest was a 29-foot long wooden vessel with a 9-foot beam, a 25-foot mast, and… Continue reading

Ani DiFranco to headline Salmonfest

Annual festival returns with increased camping space, costume contest and more

“Love Song” by Nathan Perry.

August First Friday features work brilliant and lively

As summer fades into brilliant fireweed and shorter days, the Homer arts scene remains lively and brilliant. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, Gwich’yaa Gwich’in artist… Continue reading

“Love Song” by Nathan Perry.
Flowers bloom in the garden of Rachel Lord, who owns and operates Alaska Stems, during the annual Garden Tour on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

As we begin the slow and inevitable crawl toward fall, we are hurried along by Homer’s uncharacteristically warm spring and downright uncomfortably hot summer. Vegetables… Continue reading

Flowers bloom in the garden of Rachel Lord, who owns and operates Alaska Stems, during the annual Garden Tour on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Cottage pinks, asiatic lilies, heuchera, thalictrum, all happily cohabitate in a very unplanned perennial bed at the Kachemak Gardener’s garden in this photo taken on July 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Fast and Furious gardening season has been quite a ride

FAST AND FURIOUS. That’s what this growing season is handing us, the first one the likes of this that I can recall in my 47… Continue reading

Cottage pinks, asiatic lilies, heuchera, thalictrum, all happily cohabitate in a very unplanned perennial bed at the Kachemak Gardener’s garden in this photo taken on July 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra at its 2018 Gala Concert. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

KPO holds summer concerts this weekend For its annual summer concert series, the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra holds concerts in Homer, Kenai and Soldotna this weekend… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra at its 2018 Gala Concert. (Photo provided)

Years Ago

20 years ago Raven Transit started offering bus service in the summer of 1999 with a 90-minute round trip route from the Down East Saloon… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Rainy Market brings people together

Last Saturday at the Homer Farmers Market it was warm even though it was raining. You can dodge underneath the different tent covers to stay… Continue reading