Homer Farmers Market: Learn something new at Farmers Market

I learn something new every time I go to the Farmers Market. This time it was at Christina’s booth. She had clusters of cilantro but… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Youth Theatre production opens this weekend The Pier One Youth Theatre production, “We Just Want to Be Ducks,” starts this weekend at 7 p.m. tonight… Continue reading

Poet and writer Diane Ackerman delivers the keynote address on June 14, 2019, at the opening of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort, Homer, Alaska. Ackerman spoke about the historical background for her book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Well, it’s finally upon us — that most sunny and loopy of times, the Summer Solstice. If any of you Homerites are anything like the… Continue reading

Poet and writer Diane Ackerman delivers the keynote address on June 14, 2019, at the opening of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort, Homer, Alaska. Ackerman spoke about the historical background for her book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News The lower Kenai Peninsula fared well in state capital projects despite cuts in the budget. Areas in Anchor… Continue reading

Sandy Mazen poses with a copy of his memoir, “Kiyonuk,” at his Homer, Alaska, home on April 22, 2019. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)

Mazen’s memoir tells story of Arctic, Alaska boyhood

Anyone pondering if it’s ever too late to write a book can look to Sylvester David Kiyonuk “Sandy” Mazen Jr. for inspiration — and an… Continue reading

Sandy Mazen poses with a copy of his memoir, “Kiyonuk,” at his Homer, Alaska, home on April 22, 2019. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)
Some assembly is required: The ingredients for Teri Robl’s version of Cocount Miso Seafood Curry include fresh shrimp and halibut, as seen here in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on June 10, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Miso gives hit of umami to seafood curry

The gorgeous weather we’ve been enjoying makes me feel like this is going to be a wonderful summer. The warmth of the sun felt so… Continue reading

Some assembly is required: The ingredients for Teri Robl’s version of Cocount Miso Seafood Curry include fresh shrimp and halibut, as seen here in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on June 10, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Arts Briefs

‘Little Women’ continues this weekend The stage adapation of Louis M. Alcott’s novel “Little Women” continues this weekend at Pier One Theatre. Written for the… Continue reading

Best Bets

Can Homer really be experiencing such a tranquil, drawn-out stretch of true summer? The Betster remembers many a summer season that was more rain than… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Alaska farming has grown in past 5 years

Every time I go to the Farmers Market I am excited to find what’s new. Last week was the first time this season that peas… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Wildland firefighters kept a 75-acre fire from destroying homes and cabins in the Hutler Road and Mansfield Road… Continue reading

Muscari at its peak of perfection, as seen in the Kachemak Gardener’s garden on May 27, 2019, in Homer, Alasa. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: This is the perfect gardening weather — really

Uh oh. All the mountain ash berries that the Bohemian waxwings did not show up to eat? Sprouting in every single bit of bare earth… Continue reading

Muscari at its peak of perfection, as seen in the Kachemak Gardener’s garden on May 27, 2019, in Homer, Alasa. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

First Friday features Mary Epperson Day celebration

For Mary Epperson Day on this month’s First Friday, with a slew of art openings it will be hard to fit them all in before… Continue reading

Farmers Market: Celebrate 20th anniversary with new cookbook

Twenty years ago the Homer Farmers Market’s first day was in mid July. Now, they regularly open their doors Memorial Day weekend. But the calendar… Continue reading

The Azmara Quest is moored at the Deep Water Dock on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The ship was one of two cruise ships to dock in Homer over the Memorial Day weekend, with the Silver Muse visiting on Sunday, May 26. A planned visit by the USS John Finn on Sunday had to be canceled when the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer was diverted for operational reasons. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Summer is truly upon us now, Homerites. Whether you’re lounging out on your front deck watching mother moose cross through your yard with their young,… Continue reading

The Azmara Quest is moored at the Deep Water Dock on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The ship was one of two cruise ships to dock in Homer over the Memorial Day weekend, with the Silver Muse visiting on Sunday, May 26. A planned visit by the USS John Finn on Sunday had to be canceled when the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer was diverted for operational reasons. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

‘Little Women’ opens this weekend The stage adapation of Louis M. Alcott’s novel “Little Women” opens this weekend at Pier One Theatre. Written for the… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News An intentional fire and a hoax bomb threat put a damper on the last day of school at… Continue reading

Prince William Sound Spot Shrimp with Champagne Ginger Butter Sauce is the perfect recipe to start off the traditional start of summer, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Try spot shrimp for ‘sun-official’ start of summer

Memorial Day signals the “sun-official” start of summer and regardless of the weather, it’s time to get outdoors. During these longer days, I can be… Continue reading

Prince William Sound Spot Shrimp with Champagne Ginger Butter Sauce is the perfect recipe to start off the traditional start of summer, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt reopens with more accessibility

After a years-long effort to raise funds and design a new building, last fall the Pratt Museum board decided to set aside those plans and… Continue reading

The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Farmers Market: Market includes veterans from 20 years ago

I was told that I should use this article as a vehicle to explain to people how good claytonia is. Also known as miner’s lettuce,… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Citizens angry at legislators who supported capping and tapping the Alaska Permanent Fund mounted a recall drive against… Continue reading