It’s a great day to bird — Homer’s birds and the birders who love them

It’s a great day to bird — Homer’s birds and the birders who love them

Correction: Carol Harding is the chair of the Kachemak Bay Birders. Also, her correct email address is carolgharding1@gmail.com. Homer, in addition to being a well-known… Continue reading

It’s a great day to bird — Homer’s birds and the birders who love them
Years Ago

Years Ago

20 years ago President Bill Clinton signed a federal appropriations bill that included $10.4 million to build a new Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge visitor… Continue reading

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Kachemak Cuisine: The experts agree: Don’t mess with Thanksgiving traditions

Kachemak Cuisine: The experts agree: Don’t mess with Thanksgiving traditions

The New York Times published an entertaining opinion article on Sunday by Jennifer Weiner about Thanksgiving dinner, “Don’t Mess with the Dressing. Don’t Mess with… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: The experts agree: Don’t mess with Thanksgiving traditions
New Pratt director brings 15 years of Alaska experience

New Pratt director brings 15 years of Alaska experience

As part of a wave of new leadership at Homer nonprofits and civic organizations, next week the Pratt Museum welcomes its new executive director, Jennifer… Continue reading

New Pratt director brings 15 years of Alaska experience
Art in brief

Art in brief

Homer photographer is in Alaska Positive Homer photographer Linda Smogor’s work has been selected for the Alaska Positive juriedphotography exhibit at the Alaska State Museum,… Continue reading

Art in brief
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The Betster has been known to get a big grumpy when people put up the holiday decorations before Thanksgiving. Well, the Betster can get grumpy… Continue reading

Best Bets
Years Ago

Years Ago

20 years ago At a Homer High School Parent Teacher and Student Organization meeting, parent Scott Ulmer suggested random drug testing for students. A juvenile… Continue reading

Years Ago
New Pratt book gives personal history of Homer

New Pratt book gives personal history of Homer

Editor’s note: The spelling of Vera Choate Langsdale was incorrect and has been corrected here. Also, for clarification, the Patrons of the Pratt Society paid… Continue reading

New Pratt book gives personal history of Homer
Recent snow in the Kenai Mountains across Kachemak Bay has made the Poot Peak panda more visible, as seen here on Nov. 18, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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It’s as though Mother Nature does not want us to get into the Christmas spirit too early. No sooner had the Betster started doing a… Continue reading

Recent snow in the Kenai Mountains across Kachemak Bay has made the Poot Peak panda more visible, as seen here on Nov. 18, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kachemak Gardener: Until next year …

Kachemak Gardener: Until next year …

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

Kachemak Gardener: Until next year …
Years Ago

Years Ago

20 years ago The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a six-month lease for the new Homer Boys & Girls Club in the old Homer Intermediate… Continue reading

Years Ago
The art of the small: Bunnell, HCOA shows explore tiny-format forms

The art of the small: Bunnell, HCOA shows explore tiny-format forms

In Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything. That’s also another magic quantity: the… Continue reading

The art of the small: Bunnell, HCOA shows explore tiny-format forms
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

‘Human Beatbox’ performs Saturday RupLoops, “The human beatbox,” performs 7 p.m. Saturday at the West Homer Multipurpose Room. On an Alaska tour that includes visits… Continue reading

Arts briefs
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You know that old comic strip, The Phantom, about a hero who people believe can never die? The gimmick is that The Phantom is really… Continue reading

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Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with butternut squash salad

Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with butternut squash salad

Thanksgiving time is here and I enjoy making this once-a-year meal above all others, as it’s the only holiday totally devoted to food. From year… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with butternut squash salad
Years Ago

Years Ago

20 years ago Circle DE Pacific Corp. defaulted on a $5.4 million loan from National Bank of Alaska. The timber company ran the chip operation… Continue reading

Years Ago
KBC students explore color in Freeman painting class

KBC students explore color in Freeman painting class

In traditional college classes, students might quietly slip an assignment onto their professor’s desk — or, in the modern age, email it. In artist Asia… Continue reading

KBC students explore color in Freeman painting class
Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Arts briefs Storyknife applications open Applications have opened for the first full year of residencies at the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer. Construction started last… Continue reading

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kachemak Gardener: Why wait for a crisis to help out in each other’s gardens?

Kachemak Gardener: Why wait for a crisis to help out in each other’s gardens?

So there is my friend Nancy and she has hit a bump in the road. That would be enough for me but she was concerned… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Why wait for a crisis to help out in each other’s gardens?
(Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News) Veterans march down Main Street in a Veterans Day parade Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Veterans Day events start at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. After a parade down Pioneer Avenue and ending on the Sterling Highway, a second ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

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You know how on your Spacebook feed (or whatever the kids call that social media thing) some photo will pop up of what you’re were… Continue reading

(Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News) Veterans march down Main Street in a Veterans Day parade Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Veterans Day events start at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. After a parade down Pioneer Avenue and ending on the Sterling Highway, a second ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.
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