Straw man Someone stuffed with grass a coat that washed up on the Homer Spit beach on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. No crows were observed in the vicinity of the impromptu art. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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The American flags flying yesterday at the knoll on Lake Street once again reminded us of Sept. 11, the somber day that will never be… Continue reading

Straw man Someone stuffed with grass a coat that washed up on the Homer Spit beach on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. No crows were observed in the vicinity of the impromptu art. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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20 years ago The Kenai Boys and Girls Club hired Callen Bentley to be the director of the new Homer Boys and Girls Club. The… Continue reading

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The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.

First Friday gallery openings kick off World Arts Festival

The Alaska World Arts Festival starts its two-week run with First Friday shows from 4-7 p.m. on Pioneer Avenue, Main Street and in Old Town.… Continue reading

The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.
A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Documentary Film Festival on deck

Film and documentary buffs in the Homer area should dust off their best sitting pants and polish their biggest popcorn bowls: the Homer Documentary Film… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kachemak Cuisine: Meat stew makes good camp meal

Kachemak Cuisine: Meat stew makes good camp meal

Happy September! Thank goodness the evenings are cooler and the sun actually sets, providing dreamy darkness for much needed restorative slumber after those busy summer… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Meat stew makes good camp meal
Homer Farmers Market: It’s amazing at the Market in food and photos

Homer Farmers Market: It’s amazing at the Market in food and photos

The rain has returned. It’s starting to feel as if the summer is ending. It’s this time of the year that I start getting questions… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: It’s amazing at the Market in food and photos
Visitors interact with the 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, on Sept. 9, 2018, at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Burning basket build weeks starts Sunday

Build week for the 16th annual Burning Basket, “Radiate: A Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening,” starts at noon Sunday and runs noon-8 p.m. daily through… Continue reading

Visitors interact with the 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, on Sept. 9, 2018, at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Phew. The Betster can’t remember a time when rain and cool temperatures were more welcome. Bring on the downpours, the frost and the mist. Away… Continue reading

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20 years ago Delegates at a joint meeting of the Alaska Municipal League and the Alaska Conference of Mayors voted to support a “yes” vote… Continue reading

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The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.

It’s all arts, all the time for Alaska World Arts Fest

The idea for the Alaska World Arts Festival came about with a long jet-plane conversation, said organizer Sally Oberstein. “I was sitting next to a… Continue reading

The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.
Kachemak Gardener:	Let the garden thrive and have its head

Kachemak Gardener: Let the garden thrive and have its head

Smoke. Hornets. Late summer head cold. Local corn: $5/ear. Porcupines. Inexplicably pink Yukon golds Good Grief! But then again, the Dropmore honeysuckle is gorgeous to… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener:	Let the garden thrive and have its head
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Homer Farmers Market: Surprises await at Market

Homer Farmers Market: Surprises await at Market

Every week the Homer Farmers Market has some sort of surprise available, but at this time of the year the surprises are everywhere. OK, so… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Surprises await at Market
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20 years ago The new Homer Spit Trail has expanded recreational opportunities for walkers, bikers and rollerbladers. Stretching from the Kachemak Drive end of the… Continue reading

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Homer Farmers Market: Fresh Market food can be invaluable — but also cheaper than big stores

Homer Farmers Market: Fresh Market food can be invaluable — but also cheaper than big stores

How much is fresh worth to you? You can see it at the Homer Farmers Market twice a week, bulging out of baskets, bins, buckets… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Fresh Market food can be invaluable — but also cheaper than big stores
Joolee Aurand, on bottom, demonstrates a yoga pose in this undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Ecstatic YogicStatica offers 12 hours, 12 teachers, 12 styles

On Saturday, Homer Council on the Arts will present a full day of community yoga instruction with a different teacher to share a unique yoga… Continue reading

Joolee Aurand, on bottom, demonstrates a yoga pose in this undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Kachemak Cuisine: Unusual hot days call for cool treat like Raspberry Swamp Pie

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

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

Arts briefs
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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

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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

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