Héctor Argiró stands by his 1969 Torino at on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Starting on Nov. 24, 2016, Argiró drove the Argentinian classic car from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina, and north to Alaska through South America, Central America, Mexico, the western United States, and Canada. He plans to continue his trip through North America and then to Europe. For more about El Mundo en Torino (“Around the world in a Torino”), visit www.elmundoentorino.com. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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By coincidence, two travelers arrived at the End of the Road recently. Héctor Argiró from Argentina drove here all the way in his 1969 Torino… Continue reading

Héctor Argiró stands by his 1969 Torino at on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Starting on Nov. 24, 2016, Argiró drove the Argentinian classic car from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina, and north to Alaska through South America, Central America, Mexico, the western United States, and Canada. He plans to continue his trip through North America and then to Europe. For more about El Mundo en Torino (“Around the world in a Torino”), visit www.elmundoentorino.com. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Tomato Risotto takes time to make, but the preparation can be therapeutic. The ingredients include fresh tomatoes grown in a Homer high tunnel, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen in this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Mais oui — Get a taste of France with grated carrot salad

It’s the season of harvest and a bit more time available to enjoy it. The garden is done, the flower baskets are spent and all… Continue reading

Tomato Risotto takes time to make, but the preparation can be therapeutic. The ingredients include fresh tomatoes grown in a Homer high tunnel, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen in this photo taken on Sept. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
“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)

Burning Basket makes ‘a brilliant, fiery exit’

Drenching rains on Sunday afternoon didn’t stop several hundred people from attending the 16th annual Burning Basket, “Radiate,” as the impermanent art was set on… 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)

Burning Basket comes of age with sweet number 16, Radiate

Born in 2002, Homer’s annual Burning Basket impermanent art celebration holds its 16th birthday with “Radiate,” the basket now under creation at Mariner Park. Baskets… Continue reading

Mary Latham stands by her borrowed blue Subaru Outback on Sept. 16, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Latham has been touring the United States collecting stories of human kindness to put in a book for people to read in hospital waiting rooms. Alaska is the 48th state Latham has visited since starting her trip in September 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Out of loss, New York writer seeks to find ‘more good’

“Sometimes you gotta go / To the end of the earth / Just to turn yourself around,” sings Ellis Paul in his song about Homer,… Continue reading

Mary Latham stands by her borrowed blue Subaru Outback on Sept. 16, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Latham has been touring the United States collecting stories of human kindness to put in a book for people to read in hospital waiting rooms. Alaska is the 48th state Latham has visited since starting her trip in September 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago Led by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Wallace “Wally” Burgess, a grew in a rigid-hull inflatable freed a humpback whale entangled in… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Alaska farming boom is a mini revolution

Every farmer digs into the soil, the skin of the earth. Every farmer is taking the laws of nature into their hands as they nurture… 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)

A conversation with Doc Fest co-founder Jamie Sutton

The 16th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival begins today, marking the 16th year Homer has been host to moving, educational films from all over the… 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)
A window flower box at the Kachemak Gardener’s home shows waning begonias but enthusiastic pansies and lobelia on Sept. 6, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Take time to smell the roses

Now that the harvest season is winding down, I have more time to actually cook with what I’ve grown. I know that sounds strange —… Continue reading

A window flower box at the Kachemak Gardener’s home shows waning begonias but enthusiastic pansies and lobelia on Sept. 6, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
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)

Years Ago

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

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

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

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

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

Years Ago

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

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

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

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