Bartlett selected as new Homer Council on the Arts director

After eight months without an executive director, and in the midst of a pandemic that has thrown the arts world into uncharted territory, the Homer… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Try these spicy potato recipes

Hi! Another week has passed in our different world and it sure was wonderful to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. Being able to get… Continue reading

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Four years ago the Betster took a little jaunt to Paris. Remember those days? Remember when you could use air miles to get a cheap… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago A petition to have a Greater Kachemak Fire & Emergency Service Area was signed by 216 voters and was certified. The effort… Continue reading

First Friday in May happens virtually

Normally May would herald the reopening of galleries closed for the winter — but in the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing is normal. For… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Spring is definite, and full of promise

There certainly isn’t anything subtle about this year’s spring. Granted, here in the Far North spring is a remarkably short season but this one is… Continue reading

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It’s hard to keep a cool town down. What with the amazing spring weather we’ve been having lately and the relaxation of some of the… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Homer High School, Chapman School and Homer Middle School were all set to welcome new principals in the fall after their current… Continue reading

Homer Council on the Arts adapts to art during pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through Alaska and state mandates closed or limited businesses and organizations, art and cultural nonprofits have had to swiftly adapt.… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Sourdough pancakes are an Alaska classic

It’s the little things helping me get through this crazy, weird and scary time. How about you? What makes you forget about this insanity right… Continue reading

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Though the world remains in flux as all of us cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, apparently nobody told the natural world. Our four-legged and winged… Continue reading

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20 years ago Dispute over easement use in the Seldovia River Valley had the Seldovia Native Association threatening to close motorized access to the area… Continue reading

Salmonfest is not yet canceled; Seldovia Summer Solstice Festival is off

In the growing list of events canceled or postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seldovia Arts Council last week announced it will not hold its… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Don’t be daunted by your vegetable garden

Where to start. Methinks that you are focused on food production although I’m thinking intently about perennials. You win; here we go. Take a good… Continue reading

The view of Turnagain Arm, as seen from Hope Point in September 2018. Hope, Alaska, would be a good meeting place for a date once restrictions caused by the new coronavirus are lifted. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Love in the time of corona

How do you find “the one” if you can’t even leave your home?

The view of Turnagain Arm, as seen from Hope Point in September 2018. Hope, Alaska, would be a good meeting place for a date once restrictions caused by the new coronavirus are lifted. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

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It seemed a little weird on Wednesday not to be filing a tax return while at the same time checking the Betster’s bank account for… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago South Peninsula Hospital was considering layoffs as rising operating costs pointed to a potential deficit of up to $400,000 by the end… Continue reading

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)

Pier One Theatre postpones summer season due to coronavirus

Another part of Homer’s art scene has been forced to dramatically change its plans because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the Pier One… Continue reading

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

Bunnell starts Emergency Artist Fund Bunnell Street Arts Center has started an Emergency Artist Fund as well as a Postcard Project to thank those working… Continue reading

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So here we are on day 13 of the Great Pandemic lockdown, counting from when Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a stay-at-home mandate saying we should… Continue reading

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