Kachemak Cuisine: Keep Alaska caught fish tasting fresh

The Homer Chamber of Commerce Winter King Salmon Derby is this weekend, a yearly fishing tournament anticipated by anglers who will be trying their luck… Continue reading

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs in December 2017 photo. (Photo provided)

Sax player for Rolling Stones brings ensemble band to Homer

With the Homer Winter King Tournament happening this weekend, Homer has another big draw sure to attract not just fishermen: the only Alaska performance of… Continue reading

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs in December 2017 photo. (Photo provided)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Longtime Alaskan Elmer Rasmuson, chairman emeritus of National Bank of Alaska, donated almost 10 acres of downtown property… Continue reading

A moose takes a drink of water from a marshy area just off Kachemak Drive on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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What was that about April showers? Are they supposed to be here in March? The Betster’s not sure what’s going on with Mother Nature at… Continue reading

A moose takes a drink of water from a marshy area just off Kachemak Drive on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Karl Dennison performs in this undated photo. (Photo provided)

Arts briefs

Karl Denson performs March 22-23 at Alice’s Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs in two shows at 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23… Continue reading

Karl Dennison performs in this undated photo. (Photo provided)
“This may not be the most colorful photo, but I hope the promise of crocus breaking ground and seeking their destiny will cradle your soul and warm your heart,” the Kachemak Gardener writes of crocus emerging at her garden on March 8, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick/Homer News)

Kachemak Gardener: The primal acceptance of March

There is no doubt in my mind that there is nothing trustworthy about March. But, instead of gritting my teeth, I get on with it.… Continue reading

“This may not be the most colorful photo, but I hope the promise of crocus breaking ground and seeking their destiny will cradle your soul and warm your heart,” the Kachemak Gardener writes of crocus emerging at her garden on March 8, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick/Homer News)
In this undated photo, Anna Pigdorna stands by her piece, “Through Closed Doors.” The arrangement of music on the door is designed so that musicians performing the piece must physically move around the door to act out dramatic dimensions of the piece. (Photo provided)

Visiting artist interprets place through sound

Bunnell Street Art Center’s latest Artist in Residence, Anna Pidgorna, presents a diverse array of interests and accomplishments as a composer, a musician, vocalist, and… Continue reading

In this undated photo, Anna Pigdorna stands by her piece, “Through Closed Doors.” The arrangement of music on the door is designed so that musicians performing the piece must physically move around the door to act out dramatic dimensions of the piece. (Photo provided)
Leia the dog stands in a Diamond Ridge driveway covered in 4-foot snow drifts on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. A blizzard over the weekend kept plow drivers busy. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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On Sunday America holds its annual celebration of Irish culture and history, St. Patrick’s Day. Back in the old sod, our Irish cousins don’t quite… Continue reading

Leia the dog stands in a Diamond Ridge driveway covered in 4-foot snow drifts on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. A blizzard over the weekend kept plow drivers busy. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News A new microwave transmitter made it possible for Halibut Cove residents to make phone calls to Homer without… Continue reading

The cover of Kate Mitchell’s “The Bag Lady at the End of the Road,” published in 2018 by Wizard Works. (Image provided)

‘Bag Lady’ tells story of Homer entrepreneur Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell’s 2018 memoir, “The Bag Lady at the End of the Road,” shares observations of what it was like to start and grow a… Continue reading

The cover of Kate Mitchell’s “The Bag Lady at the End of the Road,” published in 2018 by Wizard Works. (Image provided)
Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News
                                Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference June 2018 at Land’s End Resort.

Poets & Writers list K-Bay writers conference a top retreat

Kachemak Bay Writers’ conference named a top retreat Poets & Writers Magazine has named the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference one of its 22 most inspiring… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News
                                Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference June 2018 at Land’s End Resort.
Riana Boonstra of Kenai skis near Diamond Ridge in the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon on March 11, 2017, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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This weekend marks the annual grumpfest where we complain about that dang Daylight Saving Time and how here in the bright North, why the heck… Continue reading

Riana Boonstra of Kenai skis near Diamond Ridge in the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon on March 11, 2017, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Swiss steak makes a great dish on dreary March days, as seen here on March 5, 2019, in the kitchen of Teri Robl in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Swiss steak is the perfect meal for mellow March days

It’s the first Sunday in March as I write this and the morning sky is a flat gray. It’s so quiet, like Alaska is still… Continue reading

Swiss steak makes a great dish on dreary March days, as seen here on March 5, 2019, in the kitchen of Teri Robl in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News A Homer girl used cardiopulmonary resuscitation training learned at Homer Middle School to help save her father’s life.… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Heed the siren call of seed racks

Now that the sun has meaning you should consider washing your windows, especially if your intention is to start plants from seed. Which, of course,… Continue reading

Fused glass art by Nicole Cavalier on display at Ptarmigan Arts. (Photo provided)

Jubilee art featured for March

For First Friday this month, it’s all about the kids. At the Homer Council on the Arts, March celebrates student artists for its Jubilee art… Continue reading

Fused glass art by Nicole Cavalier on display at Ptarmigan Arts. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

Choir for Peace seeks art Choir for Peace, a collaboration between the Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus under the umbrella of Pier One Theatre and the… Continue reading

Lynda Reed appears in the Homer Senior Citizens Inc. Annual Senior Fashion Show last Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the Homer Senior Center in Homer, Alaska. The theme of the show was “intergalactic.” This show was a part of the center’s Intergenerational program bringing all ages together to celebrate the senior population. (Photo provided)

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If you’re a working schmo on a regular 9-to-5 schedule, you may have noticed an odd phenomena. On either end of your commute, you’ll be… Continue reading

Lynda Reed appears in the Homer Senior Citizens Inc. Annual Senior Fashion Show last Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the Homer Senior Center in Homer, Alaska. The theme of the show was “intergalactic.” This show was a part of the center’s Intergenerational program bringing all ages together to celebrate the senior population. (Photo provided)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Homer High School ski coach Mickey Todd got a buzz cut after the Mariner girls won the Region… Continue reading