Some of Hanna Young’s felted figures. (Photo provided)

Artist creates felted forest friends

Using the fiber technique of needle felting, artist Hanna Young creates bold, colorful sculptures and two-dimensional landscapes. While pleasing as visual art for all to… Continue reading

Some of Hanna Young’s felted figures. (Photo provided)
A display at the Homer Bookstore on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, shows its best selling books for 2018 at the independent bookstore in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Homestead Kitchen’ again tops Homer Bookstore best-seller list

For the third-year in a row, Eve and Eiven Kilcher’s “The Homestead Kitchen” tops the Homer Bookstore’s annual best seller list. Featured on the reality… Continue reading

A display at the Homer Bookstore on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, shows its best selling books for 2018 at the independent bookstore in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
In this photo taken on Aug. 24, 2018, a pile of gravel behind the Homer Council on the Arts offices on Pioneer Avenue shows the general area planned for the Mary Epperson Performing Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. HCOA has put aside plans to build a large yurt for the PAC and instead will build a more permanent building. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Salon Series is part of Big Read The Homer Council on the Arts Salon Series this month is part of the Big Read book, “Can’t… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Aug. 24, 2018, a pile of gravel behind the Homer Council on the Arts offices on Pioneer Avenue shows the general area planned for the Mary Epperson Performing Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. HCOA has put aside plans to build a large yurt for the PAC and instead will build a more permanent building. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Big Read kicks off Friday

Since the Kachemak Bay Campus brought Amy Tan to Homer for the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, Homer has held four National Endowment for the Arts… Continue reading

A juvenile robin feeds in spruce trees near Beluga Lake on Jan. 8, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Every now and then some data cruncher compiles chunks of information and spits out lists like “Top 10 Places in America to Get a Really… Continue reading

A juvenile robin feeds in spruce trees near Beluga Lake on Jan. 8, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
For a hearty meal on cold winter days, try Mom’s Meatloaf. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Make a soul-warming pot of something good

I ran into a friend in the grocery store this weekend who was excited to show me a picture of the beautiful French gray Le… Continue reading

For a hearty meal on cold winter days, try Mom’s Meatloaf. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Arts Briefs

Puccini Met opera is Jan. 17 Giacomo Puccini’s “La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the West )” is the next Metropolitan Opera showing at… Continue reading

Fireworks explode in the sky above Mariner Park on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

Editor’s note: The spelling of self-defense teacher Ken Domela’s name has been corrected. Whew! We made it, folks. We’re through that ambiguous week between Christmas… Continue reading

Fireworks explode in the sky above Mariner Park on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Bow Wow Film Fest shows tonight The fourth annual Bow Wow Film Festival will play at 6 p.m. tonight at the Homer Theatre. An innovative,… Continue reading

The Dean family’s Creative Fire studios on Waterman Road includes their gallery, as seen here on a garden tour in July 2018 near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

First Friday still features new shows despite January slump

Many galleries typically close for January or take a hiatus from exhibits, but that hasn’t stopped three art spaces from holding events for First Friday.… Continue reading

The Dean family’s Creative Fire studios on Waterman Road includes their gallery, as seen here on a garden tour in July 2018 near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The Homer Ukulele Group performs at the Bear Creek Winery’s Garden Lights last Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Kachemak City, Alaska. More than 500 people attended that night for an evening of music, colorful lights and hot beverages. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

If you’re not still stuck in your couch cushions, weighed down by the delicious and copious amounts of Holiday food you likely inhaled on Tuesday,… Continue reading

The Homer Ukulele Group performs at the Bear Creek Winery’s Garden Lights last Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Kachemak City, Alaska. More than 500 people attended that night for an evening of music, colorful lights and hot beverages. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: Think oysters for New Year’s

The Christmas season feasts were filled with roasted prime rib, smoked turkey, baked ham, a rich cream and cheesy potato dish, baked rolls, traditional sweet… Continue reading

Dana Stabenow stands in April 2013 on the future site of Storyknife, the writers retreat she and her foundation plan to build near Homer, Alaska. The retreat is on the Homer bluff with a view of lower Cook Inlet, including Iliamna and Redoubt Volcanoes. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Storyknife writers retreat gets major grant

A Homer author’s vision five years ago of a community for women literary artists got a major boost last week when the Rasmuson Foundation announced… Continue reading

Dana Stabenow stands in April 2013 on the future site of Storyknife, the writers retreat she and her foundation plan to build near Homer, Alaska. The retreat is on the Homer bluff with a view of lower Cook Inlet, including Iliamna and Redoubt Volcanoes. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

You’ve heard of summer solstice, now get ready for his darker, grumpier, more menacing brother: winter solstice. On Friday we will experience our shortest day… Continue reading

Three-layer peppermint bark is a Christmas treat. (Photo by Teri Robl/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: Peppermint bark is a Christmas treat

I’m always looking for tempting new recipes to try when I’m surrounded by mountains of butter and clouds of powdered sugar while making the usual… Continue reading

Three-layer peppermint bark is a Christmas treat. (Photo by Teri Robl/Homer News)
Some of the works in Bunnell Street Arts Center’s 10x10 show in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

10 x 10 show encourages collecting, gifting

Like some other Homer galleries, Bunnell Street Arts Center periodically opens up its walls to community art. With its 10x10 Member’s Show, Bunnell does so… Continue reading

Some of the works in Bunnell Street Arts Center’s 10x10 show in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Teri Robl’s Red Velvet Cake with Cream Chesse Frosting. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Red-velvet cake is a Robl family favorite

December is an extra busy and super festive time for our family. We celebrate three birthdays, the Other Fisherman and I celebrate our wedding anniversary,… Continue reading

Teri Robl’s Red Velvet Cake with Cream Chesse Frosting. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Arts Briefs

Artists speak at library tonight Deland Anderson, Argent Kvasnikoff, and Jane Regan all have art currently displayed at the library, and will give a collective… Continue reading

Jim Hadley holds a copy of the Dec. 7, 1941, Anchorage Daily Times reporting the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Hadley, 84, was 7 and living in Anchorage when the Japanese bombed Hawaii, causing the United States to declare war on Japan and enter World War II. Hadley visited the Homer News on Dec. 7, 2018, to share the newspaper with the staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

If you’re one of the many Homerites dreaming of a white Christmas, you’ve finally got what you asked for. Mother Nature appears to have woken… Continue reading

Jim Hadley holds a copy of the Dec. 7, 1941, Anchorage Daily Times reporting the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Hadley, 84, was 7 and living in Anchorage when the Japanese bombed Hawaii, causing the United States to declare war on Japan and enter World War II. Hadley visited the Homer News on Dec. 7, 2018, to share the newspaper with the staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
One of Diane Spence Chorman’s paintings on display at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

First Friday events

Holiday shoppers looking to buy art for gifts will have a wide selection at December’s First Friday shows. Artist Emma Teal Laukitis, founder with her… Continue reading

One of Diane Spence Chorman’s paintings on display at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)