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Homer Farmers Market: Choice abounds in colors, varieties

I’m lazy — I admit it. It is so seldom that I actually make it to the Homer Farmers Market right at 10 a.m. anymore.… Continue reading

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Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

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Sheila Wyne's "Strata #3" is part of her show that opened Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Bunnell Street Arts Center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

In new show, Wyne looks at time through ‘Strata’

Spenard artist chops, shears and welds decommissioned road signs to make art.

Sheila Wyne's "Strata #3" is part of her show that opened Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Bunnell Street Arts Center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

HCOA holds one-day special event The Homer Council on the Arts will be presenting a special event exhibit and reception of Tim Troll’s “Waters of… Continue reading

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Black-legged kittiwakes neast on Gull Island on July 31, 2021, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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It might be somewhat damp these days, eh? Seasoned Homerites know that the rain always come before school starts so our kiddos won’t despair about… Continue reading

Black-legged kittiwakes neast on Gull Island on July 31, 2021, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Foundation invests in community, not just give away money

Clarification: This essay has been edited to clarify that Gary Thomas was an early supporter of KBBI, but not a founder. KBBI radio was founded… Continue reading

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Tracy Hansen poses for a photo in front of her paintings at her Ocean Drive shop, 59 North, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer artist starts shop to sell art

59 North Creations features work by Tracy Hansen and other local artists.

Tracy Hansen poses for a photo in front of her paintings at her Ocean Drive shop, 59 North, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Homer Farmers Market: SNAP program doubles Market tokens

SNAP doubling program makes fresh, locally grown food accessible to everyone.

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Anderson presents theater workshops In collaboration with the Homer Council on the Arts and Pier One Theatre, Homer grown artist Jim Anderson returns to town… Continue reading

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Linum rubrum is really just an annual red flax, but the bloom is satiny and edged with black and not to be resisted. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: the harvest is on— the whole point of a vegetable garden

The harvest is on. Spinach and chard are in the freezer. Gorgeous heads of broccoli (Arcadia) are meeting the same fate, much to our advantage.… Continue reading

Linum rubrum is really just an annual red flax, but the bloom is satiny and edged with black and not to be resisted. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
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Homer Farmers Market: Beauty of buying fresh veggies — better taste

This manic time of the year is so different from the dark times of the winter when I look forward to curling up by the… Continue reading

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Bodett, Yoshida and Howard were first donors to foundation

Three donations helped create Homer Foundation.

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Spectators relax while listening to a musician at the Ocean Stage at Salmonfest on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Salmonfest returns — cautiously and in expanded space

10th festival will be more spread out and completely outdoors.

Spectators relax while listening to a musician at the Ocean Stage at Salmonfest on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Brad Hughes' "Nautilus" is made from recycle plastic and other materials. It's part of his show opening Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

First Friday art exhibit openings

First Friday shows feature new paintings and photographs by Homer and Alaska artists.

Brad Hughes' "Nautilus" is made from recycle plastic and other materials. It's part of his show opening Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Homer’s Bishop’s Beach Park was the location for an enactment of public participatory art on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. A ground design of colored fabric was created to convey a message of “Alaska United,” “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” and “Thank You Water Protectors.” The public was invited to be part of the art by standing and sitting around the central design. Salmon sculptures, raven and sandhill crane puppets, Alaska flags and colored bandanas were an added touch to the overhead image depicting salmon solidarity.  The project was led by Mavis Muller and was the finale to her series of 12 annual aerial group photos for the protection of Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Photographer Russell Campbell captured the photo from a bucket lift at 35 feet high.
“Art is communication. With our creativity and imagination we can inspire new possibilities, and we can have fun doing it,” Muller said. (Photograph by Russell Campbell)

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A friend calls the end of the tourist season “Augusts,” as in “Oh boy, it’s been a long day. There sure have been a lot… Continue reading

Homer’s Bishop’s Beach Park was the location for an enactment of public participatory art on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. A ground design of colored fabric was created to convey a message of “Alaska United,” “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” and “Thank You Water Protectors.” The public was invited to be part of the art by standing and sitting around the central design. Salmon sculptures, raven and sandhill crane puppets, Alaska flags and colored bandanas were an added touch to the overhead image depicting salmon solidarity.  The project was led by Mavis Muller and was the finale to her series of 12 annual aerial group photos for the protection of Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Photographer Russell Campbell captured the photo from a bucket lift at 35 feet high.
“Art is communication. With our creativity and imagination we can inspire new possibilities, and we can have fun doing it,” Muller said. (Photograph by Russell Campbell)
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Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

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Homer Foundation at 30: Foundation anticipated Exxon Valdez ‘spillionaires’

If upheld, $5 billion in civil suit damages from Exxon Valdez would have made many locals wealthy and able to invest in Homer Foundation — but that didn’t happen.

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Homer Farmers Market: Liven up your salads

I have a friend visiting right now who is on a quest to make salads beautiful. It’s not hard to do at this time of… Continue reading

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Mavis Muller, center, with bull horn, arranged Salmonfest attendees for an aerial art event in the rodeo arena at Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds near Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)

Aerial art circles back to its origins

Human mosiac art project happens Sunday at Bishop’s Beach.

Mavis Muller, center, with bull horn, arranged Salmonfest attendees for an aerial art event in the rodeo arena at Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds near Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)
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Homer Farmers Market: More to see than food vendors

Services include blade sharpening, canner gauge testing.

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