“It’s Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well” is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Health Fair succeeded despite COVID-19 pandemic

Some virtual events continue this week

“It’s Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well” is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair
Diane Spence-Chorman's "Morning Light" is part of the 5x7 show opening Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)

New exhibits also include group 5×7 show at HCOA

Jewelry made from sand, silt; swatches made from Alaska plant dyes are some of the art shown.

Diane Spence-Chorman's "Morning Light" is part of the 5x7 show opening Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)
"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Health Fair presentations will be online

Online talks include presentations on blood-draw results

"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair
Aaron Fleenor, at top, uses a chute to distribute candy on Halloween night, Oct. 31, 2020, in downtown Homer, Alaska. Helping are Amber Fleenor, center, and Shade Fleenor, left. Because of COVID-19 safety concerns, some people created devices like this to give candy away while keeping social distance. Trick or treating was more subdued than usual, but still drew children in costume to neighborhood above Pioneer Avenue. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Aaron Fleenor, at top, uses a chute to distribute candy on Halloween night, Oct. 31, 2020, in downtown Homer, Alaska. Helping are Amber Fleenor, center, and Shade Fleenor, left. Because of COVID-19 safety concerns, some people created devices like this to give candy away while keeping social distance. Trick or treating was more subdued than usual, but still drew children in costume to neighborhood above Pioneer Avenue. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Now is that time to clean and sharpen garden tools to get them ready for next season, as seen here on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in the Kachemak Gardener's shed. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Now is that time to clean and sharpen garden tools to get them ready for next season, as seen here on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in the Kachemak Gardener's shed. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
A poster for the Pratt Museum's "Greetings from the Past: History in Postcards" exhibit that opened Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pratt Museum)
A poster for the Pratt Museum's "Greetings from the Past: History in Postcards" exhibit that opened Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pratt Museum)
Halloween trick-or-treaters walk down Bayview Avenue, on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bayview Avenue and Mountainview Avenue were one-way for the night to minimize traffic. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Halloween trick-or-treaters walk down Bayview Avenue, on Oct. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Bayview Avenue and Mountainview Avenue were one-way for the night to minimize traffic. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Some of the 45 art quilts featured in "Shifting Tides: Cloth in Convergence," on exhibit from Oct. 9 to Nov. 28, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Traveling show at Pratt features Alaska, Pacific Rim artists

‘Shifting Tides’ quilt show explores theme of Pacific Ocean connection

Some of the 45 art quilts featured in "Shifting Tides: Cloth in Convergence," on exhibit from Oct. 9 to Nov. 28, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Balls of snickerdoodle dough kept in the freezer is a gift to Future You, photographed on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Memories of snickerdoodles

I asked my grandma if she had her mother’s snickerdoodle recipe.

Balls of snickerdoodle dough kept in the freezer is a gift to Future You, photographed on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Anglers fish for steelhead in the Anchor River by the Anchor River Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Anglers fish for steelhead in the Anchor River by the Anchor River Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Some props from "Haunted Shakespeare" in a photo taken Oct. 12, 2020, at the Pratt Museum forest trail in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pier One Theatre)
Some props from "Haunted Shakespeare" in a photo taken Oct. 12, 2020, at the Pratt Museum forest trail in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pier One Theatre)
Foxgloves and snapdragons offering much needed color to the fall garden as seen here on Oct. 9, 2020, in the Kachemak Gardener's garden in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Get started on fall chores

The fall won’t last forever so don’t get complacent in the garden

Foxgloves and snapdragons offering much needed color to the fall garden as seen here on Oct. 9, 2020, in the Kachemak Gardener's garden in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory is moored on Oct. 10, 2020, at the Pioneer Dock in Homer, Alaska. Fresh snow or termination dust covers the peaks of the Kenai Mountains across Kachemak Bay, a sign of the coming winter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory is moored on Oct. 10, 2020, at the Pioneer Dock in Homer, Alaska. Fresh snow or termination dust covers the peaks of the Kenai Mountains across Kachemak Bay, a sign of the coming winter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Christina Whiting poses for a photo on Oct. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Taz Tally)

Homer artist takes pandemic project on road

‘Behind the Mask - Our Stories’ invites people to share experiences

Christina Whiting poses for a photo on Oct. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Taz Tally)
Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion Homemade ice cream steeped with chai spices and churned with local honey is frozen and ready to be enjoyed, on Monday, Oct. 5, in Anchorage.

Churning ice cream at home

Winter is a great time to break out the ice cream machine

Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion Homemade ice cream steeped with chai spices and churned with local honey is frozen and ready to be enjoyed, on Monday, Oct. 5, in Anchorage.
Seniors Clayton Beachy and Mary Black are crowned this year's homecoming king and queen during halftime at Homer High School's homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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Seniors Clayton Beachy and Mary Black are crowned this year's homecoming king and queen during halftime at Homer High School's homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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