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Homer Foundation at 30: Foundation born from need to manage endowments

Another in a series of short historical reminiscences to mark the 30th anniversary of the Homer Foundation, Alaska’s first community foundation. The series has been… Continue reading

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The cover of Doug Dodd's "Hero Unaware" features a photo of Walter Dodd in his U.S. Navy uniform at the start of World War II.

‘Hero Unaware’ based on author’s compilation of father’s war correspondence.

Letters home span the entire length of World War II from a Navy corpsman’s perspective.

The cover of Doug Dodd's "Hero Unaware" features a photo of Walter Dodd in his U.S. Navy uniform at the start of World War II.
Lupines bloom along the Homestead Trail on Diamond Ridge, as seen Sunday, July 11, 2021, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Wildflowers bloom in the hills

Diamond Ridge hike offers wildflowers, views of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet.

Lupines bloom along the Homestead Trail on Diamond Ridge, as seen Sunday, July 11, 2021, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Veronica in full vibrant bloom is a welcome sight in the perennial border. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Be patient with gardening and have hope

Sun, rain have cause perennials and shrubs to bloom magnificently.

Veronica in full vibrant bloom is a welcome sight in the perennial border. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
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Homer Farmers Market: Market helps build relationships

Even though the rain came down Saturday morning, the Homer Farmers Market still had plenty of folks streaming in. What is it that will bring… Continue reading

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Homer Foundation at 30: Three women helped build Homer Foundation — and Homer

Heath, Bittner and Epperson helped created Homer’s community foundation.

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A painting from Gerri Martin's exhibit, "Peonies: Alaska’s Floral Gems,” that opened Friday, July 2, 2021, at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Late blooming artist has peony show

Peony farm, art classes led Martin back to an interest in art.

A painting from Gerri Martin's exhibit, "Peonies: Alaska’s Floral Gems,” that opened Friday, July 2, 2021, at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
This orange Julius swaps out the traditional egg whites with sweetened condensed milk, for a tangy and safe summer treat. Photographed July 4, 2021, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

On the strawberry patch: Adding some orange to the red, white and blue

A quintessentially American drink cools off any Fourth of July celebration.

This orange Julius swaps out the traditional egg whites with sweetened condensed milk, for a tangy and safe summer treat. Photographed July 4, 2021, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
The Yale University Whiffenpoofs perform in a concert Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the Boathouse Pavillion in Homer, Alaska. The group also did a workshop Thursday at the Homer Council on the Arts. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Up at Chez Betster in the hinterlands of Homer, it’s been cold dark 30 the best week — so chilly that the heater kicks in… Continue reading

The Yale University Whiffenpoofs perform in a concert Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the Boathouse Pavillion in Homer, Alaska. The group also did a workshop Thursday at the Homer Council on the Arts. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Homer Farmers Market: Get food security with fresh veggie boxes

If you can imagine how hard it is to farm, think about how hard it is to get fresh food.

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Jessica Williams, left, as Patsy Cline, and Maggie Quarton, right, as Louise Seger rehearse for the upcoming Pier One Theatre production of "Always, Patsy Cline" in the Pratt Museum & Park. (Photo courtesy of Pier One Theatre_

Arts organizations return with live performances

Homer Council on the Arts, Pier One Theatre and Bunnell Street Arts Center offer live music and theater this month.

Jessica Williams, left, as Patsy Cline, and Maggie Quarton, right, as Louise Seger rehearse for the upcoming Pier One Theatre production of "Always, Patsy Cline" in the Pratt Museum & Park. (Photo courtesy of Pier One Theatre_
Thalictrum (meadow rue) and meconopsis poppies offer a bright note in the back of an early border. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: 2021 gardening season is like a science project

Stalled, dead and late plants are part of the challenge of gardening at latitude 59.5 north.

Thalictrum (meadow rue) and meconopsis poppies offer a bright note in the back of an early border. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Homer Spit Visitor Information Center July 1. The office, located near Ramp 4 on the Homer Spit, will be open Thursdays through Sundays, July 1-Sept. 5 to offer information about Homer to visitors. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

Homer’s Best Bets

The weather may be scattered with some rain this weekend, but the sun should come out on Sunday, bringing fun outings and exploration for all.… Continue reading

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Homer Spit Visitor Information Center July 1. The office, located near Ramp 4 on the Homer Spit, will be open Thursdays through Sundays, July 1-Sept. 5 to offer information about Homer to visitors. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
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Homer Farmers Market: Booths are loaded with goodness

After a cold winter, it has been a cool summer. But even though tourists may be bundling up in down parkas to hang out on… Continue reading

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Tim Troll's painting, "Flat Island: Lake Iliamna," is part of his show at the Homer Council on the Arts opening Friday, July 2, 2021, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Peonies featured at new shows for First Friday

Fourth of July weekend opens with First Friday exhibits.

Tim Troll's painting, "Flat Island: Lake Iliamna," is part of his show at the Homer Council on the Arts opening Friday, July 2, 2021, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
This photo illustration shows the design of Argent Kvasnikoff's "Tuyanitun Tuggeht" sculpture to be installed at Bishop's Beach in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Argent Kvasnikoff and Bunnell Street Arts Center)

New monumental sculpture shows Dena’ina wayfinding

Ninilchik artist Argent Kvasnikoff’s ‘Tuyanitun: Tuggeht’ will be installed at Tuggeht — Bishop’s Beach

This photo illustration shows the design of Argent Kvasnikoff's "Tuyanitun Tuggeht" sculpture to be installed at Bishop's Beach in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Argent Kvasnikoff and Bunnell Street Arts Center)
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Homer Farmers Market: Hugs, fresh veggies missed after long winter

Need a hug? The Homer Farmers Market has them, but veggies go fast.

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People line up at food trucks and trailers on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena parking lot on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Part of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center's Food Fest last week, the two-day food truck event drew a steady crowd. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer’s Best Bets

The Solstice might be over, but we still have 18 hours and 42 minutes of daylight, which ought to be enough to get out and… Continue reading

People line up at food trucks and trailers on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena parking lot on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. Part of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center's Food Fest last week, the two-day food truck event drew a steady crowd. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The lewisia is better in a rock garden but it has found a spot it loves and thrives, thankfully. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
The lewisia is better in a rock garden but it has found a spot it loves and thrives, thankfully. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
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Homer Farmers Market: Don’t forget Wednesday market

Food Hub also is an option for locally grown food.

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