"The perfect pink of the epiphytic cactus that I picked up at the grocery store years ago reliably blooms two or three times a year," the Kachemak Gardener said of this flower blooming on Sunday, March 21, at her Homer home. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: It’s difficult to believe spring is here

Tea and toast comfort while spring equinox serves snow bulbs cuddle below - Debi Poore March 21, first day of spring— although I’m finding it… Continue reading

"The perfect pink of the epiphytic cactus that I picked up at the grocery store years ago reliably blooms two or three times a year," the Kachemak Gardener said of this flower blooming on Sunday, March 21, at her Homer home. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
A cow moose and calf stand by spruce trees on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, near the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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A cow moose and calf stand by spruce trees on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, near the Homer News in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Some of the works in Charles Aguilar's show opening Friday, March 5, 2021, at Grace Ridge Brewey in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Grace Ridge Brewery)

Collage, puppet artist looks for ‘magik’ in his creations

Charles Aguilar’s latest show is at Grace Ridge Brewery

Some of the works in Charles Aguilar's show opening Friday, March 5, 2021, at Grace Ridge Brewey in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Grace Ridge Brewery)
Salmon ready to go in the oven, photographed on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Sasha’s super simple savory salmon

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Salmon ready to go in the oven, photographed on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A bald eagle perches in a spruce tree near the Lake Street stoplight on Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. Since 2010, a pair of bald eagles has nested in the area near Beluga Slough south of the Lake Street and Sterling Highway intersection. The first nest was destroyed when the tree fell down in a winter storm in 2011. In 2012 the eagles built a new nest across from the Homer Post Office by the motorhome dump station. In 2014 they built another nest in a new tree closer to the slough. This year’s eagles have returned to a nest built in 2016 just east of the 2014-2015 nest.

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A bald eagle perches in a spruce tree near the Lake Street stoplight on Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. Since 2010, a pair of bald eagles has nested in the area near Beluga Slough south of the Lake Street and Sterling Highway intersection. The first nest was destroyed when the tree fell down in a winter storm in 2011. In 2012 the eagles built a new nest across from the Homer Post Office by the motorhome dump station. In 2014 they built another nest in a new tree closer to the slough. This year’s eagles have returned to a nest built in 2016 just east of the 2014-2015 nest.

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A typical pesto pasta night at our house Dec. 26 in Anchorage.

Kalifornsky Kitchen: A fresh start with pesto

It’s bright. It’s green. It’s fresh. It’s cheesy. What’s not to love?

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A typical pesto pasta night at our house Dec. 26 in Anchorage.
A collage of photographs surrounds the description of "Familiar Faces: Portrait of a Community," on exhibit through May 2021 at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

New exhibit looks at connections between objects and portraits

Pratt Museum show also includes new work by photographers, writer

A collage of photographs surrounds the description of "Familiar Faces: Portrait of a Community," on exhibit through May 2021 at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Wheat grass offers a bright spot of green in an otherwise very snowy March on March 5, 2021, in the Kachemak Gardener's home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Keep watering and rotating those seedlings

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Wheat grass offers a bright spot of green in an otherwise very snowy March on March 5, 2021, in the Kachemak Gardener's home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

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Snow covers the historic Harrington cabin and outhouse on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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For the past few months the Betster has been working at home at the Fortress of Solitude in an undisclosed location. Like many of you… Continue reading

Snow covers the historic Harrington cabin and outhouse on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Mike Chihuly and Crosson on a snowshoe outing in a blizzard in Ninilchik. (Photo courtesy Mike Chihuly)

Ninilchik author explores bird dog hunting in latest work

The book features photos and recollections of more than 40 years hunting Alaska game birds with dogs.

Mike Chihuly and Crosson on a snowshoe outing in a blizzard in Ninilchik. (Photo courtesy Mike Chihuly)
"My Kachemak Homer" by Sadie Mae Millard is one of the works in the Homer Council on the Arts show, "The Art of Wellness: Stories of trauma, loss, and resilience," opening Friday, March 5, 2021, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Homer Council on the Arts)
"My Kachemak Homer" by Sadie Mae Millard is one of the works in the Homer Council on the Arts show, "The Art of Wellness: Stories of trauma, loss, and resilience," opening Friday, March 5, 2021, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Homer Council on the Arts)
Chicken adobo simmering on the stove, on Monday, March 1, 2021, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: A dish all its own

Conjuring the Philippines with chicken adobo

Chicken adobo simmering on the stove, on Monday, March 1, 2021, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Waves during an extreme high tide and big seas pound the Homer Spit on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2021, on the Homer Spit, as seen through photographer Malia Anderson's windshield. (Photo by Malia Anderson / Homer News)

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Waves during an extreme high tide and big seas pound the Homer Spit on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2021, on the Homer Spit, as seen through photographer Malia Anderson's windshield. (Photo by Malia Anderson / Homer News)

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23rd annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest winners

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23rd Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest: Poetry winners

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

23rd Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest: Adult fiction winner – Low Point

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

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