Bravo! Lynn Temple gets the job of moose protection done sooner rather than later in this photo taken Oct. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. Be thinking about this; the moose are in evidence in this neighborhood, having been missing most of the summer. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: There’s still time to finish garden chores

Oh my, where to start? This mellow fall is luxurious as far as time enough to do everything that needs to be done before the… Continue reading

Bravo! Lynn Temple gets the job of moose protection done sooner rather than later in this photo taken Oct. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. Be thinking about this; the moose are in evidence in this neighborhood, having been missing most of the summer. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Elissa and David Pettibone pose on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, by one of David Pettibone’s paintings at The Shop, an art space the Pettibones started in August 2018 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

The Shop creates instructional, creative art space

In Paris and other French cities, artists often show their works in ateliers, galleries that also include a studio. The word also refers to a… Continue reading

Elissa and David Pettibone pose on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, by one of David Pettibone’s paintings at The Shop, an art space the Pettibones started in August 2018 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

Artist, writer reads for Battle of Attu 75th As part of its series “Fact, Fable, and Natural History: Writing About the Aleutians,” and for the… Continue reading

A rainbow peaks out from between the trees near the Homer News office on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. A double rainbow was spotted in a few different places around town between periods of rain. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

Now that Canada has become the first North American nation to completely legalize pot, does this mean the Left Coast will now be known as… Continue reading

A rainbow peaks out from between the trees near the Homer News office on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. A double rainbow was spotted in a few different places around town between periods of rain. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Apple cheddar and sage scones spice up a Homer country breakfast in this photo taken by Teri Robl on Oct. 17, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine:

It’s autumn and that means apple time. Baking with apples enhanced by spices such as spicy sweet cinnamon, warm earthy nutmeg and pungent sharp clove… Continue reading

Apple cheddar and sage scones spice up a Homer country breakfast in this photo taken by Teri Robl on Oct. 17, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Arts Briefs

Library celebrates Alaska Book Week with reading Alaska Book Week celebrates Alaskan authors and books, and the Homer Public Library celebrates with a group reading… Continue reading

Keren Lowell’s “Work Dress,” right, at Bunnell Street Arts Center as seen at the First Friday, Oct. 6, 2018, opening in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Lowell expands boundaries of wearable art

Through its ongoing collaborations with the Homer Fiber Arts Collective, Bunnell Street Arts Center has pushed the boundaries of wearable art. This month’s exhibit by… Continue reading

Keren Lowell’s “Work Dress,” right, at Bunnell Street Arts Center as seen at the First Friday, Oct. 6, 2018, opening in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Crows feed on mountain ash berries along Lake Street on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Reports have come in from seasoned observers out East End Road that termination dust has appeared on the higher elevations of the Kenai Mountains across… Continue reading

Crows feed on mountain ash berries along Lake Street on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Jade Cross Brussels sprouts at their peak of perfection. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: It’s been a fall to remember

Well now, isn’t this a fall to remember. The colors are lovely but, not to be pessimistic, it doesn’t smell like fall. There isn’t a… Continue reading

Jade Cross Brussels sprouts at their peak of perfection. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Art briefs

ALAXSXA | ALASKA opens Oct. 12 Bunnell Street Arts Center presents Ping Chong Theater + Company (PCC) from New York City in YC in ALAXSXA… Continue reading

A detail for Keren Lowell’s “Hunger Shirt.” (Photo provided)

Fall art scene is vibrant and alive

Though the hustle and bustle of summer has ended and Homer eases into fall, the art scene remains vibrant and alive. The local Homer Plein… Continue reading

A detail for Keren Lowell’s “Hunger Shirt.” (Photo provided)
Birch and aspen trees offer a splash of fall color by Hidden Lake looking toward Skilak Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Just when you think Homer has rounded the corner into crispier temperatures, danged if Ma Nature doesn’t surprise us — again. We’re kinda on a… Continue reading

Birch and aspen trees offer a splash of fall color by Hidden Lake looking toward Skilak Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Teri Robl’s beef pot pie incorporates Alaska moose meat with locally grown vegetables. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Beef pot pie is the perfect fall comfort food

This weekend I found myself with a counter full of produce from the garden and moose meat the Other Fisherman brought home after butchering. I… Continue reading

Teri Robl’s beef pot pie incorporates Alaska moose meat with locally grown vegetables. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Boomerang Bags aim to reduce plastic bags

Homer’s community of fiber artists — sewers, quilters and crafters who work in fabric and fiber — brought in some new talent over the past… Continue reading

Two rock sculptures are part of dozens an artist made along the Homer Spit last week, as seen in this photo taken Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

This is it, folks! This weekend is your last change to stock up on crispy cucumbers, puffy pastries, lush lettuces, soothing home-made salves and the… Continue reading

Two rock sculptures are part of dozens an artist made along the Homer Spit last week, as seen in this photo taken Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Karen Berger at Homer Brewing stands by her appealing application of pallets on Sept. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: End of season time to assess mistakes

Now is an excellent time to note the mistakes you have been avoiding addressing. Although I have stressed more than once that this garden has… Continue reading

Karen Berger at Homer Brewing stands by her appealing application of pallets on Sept. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Annual Homer Documentary Film Festival returns this week

Hold onto your popcorn, it’s time to talk docs. The Homer Documentary Film Festival is coming to a theater near you — well, the only… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Wild Shore performs Friday Music group Wild Shore performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The Alaska-grown, New York-based musicians return to… Continue reading

Trees along Beluga Lake disappear into fog on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Much of Homer and the surrounding area was enveloped in a quiet blanket of fog that morning as fall made its presence known. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

The Betster is wondering whether any other Homerites have noticed the pressure that pops up this time of year to purchase what the youngsters call… Continue reading

Trees along Beluga Lake disappear into fog on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Much of Homer and the surrounding area was enveloped in a quiet blanket of fog that morning as fall made its presence known. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Lemon adds something special to berry recipes. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Berries and lemon recipes celebrate summer

The berry-best time of summer was just here and I hope you were fortunate enough to find yourself daydreaming in the berry patch.Last week was… Continue reading

Lemon adds something special to berry recipes. (Photo by Teri Robl)