Muscari at its peak of perfection, as seen in the Kachemak Gardener’s garden on May 27, 2019, in Homer, Alasa. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: This is the perfect gardening weather — really

Uh oh. All the mountain ash berries that the Bohemian waxwings did not show up to eat? Sprouting in every single bit of bare earth… Continue reading

Muscari at its peak of perfection, as seen in the Kachemak Gardener’s garden on May 27, 2019, in Homer, Alasa. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

First Friday features Mary Epperson Day celebration

For Mary Epperson Day on this month’s First Friday, with a slew of art openings it will be hard to fit them all in before… Continue reading

Farmers Market: Celebrate 20th anniversary with new cookbook

Twenty years ago the Homer Farmers Market’s first day was in mid July. Now, they regularly open their doors Memorial Day weekend. But the calendar… Continue reading

The Azmara Quest is moored at the Deep Water Dock on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The ship was one of two cruise ships to dock in Homer over the Memorial Day weekend, with the Silver Muse visiting on Sunday, May 26. A planned visit by the USS John Finn on Sunday had to be canceled when the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer was diverted for operational reasons. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

Summer is truly upon us now, Homerites. Whether you’re lounging out on your front deck watching mother moose cross through your yard with their young,… Continue reading

The Azmara Quest is moored at the Deep Water Dock on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The ship was one of two cruise ships to dock in Homer over the Memorial Day weekend, with the Silver Muse visiting on Sunday, May 26. A planned visit by the USS John Finn on Sunday had to be canceled when the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer was diverted for operational reasons. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

‘Little Women’ opens this weekend The stage adapation of Louis M. Alcott’s novel “Little Women” opens this weekend at Pier One Theatre. Written for the… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News An intentional fire and a hoax bomb threat put a damper on the last day of school at… Continue reading

Prince William Sound Spot Shrimp with Champagne Ginger Butter Sauce is the perfect recipe to start off the traditional start of summer, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Try spot shrimp for ‘sun-official’ start of summer

Memorial Day signals the “sun-official” start of summer and regardless of the weather, it’s time to get outdoors. During these longer days, I can be… Continue reading

Prince William Sound Spot Shrimp with Champagne Ginger Butter Sauce is the perfect recipe to start off the traditional start of summer, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitchen on May 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt reopens with more accessibility

After a years-long effort to raise funds and design a new building, last fall the Pratt Museum board decided to set aside those plans and… Continue reading

The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Farmers Market: Market includes veterans from 20 years ago

I was told that I should use this article as a vehicle to explain to people how good claytonia is. Also known as miner’s lettuce,… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Citizens angry at legislators who supported capping and tapping the Alaska Permanent Fund mounted a recall drive against… Continue reading

Best Bets

If you ever have built a simple cabin or worked in construction, you probably learned the term “punch list.” That’s the term contractors use for… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Celebrating 20 years

Correction: The Homer Farmers Market hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The spring weather has been so good to us this year… Continue reading

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)

Pier One season opens with Wilde play

Along with king salmon fishing, the opening of shops on the Spit and school ending, add another sure sign of the start of summer: the… Continue reading

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)
Primulas and anemone rosea greet a spring morning on May 15, 2019, at the Kachemak Gardener’s garden in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Realizing spring’s potential

On the drive to Anchorage about 10 days ago, it was fascinating to observe the leaf emergence on the birch, alder and willow. With each… Continue reading

Primulas and anemone rosea greet a spring morning on May 15, 2019, at the Kachemak Gardener’s garden in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
A moose browses on the lawn of the Homer News on May 15, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

BEST FISHY BET: Seldovia’s Human-Powered Fishing Derby features three days of fishing in Seldovia Bay and the mouth of Kachemak Bay. Participants strive to catch… Continue reading

A moose browses on the lawn of the Homer News on May 15, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Firefighters responded to four fires in 12 hours, including one fire that burned a cabin and threatened a… Continue reading

With rhubarb now growing, Teri Robl’s rhubarb almond cake makes good use of the Alaska early-spring staple, as seen here in this photo of the cake taken in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on May 12, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Rhubarb season a reason to make tasty treats

It’s rhubarb season. Dark green crinkled leaves on the plants give way to short red and green stalks of rhubarb just barely ready to pick,… Continue reading

With rhubarb now growing, Teri Robl’s rhubarb almond cake makes good use of the Alaska early-spring staple, as seen here in this photo of the cake taken in her Homer, Alaska, kitchen on May 12, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Performers in “Kaleidoscope” rehearse on May 5, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tia Pietsch)

Youth performers create ‘beautiful form’

With the cancellation this year of the annual Jubilee performing arts show in February, a new youth program came about to fill in the void.… Continue reading

Performers in “Kaleidoscope” rehearse on May 5, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tia Pietsch)
Sandhill cranes feed in Beluga Slough on May 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska, during the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

BEST BEER BET: Come to the next Barley & O.A.T.s (Outdoor Adventure Talks) to listen to Hig of Ground Truth Trekking and Eric Clarke with… Continue reading

Sandhill cranes feed in Beluga Slough on May 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska, during the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Art Briefs

Quilt show winners announced About 350 people attended the two-day, 35th annual Kachemak Bay Quilters show at the Homer Elks Lodge. Attendees voted on winners… Continue reading