Community members enjoy a free ice skating party hosted by Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay, McDonalds and the City of Homer on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Ben Walters Park and Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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If you’ve noticed the interwebs have been a bit slow lately, don’t blame an uptick in video streaming now that we no longer have a… Continue reading

Community members enjoy a free ice skating party hosted by Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay, McDonalds and the City of Homer on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Ben Walters Park and Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: Chickens and eggs make great dishes

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? I’m not sure, but I can’t image life without either. Eggs are a perfect portable food, tasty,… Continue reading

A marcher with the Krewe of Gambrinus dances during the Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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Good morning, lovebirds! Did you take a peek at the date on the calendar today? That’s right: It’s Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, also known as… Continue reading

A marcher with the Krewe of Gambrinus dances during the Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer artist Jan Peyton painted the cover of the Homer Garden Club’s “Kachemak Cultivating from Sea to Summit: A Guide to Successful Gardening on Alaska’s Southern Kenai Peninsula.” The book was published in late 2018 by the garden club in Homer, Alaska.

Garden Club publishes new guide

More than 10 years after its last edition, the Homer Garden Club in December released an updated and expanded book on gardening from Ninilchik south.… Continue reading

Homer artist Jan Peyton painted the cover of the Homer Garden Club’s “Kachemak Cultivating from Sea to Summit: A Guide to Successful Gardening on Alaska’s Southern Kenai Peninsula.” The book was published in late 2018 by the garden club in Homer, Alaska.
The Young Dubliners in an 2018 photo. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

The Shop launches kids and teens program The Shop: Kachemak Bay Art Space will hold Kids Art Day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new… Continue reading

The Young Dubliners in an 2018 photo. (Photo provided)
Strawberries and raspberries picked at their peak of perfection, popped into the freezer to be savored throughout the long, dark winter months. What better reason to garden? (Photo by Cecilia Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: You can garden. Be fearless.

I’ve been having some very intense thoughts about you — specifically, those of you who either don’t garden or have tried and failed. The most… Continue reading

Strawberries and raspberries picked at their peak of perfection, popped into the freezer to be savored throughout the long, dark winter months. What better reason to garden? (Photo by Cecilia Fitzpatrick)

Arts Briefs

Jubilee performance canceled Due to an unforeseen circumstance, the Homer Council on the Arts has canceled “Jubilee: A Brand New Day,” a planned student-led storytelling-focused… Continue reading

A close-up of Ruby Nofziger’s “On a Bookshelf” quilt, one of the works in the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. Each panel or row of books was done by a different quilter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Group quilt exhibit shows collaboration on every work

It’s not uncommon for Homer art galleries to feature group shows. It’s also not uncommon for shows to center on a particular theme. But in… Continue reading

A close-up of Ruby Nofziger’s “On a Bookshelf” quilt, one of the works in the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. Each panel or row of books was done by a different quilter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island and villagers from Port Graham saved a Voznesenka… Continue reading

Teri Robl’s Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Cook a Valentine’s Day meal for your sweetie

Hello, February. I am happy to welcome in this short month of more daylight that gets us closer to spring. In preparation for Valentine’s Day… Continue reading

Teri Robl’s Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Venus shines over a crescent moon about 8:30 a.m. last Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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It’s time to thank a U.S. Coast Guard member! The theme of this year’s annual Homer Winter Carnival is “Coasting into Winter,” meant to honor… Continue reading

Venus shines over a crescent moon about 8:30 a.m. last Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
African violet seedlings have been started from leaf cuttings, as seen at Rosemary Fitzpatrick’s home in Homer, Alaska, on Jan. 27, 2019. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Time to tend houseplants

Houseplants. There are those of you who have oodles of these lovelies, of all different types and sizes and colors. I would hazard a guess… Continue reading

African violet seedlings have been started from leaf cuttings, as seen at Rosemary Fitzpatrick’s home in Homer, Alaska, on Jan. 27, 2019. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Photographs by Dr. Edson Knapp on exhibit at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Galleries opening after winter hiatus

As galleries begin to open after a winter hiatus, February’s First Friday shows feature exhibits at South Peninsula Hospital and the Kachemak Bay Campus by… Continue reading

Photographs by Dr. Edson Knapp on exhibit at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
A bald eagle sits on a picnic table at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit on Jan. 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. This and other eagles had been feeding on a dead sea otter that washed up on the beach. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Well, Homerites, it would appear Mother Nature has ceased her ill-natured boycott of the southern Kenai Peninsula. Happy days are here again! In the form… Continue reading

A bald eagle sits on a picnic table at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit on Jan. 28, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. This and other eagles had been feeding on a dead sea otter that washed up on the beach. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Homer the cat had an adventure when, while checking out a food trailer at Eagle Quality Center (now… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: January is a good time for one-pot dishes

Winter has been a bit rough on me this year with the bitter cold and ice. After a bad fall, I’ve got more time than… Continue reading

Arts in brief

Comedians to perform at Alice’s Power Plant Productions will present a night of stand-up comedy starting at 8 p.m. Friday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The… Continue reading

A bronze statue near Anchorage’s Ship Creek represents Olga, an elder and matriarch for the Dena’ina people north of Anchorage. (Photo courtesy of Joel Isaak)

Soldotna artist honors Dena’ina heritage with Anchorage statue

Near Anchorage’s Ship Creek, a new bronze statue of an elder named Olga, a Dena’ina matriarch from the village of Eklutna, stands and overlooks land… Continue reading

A bronze statue near Anchorage’s Ship Creek represents Olga, an elder and matriarch for the Dena’ina people north of Anchorage. (Photo courtesy of Joel Isaak)
A sun pillar appears over the Kenai Mountains at sunrise about 9:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. A sun pillar forms when light from the rising or setting sun is reflected by ice crystals in thin, high-level clouds. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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If you were lucky enough to glimpse part of the super blood moon eclipse on Sunday (during the brief moments it wasn’t obscured by classic… Continue reading

A sun pillar appears over the Kenai Mountains at sunrise about 9:20 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. A sun pillar forms when light from the rising or setting sun is reflected by ice crystals in thin, high-level clouds. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)