Snow falls on the Cape Lynch, right, and other boats on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News).

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Well, if you were still denying winter’s arrival, Homer weather over the weekend cleared that up for you right quick. It never ceases to amaze… Continue reading

Snow falls on the Cape Lynch, right, and other boats on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News).

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20 years ago Nope, it wasn’t an early St. Patrick’s Day joke. Frank and Barbara Gibson’s mixed-breed Labrador retriever dog really did give birth to… Continue reading

The sign for the "Fun with 5x7" show at the Homer Council on the Arts, on display through Dec. 17, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Fun with 5×7’ show at Homer Council on the Arts inspires creators to think small

The Homer Council on the Arts’ annual “Fun with 5x7” show challenges artists to think small and create within the confined space of 5-inches by… Continue reading

The sign for the "Fun with 5x7" show at the Homer Council on the Arts, on display through Dec. 17, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Tracy Hansen's painting is part of an exhibit of her palette-knife works showing at the Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery from Friday, Nov. 27 to Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ptarmigan Arts)
Tracy Hansen's painting is part of an exhibit of her palette-knife works showing at the Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery from Friday, Nov. 27 to Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ptarmigan Arts)
For a twist on the traditional Old Fashioned cocktail, use apple cider and serve with a cinnamon stick, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitching on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with these side dishes and drinks

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve missed writing to you and sharing special dishes from my kitchen. The Other Fisherman and I are doing great and we hope… Continue reading

For a twist on the traditional Old Fashioned cocktail, use apple cider and serve with a cinnamon stick, as seen here in Teri Robl’s kitching on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Ryder Chase, age 9, works on faux stained glass in Amy Komar's socially-distant Art a la Carte class last Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. Children in the class wore masks and worked at either end of long tables spaced apart. The young artists also made large origami stars that will be placed in store windows "for a dose of color therapy for the community," Komar said. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Turkey Day is finally here again. But do we all have a turkey waiting to take a long nap in the oven? The Betster certainly… Continue reading

Ryder Chase, age 9, works on faux stained glass in Amy Komar's socially-distant Art a la Carte class last Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. Children in the class wore masks and worked at either end of long tables spaced apart. The young artists also made large origami stars that will be placed in store windows "for a dose of color therapy for the community," Komar said. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Several pages from David Brame's "After the Rain," adapted from Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” (Photo courtesy David Brame)

New Homer creator brings Afrofuturism to town

David Brame’s new graphic novel will be published in January

Several pages from David Brame's "After the Rain," adapted from Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” (Photo courtesy David Brame)
Woman of Distinction Kyra Wagner wears her award from South Peninsula Haven House in this photo taken July 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Haven House)

With Women of Distinction banquet cancelled, Haven House presents video profiles

Annual awards recognize cross generation of achievers

Woman of Distinction Kyra Wagner wears her award from South Peninsula Haven House in this photo taken July 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Haven House)
Skaters enjoy the ice on Beluga Lake on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. Sunny days and colder temperatures have been attracting dozens of skaters daily to the lake.

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What to give thanks for in such a difficult, long, hard year? And how to give that thanks safely without endangering others as a pandemic… Continue reading

Skaters enjoy the ice on Beluga Lake on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. Sunny days and colder temperatures have been attracting dozens of skaters daily to the lake.

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A row of dyed silk wall hangings shows how common Alaska plants found on the lower Kenai Peninsula can be used to make organic dyes, as seen here on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. The hangings are included in Elissa Pettibone's exhibit, "Swatches," showing at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Swatches’ explores art of organic dyeing using native plants

Pettibone finds magic in fireweed, other common plants

A row of dyed silk wall hangings shows how common Alaska plants found on the lower Kenai Peninsula can be used to make organic dyes, as seen here on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. The hangings are included in Elissa Pettibone's exhibit, "Swatches," showing at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Bubbles from methane gas have frozen in Beluga Lake, creating abstract shapes as seen here on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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You know how at this time of year you play the studded tire guessing game? Smart Alaskans know that at any moment a devastating ice… Continue reading

Bubbles from methane gas have frozen in Beluga Lake, creating abstract shapes as seen here on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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“It’s Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well” is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Health Fair succeeded despite COVID-19 pandemic

Some virtual events continue this week

“It’s Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well” is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair
Diane Spence-Chorman's "Morning Light" is part of the 5x7 show opening Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)

New exhibits also include group 5×7 show at HCOA

Jewelry made from sand, silt; swatches made from Alaska plant dyes are some of the art shown.

Diane Spence-Chorman's "Morning Light" is part of the 5x7 show opening Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)
"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair

Health Fair presentations will be online

Online talks include presentations on blood-draw results

"It's Your Life: Take a Day to Be Well" is the logo of the Rotary Health Fair
Aaron Fleenor, at top, uses a chute to distribute candy on Halloween night, Oct. 31, 2020, in downtown Homer, Alaska. Helping are Amber Fleenor, center, and Shade Fleenor, left. Because of COVID-19 safety concerns, some people created devices like this to give candy away while keeping social distance. Trick or treating was more subdued than usual, but still drew children in costume to neighborhood above Pioneer Avenue. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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It’s probably only a coincidence that Dias de los Muertos, the Days of the Dead, ended on Monday, Nov. 2, the night before Election Day.… Continue reading

Aaron Fleenor, at top, uses a chute to distribute candy on Halloween night, Oct. 31, 2020, in downtown Homer, Alaska. Helping are Amber Fleenor, center, and Shade Fleenor, left. Because of COVID-19 safety concerns, some people created devices like this to give candy away while keeping social distance. Trick or treating was more subdued than usual, but still drew children in costume to neighborhood above Pioneer Avenue. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Now is that time to clean and sharpen garden tools to get them ready for next season, as seen here on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in the Kachemak Gardener's shed. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Now is that time to clean and sharpen garden tools to get them ready for next season, as seen here on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in the Kachemak Gardener's shed. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
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