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Ice, snow, ice, cold. OK, Homerites: When did the Banana Belt slip north to Nome? Yes, Fairbanksians are probably laughing at our discomfort, but there’s… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Eight Pioneer Avenue businesses were burglarized on Jan. 9 and 10. Someone took tip jars from the Duncan House containing donations to… Continue reading

Ani DiFranco to headline Salmonfest

Annual festival returns with increased camping space, costume contest and more

First Friday art exhibit openings provide holiday shopping opportunity

For January, many galleries and art venues close for the month while they remodel, paint and acquire new works for the upcoming spring season. Art… Continue reading

Art in brief

Applications open for Rasmuson grants The application period has opened for the Rasmuson Foundation’s annual Individual Artist Awards (IAA). Applications will be accepted through March… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Make tasty oyster dishes with fresh, local seafood

I plan to enjoy time in the upcoming New Year trying new recipes, searching out and cooking with ingredients I’m not familiar with, reading entertaining… Continue reading

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When a New Year rears its head, it’s almost impossible to meet it face on without reflecting on the year before. Social media certainly does… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago A $4,000 fireworks display on Beluga Lake brought in the new year and the new millennium. Certified pyrotechnician Jon Faulkner organized the… Continue reading

Plenty to do for New Year’s in Homer

News Year’s Eve Activities: From Old Town to downtown, the Homer Spit and out East End Road, Homer prepares to ring in the New Year… Continue reading

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Now that the fabulous, strange and bizarre year 2019 ends, we’re finally into the 21st Century’s version of the Roaring ’20s. If you remember your… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago A planning team from the Department of Fish and Game, Department of Natural Resources and Alaska State Parks took three hours of… Continue reading

‘Homestead Kids’ remember early days

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has as its mission protecting treasured lands, especially fish and wildlife habitat. At its annual meeting Dec. 12 at the… Continue reading

Cope’s ‘Burst’ show sparks light in dark of winter

For self-described “mom artist” Carla Cope, her new mural, “Burst,” at K-Bay Caffé could be a metaphor for where she sees herself in her life… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Holidays make it tempting to bake everything

It’s difficult to be at work this time of year when there are so many things to be done on the holiday to-do list. I… Continue reading

Children with the Harbor School of Music sing at the Homer Nutcracker Faire on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Take a look at the daylight hours on our front page. That’s right: 6 hours and zero minutes. On Saturday, Dec. 21, the winter solstice,… Continue reading

Children with the Harbor School of Music sing at the Homer Nutcracker Faire on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago At a weekend meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, halibut charter operators came away with no better options than before… Continue reading

Art, culture collide at Argent Kvasnikoff exhibit opening

The old saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. What’s it worth when the artist augments paintings with words from an endangered… Continue reading

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Today offers a rare event: the rising of the full moon at 12:12 a.m. on Dec. 12. That would be a totally cosmic moment here… Continue reading

Art in brief

Captain’s Toy Chest holds story and song time Singer and actress Jesi Hahn presents Spanish story telling and singing for children at 11 a.m. Monday,… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: New Orleans barbecue shrimp makes a great holiday dish

‘Tis the season of parties and entertaining. Whether we’re ready or not, the holiday season has arrived. The Other Fisherman and I were busy preparing… Continue reading

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