Homer Farmers Market: Keep farmers safe — and farming

Homer Farmers Market: Keep farmers safe — and farming

It is interesting how the COVID-19 situation has amplified so many people’s awareness of what is important. We are learning to localize more than ever,… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Keep farmers safe — and farming
Artist establishes roots in Homer

Artist establishes roots in Homer

Since moving to Homer in April 2018, artist David Pettibone has put down roots in the lower Kenai Peninsula art scene, much of it in… Continue reading

Artist establishes roots in Homer
Kachemak Cuisine: Fresh halibut means time for a new recipecus

Kachemak Cuisine: Fresh halibut means time for a new recipecus

Hi! It feels like a lot of life has happened around here since I wrote last. My oldest son, Rob, has been staying with us… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Fresh halibut means time for a new recipecus
An old hay mower lies by the side of the recently rerouted Homestead Trail on Saturday, July 11, 2020, on Diamond Ridge near Homer, Alaska. Several historic homesteads were established in the hills above Homer in the 1930s and 1940s. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Once again a public relations person has sent a missive to World Betster Headquarters stating what the Betster has already figured out. Sometimes we get… Continue reading

An old hay mower lies by the side of the recently rerouted Homestead Trail on Saturday, July 11, 2020, on Diamond Ridge near Homer, Alaska. Several historic homesteads were established in the hills above Homer in the 1930s and 1940s. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Years Ago

Years Ago

20 years ago Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Drew Scalzi told supporters of the proposed Greater Kachemak Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area it must… Continue reading

Years Ago
Arts council announces peony poster contest winners

Arts council announces peony poster contest winners

As part of Homer’s innaugural Homer Peony Celebration taking place July 10-25, the Homer Council on the Arts sponsored a youth poster contest. Young artists… Continue reading

Arts council announces peony poster contest winners
Artist organizes ‘bee the change’ project

Artist organizes ‘bee the change’ project

With the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Fourth of July celebration canceled, a group of Homer artists who traditionally perform in the parade… Continue reading

Artist organizes ‘bee the change’ project
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

Local artists win grants Three Homer artists have received Individual Artist or Project Award grants from the Rasmuson Foundation, according to a press release from… Continue reading

Arts briefs
Homer Farmers Market: Farmers offer stability in times of uncertainty

Homer Farmers Market: Farmers offer stability in times of uncertainty

In a time of uncertainty, it certainly is nice to know where the stability is. This spring, when farmers markets around the country were getting… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Farmers offer stability in times of uncertainty
As a reminder to be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Homer artist Julie Tomich painted face masks on the figures of Tom Reed’s mural, “Tribute to Performing Artists,” as seen on July 3, 2020, on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. Reed painted the mural in August 1985 on a retaining wall in front of NOMAR (then Proctor’s Grocery), and updated the mural with additional figures in 2008 under a city grant. Using a chalk-based, non-permanent paint, Tomich got permission from the city to add the masks to the mural. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Once again some Lower 48 website has provided the Betster with exciting news about Alaska. In this case, Sixty and Me, an online magazine for… Continue reading

As a reminder to be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Homer artist Julie Tomich painted face masks on the figures of Tom Reed’s mural, “Tribute to Performing Artists,” as seen on July 3, 2020, on Pioneer Avenue in Homer, Alaska. Reed painted the mural in August 1985 on a retaining wall in front of NOMAR (then Proctor’s Grocery), and updated the mural with additional figures in 2008 under a city grant. Using a chalk-based, non-permanent paint, Tomich got permission from the city to add the masks to the mural. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kachemak Gardener: Gardening and birds go hand in glove

Kachemak Gardener: Gardening and birds go hand in glove

There are nine lilacs on this one-third acre and they are blooming in sequence. I actually thought about that — me, who does zero garden… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Gardening and birds go hand in glove
Years Ago

Years Ago

20 years ago The Kenai Peninsula Borough launched several federally-funded programs to reduce the fire danger caused by the spruce-bark beetle epidemic. One program focused… Continue reading

Years Ago
More galleries hold First Friday receptions

More galleries hold First Friday receptions

Correction: A caption for Ingrid McKinstry’s painting was incorrectly labeled. Her show is at the Fireweed Gallery. As Alaska’s businesses continue under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s… Continue reading

More galleries hold First Friday receptions
Homer Farmers Market: Options abound for fresh local food

Homer Farmers Market: Options abound for fresh local food

July is upon us with all the regular harvest surprises. The Wednesday Markets have now been added to the weekly Saturday Markets down on Ocean… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Options abound for fresh local food
Kachemak Cuisine: Celebrate the Fourth Alaska style – with salmon

Kachemak Cuisine: Celebrate the Fourth Alaska style – with salmon

Happy Independence Day! The Fourth of July, as most of us call it, commemorates the date in 1776 when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Celebrate the Fourth Alaska style – with salmon
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Except for the You Know What, this summer is turning out to be awesome. We’ve had a pretty good run of sunny weather nicely balanced… Continue reading

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Years Ago

Years Ago

20 years ago The late Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, visited Homer for groundbreaking ceremonies of the $10 million Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center,… Continue reading

Years Ago
Haines author’s new book looks at small-town politics

Haines author’s new book looks at small-town politics

Heather Lende’s three previous books have been about life in her small town of Haines, Alaska. Her latest book, “Of Bears and Ballots,” goes on… Continue reading

Haines author’s new book looks at small-town politics
Homer Farmers Market: Pandemic connections as important as food

Homer Farmers Market: Pandemic connections as important as food

This is indeed an odd summer. The weather has been amazing, but tourism is down. Around the state, farmers markets report that numbers are down… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Pandemic connections as important as food
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Wouldn’t you know it, one moment we were begging the snow to leave, and the next we’ve watched Summer Solstice pass us by. A lot… Continue reading

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