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Another great event in Homer

On June 19-20, the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club had the good fortune and perfect weather to entertain residents and visitors for the inaugural two-day Kachemak… Continue reading

Bay Welding’s Brad Howe caps 3 1/2-inch holes used to fill the circle hook sculpture with concrete to keep it from shuddering in a stiff breeze.-Photo by Miranda Weiss

City ends hook’s shudders

You can’t venture onto the Homer Spit without noticing something new and interesting — totes of beautiful red rockfish just unloaded at the Fish Dock;… Continue reading

Bay Welding’s Brad Howe caps 3 1/2-inch holes used to fill the circle hook sculpture with concrete to keep it from shuddering in a stiff breeze.-Photo by Miranda Weiss
John Edward “Ed” Tillman

John Edward “Ed” Tillman

John Edward Tillman, 48, died at home in Homer on July 10, 2015.  A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015,… Continue reading

John Edward “Ed” Tillman

KHLT says thanks

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust would like to thank the Jack and Mary Lentfer Fund, a donor advised fund through the Homer Foundation, for the grant… Continue reading

Run & Ride set for Aug. 30

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is getting ready for another fabulous 1 K and 5 K beach run and ride during low tide at Mariner… Continue reading

Two savannah sparrows fly around a sign at the Mariner Park Beach on the Homer Spit near the storm berm. Over the past years, the berm has built up, improving habitat for birds.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

You know how in all the hip cities neighborhoods have cool names? There’s Soho in New York for “south of Houston” or SoMa in San… Continue reading

Two savannah sparrows fly around a sign at the Mariner Park Beach on the Homer Spit near the storm berm. Over the past years, the berm has built up, improving habitat for birds.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
A crowd of nearly 300 runners starts the annual Spit Run at Homer High School on Saturday.-Photo by Aaron Carpenter, Homer News

Jake Moe finishes first in Spit Run for third time

A cool overcast morning made for perfect running weather on Saturday. Almost 300 people gathered at the high school for the Homer Spit Run, a… Continue reading

A crowd of nearly 300 runners starts the annual Spit Run at Homer High School on Saturday.-Photo by Aaron Carpenter, Homer News

Celebrate Independence Day with art

The Fourth of July weekend starts off with an affirmation of one of the basic rights of free people: to create art. As Homer hits… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Salty Dawg more than just another watering hole

Most of the traffic at the Salty Dawg at 11 a.m. on a recent Monday consists of tourists buying sweatshirts. But there’s some workaday drinking… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Council opposes Navy’s exercises

The Homer City Council set an apparent record at its regular Monday night meeting with what may be the largest council packet ever, a two-volume,… Continue reading

Burn ban continues

Firefighters and Homer Police responded to numerous calls last week for people burning campfires, but otherwise the lower Kenai Peninsula has been spared huge wildfires… Continue reading

Kathy Buys, left, on fiddle, and Lief Sorbye, right, on mandolin, perform with Tempest last Friday at Karen Hornaday Park for the opening of CeltFest and the Highland Games. They played several songs based on Robert Burns poems. For photos and results of the games, see page 12.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

Lately it seems like Homer has had some really important people come to visit. Earlier this month King Harald V of Norway dropped in to… Continue reading

Kathy Buys, left, on fiddle, and Lief Sorbye, right, on mandolin, perform with Tempest last Friday at Karen Hornaday Park for the opening of CeltFest and the Highland Games. They played several songs based on Robert Burns poems. For photos and results of the games, see page 12.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Asia Freeman, left, and Michael Walsh, right, pose at the June 4 opening of their show, “Watermark,” at the Pratt Museum.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Watermark

When two artists join lives together, it’s inevitable that their art also will merge. For Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh, a couple who met through… Continue reading

Asia Freeman, left, and Michael Walsh, right, pose at the June 4 opening of their show, “Watermark,” at the Pratt Museum.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer sets youths up for success

Homer has always been a community that prides itself in investing in its children. Its citizens and local businesses provide  numerous opportunities to set young… Continue reading

Research Reserve gets new partner

More than a year ago, things looked bleak for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The House Subcommittee on Fish and Game had cut annual funding.… Continue reading

Spit Run set for June 27; proceeds  benefit youth running programs

Spit Run set for June 27; proceeds benefit youth running programs

The Kachemak Bay Running Club is hosting the annual Spit Run that begins at Homer High and finishes at Land’s End. The race is June… Continue reading

Spit Run set for June 27; proceeds  benefit youth running programs

Writers’ conference success from opening to last chapter

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College would like to extend its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the following individuals, agencies and businesses whose… Continue reading

You never know what you might see when you’re fishing — or watching

You never know what you might see when you’re fishing — or watching

I need to start this column with a warning: There is a despicable sneak thief roaming the Homer Spit and the area prowler can ruin… Continue reading

You never know what you might see when you’re fishing — or watching
Poet Afaa Michael Weaver reads from his work Sunday at Alice’s Champagne Palce.-Photo by Shana Loshbaugh

Writing faculty inspires aspiring authors during annual conference

An exuberant mood ruled the 14th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 12-16 in Homer. The public readings crackled with enthusiasm. The radiant weather didn’t… Continue reading

Poet Afaa Michael Weaver reads from his work Sunday at Alice’s Champagne Palce.-Photo by Shana Loshbaugh
Tribute to beloved soccer coach set for Sunday

Tribute to beloved soccer coach set for Sunday

In honor of the late Tommie CarlinSchauer, his family holds a Tribute to Coach Tommie with soccer games from 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Homer… Continue reading

Tribute to beloved soccer coach set for Sunday
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