Toni Ross

  • Oysters? Wine? Cardamom-scented braised short ribs? Get your ticket to the second annual Taste of Homer and toast the changing season with food and drink samples from more than a dozen local vendors. “It’s a showcase event,” said Amy Martin, chief organizer and owner of the Vagabond Cafe. “S...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:03pm
  • “He was a rather large bear,” said Daniel Bunker. “Still, actually, fairly feared by the other bears.”  Bunker, who works for Alaska Hallo Bay Bear Camp, noticed this particular bear last summer while guiding a Disney Nature camera crew in Katmai National Park. One of the bear’s paws ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:06pm
  • From swapping plant starts in the springtime to sharing ripe produce in the fall, gardens inspire an attitude of giving. This spring, Homer’s St. John the Baptist Catholic Church joined a growing local trend of gardening for those in need.  Father Robert Leising is one of three priests who se...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:40pm
  • This spring Karen Hornaday Park got a lot of love. And not just from young people. Between 40 and 50 volunteers, coordinated through Church on the Rock Homer, prepared the playground, campground and ball fields for a summer of fun. Through the City of Homer’s Adopt-A-Park Program, the church, whic...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:24pm
  • You can find almost anything on Craigslist. Used Cars. Artwork. Careers. So when Jamie Dunklin started to look for a new job opportunity for herself and her husband, Richard Dunklin, she tried Craigslist. Originally, she thought that somewhere in Colorado might be a nice change from the suburbs of H...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:47pm
  • What do electric cars, orchard pigs and prayer flags have in common? Stop by the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center Saturday to find out. Although Earth Day was officially April 22, Homer’s Earth Day Celebration starts at noon this Saturday....

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:30pm
  • With backpack, hiking boots and camera, local adventurer Christina Whiting set out on a journey in September of 2011. It began in St. Jean Pied de Port, France. Five hundred miles and nearly 40 days later, it ended in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. This journey is known as El Camino de Santiago, lit...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:07pm
  • It’s been 11 years now. And they keep going back.  In the middle of March, during the week of spring break, a team of volunteers from Homer’s Glacier View Baptist Church packs their work clothes and heads to Mexico. Destination: San Vicente, a small town on the Baja Peninsula where approxim...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:46pm
  • More than 45 years in Alaska has given Bill Richardson plenty of life experience — from pilot to fisherman, teacher to computer tech, businessman to sailor. He’s lived in Homer, Seldovia, Kodiak and Juneau, to name a few. As he settled into retirement in Anchor Point, Richardson decided to try s...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:53pm
  • The Holy Santos Gang has just released its first full-length album, “Twain.” After four years as a group, an extended play recording and an award-winning music video at the Fairbanks Film Festival, Rudy Multz, Steve Collins, Dylan Smith and Joel Mosier have taken a solid foundation of songs to t...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:49pm

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