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Homer still puts on the Ritz

If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to Why don’t you go where fashion sits  Puttin’ on the Ritz…  “Puttin’ on the Ritz”...
Toni Ross

Homer ceramic artist featured in NY show

Homer ceramic artist Cynthia Morelli has had a piece selected for New Directions ’14, a national juried contemporary art exhibition at the Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Morelli’s “Unititled...

Poet reads, holds workshop

Award winning poet John Morgan will read from his work and hold a talk, “The Writer and Place,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 as part of KBC’s annual visiting writers’ series. He will discuss the importance of setting in a writer’s work....

Backyard

Alaska Bible Institute built on faith, hard work

Alaska Bible Institute began its 49th year of training and equipping Christians for life and ministry this month.   What words would describe nearly half a century of hard work and faith?...
Toni Ross

Haunted Hickory: Always ready for frightening fun

The U.S. Coast Guard’s motto “Semper Paratus” — Latin for “always ready” — perfectly sums up the decades-long attitude of local Coasties using a Homer-based cutter to deliver a Halloween fright.  Twenty...
McKibben Jackinsky

Hospice of Homer: End of life care since 1985

The birth of Homer of Hospice started the way many lower Kenai Peninsula organizations began: Someone saw a need, jumped in and inspired others to create an organization. For Hospice of Homer, that person is Jean Hatfield,...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Just when you thought it was OK to go out of the house, oh my, our town is about to be invaded by unimaginable horrors. Yes, it’s that time of year, Betsteroids — election season. Well, that and...

Homer’s Best Bets

Let us pause now and consider the glory of sunrises and sunsets. Holy electromagnetic spectrum! Have we been having some awesome turnings of the planet recently. Except for those bright summer days where the sun barely rises...

Homer's Best Bets

The Betster deeply regrets last week’s mention of The Precipitation That Will Not Be Named. Apparently, even not saying a certain word wasn’t enough to keep that event from happening. But what did you expect...

Seawatch

Seawatch

UAS course designed to help fishermen

The University of Alaska Southeast is offering an online, self-paced course in marine electrical systems for fishermen who want to be able to work on their own boats and know when to call the pros....
Cristy Fry

Program aims to get young people into crab fishery

Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, an organization that represents about 70 percent of the fleet, has launched a program to help the next generation of crabbers get into fishery. The program takes...

New plan helps Mat-Su sport fishing interests

While most drift fishermen are grumbling about the lack of quality fishing time in the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery, the contentious new management plan hammered out last winter by the Board of Fisheries...
Cristy Fry


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