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Hallelujah! Community sings together again

Feel like singing? This Monday at the Homer High School Winter Concert an old tradition will make an encore — and the community is invited to join in. It’s been seven years since the Kenai Peninsula...
Toni Ross

Bunnell Street Arts Center presents concert Sunday

Armin Abdihodžic, guitar, and Zachary Milliman, tenor, perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. 

Storytelling circle set for Dec. 19

Skywalker Storyteller holds a holiday storytelling circle at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Homer Council on the Arts, 355 West Pioneer Ave. Bring the family and join the circle. Listen to Skywalker’s performance of “Every Man’s Heart...

Backyard

Emblem club: dedicated to 'truth, justice, charity'

Four years after Emblem Club No. 350 began in Homer, the following notice ran in the two-month-old Homer News in March 1964: “The Emblem Club is now running the Bingo at the Elks on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. $2 a card with...
McKibben Jackinsky

Thanksgiving baskets: sharing food for 30-plus years

If it seems like the Kachemak Bay Lions Club, Thanksgiving Basket program has been around forever, well, that might be because it has become so entrenched as a holiday tradition it just seems that way. ...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Chronicling the history of homer’s oldest church

Homer’s oldest church didn’t start out with large numbers, a good band, or even its own building. Instead, it started with just a few homesteaders gathering together for Sunday services.   Because...
Toni Ross

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

Saturday will be the end of an era, Betsteroids. That’s right. On 12/13/14 it will be the last day this century when the date will be three consecutive numbers. That’s assuming you abbreviate the year and don’t use the...

Homer’s Best Bets

Over the Betster’s decades in Alaska, yours truly has learned a few tricks about living in the Last Frontier. First, don’t get all cocky even if you have lived here 35 years or longer — not even if you were born here. Even...

Homer’s Best Bets

The holiday season seems to mess up time. People used to celebrating holidays in chronological order — first Halloween, then Thanksgiving and then Christmas — can just forget about that. Starting in October, it’s like time...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Quota cuts seem to be helping halibut

There may finally be good news on the horizon for halibut fishermen, according to International Pacific Halibut Commission researcher Ian Stewart at IPHC’s interim meeting last week. Stewart said that...
Cristy Fry

Study puts Steller sea lion declines into context

A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western...
Cristy Fry

Study puts Steller sea lion declines into context

A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western...
Cristy Fry


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