• In the Homer art scene, artist Julianne Tomich defies categorization. Comfortable in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art, she’s as hard working as she is versatile — and witty.

  • For the second year in a row, Eve and Eivin Kilcher’s “Homestead Kitchen” topped the Homer Bookstore’s annual best seller list. The cookbook and memoir about the couple on the reality TV show “Alaska: The Last Frontier” made the No. 1 slot when it was first published in 2016, breaking the previous all-time best seller record set by Homer writer Tom Kizzia’s “Pilgrim’s Wilderness.” Kizzia’s book about the Pilgrim family also made this year’s list at No. 15.

  • ‘Bears’ show opens at Grace Ridge Brewery

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What are we supposed to do now?

Vacations in the 21st Century quite frankly baffle the Betster. Intrinsic in the meaning or common understanding of the word “vacation” is the expectation of relaxation — of vacating one’s stress, right?