Arts

  • On a cloudy Sunday last month, artist Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt brought together six student artists with one mission.

  • Artist Brad Hughes installed a new mural at last Friday at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Part of a 35th anniversary remodeling effort to make the environmental education nonprofit’s building more visible, the mural shows two children wading in a tidepool and exploring marine life. Words on the mural encourage people to “explore, connect, protect.” In a nod to classical imagery, a boy reaches out to touch an octopus, an allusion to Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” mural on the Sistine Chapel. The remodel will include more murals on the side and front of the building.

  • Writer, photographer shares stories of Jordan

Best Bets

Brace yourselves: the school year is coming.

As idyllic as our little corner of the world can be, sometimes one finds oneself in need of a vacation. Maybe we find ourselves in a rut creatively, maybe our job has been weighing on us, or maybe we just really need a change of scenery — though the Betster fails to see what scene could be more perfect and picturesque than the mountains looming across Kachemak Bay.

The other day the Betster dared to attempt a left turn on Ocean Drive at mid-day. Holy Gridlock! What happened to our sleepy little town where if you have to wait 10 seconds to turn onto the Sterling Highway from West Hill Road, impatient bush rats start pounding their steering wheels?

  • By JIM STEARNS

  • Three Homer wrestlers went down to the Western Regional Competition in Pocatello, Idaho, last week with the following results.

  • 1. Eight-year-old Gigi Leonetti and 11-year-old Brooke Shafer race each other to the finish line of the Spit Run 10K.

  • Twenty-four swimmers from the Kachemak Swim Club (KSC) converged upon the Bartlett High School pool last weekend in Anchorage for the Alaska Swimming Junior Olympics championship meet.

  • There is a movement happening in Anchor Point involving the sport of wrestling. With strong wrestling roots, the Anchor Kings Wrestling Club reestablished itself three years ago in a grass roots effort to be an all-inclusive, kid focused, program where wrestling is secondary to providing a healthy, character-building activity for anyone who wants to put in the time. In a community where names like Poindexter, Neland, and Roderick are synonymous with wrestling excellence, they are quickly being accompanied by names like Newman, Wells, and Nyvall. The result of the effort to reestablish wrestling in Anchor Point? A state championship at this past weekend’s USA Wrestling State Championship in Wasilla.