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  • On a howling New Year’s Eve night with snow and rain flying sideways, someone driving by Renn Tolman’s boat shop on Kachemak Drive might not know that inside his shop a full-on dance party rumbled. If not for a line of cars parked from Northern Enterprises Boat Yard for almost a half-mile to the...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:45am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Whether during the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, on one of the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve summer guided walks or a sunny stroll in the winter from town to Bishop’s Beach, the Beluga Slough Trail has been a popular hike along one of ...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:10am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Christmas carols mention a Santa Claus Lane: “Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane.” Some cities — Portland, Ore., for example — have a street so beautifully decorated for the holidays that it...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:32am
  • Stressed out? Anxious? Maybe the holiday chaos has gotten to you. Maybe the bills have stacked up and you're trying to figure out how to pay for a new car battery. Or, maybe you're dealing with some big life challenges, like domestic violence and substance abuse.If you're looking for a calm place to...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:43am
  • By  The sights and sounds of the Christmas holiday will fill the Homer High School commons and gym this weekend with Homer Council on the Arts’ Nutcracker Faire.   “Great food, great arts and crafts, more than 100 vendors” is how coordinator Cindy Nelson de...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:56pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer It’s full-steam ahead into the holiday season with Share the Spirit, a community-wide effort to ensure no one goes without food or gifts for Christmas. The Thanksgiving weekend ends and Share the Spirit jumps into action, with applicatio...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:18am
  • For women and children staying at South Peninsula Haven House, the domestic violence shelter has an in-house second-hand clothing supply. Called “My Sister’s Closet,” it’s provided clients with clothing and other supplies to help them get their lives back together. Now, Haven House has expan...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:34pm
  • A 6 a.m. alarm clock signaled the beginning of Tuesday for Trisha Davis of Nikolaevsk. By 5:30 p.m., she was finally having her first meal of the day. Around 7 p.m., she received word her day was far from over. That’s not unusual for Davis right now. She is currently in ...

    Wed, 11/14/2012 - 2:04pm
  • The U.S Coast Guard’s motto, “semper paratus,” means always being ready. That means being ready no matter what the role — search and rescue, homeland security, enforcement of maritime laws, protection of the marine environment or maintaining waterways and aids to navigation. Beginning in 199...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:32am
  • Jumping jack-o-lanterns, it’s that time of year. Whether you call it harvest season, fall or Halloween, it’s time to put on a costume and have a good time. From little tricksters in baby-carriers to excited school students to mask-wearing senior citizens, there is plenty to do ...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:24pm

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