Homer Features

  • Poet Peggy Shumaker and her husband Joe Usibelli announced they would like to name the Storyknife main house after poet, writer and teacher Eva Saulitis. The cost of the house is $250,000, and Shumaker and Usibelli will match every dollar donated two-to-one. Saulitis died in 2016 of breast cancer. A...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:58pm
  • “Homestead Kitchen” was born out of the same kind of connection that started the Kilcher family’s reality television show — a Facebook message to Eivin Kilcher. “Alaska: The Last Frontier,” the Discovery channel show that made the Kilchers a family name known in households across the Uni...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:55pm
  • Happy Thanksgiving! It is a beautiful frosty morning atop the mountain and I have a million-dollar panoramic view of the bay from my kitchen to be thankful for, that’s for sure. It’s time to begin the annual holiday treat making extravaganza. We’ll make the traditional must-have cookies and ca...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:29pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Nanwalek residents were about to hold a special election on Dec. 10 to decide whether to ban the sale, importation and possession of alcholic beverages in the Native community. Secretary/treasurer of the Nanwalek village council Sally Ash predicted the measure would p...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:26pm
  • Ever since last week’s election, the Betster has been noticing people wearing safety pins. Holy Johnny Rotten! Is this a flashback to the 1970s punk era, when people wore mohawks, bright colored hair, ripped jeans and tattoos? Oh wait — that’s kind of like now, isn’t it? Why all the safety p...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:48pm
  • Lavallee visits Art Shop Gallery Artist Barbara Lavallee visits the Art Shop Gallery from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. She will be available to personalize and sign calendars, prints and books. Call the gallery at 235-7076 to have items signed if unable to make the visit. To see Lavallee’s new work, visit ...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm
  • “Windows,” this month’s solo exhibit by Felicity Jones at the Homer Council on the Arts, expands on the idea of a traditional art show. While many exhibits feature art carefully hung on walls, Jones, 17, presents her art as if you’d walked into a living room. A large window stands at the fro...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:12pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials will use the state fairgrounds and part of a Ninilchik Tribal Council building to teach 119 Ninilchick elementary school students after a fire destroyed part of their school the week before. Although smoke-damaged, th...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 1:37pm
  • I love this time of year, not only because it’s my favorite time to cook comforting soups, casseroles, roasts with gravy and mashed potatoes, apple pie and pumpkin desserts, but because I can share recipes and stories with you again. This year I will enjoy the holidays with my sister and her husba...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 1:33pm
  • There is hope yet for at least a limited bairdi Tanner crab fishery in the Bering Sea. The Bristol Bay Times-Dutch Harbor Fishermen reports that the Board of Fisheries has placed an additional item on the agenda of its January meeting in Kodiak, proposal 278. “This proposal would potentially allow...

    Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:04am

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