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  • Should a 22.3-foot tide fall at the same time as a southwesterly, people are like, OMG, look at that, waves be crashing on the Spit. They seem surprised that rocks as big as basketballs get thrown up on the road, turning the asphalt into Tranquility Base after Neil and Buzz blasted off to Apollo 11....

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:50pm
  • Never ever have I had a garden take such a leisurely farewell. Well, maybe last year’s. Maybe I need to get used to leisurely.   Most of the annuals are still blooming, granted they are on their last hurrah. The foxgloves (Foxy) are blooming again after being deadheaded weeks ago. The James M...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:15pm
  • In the past week, the weather has ranged from toasty warm to rain with a chance of seagulls to just a light touch of mid-elevation termination dust. On Tuesday morning ice covered the Betster’s windshield thick enough to require three minutes of scraping. That includes digging out the ice scraper....

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:53pm
  • Joan Brown Dodd is the archetypal Homer woman: born somewhere else, exceedingly tough, multi-talented, artistic and humble. She’s gentle but assertive; she drinks her coffee black.  And at age 82, she’s a self-published, best-selling author. Despite having been on the shelf for only six mon...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:42pm
  • Fresh Produce performs again Fresh Produce 2.0 will have another all-improvised benefit performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Art Barn, 1060 East End Road. Some material may contain adult themes and/or language. A donation of $7 is suggested and all proceeds will go to the Diabetes Testin...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:41pm
  • Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, started on Sunday. Yes, it’s now year 5,776, a pretty respectable run for a culture and a religion. It’s also the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, so congratulations ye distant ancestors....

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:52am
  • Artist in residence visits  through Nov. 15 Rasmuson Artist in Residence  Amy Casey visits Bunnell Street Arts Center through Nov. 15. A welcome potluck is at 6 p.m. Sunday at Bunnell. From Cleveland, Ohio, Casey will do an art exchange during her residen...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:48am
  • For 12 years, Homer has been treated to a luxury most small towns don’t have: a documentary film festival.  Each fall, Doc Fest, which was founded and has been run every year by Homer Theatre owners Jamie and Lynette Sutton and their children, Mac, Alex and Thea, provides Homer residents with...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:30am
  • John and I took a lovely walk on the logging roads accessed off Knob Hill. Used now by hunters, they quickly diminish to four wheeler tracks.  We took advantage of a beautiful day and one just before hunting season opened. Hunters can make their way to the Caribou Hills through here and better ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:15am
  • The sandhill crane colts have begun to gather together for the big migration. On the Spit, except for a few brave businesses hanging in there for one last cruise ship visit, many places have closed. At Mariner Park, Mavis Muller and her magical assistants are getting close to finishing Reach, this y...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:13am

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