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  • Slugs? Slugs? What slugs? There aren’t any in this garden. They must be in yours. Or, better yet, the ice sheet of winter past got the best of them.  This is the first time at this site that my garden is not being devoured by these mollusks. I like it. Not only is the garden free of them, but...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:03am
  • Last Saturday for Tamamta Katurlluta, the gathering of Alaska Native traditions, a small fleet of skin-on-frame kayaks and one big umiak landed at the Pier One Theatre beach on the Homer Spit (see photo, page 1). Traditional Native boats return again this weekend for the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Woo...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:21am
  • Your average American holiday requires some sort of token effort. It’s not just a day off. You have to cook a turkey, shop for presents, put on a fancy dress, buy chocolate, get a new hat, buy more chocolate, watch a parade, march in a parade and maybe do some speechifying. Holy Punch List! That...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 7:11pm
  • Walk around Homer and what do you see? On Saturday mornings at Friendship Terrace in the Homer Senior Center, from five to 12 people strum their ukuleles. At the Farmer’s Market, the Homer Ukulele Group Society — that’s HUGS for short — performs. In the window of Cornish Music on Pioneer Ave...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:58pm
  • Our summer has been wonderful, filled with sunshine and warm temperatures, beautiful flowers, visitors, fishing and a family wedding. On July 20, we were happy to welcome Alyssa Prince into our family as the wife of our son David Robl. She is bright, beautiful, thoughtful, fun and just a delightful ...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:53pm
  • Novelist Ron Carlson reads from his work and holds a craft talk at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 as part of Kachemak Bay Campus’ annual Visiting Writers’ Series.   ...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:26pm
  • Alaska artists who have received Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards can apply for one of four artist eight-week residencies in the Lower 48. Arts organizations participating in the program are Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio; McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, N.C.; the Santa Fe Art In...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:26pm
  • Over the Rhine in association with the Seldovia Arts Council performs 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday in the Seldovia Conference Center. Lucy Wainright-Roche opens for the group. From Ohio, husband and wife duo Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweile are Over the Rhine and have been visiting Kenai Peninsula f...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:25pm
  • A fireweed mural painted by Old Town artist-in-residence Dan Coe is to be installed and dedicated today at 1 p.m. on Bunnell Avenue. The mural will go up on the fence of the Driftwood RV Park. Coe, a sign painter as well as an artist, since 2004 he has painted more than 100 signs around Homer, inclu...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:25pm
  • From Nanwalek elder Nick Tanape’s desire to let people know “who we are that existed in Cook Inlet, Kachemak Bay and Prince William Sound, who were the first people here,” comes “Tamamta Katurlluta: A Gathering of Native Traditions.” The celebration began in 1997 and has occurred almost ev...

    Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:00pm

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