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  • At the quarter point between the equinox and the solstice, spiritual and secular celebrations appear in numerous cultures, such as the Celtic tradition of Samhain, the Christian tradition of Allhallowtide and the secular holiday of Halloween. Christians honor the dead, saints and martyrs, and Pagans...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:19pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Thirty members of the Homer community marched down Pioneer Avenue to City Hall on Oct. 15 with signs with messages such as “Free the Hostages — End Domestic Violence” and “There is No Excuse for Domestic Violence.” The march was organized by South Peninsula ...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:55pm
  • For the past few days a car has laid on its side by a hairpin curve on West Hill Road. The Betster sure hopes no one got injured in that crash. Tow truck drivers probably have been a bit busy this week. Maybe leaving a few VIDs — that’s cop talk for “vehicle in the ditch” — on the side of ...

    Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:51pm
  • HPL Book Club reads Chiappone’s ‘Liar’s Code’ For October, the Homer Public Library Book Club reads Homer writer Rich Chiappone’s “Liar’s Code,” a collection of essays and stories about fishing. The club meets from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the library. Chiappone wil...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:55pm
  • After several years of Bunnell Street Arts Center artist residencies, the concept has evolved into a simple but elegant concept. Invite an artist to stay in one of the Old Inlet Trading Post apartments. Give them a corner of the gallery to set up a studio. Let them enjoy life in a small arts town wi...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:55pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News Homer’s centennial celebration started off with hundreds of spectators turned out to watch $3,000 worth of fireworks above Bishop’s Beach on Oct. 3 and was followed by a potluck at the Homer Elks Lodge on Oct. 4, with slideshow by Homer historian and author Janet K...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:06pm
  • Those of you who grow apples have scoffed at my columnar apple tree. It has been said that it isn’t a “real” apple tree. But, in my defense, it has served a purpose: I have been able to say, yes, I have an apple tree. The fact is that I don’t want an apple tree. The only thing I like about ...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:06pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Sylvia Thompson was about a month away from celebrating her 100th birthday, just as the city of Homer was also getting ready to celebrate its centennial. Thompson was born on Nov. 12, 1896, in Middleport, N.Y., the same year William McKinley was elected president an...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10pm
  • Sound sleepers might miss early morning displays of the northern lights, but if you have a dog that wakes you up at night or find yourself awake, with luck you might just catch one of the glories of the north. Look anytime the sky is dark....

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10pm
  • As we toil here at Homer News election central into the wee dark hours of the morning, the long night holds promise. OK, yeah, we won’t have to cover elections until the big “Homer reacts” story in November, but never mind that. We’re talking northern lights....

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:19pm

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