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  •     Esther Lucille Haakenson, 92, passed away on March 12, 2013, at Main Street Assisted Living residence in Homer. A memorial service is 2 p.m. April 13, 2013, at Chapman School in Anchor Point. Esther was born July 1, 1920, in International Falls, Minn. She was the third of five children...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:20pm
  • Writer Ron Carlson leads a writers retreat Sept. 6 to 8 at Tutka Bay Lodge. Director of the graduate program in fiction at the University of California, Irvine, Carlson is an award winning poet, short story writer and novelist. At the retreat, he will explore questions like “How do writers move fr...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:07pm
  • As part of Sexual Assault Awareness month, South Peninsula Haven House sponsors a showing of “The Invisible War” at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Homer Theatre. A suggested donation is $6. Nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards, “The Invisible War” looks at the issue of sexual assault...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:07pm
  • Jubilee, the Homer Council on the Arts annual celebration of youth art for grades kindergarten through 12, happens in April, with art exhibits and the performing arts show. Upcoming deadlines are: • Visual art show entries are due Friday at the HCOA office on Pioneer Avenue. The First Friday openi...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:06pm
  • For writers, books don’t appear whole out of thin air. Instead, like orca whales sliding underwater, they can be elusive, works in progress until some event causes the creative idea to surface....

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:04pm
  • Editor’s Note: For 20 years Rosemary Fitzpatrick encouraged area gardeners in her column in the Homer News, the Kachemak Gardener. She took a break, but is back this year with one goal in mind: to help you realize your gardening dreams.  ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:25am
  • If you think Santa and his elves are busy during the Christmas season, check out what the Easter Bunny and his large band of helpers have scheduled for Easter Sunday on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Actually, preparations begin before the sun rises Easter morning. Sherry Parish and her crew from the...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:21am
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries met last week to look at statewide finfish issues, and took up a proposal submitted by the Upper Cook Inlet Task Force that would have provided new guidelines for the management of Kenai River chinook salmon for the upcoming season.  The proposal w...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:10am
  • Holy Feng Shui, Betsteroids! Did you know March has five Fridays in it? This is supposed to be really rare and is called “money bags,” according to a chain email that popped up on Facebook saying I should copy it to my status. No, the Betster doesn’t believe everything on Facebook, either, but...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:53pm
  • ‘Honk!’ plays April 5-7 The Youth/Teen Musical Theatre program of the Homer Council and the Arts and Pier One Theatre presents “Honk!,” a family musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.” It plays at 7:30 p.m. April 5 and 6 and 3 p.m. April 7 at th...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:26pm

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