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                                Ethan Satterwhite stands near a clay mask he created in an art class at Hope Community Resources in Soldotna.

An ‘awesome’ feeling

Hope art students display their craft

 

Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: February’s famous birthdays

Halibut enchiladas, halibut honey-mustard fingers, angel food pineapple dessert

  • Feb 18, 2020

 

Charlotte Bird’s “Wilderness Mosaic” was created in response to composer Christina Rusnak’s “Tundra Tapestry.” Her work is part of “Denali Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness,” a collaboration between artists and composers showing Feb. 7-May. 25, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt exhibit features art inspired by Denali music

‘We all have a response to Denali in different ways.’

 

Ann Berg

A tribute to Mr. Ed (a kind person, not the horse)

Into everyone’s life comes a person who is a pleasant memory and a little bit of mystery.

  • Feb 11, 2020
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Photo courtesy of the Pratt Museum
                                Walter R. Bell poses for a photo in Seldovia in 1918.

For most in Homer, Walter didn’t ring any bells

The marker read: “Walter R. Bell. Buried here July 1921. Born in 1860, Fillmore Co., Minn.”

  • Feb 8, 2020
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                                Walter R. Bell poses for a photo in Seldovia in 1918.
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Minister’s Message: A third way of loving: Putting others’ needs before our own

As we prepare for Valentine’s Day, we may be thinking of the first two definitions for love.

  • Feb 7, 2020
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The joys of being a ‘girl dad’

In the wake of the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, the hashtag “Girl Dad” has been trending.

  • Feb 1, 2020
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Minister’s Message: Let go of your worries; turn your troubles into prayers

It is part of the human condition to worry.

  • Jan 30, 2020

Homer Native artist leaves state, national and international legacy

“He took traditional themes and topics and just completely did them his own way — I mean, completely.”

Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Memories of grandma from a bygone era

Recipes: chicken divan, layered taco dip, boiled spice cake

  • Jan 28, 2020
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Nick Varney

Unhinged Alaska: Hot topics and cold trucks

I was in a local coffee emporium the other day quietly perusing the newspaper when a rather heated argument broke out between a foursome who… Continue reading

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Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Fond memories of bonfires

We would spend all night in the middle of the summer around the bonfire.

  • Jan 21, 2020
Ann Berg
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: How’d We Get Here?

Our reliance on technology is growing fast as more gadgets take over small jobs.

  • Jan 18, 2020
Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)
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                                Ann Berg and her husband, Bob, can be seen in March 1995 during a -17-degree cold snap.

Pioneer Potluck: Not like the old days

A far cry from the days when we could brave freezing tempatures with no power

  • Jan 14, 2020
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                                Ann Berg and her husband, Bob, can be seen in March 1995 during a -17-degree cold snap.

The two Jims, Part 3: More fun in the finding than in the having

“This is not a gold country, and don’t let anybody kid you.”

  • Jan 11, 2020

Minister’s Message: What is your 2020 plan?

The Bible speaks a lot about making plans.

  • Jan 9, 2020
Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Memories of my mom on her birthday

This week’s recipes: banana bread, stir-fried chicken, Mexican fiesta bake, sour cream lemon pie.

  • Jan 7, 2020
Ann Berg

Kachemak Cuisine: Make tasty oyster dishes with fresh, local seafood

The oysters farmed in Kachemak Bay are some of the best anywhere.

It’s a beautiful day

When I’m thinking casual wardrobe, a hooded sweatshirt isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.

  • Jan 4, 2020