Pioneer Potluck: Dropping the connection

This week’s recipes: sauerkraut casserole, lemon ginger salmon, banana split dessert

Minister’s Message: The greatest love of all

I like Valentine’s Day. All the bright hearts, sweets, poems of love and affection, flowers, cards, etc., are fun to give and receive. Florists are… Continue reading

Steps are incorporated into the rock garden at the Flip and Marguerite Felton home. It was one of five gardens featured in the 2018 Homer Garden Tour. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Garden Club publishes new guide

More than 10 years after its last edition, the Homer Garden Club in December released an updated and expanded book on gardening from Ninilchik south.… Continue reading

Steps are incorporated into the rock garden at the Flip and Marguerite Felton home. It was one of five gardens featured in the 2018 Homer Garden Tour. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘The Lost Girls of Paris’ — a thrilling tale of love, war and spies

The frame was beautiful. The picture inside it was of a stranger. Who would give away that lovely piece of workmanship with a loved one’s… Continue reading

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Now Playing: ‘Plastic toys meet ‘Mad Max’ in the latest ‘Lego’ sequel

I should just say up front that I thought “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” was great, and I don’t know why I’m surprised.… Continue reading

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Pioneer Potluck: About cold weather and keeping warm

This week’s recipes: Moist applesauce-lemon muffins, pecan puffs and German-style mac-n-cheese

New England Patriots Deatrich Wise Jr. #91 in action against the Los Angeles Rams during NFL Super Bowl 53, Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Unhinged Alaska: The big bowl that wasn’t

By halftime they were ready to switch to the highlights of the earlier Puppy Bowl.

New England Patriots Deatrich Wise Jr. #91 in action against the Los Angeles Rams during NFL Super Bowl 53, Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Atlanta. The Patriots won 13-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Minister’s Message: Don’t forget your main gig — loving others is loving God

Last year Harvard Business Review published an article, “Thriving in the Gig Economy.” They noted that around 150 million people in North America and Western… Continue reading

Quilter Jane Regan offered scraps of fabric from her mother’s collection at the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Group quilt exhibit shows collaboration on every work

It’s not uncommon for Homer art galleries to feature group shows. It’s also not uncommon for shows to center on a particular theme. But in… Continue reading

Quilter Jane Regan offered scraps of fabric from her mother’s collection at the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Widows’ — a women-led crime thriller that stands on its own

Steve McQueen’s searing crime drama “Widows” was one of my most anticipated films of 2018. It was getting early Oscar buzz and I even thought… Continue reading

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Gaiman makes a case for why ‘Art Matters’

Doodling, scribbling, sketching. That’s what most people think you’re doing when you’ve got pen in hand and paper in front of you: just idly making… Continue reading

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Pioneer Potluck: The big move to Alaska

Mexican chicken stew, Italian chicken, Spoon puddin’ with apples

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Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Things Change

Just like nearly everyone we know here, we have a bird feeder. It supplies lots of entertainment this time of the year. Chickadees and nuthatches… Continue reading

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February — a month of love, wellness and wisdom

In all the elements, February oozes with happiness and warmth, even though it tends to be a chilly time of year. Facts: Astrological signs —… Continue reading

Minister’s Message: Living in Accordance with God’s Plan

In John 16, Jesus is explaining to the disciples that He is going away. He is referring to His death and resurrection. Thus far, the… Continue reading

Now Playing: ‘The Kid Who Would be King’ — a surprisingly good kids movie for our time

You could say that every era has movies that fit perfectly there and nowhere else. “The French Connection” is a brilliant movie, but would it… Continue reading

Bookworm Sez: ‘No Sunscreen for the Dead’ — Hilarity with a side of mystery

You didn’t recognize the number. So you didn’t answer the phone. That’s how you operate these days: accept calls you know, and keep your money… Continue reading

Grannie Annie: A story about bread

1969 And a story ABOUT HOMEMADE BREAD. We had a wonderful fun winter in 1969 on Daniels Lake. The kids made good use of the… Continue reading

In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots’ Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game, in Houston. With five rings Tom Brady has already established himself as the most-decorated quarterback in Super Bowl history. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Don’t tear us apart

It’s an issue that’s driving my community apart. I don’t mean the wall or the shutdown or the policies coming out of Juneau. I’m not… Continue reading

In this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots’ Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in overtime at the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game, in Houston. With five rings Tom Brady has already established himself as the most-decorated quarterback in Super Bowl history. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
Some of Hanna Young’s felted figures. (Photo provided)

Artist creates felted forest friends

Using the fiber technique of needle felting, artist Hanna Young creates bold, colorful sculptures and two-dimensional landscapes. While pleasing as visual art for all to… Continue reading

Some of Hanna Young’s felted figures. (Photo provided)