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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                                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.”

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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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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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Pioneer Potluck: Fond memories of bonfires

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

  • Jan 21, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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

Minister’s Message: A new year and new beginnings

Well, here we are again. It is a new year. Perhaps some of you have made New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions are the promises we make… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2020
Carla Cope and her daughter, Nova, pose next to their paintings at left at the Nov. 8, 2019, opening of the 10x10 show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Nova painted the background elements to the paintings and her mother added to that. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Cope’s ‘Burst’ show sparks light in dark of winter

Cope has been an almost lifelong artist who knew from age 2 she wanted to create.

Carla Cope and her daughter, Nova, pose next to their paintings at left at the Nov. 8, 2019, opening of the 10x10 show at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Nova painted the background elements to the paintings and her mother added to that. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Life in the Pedestrian Lane: A time of traditions

Tradition is what makes our holidays special.

  • Dec 28, 2019
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