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                                This image from one of the 2018 Telluride Mountainfilm festival short films shows a woman riding a mountain bike. A condensed version of the film festival will be shown in Homer at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at Homer Mariner Theatre at Homer High School.

Telluride Mountainfilm festival comes on tour to Homer

The festival will also come to Soldotna next week.

 

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

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

 

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)
Steve Walli speaks Dec. 12, 2019, at “Homestead Kids 3,” at the annual meeting of the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Homestead Kids’ remember early days

“We called her ‘hillbillies’ and we were fishermen, but she called us ‘beach rats.’”

Steve Walli speaks Dec. 12, 2019, at “Homestead Kids 3,” at the annual meeting of the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: New Orleans barbecue shrimp makes a great holiday dish

Huge, juicy shrimp dripping with butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices

Kachemak Cuisine: The experts agree: Don’t mess with Thanksgiving traditions

Thanksgiving and Christmas are not the times when you should exercise your kitchen skills.

New Pratt book gives personal history of Homer

Using narratives and family photographs, the book covers the 60 years of Homer’s growth.

Roasted butternut squash tossed green salad offers a new take on traditional Thanksgiving meal flavors, as seen here ion Nov. 12, 2019, in Teri Robl’s kitchen in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with butternut squash salad

From year to year, the guests at our table may have changed, but the food served hasn’t much at all.

Roasted butternut squash tossed green salad offers a new take on traditional Thanksgiving meal flavors, as seen here ion Nov. 12, 2019, in Teri Robl’s kitchen in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
An oil painting by Jen DePesa hangs on the wall during a First Friday art exhibit opening Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. The exhibit features art by students in a class taught at the college by Asia Freeman. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

KBC students explore color in Freeman painting class

The bright, dynamic colors illustrate a technique that dates back to the Old Masters.

An oil painting by Jen DePesa hangs on the wall during a First Friday art exhibit opening Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. The exhibit features art by students in a class taught at the college by Asia Freeman. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A little bit of pumpkin butter is the perfect complement to Teri Robl’s pumpkin bread, as in here in her kitchen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Cooking with pumpkin and squash is perfect for rainy fall days

Fall brings us pumpkins, squash, mushrooms, cranberries, apples and pears. I love them all.

A little bit of pumpkin butter is the perfect complement to Teri Robl’s pumpkin bread, as in here in her kitchen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Dried corn also can be seen with pumpkins all over Wisconsin at roadside stands, as seen here in this photo taken on Oct. 14, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Wisconsin visit inspires Dutch baby ham-and-cheese recipe

I wanted to share a gloriously puffed-up Parmesan, Fontina, and country ham-studded Dutch baby.

Dried corn also can be seen with pumpkins all over Wisconsin at roadside stands, as seen here in this photo taken on Oct. 14, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)
Poet and writer Diane Ackerman delivers the keynote address on June 14, 2019, at the opening of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort, Homer, Alaska. Ackerman spoke about the historical background for her book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Dunleavy budget cuts prompt Kacheamak Bay Writers’ Conference to take 1-year hiatus

The hiatus comes in the midst of budget cuts to the University of Alaska imposed by Gov. Dunleavy.

Poet and writer Diane Ackerman delivers the keynote address on June 14, 2019, at the opening of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort, Homer, Alaska. Ackerman spoke about the historical background for her book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Mary Latham stands by her borrowed blue Subaru Outback on Sept. 16, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Latham has been touring the United States collecting stories of human kindness to put in a book for people to read in hospital waiting rooms. Alaska is the 48th state Latham has visited since starting her trip in September 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Out of loss, New York writer seeks to find ‘more good’

Her journey started with an act of kindness in the midst of horrible tragedy.

Mary Latham stands by her borrowed blue Subaru Outback on Sept. 16, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. Latham has been touring the United States collecting stories of human kindness to put in a book for people to read in hospital waiting rooms. Alaska is the 48th state Latham has visited since starting her trip in September 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A conversation with Doc Fest co-founder Jamie Sutton

The 16th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival begins Thursday.

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kachemak Cuisine: Unusual hot days call for cool treat like Raspberry Swamp Pie

What in the world are we all going to do with all the raspberries we picked and froze?

Ani DiFranco performs as the headliner at Salmonfest on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Salmonfest returns with renewed vigor over things to fight for, and against

Festival organizers and volunteers brought activist and advocacy workers to the stage as well.

Ani DiFranco performs as the headliner at Salmonfest on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Members of the Kenai Watershed Forum sing an educational tune promoting the Stream Watch program during a break between bands on the Ocean Stage at Salmonfest on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Ani DiFranco to headline Salmonfest

Annual festival returns with increased camping space, costume contest and more

Members of the Kenai Watershed Forum sing an educational tune promoting the Stream Watch program during a break between bands on the Ocean Stage at Salmonfest on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Antoinette Walker poses by one of her encaustic paintings, “Diamond #7,” at the First Friday opening of her exhibit on July 5 at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Walker’s paintings seek ‘a sense of the past and the present’

In encaustic painting, artists melt a media of beeswax and damar to about 220 degrees Fahrenheit.

Antoinette Walker poses by one of her encaustic paintings, “Diamond #7,” at the First Friday opening of her exhibit on July 5 at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A detail from Desiree Hagen’s show, “Seven Years,” from an artist residency she did at Bunnell Street Arts Center in January 2016 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fritz Creek artist receives Rasmuson award — again

She is one of 25 Alaska artists to receive a $7,500 Project Award.

A detail from Desiree Hagen’s show, “Seven Years,” from an artist residency she did at Bunnell Street Arts Center in January 2016 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)