May Fekete's portrait by Sarah Lewis is one of the photographs in the exhibit, "Pandemic Portraits," on display through Sept. 19, 2021, at Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Lewis and Affinity Films)

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‘Pandemic Portraits’ is at Land’s End Resort An exhibit by 15 photographers of 16 cancer patients diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic is on display through… Continue reading

 

The poster for "Summer of Soul," showing at the 17th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo provided)

Roll ‘em: DocFest returns for 17th year

Homer Documentary Film Festival returns with COVID-19 precautions and a solid line up of films.

 

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Homer Farmers Market: Don’t write off the market just yet

Late summer crops are coming in at the Homer Farmers Market.

 

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Recover, the 18th annual Burning Basket, starts to burn on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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The Burning Basket has been transformed into heat and light. In fields around town, sandhill cranes gather for their migration. Fireweed has bloomed and its… Continue reading

Recover, the 18th annual Burning Basket, starts to burn on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Carrots, beets, red cabbage are on their way to the kitchen. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Time to harvest the vegetable garden

It’s that magnificent time of year when you really should head north. No need to leave the peninsula — the colors are really lovely within… Continue reading

Carrots, beets, red cabbage are on their way to the kitchen. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
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Donors get to say who their money helps

Foundation helps pioneer teachers give back to schools.

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Homer Farmers Market: Growers create culture of caring

I have to admit that I start getting a little sentimental around this time of year. I can see by the calendar that we only… Continue reading

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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)

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Alaska World Arts Festival starts Friday The Alaska World Arts Festival returns in a mixed live and virtual format starting Friday, Sept. 10 and running… Continue reading

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)
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Walls of the 18th annual Burning Basket, Recover, rest against the basket frame during construction on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Mavis Muller's property near Homer, Alaska. The basket is built in sections so it can be disassembled and transported to Mariner Park on the Homer Spit, where it will be burned at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)

‘Recover’ brings Burning Basket back to Spit

Basket in a time of pandemic will seek to rebuild community, organizer Muller says.

Walls of the 18th annual Burning Basket, Recover, rest against the basket frame during construction on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Mavis Muller's property near Homer, Alaska. The basket is built in sections so it can be disassembled and transported to Mariner Park on the Homer Spit, where it will be burned at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)
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Foundation stayed flexible by being independent

Another in a series of short historical reminiscences to mark the 30th anniversary of the Homer Foundation, Alaska’s first community foundation. The series has been… Continue reading

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Homer Farmers Market: Food Hub is like an online Farmers Market

I had the joyous opportunity to go berry picking this weekend with some new friends who just moved to town. It is always invigorating to… Continue reading

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"Tern Lake," a photo by Susan Johnson, is part of the members showcase exhibit opening Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)

Group shows featured in First Friday openings

Two large group shows opening this Friday offer chances to see the breadth and depth of Alaska art. At the Homer Council on the Arts,… Continue reading

"Tern Lake," a photo by Susan Johnson, is part of the members showcase exhibit opening Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)
The poster for the 2021 Burning Basket, Recover. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)

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Pride and Prejudice opens Pier One Theatre’s production of Pride and Prejudice opens this weekend. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel by Kate Hamill, it… Continue reading

The poster for the 2021 Burning Basket, Recover. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)
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Foundation has a history of literature, arts and music donations

Foundation’s largest donation was to the Homer Public Library.

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Homer happenings from years past

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Debi Poore stands under her very successful pea tunnel on Aug. 20, 2021, at her home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Keep the garden parties going

September got here in a hurry. There is much to do, and I made a stab at some of it this past week. The perennial… Continue reading

Debi Poore stands under her very successful pea tunnel on Aug. 20, 2021, at her home in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
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Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

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Homer Farmers Market: Find shiny objects at the market

I tend to walk around the Homer Farmers Market in a daze like a child surrounded by shiny objects. It just so happens that I… Continue reading

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