Katherine Dolma is a Homer High School senior with a passion for leadership, community involvement, environmental activism and sports. Today, she juggles these activities as she also applies to colleges, works to keep her grades up, spends time with friends and attends Nutcracker ballet rehearsals.
As a child, Lynda Reed enjoyed coloring and drawing, but didn’t study art in school.
“Back then, it was expected that when girls graduated, they would get married and work as teachers, nurses or secretaries,” she explained. “I was lousy at biology, so I studied shorthand and typing.”
Saskia Esslinger missed coffee the most. Her husband craved pretzels. And bananas are a revelation to their young son, Graysen.
Moose Valley is one of Kachemak Bay State Park’s lesser-known trails. While Poot Peak, Grace Ridge, the Glacier Trail and the Alpine Ridge Trail are all popular, and for good reason, the Moose Valley Trail is just as beautiful, just as accessible and rewards the hiker with just as spectacular, knock-your-socks-off views.
The Ring of Fire Meadery in Homer will be closing this fall. Rachel and Laurence Livingston opened Ring of Fire Meadery in 2004. Over the years, their meads earned many awards, especially at the prestigious Mazer Cup International.
After a three-year hiatus, Tamamta Katurlluta, A Gathering of Native Traditions, (which is usually held every two years; the last was in 2010) is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Milli Martin was chosen Rotarian of the Year for 2012-2013 because of her important work as their Community Service Chair, according to Rotarian president Karrie Youngblood.
What huge creatures inhabit Lake Iliamna? Are ice worms real? What event near Sitka is still considered one of the wildest April Fool hoaxes ever?
Cherry Lyon Jones’ new book, “Myths and Mysteries of Alaska,” looks to answer these questions and more as it delves into accounts of encounters with the supernatural. Ghost ships, gold field murders, a wild hairy man, alarming unidentified lights in the sky and a volcano fire goddess named Chuginadak are just a few of the phenomena Jones discusses in her work.
Ask any one of Joshua Veldstra’s 1,494 Facebook friends, and they will tell you the 28-year-old lifelong Alaskan is not only a brilliantly talented artist/photographer, he’s also just a really nice guy.
Ask Joshua Veldstra about his talent behind the camera and you’ll get a bit more modest answer.
“Why did I choose photography over any other art medium?” Veldstra repeated the question. “Well, I can’t draw, paint or sculpt to save my life, so thank goodness there is photography.”
Don’t let him fool you.
If you live in Homer and have never heard of Los Holy Santos Gang, chances are you’re living under a rock.
If you’ve heard of the Gang, but haven’t had a taste of their music, Saturday offers you that opportunity with an official CD release party at the Down East Saloon.
Now is a great time to seize that opportunity.