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Glorious Grewingk

No vacation to Homer would be complete without a trip across the bay to Kachemak Bay State Park and Grewingk Glacier, the prominent glacier with the two twin mountains, or nunataqs, sticking up out of the ice field. Accessible by water taxi or private boat, most hikers start at Glacier Spit and walk the 3.2-mile […]

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Salmonfest to bring music, food and vendors to Ninilchik this weekend

Salmonfest 2022 is bringing 65 bands and performers to Ninilchik for a three-day music festival this weekend. Beginning Friday, Aug. 5, the festival features a packed schedule with four active stages at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds. The performers are a mix of national and local artists. Salmonfest Assistant Director David Stearns said organizers sought to […]

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Homer citizens joyfully share gardens again

Enlivened and embraced by the promise of a nourishing garden, many Homerites gladly returned to the annual Gardener’s Weekend Garden Tour, sponsored by the Homer Garden Club. The title this year was “Gardens for the Soul: Spaces of Healing and Inspiration,” and the theme was incarnate in the various beautiful botanical structures living in our […]

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Chapman School’s student-made mini-boat journeys to Bering Sea

Continuing a project fueled by the spark of scientific inquiry, Chapman Elementary School students’ mini-boat, the “R/V APAK,” will depart from Homer this week aboard Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge’s research vessel, the Tiglax. Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies’ Wynn Nature Center/Coastwalk Coordinator Henry Reiske was present for the transfer of the mini-boat. Supported by […]

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