Aryn Young

  • For Mellisa Nill, participating in the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is all about the personal connection with both fellow players and like-minded music lovers in the audience.  “When the audience enjoys the music so much that they cheer before they clap, that really drives us as musicians to pla...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:02pm
  • It was a busy but rewarding weekend in Anchorage for the Homer High School track and field team as they competed in the Big C Relays meet. With 27 athletes each competing in two to three events, there was plenty of opportunity for new athletes to get their feet wet and experienced athletes to improv...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:18am
  • How a community nurtures learning, and how libraries inspire that, kept coming up in speeches last Saturday for the Friends of the Homer Public Library’s Celebration of Lifelong Learning. Speakers mentioned the library as one of the prime places to build community togetherness and enjoyment. ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:54pm
  • Spring is in the air and excitement is building for Homer High School’s 2015 track and field season. Although both the girls and boys track teams are young, Coach Bill Steyer is optimistic.  “We’ve got really good numbers this year, with forty kids on the roster, and it’s building every...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:17pm
  • Homeric Traders celebrated its one-year anniversary this week by having a grand re-opening April 1 and showcasing 12 new vendors to the shop. Ken Sprague and Nickie Knight, owners of Homeric Traders located at 1130 Ocean Drive, say they hope this new shift to featuring local artists and designers wi...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:24pm
  • At first glance, the Kachemak Shellfish Mariculture Center looks just like any other building on the Homer Spit.  But what’s going on inside is a far cry from the restaurants, galleries and fishing charter businesses found on the Spit. For years, most of the oyster seed, or spat, for Alaska...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:33pm
  • There’s a new kind of education brewing in Homer. Several citizens, including Chad Jones and Kevin Walker, are pushing for a nonprofit school that would emphasize traditional folk skills such as boat building, woodworking, northern ecology, fiber arts and more.  The group is calling the new n...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:26pm
  • Cold temperatures and wet sand didn’t stop the cyclists at Bishop’s Beach last Friday as they celebrated 2014’s Big Fat Bike Festival.  Whipping their large wheeled machines around a built obstacle course of teeter-totters, log bridges and angled walls, the participating riders clearly en...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:56pm
  • Where can you go to see millions of years, all in one room? On Feb. 14, the Pratt Museum held a reception for its newest exhibit “The Living Tertiary,” curated by geophysicist Geoff Coble. Fossils featuring millions of years of Homer’s natural history are the focus. Coble wants to change peopl...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:01pm

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