Shannon Reid

  • The eight Homer Softball Association teams wind up their season with a bang next weekend during the annual Homer City Tournament at Jack Gist Park. The two-day, double elimination tournament will be held Aug. 9-10. Season standings will determine the tournament bracket schedule. The schedule will be...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:40pm
  • By Shannon Reid For the Homer News On a clear day, the majestic volcanoes of Iliamna and Redoubt can be seen from Homer across Cook Inlet.  Those views could lead visitors and newcomers to wonder: What would happen if one of the volcanoes blew?...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:10pm
  • Approaching season’s end, the Homer Softball Association is preparing for the annual Homer City Tournament scheduled for Aug. 9 and 10. Last week Alibi scored a win against Kharacters 16-15 on Monday and a 10-6 victory against Beluga Lake Lodge on Wednesday. The Growlers continued an undefeated st...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:15pm
  • Jim Varos, better known as “ Hobo Jim,” has captured audiences all over the world with his collection of Alaskana-flavored guitar and storytelling performances. Alaska’s iconic singer-songwriter and official state balladeer is back in Homer, playing two family-friendly shows every Tuesday and ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:57pm
  • Last weekend’s statewide Kenai Firecracker Tournament offered great competition and great weather to the 27 competing teams from Kenai, Anchorage, Wasilla and Homer. Spenard Builders Supply and Kharacters, which is co-sponsored by Cups, represented Homer in the D bracket and Beluga Lake Lodge comp...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:40pm
  • If you take a walk through Jo Going’s art exhibit Reliquary at the Pratt Museum, prepare for a paradigm shift. In Reliquary, Going combines such things as animal bones, teeth, pelts and feathers with bright watercolor paper, beads, sequins and glitter, celebrating the beauty of life through items ...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:37pm
  • Kilts, bagpipes, a fake halibut toss, vendors and face paint are a few highlights to look forward to at the 2014 Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Festival on Saturday.  A celebration of Celtic heritage, the games invite male and female athletes and event-goers to join the fun by ...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:16pm
  • Eighteen-year old Pedro Ochoa, a 2014 Homer High School graduate who was on the school’s cross country and track team, ran to first place in Saturday’s “10K to the Bay” Homer Spit Run. Ochoa finished in a time of 0:36:18.13. Claiming first place for the women was Molly Mitchell, a Homer High...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:44pm
  • Theatre-goers soon will be introduced to a comedic motley crew of characters in the upcoming Pier One Theatre production of “The Odd Couple.” Directed by Lance Petersen, audience members can expect an entertaining dynamic between characters, beginning with the first performance at 7:30 p.m. Frid...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:13pm
  • What use does a dandelion have besides being a weed in a garden? Does devil’s club really have medicinal qualities? That and many more questions were answered by Nancy Lee-Evans during the Medicinal Plant Walk June 12 at Bishop’s Beach. The class, part of the diverse series of Thriving Thursday ...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:04pm

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