Toni Ross

  • If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to Why don’t you go where fashion sits  Puttin’ on the Ritz…  “Puttin’ on the Ritz” by Irving Berlin   Nearly 30 years ago, when Homer was smaller and the Pratt Museum only had three empl...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:56am
  • Alaska Bible Institute began its 49th year of training and equipping Christians for life and ministry this month.   What words would describe nearly half a century of hard work and faith? Pastor Ray Arno leans back at his desk. “Brief,” he pauses, thinking, then adds, “rewarding.” Arno ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:58pm
  • Brenda Dolma takes a seat in front of the small stage at Homer Council on the Arts. Her glasses and a script lay on the floor next to her bare feet. With a clear voice, she calls out to the students gathered around her.  “Cast! Please get your props ready and lets start at the top.” So “H...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:28pm
  • Every Day of the Dead needs a night of fashion — right? “Noche de Moda” is the theme for this year’s Wearable Arts show, and Kari Multz, who has been part of the show for nearly 30 years, says it’s going to be a fun one.  Although the theme for the show is inspired by Day of the Dead,...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:25pm
  • A friendly banter fills the quiet evening as people gather in the yard. Some have remembered to bring bags. Others forgot. Gravel crunches as someone walks up the driveway toward the group. Kids munch on apples from brown lunch sacks labeled “Tasty Treats,” in black marker. “I just need about ...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:11pm
  • It’s a damp September morning in Homer. The front door swings open.  “Pretty little shop here,” a lady says, crossing the wide plank floor to the counter.  There’s a view of the bay from the window. Artwork by Homer artist Marjorie Scholl decorates the walls. Single nasturtiums in ...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:51pm
  • Oysters? Wine? Cardamom-scented braised short ribs? Get your ticket to the second annual Taste of Homer and toast the changing season with food and drink samples from more than a dozen local vendors. “It’s a showcase event,” said Amy Martin, chief organizer and owner of the Vagabond Cafe. “S...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:03pm
  • “He was a rather large bear,” said Daniel Bunker. “Still, actually, fairly feared by the other bears.”  Bunker, who works for Alaska Hallo Bay Bear Camp, noticed this particular bear last summer while guiding a Disney Nature camera crew in Katmai National Park. One of the bear’s paws ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:06pm
  • From swapping plant starts in the springtime to sharing ripe produce in the fall, gardens inspire an attitude of giving. This spring, Homer’s St. John the Baptist Catholic Church joined a growing local trend of gardening for those in need.  Father Robert Leising is one of three priests who se...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:40pm
  • This spring Karen Hornaday Park got a lot of love. And not just from young people. Between 40 and 50 volunteers, coordinated through Church on the Rock Homer, prepared the playground, campground and ball fields for a summer of fun. Through the City of Homer’s Adopt-A-Park Program, the church, whic...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:24pm

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