Toni Ross

  • “Fahrenheit 451 – The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns…”  On Friday night a crowd of people gathered at the end of the library parking lot. As pallets were added to a glowing fire the wind scattered sparks and shouts as marshmallows were drawn back from th...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:56pm
  • The annual Kachemak Board of Realtors Christmas party wrapped up the old year with some giving — and receiving. New board members were chosen, $6,000 was raised for scholarships and local nonprofits and Denise Pitzman was honored with the 2014 Realtor of the Year award....

    Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:27pm
  • Nearly every Tuesday evening from 6:30-9 p.m., a small group of local artists gather to hone their craft. How? Simply by drawing the human form.   Life drawing, as it is called, is focused on drawing people from a live model, rather than a picture or form. It dates back hundreds of years and is...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:01am
  • Maybe it’s the clear, echoing tones. Maybe it’s the hundreds of years of history. Maybe it’s the motion of shining bronze being lifted and lowered as note follows note.  Whatever it is, there’s just something about the bells. Mary Fell grasps a handle with each of her black-gloved hands...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 1:04pm
  • If one of the presents under your tree is wrapped in a nautical chart and tied with a bow, chances are good that someone’s been shopping at the Blue Urchin.  The eclectic shop located on the Harbor Boardwalk has been open, by popular request, for limited hours between Thanksgiving and Christm...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:40am
  • Jean Hatfield will be signing copies of her newly published work, “The Glass Ball,” at the Homer Bookstore this Sunday from 1-3 p.m.  Hatfield describes her novel as a love story that is both realistic and poignant. Set in Alaska, the main characters are Dana, a survivor of childho...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:43pm
  • Feel like singing? This Monday at the Homer High School Winter Concert an old tradition will make an encore — and the community is invited to join in. It’s been seven years since the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra performed George Friedrich Handel’s oratorio, “Messiah,” in its entirety, and nea...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:38pm
  • In the March 19, 2014, edition of the Homer News, a local woman submitted a couple of poems with the following words: “I am sharing in hopes of encouraging anyone who is suffering in silence to tell someone. With help you can find the light switch and even turn it on.”  That woman was ...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:14am
  • Sixty-three artists. One hundred eleven pieces of art. One gallery. To call it inspiring would be an understatement.  The 10x10 Members Show, which opened last Friday at the Bunnell Street Arts Center, showcases an array of mediums, expressions and stories. Artists were invited to submit up to ...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:17am
  • Homer’s oldest church didn’t start out with large numbers, a good band, or even its own building. Instead, it started with just a few homesteaders gathering together for Sunday services.   Because travel was harder — there weren’t as many roads in the late 1930s — some would meet in d...

    Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:38am

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