Homer Features

  • 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
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center has selected poet Lee Ann Roripaugh and fiber artist Abigail Kokai to be its April 2015 artists in residence.  A Wyoming native and second-generation Japanese American, Roripaugh is the author of “Beyond Heart Mountain,” which was selected by Ishmael Reed for the ...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:41pm
  • Williwaw Marimba holds a free holiday music party at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Homer Elks Lodge. The group of high school students and adults shares its music as a gift to friends, families and fans and to celebrate the return of longer daylight hours. Donations will be accepted for two Zimbabwean relie...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:41pm
  • Skywalker Storyteller holds a holiday storytelling circle at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Homer Council on the Arts, 355 West Pioneer Ave. Bring the family and join the circle. Listen to Skywalker’s performance of “Every Man’s Heart Lay Down” and other world holiday stories and then share favorite s...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:40pm
  • Saturday will be the end of an era, Betsteroids. That’s right. On 12/13/14 it will be the last day this century when the date will be three consecutive numbers. That’s assuming you abbreviate the year and don’t use the European method of writing dates with the year first, as in 14/12/13. Ever ...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:40pm
  • Armin Abdihodžic, guitar, and Zachary Milliman, tenor, perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. ...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:39pm
  • 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
  • There may finally be good news on the horizon for halibut fishermen, according to International Pacific Halibut Commission researcher Ian Stewart at IPHC’s interim meeting last week. Stewart said that halibut are still growing more slowly than normal, their “size at age” is still under-perform...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:13pm
  • Over the Betster’s decades in Alaska, yours truly has learned a few tricks about living in the Last Frontier. First, don’t get all cocky even if you have lived here 35 years or longer — not even if you were born here. Even the most seasoned Alaskans know that Alaska can humble you quicker than...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:46am
  • The students in Asia Freeman’s fall painting class at Kachemak Bay Campus range in age and background from teenagers just starting college to retired teachers, but there’s one constant in their art. Freeman’s Saturday afternoon class included beginning to advanced painting students, and yet al...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:35am

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