Homer Features

  • A Midwestern city of 700,000 and a coastal Alaska town of 5,300 might not seem to have much in common, but through a series of artists residencies held at Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio, and Bunnell Street Arts Center, the geographically distinct communities have forged an artistic connection. Visiti...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01pm
  • The Betster deeply regrets last week’s mention of The Precipitation That Will Not Be Named. Apparently, even not saying a certain word wasn’t enough to keep that event from happening. But what did you expect, Betsteroids? It’s mid-October. By this time of year as the daylight hours fade and te...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:26pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard’s motto “Semper Paratus” — Latin for “always ready” — perfectly sums up the decades-long attitude of local Coasties using a Homer-based cutter to deliver a Halloween fright.  Twenty-three years ago, the USCGC Sedge treated area residents to the first ship-base...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:01pm
  • Homer poet Erin Hollowell is among five Alaska literary artists awarded a $5,000 Alaska Literary Awards fellowship funded by the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Also receiving awards were Ernestine Hayes, mixed genre, Juneau; Joan Kane, po...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:49pm
  • A deadline of Oct. 31 is coming up for two Bunnell Street Arts Center arts opportunities. Artists can apply for a $1,500 Alex Combs scholarship for continuing education studies in painting, sculpture or ceramics. The scholarship can be used for workshops, symposia or mentorships. Bunnell also has is...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:48pm
  • “Alive Inside,” a documentary film about the power of music, won the Forget-Me-Not Audience Favorite Award for the 11th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. “Internet’s Own Boy” won the Bald Eagle Best Director Award and “This Ain’t No Mouse Music” won the Horned Puffin Grand Jury...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:47pm
  • Students in TheatreShakes, the Homer Council on the Arts youth theater program, present William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at HCOA on Pioneer Avenue. Tickets are $5 at the door and free for school groups and seniors at afternoon performances. Call 235-4288 for information....

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:47pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts annual variety show production starts next week with performance proposal and brainstorming sessions from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 27 at HCOA. On the theme of the 1960s, performers in high school and older are invited to bring talents that celebrate the music, dance, com...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:46pm
  • While most drift fishermen are grumbling about the lack of quality fishing time in the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery, the contentious new management plan hammered out last winter by the Board of Fisheries did seem to accomplish what the crafters of the plan, sport fishing interest...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:01pm
  • If you happened to be cruising the Homer hillside on Sunday, you might have seen little white flakes fluttering down from the sky. No, that was not a jet spilling corn starch, but The Precipitation Whose Name We Dare Not Speak. The weekend forecast calls for more of The Precipitation Whose Name We D...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:10pm

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