Homer Features

  • Most everyone knows the story of the naming of Homer, and how in April 1896, 50 men and one woman, Della Banks, came with the Alaska Gold Mining Company and settled on the Homer Spit. Needing a name for a post office, the crew decided to name it after Homer Pennock, one of the group. Not as well kno...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:25pm
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    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:02pm
  • Homer writer Tom Kizzia’s best-selling book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness,” has been released in a paperback edition. Published by Broadway Books, it is on sale at a suggested price of $14.95. “Pilgrim’s Wilderness” follows the Papa and Country Rose Pilgrim family of 14 children from its begi...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:59pm
  • Artist Barbara Lavallee celebrates 40 years of creating art with an appearance from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at Art Shop Gallery. She will be showing a new original work as well as her collection, “The Best of Barbara,” and her 2015 calendar. Lavallee also will be signing and personalizing books, calen...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:59pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday on Hazel Avenue, the street that runs by the Homer Public Library and north of Safeway. The Street Faire includes art, crafts, food, music, storytelling and more. The featured performance is by Roger Lusby, an award-winning New Ze...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:59pm
  • Ptarmigan Arts supports its scholarship fund with a Scholarship Sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in front of the gallery on Pioneer Avenue. This is a chance to get some high quality art for a very good price while supporting the scholarship fund. All proceeds from the sale go toward the Pt...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:58pm
  • The Super Saturated Sugar Strings holds a CD-release concert for its new album, “Heart Shaped Leaves,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Based in Anchorage, the group describes itself as “a high-energy, harmonious blend of piano, violin, cello, guitar, and odd percussion, crea...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:58pm
  • Filmmakers Wendy Erd and Peter Kaufmann present “Stories from a Stone Land,” a community based film about a village of Hmong people, at 7:30 p.m. today at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Filmed in Ha Giang, a mountainous province on the border between Vietnam and China, the 30-minute film looks at t...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:58pm
  • 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
  • By McKibben JackinskyStaff writerWith work already begun on a new harbormaster office, the future of the existing one is uncertain. (See related story, page 1.)“If you want my two cents, this building needs to be removed and we should create parking in this area… until a higher and better use co...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:19pm

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