Homer Features

  • Starting next week we enter the Twilight Zone of not-quite summer but not yet fall. Here in Alaska, traditional definitions of fall like the autumnal equinox don’t always work. Alaska, living true to its motto of “North to the Future,” starts fall early. Consider these upcoming dates: • At 1...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:46pm
  • The Homer Public Library seeks two-dimensional artwork for display at the library. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Performing and media artists join together for “Nature’s Walk: An Evening of Dance and Multimedia Performance” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Homer High School Mariner Theatre. With artistic director Breezy Berryman, the dance and multimedia performance features works by Berryman, Katherine Helen Fi...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:23pm
  • When Pier One Theatre goes dark between its Youth Theatre production in late July and the closing show in late August, what’s the Homer Spit’s funky little red theater going to do? The silvers are jumping, tourists still visit and though school might be looming, it would be a shame to let the th...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:22pm
  • Yet another oddly gorgeous day. Who needs any more studies on climate change — just ask a gardener.  It started to drizzle while I was wrapping up the gardening this afternoon and it was WARM drizzle, not cold. I did not seek shelter, I just carried on. Interesting. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:12pm
  • In 1951, the southern Kenai Peninsula had two fairs, one in Homer and one in Ninilchik. According to a newspaper story on Aug. 11, 1951, plans were being finalized for that year’s Homer fair, with the Skyway Theatre offering space for baking and canning displays, as well as textile, clothing, knit...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:18pm
  • Now would be the time when the Betster does the annual summer punch list column. As kids prepare for school and voters steel themselves for round one of elections, you’d expect the B. to get all snarky about the chores not done. Nope, not gonna do that....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:37pm
  • As long as people have been visiting the Homer Spit, they have camped outdoors. Archaeologists have found shell middens at Green Timbers, the former forest on the Spit destroyed by the 1964 earthquake when the Spit sank 5.9 feet. In 1896, 800 miners on their way to the gold fields of Hope and Sunris...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:25pm
  • California old-time string band Chicken Liquor performs 8-11 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Down East Saloon. Featuring “rollicking twin fiddles and bright country harmonies,” as they describe themselves, Chicken Liquor is a combined band of four veteran musicians who have been playing together as friends ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:54pm
  • Writer Marilyn Sigman and artist Marilyn Kirkham lead “Line by Line,” a writing and art retreat Aug. 22-24 at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Peterson Bay Field Station. CACS naturalists lead guided tidepooling and forest walks. Sigman and Kirkham offer guided exercises to help transform ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:54pm

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