Homer Features

  • The Homer Council on the Arts this winter offers two new creative communities coordinated by actor and writer Hannah Heimbuch. Starting at 7 p.m. today is Musical Theatre, an informal group aimed at supporting a shared interest in musical performance arts. Musical Theatre meets at HCOA the second an...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:06pm
  • Attending the First Friday reception of “Women Who Run With the Tides” last week at the Pratt Museum didn’t feel like an art opening. On a rainy fall night, with visitors and artists jamming the foyer, entering the main hall meant running a gauntlet of hugs — a lot of hugs. Subtitled “New ...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:03pm
  • If it seems like the Kachemak Bay Lions Club, Thanksgiving Basket program has been around forever, well, that might be because it has become so entrenched as a holiday tradition it just seems that way.  Once again, the Lions  Club starts the holiday giving season off with its program to pr...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:31pm
  • If it seems like the world has gotten dimmer, don’t despair, Betsteroids. Last week the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that the universe is brighter than we thought. Observations from the Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment have detected more infrared light in the dark s...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:41pm
  • 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
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. New Works, by Elizabeth Emery 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:26pm
  • Traditional gallery exhibits usually feature work that has been done in advance, but as people who know the Homer art scene, exhibits here often aren’t traditional. Two shows opening Friday feature artists who have spent the past month working on art at local galleries....

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:20pm
  • In this week’s election, some estimated that backers of Mark Begich or Dan Sullivan spent $50 million on the U.S. Senate race. That’s about $200 a voter, or the price of a 23-year-old Highland Park single-malt Scotch whisky. More practically, $50 million is Homer’s general budget for five year...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:09pm
  • The Bristol Bay salmon fishery is one step closer to a potential buyback program with the release of a report by Northern Economics, commissioned by the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, exploring various possible scenarios and structures of a buyback. The study ...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:12pm
  • Be afraid. Be very afraid. Just when you thought it was OK to go out of the house, oh my, our town is about to be invaded by unimaginable horrors. Yes, it’s that time of year, Betsteroids — election season. Well, that and Halloween. Consider the parallels: People disguised as something they may ...

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:45am

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