Homer Features

  • Never in the 44 years of living in Alaska have I had a garden party the first weekend of April, and there we were, with margaritas no less. Amazing.  There has been a lot to think about the past two weeks. For instance: A friend pointed out that never ever in all her years in the Far North has ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:01am
  • The Kachemak Bay campus of Kenai Peninsula College is offering half a dozen classes for boat owners, deckhands and others next month at either minimal cost or free. The classes include three put on by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, which are Drill Conduc-tor, Stability Training and ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:24pm
  • As you travel around town on Friday, don’t be surprised if you see some strange things. Holy crocuses! No, we don’t mean the usual variety of weird stuff that happens this time of year, like flowers blooming in toasty planters while 2-feet of snow remains in the hills. That’s just situation no...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:22pm
  • Practice for the Homer High School track and field team runs like a well-oiled machine. Athletes work on various training exercises at different stations, while head coach Bill Steyer keeps watch. Steyer sends athletes from one exercise to another, starts a group in a race, and makes sure no one is ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:12pm
  • Mary Perry signs new book at Anchor Poit Library Anchor Point writer Mary Perry signs her new book, “Mystery on Cheechako Island,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Anchor Point Library....

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:59pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Lyrical Topography, art by Sarah Frary 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk Gwendolyn Chatfield, artist in residency 8 p.m. First Friday concert, $10 member, $15 general suggested admi...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:58pm
  • So much happens with arts events this weekend, the monthly preview of First Friday should be called First Weekend. Not only are there art openings, but performances on Friday and Saturday night. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, Artist in Residence Gwendolyn Chatfield starts off her residency with a co...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:54pm
  • The latest musical performed by Homer High School students is a departure from the typical production. Instead of following lead characters through a journey, the song and dance of “Working: A Musical” gives glimpses into the lives of the average working stiff in America....

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:47pm
  • A little more than three days into the 2016 halibut season, Area 2C, Southeast Alaska, has had the fleet hitting it the hardest. Nearly 260,000 pounds had been landed in Southeast, compared to less than 50,000 in Area 3A, Central Gulf of Alaska, and no activity in other areas of the state. The state...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:34am
  • To seasoned Alaskans it should come as no surprise that spring started with a pleasant little flurry of snow. Winter king fishermen probably weren’t shocked either that Saturday started marvelous and sunny and ended with snow. No one complained, at least those with long memories. One year the Home...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:23am

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