Homer Features

  • Library celebrates Homer readers A record number of people – a total of 423 kids, teens and adults – took on the Homer Public Library’s summer reading challenge, which received an upgrade due to a new program. The 10-week challenge is meant to keep kids engaged in learning during the summer mo...

    Thu, 08/04/2016 - 2:10pm
  • HCOA presents Quixotic workshops Quixotic, the Kansas City, Mo., performance group visiting for Salmonfest, conducts circus workshops next week at the Homer Council on the Arts. Workshops are presented in aerial fabric, dance trapeze and gym. Classes offered are: • Aerial Fabric - Beginner (ages 8...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:53pm
  • Two shows this month explore the effects of global warming and climate change, but from different perspectives. In his show at Ptarmigan Arts, Homer artist Ed Hutchinsion, who has become known for his “white-on-white” paintings of Arctic animals, focuses on those animals and sea life dealing wit...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:53pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Homer Remembrances by Lisa Carlon 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Artist Lisa Carlon shows her 3D stained glass, including new designs of wildflowers, sandhill cranes and the Homer Spit. She also will have a selection of her suncatche...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:53pm
  • Why is it that just when you get into the groove of summer it starts to end? The signs are plenty. Look at the month at the top of the page. That’s right: A-u-g-u-s-t. The Kachemak Bay Campus course catalog arrived recently in the mail, too, with reminders of cool stuff to learn. Kids, we won’t ...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:47pm
  • For the past two weeks as the Republicans and Democrats have selected their presidential candidates, it has been nonstop political commentary. Hey, it’s a good living if you have a thick skin, a tough stomach and get excited by things like how many superdelegates can dance on the head of a pin. Th...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:08pm
  • The final piece that the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra plays at its gala concerts this August will be the result of two years of passion and planning. When Simon Nissen, the choir and world music instructor at Kenai Central High School and founding director of the Kenai Peninsula Singers, moved to the K...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 1:24pm
  • Wild Shore New Music, based in Alaska and New York City, join forces with the National Park Service for its Centennial to present a series of concerts in Alaska, New York City and Washington, D.C. Wild Shore performs two free concerts at noon Aug. 9, Land’s End Resort, and noon Aug. 11 at the Kena...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 1:24pm
  • Just when I think the entire world is going to hell I make an excellent discovery: a neighbor with a vegetable garden that is exactly four feet square. Think about that for a moment, go ahead, take two. Here is a semi-retired couple who have never gardened and buy the book on square foot gardening ...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:47pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News:  ...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:47pm

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