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  • Senators, governors and distinguished congresspeople have visited Homer. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, came here once. There have been unconfirmed rumors that Sean Penn and Lady Gaga once graced our town. But royalty? Holy bow and curtsy! For the first time ever, a European monarc...

    Thu, 05/21/2015 - 8:29am
  • T his gardening season is off and running. Here at elevation 396 feet, I have the entire vegetable garden planted; all of the annuals have found homes; perennials are divided; and everything is looking hale and hardy. There, whew....

    Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:39am
  • It’s a day to remember. In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, Major General John A. Logan issued an order: Every May 30 would be a day to commemorate the fallen Civil War soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers – and so began Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day. One flowe...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:24pm
  • The popular Alaska folk band, Blackwater Railroad Company, is coming back to Homer, but this time, they’re only playing for a select crowd. On May 27, the Homer R.E.C. Room will host a teens-only concert with the Seward-based band for ages 12-20 at the Pratt Museum. The concert will help sponsor ...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:19pm
  • Here’s the thing about living in a magical place people pay lots of money to visit. Sometimes we work so dang hard trying to make a living that we don’t have the time to appreciate Homer. I think doctors call this “Carpe diem deficit disorder.” You’re supposed to seize the day and we’re ...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:11am
  • Writers invited to submit works for June production Performance artist Emily Johnson seeks poetry, prose, short stories, songs and spoken word pieces for her project, "Shore.

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 7:55am
  • As romance writers go, Jennifer Bernard said she still thinks of herself as a newbie - even though she has published six novels, three novellas and a short story in three years. That's faster than some Homer boat builders crank out skiffs.

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 7:54am
  • Paul Banks Elementary School held its Art Extravaganza last Friday, with displays of art, music and hands-on project. ...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:00pm
  • A  red squirrel splitting open a nut. A giant Pacific octopus nestled in the tide. Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival featured artist Kim McNett’s art revolves around the ecosystem, and each creature’s place within it.  She takes great pride in her realistic depictions of fungi or nudibra...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:31am
  • Take six musicians who have played everything from Cajun to classical to blues, add original compositions by Homer’s boogie-woogie piano guy Johnny B, and mix with Alaska videos by Daniel Zatz and you have “Wild Mountains Bright Water.” Featuring the Devils Club Orchestra, the show is one of t...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:24am

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