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  • Two poems by Alaska writers have been selected for installation on permanent signs in Alaska’s state parks as part of Poems in Place, a collaborative project to install poetry outside in state parks throughout Alaska, coordinator Wendy Erd of Homer announced last week. Tom Sexton’s poem, “Inde...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:17pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire needs volunteers and performers for its annual outdoor event, held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19 on Hazel Avenue by the Homer Public Library. To volunteer or perform, contact Denise Jantz at office@homerart.org...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:16pm
  • The Wild Shore Festival for New Music main stage concert is at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Admission is a suggested $25 per show. From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday in Seldovia is an interactive concert and composition and instrumental workshops. Bunnell also holds workshops from...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:15pm
  • Theatre-goers soon will be introduced to a comedic motley crew of characters in the upcoming Pier One Theatre production of “The Odd Couple.” Directed by Lance Petersen, audience members can expect an entertaining dynamic between characters, beginning with the first performance at 7:30 p.m. Frid...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:13pm
  • With First Friday in July falling on Independence Day, some Homer galleries have chosen to hold art openings on Saturday so as not to conflict with the Pioneer Avenue parade, making it a First Weekend full of art. Art lovers can split their weekend. Bunnell Street Arts Center in Old Town and the Hom...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:12pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Encaustic paintings by Antoinette Walker Pottery by Lisa Wood Beck 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:12pm
  • For the last two weeks this garden has been put to excellent use — grandchildren. Our daughter, Andrea, came “home” with her daughters. These two delightful beings were added to the permanent installation grandchildren of three. What fun!  They ran and chased and hid and ate and relentles...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:29pm
  • Independence Day is one of the few American holidays that always falls on the same date — July 4, of course. This year the fourth falls on a Friday. Hurray! That means we actually can get a three-day weekend out of the holiday. ...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:37pm
  • What am I excited about cooking in my kitchen right now? Fresh-caught halibut and king salmon. That first-of-the-season fresh fish, grilled and basted lightly with sweet herb butter or deep-fried golden brown and served with a creamy dill pickle tartar sauce. King salmon carpaccio; paper-thin pieces...

    Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:51am
  • Recently up in Anchorage a wolf ate a small dog running loose on a hiking trail. Some people suggested installing warning signs so hikers would be alert to the presence of wild animals in the backcountry. The Betster thinks this is a marvelous idea because, you know, this is Alaska and apparently so...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:57pm

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