Homer Features

  • The Bunnell Street Arts Center Alex Combs Award Committee has awarded Ketchikan sculptor Carmel Anderson $1,500 to support workshop fees and materials to study with artist Matthew West. The Alex Combs Award, funded by private donations and sales of the late Halibut Cove artist’s work, supports Ala...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Former Homer News managing editor and reporter Chris Bernard, now living in Portland, Ore., has been nominated for the 2014 Oregon Book Award for his nonfiction book, “Chasing Alaska.” Published by Lyons Press, “Chasing Alaska” looks at Bernard’s Alaska experience in the context of a dista...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:05pm
  • In conjunction with the art exhibit, “Liberty and Justice (For All),” the Friends of the Homer Public Library holds several upcoming events. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Fireplace Reading Lounge at the Library is an open discussion, “Human Rights, Individual Responsibilities.” Join panelists ...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:03pm
  • The Hungry Hat Circus of Anchorage visits Homer on Saturday at Bishop’s Beach Park for an afternoon of free circus-art skill sharing, an evening “pass the hat” performance and an open Fire Jam. Workshops run from noon to 3 p.m. and include hooping, juggling and poi, or fire spinning. The circu...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:03pm
  • Whether it’s looking at the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the impact of climate change or living with the tides, Homer artists have long used a variety of media to explore social and environmental issues. It’s no surprise then that when the Homer Prevention Project developed strategies to address unde...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:02pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. One event that’s been part of Homer winters for more than 50 years is the Homer Winter Carnival.   Organizers for this year’s Homer Wi...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:16am
  • Ya know, it just doesn’t seem right that while we’re enjoying balmy weather here in Alaska, subzero cold has descended upon our southern neighbors. Holy Polar Vortex! On Tuesday, it was colder (19 degrees) in Pensacola, Fla., than Homer (34 degrees). The temperatures plunged 50 degrees, from 55 ...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:14pm
  • With the expected growth of the U.S. economy and continued weakness in many other parts of the world, 2014 looks to be a rough year for seafood traders whose fortunes are tied to foreign currencies, according to a story by John Sackton at Seafoodnews.com.  For importers, a strong dollar is posi...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:35pm
  • Even though we’ve officially welcomed in the New Year, it’s likely holiday celebrations will continue this weekend. What would those parties be without appetizers and snacks to share? Like New  Year’s Eve without the sparkly ball dropping in Times Square, winter without snow, champagne wi...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:16pm
  • The application period has opened for the Rasmuson Foundation’s annual Individual Artist Awards. Applications will be accepted as of Jan. 1. Grant awards go directly to artists to support the development of new work or for activities that advance creative development. Individual Artist Awards prov...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:10pm

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