Homer Features

  • For 12 years, Homer has been treated to a luxury most small towns don’t have: a documentary film festival.  Each fall, Doc Fest, which was founded and has been run every year by Homer Theatre owners Jamie and Lynette Sutton and their children, Mac, Alex and Thea, provides Homer residents with...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:30am
  • John and I took a lovely walk on the logging roads accessed off Knob Hill. Used now by hunters, they quickly diminish to four wheeler tracks.  We took advantage of a beautiful day and one just before hunting season opened. Hunters can make their way to the Caribou Hills through here and better ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:15am
  • The sandhill crane colts have begun to gather together for the big migration. On the Spit, except for a few brave businesses hanging in there for one last cruise ship visit, many places have closed. At Mariner Park, Mavis Muller and her magical assistants are getting close to finishing Reach, this y...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 9:13am
  • Authors read at KBC...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:42am
  • Julie Tomich is into creepy things. She wears a colorful skirt with the skeleton of a poodle painted on it. Her favorite artists are Tim Burton and Vincent Van Gogh, and she enjoys poking around the dump outside town. “I love spooky, weird stuff and nature, both of those, and sometimes they’re t...

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:41am
  • Now that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has ordered Mt. McKinley be renamed Denali, will other prominent Alaska geographic features be next? The renaming of a mountain with a dead guy’s moniker on it to an indigenous name does raise the question of other appellations. Ahem, like Homer....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:46am
  • I’ve been doing a lot of looking around this week, looking to see what is still in bloom, lots actually. At first I was skeptical that anything much is still hanging in there. That the plants had such an early start and bloomed their hearts out and that would be that. ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:17am
  • Alice’s Champagne Palace 195 E. Pioneer Ave. Homer Halibut Festival Buoy Art by various artists 5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception Buoys decorated by artists for the first Homer Halibut Festival are on display. Art Shop Gallery 202 W. P...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:59am
  • As the summer tourist season winds down after Labor Day on Monday, First Friday goes out with a bang. Along with the usual gallery openings and another Paint In at the Homer Elks Lodge, openings this weekend include two ocean-themed art shows....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:58am
  • Life can often take unexpected turns when the best laid plans give way to unforeseen opportunities. Thomas Lauderdale, 45, learned this first hand at the outset of his political career. Lauderdale had planned to pursue political office, but would instead go on to found the world-renowned music group...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:57am

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