Homer Features

  • Libby Roderick, the Anchorage-based folk singer/songwriter and environmental activist who will perform March 26 at the Kachemak Bay Conservation Society’s annual meeting, fights for change by singing love songs. ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:27pm
  • There is a green sandwich board sign propped by the sidewalk at 1044 East End Road with a short message: Brain Injury Support Group Meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If the sign is out, then at 1 p.m., Kathy Stingley will be inside waiting. Even if no one else shows up.  Stingley, who ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:24pm
  • Thanks to hatcheries coming back online, lower Cook Inlet is expecting a bumper crop of pink salmon this season. Fishermen can expect a total run of 2.16 million pinks and a harvest of 1.72 million fish, compared to the latest five-year average harvest of 650,000 fish....

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:08pm
  • Anyone who has lived in Homer long enough to remember the real name of the old blue bank building shouldn’t be surprised that the Friday before spring break our weather flip-flopped. Alaska weather has it in for teachers and school district staff trying to get away. It can be warm, the snow will h...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:05pm
  • Eight weeks of Big Read events culminate with a capstone presentation by Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Homer’s Big Read this year is Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, “Fahrenheit 451.” The authorized biographer of Ray ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:18pm
  • The solstice celebration on March 20 will probably be somewhat sedate due to the fact that it’s been pretty much a spring-with-a-cold for most of the winter.  The weather’s been so mild that this is the first year local sourdoughs can remember more green grass on the ground than under grow ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:17pm
  • Kachemak Bay Celtic musicians present an informal acoustic Irish music session starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday for St. Patrick’s Day at AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse and Tavern. Fiddle player Lindianne Sarno said the session will be like those of traditional Irish music sessions she saw when traveling in I...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:17pm
  • An Alaska comic and ’zine jam with Sowsear is 6-9 p.m. Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Sowsear is both a website and a print comic book featuring a wide range of material by Alaska artists and cartoonists. The free event includes a comic artists talk and a micro-comic workshop. Materials are...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:16pm
  • “Own your words,” advised Slam and Jam organizer Cory Davidson to youth poetry slam participants. At the second annual spoken word event held Feb. 27 at the Homer Council on the Arts, that’s just what the poets did....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:13pm
  • “... and o, the winds do blow. ...” Cold winds. Single digits for the next five days or so. Who knows?  I have been coaching my plants: “Don’t listen to the varied thrush. They’re early. Don’t you follow suit. Hang on. Wait. Patience. Survive. Pleasepleaseplease ...” ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:20am

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Lupin bloom at the head of the bay