Homer Features

  • Picture Alaska, a constant presence on Pioneer Avenue for First Friday art openings, announced this week that after 24 years the store will be closing. The Upstairs Boutique, a clothing store upstairs in the gallery, also closes, owners Lynda and Howard Reed announced. Homer Art & Frame, a compa...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:08pm
  • Hold this growing season close to your heart. Treat it like a treasure to be taken from its cache in the depths of January and lovingly remembered. This is truly a glorious summer.  That said, the slugs are here. I have long resisted the wholesale killing of these mollusks; after all I have cre...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:49pm
  • One has only to look as far as the Homer Garden Club for a definition of “perennial.” The club’s roots can be found in a letter written to local gardener Shirley Forquer from Lois Schneyer in February 1984. It has been growing ever since....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:27pm
  • Visitors to the annual Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire on Hazel Avenue enjoyed sunshine, music, arts and crafts last Saturday....

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:30am
  • Have you noticed how some Alaskans like to drive glossy black trucks with tinted windows, jacked up tires and not a hint of chrome. The Betster gets that no-chrome thing. Chrome can be a pain to polish. Big, black truck are part of the tactical trend — you know, silver is the new black. You don’...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:25pm
  • Most everyone knows the story of the naming of Homer, and how in April 1896, 50 men and one woman, Della Banks, came with the Alaska Gold Mining Company and settled on the Homer Spit. Needing a name for a post office, the crew decided to name it after Homer Pennock, one of the group. Not as well kno...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:25pm
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    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02pm
  • Homer writer Tom Kizzia’s best-selling book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness,” has been released in a paperback edition. Published by Broadway Books, it is on sale at a suggested price of $14.95. “Pilgrim’s Wilderness” follows the Papa and Country Rose Pilgrim family of 14 children from its begi...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:59pm
  • Artist Barbara Lavallee celebrates 40 years of creating art with an appearance from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at Art Shop Gallery. She will be showing a new original work as well as her collection, “The Best of Barbara,” and her 2015 calendar. Lavallee also will be signing and personalizing books, calen...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:59pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday on Hazel Avenue, the street that runs by the Homer Public Library and north of Safeway. The Street Faire includes art, crafts, food, music, storytelling and more. The featured performance is by Roger Lusby, an award-winning New Ze...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:59pm

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