Homer Features

  • Forget all those interlocking pieces, hard to wrap shapes and battery-needing games. Here’s an activity that’s ancient, international and entertaining: string storytelling, as demonstrated recently at the Homer Public Library by David Kitaq Nicolai. Nicolai’s hands flew as he looped, stretched...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:35pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is expecting another solid sockeye salmon run in Upper Cook Inlet for 2014, but a weak return to the Susitna River may make management problematic. ADF&G is predicting a total return of 6.1 million sockeye, 3.8 million of those to the Kenai River, with a ha...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:10pm
  • In a 1784 letter to his daughter, Sally, Benjamin Franklin observed that the bald eagle should not be the symbol of the United States. “He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly,” Franklin wrote. A better bird symbol would be the turkey, Franklin wrote: “For the ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:29pm
  • Many years ago when the Other Fisherman’s dad would drive back from visiting his brother in Florida he bought fruitcake in Georgia on his way home to Wisconsin. I first started making fruitcake for him when Uncle “Turkey” moved back to Wisconsin and Dad no longer made his annual fruitcake stop...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:19pm
  • A show of student art opens at 5 p.m. Monday at the Kachemak Bay Campus Commons gallery. It features work from fall art classes taught by Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:14pm
  • Artists who exhibit at the Octopus Garden, a gallery on the Homer Spit closed for the winter, show their work in a special show at gallery owner Lynn Naden’s studio from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:14pm
  • Visiting artist Jack Dalton presents a staged reading of his libretto, “Ada — An Opera of The Arctic,” at 8 p.m. Sunday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Donations are accepted as admission to the event. ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:13pm
  • Retailers might worry that the traditional post-Thanksgiving holiday season will be crammed into just 26 shopping days, but that’s not a problem at one of Homer’s biggest events, the annual Nutcracker Faire. It’s always a little hectic at the two-day event, held the first weekend in December....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:13pm
  • “As full of magic as the story it tells,” reviewer Jan O’Meara called the Homer Nutcracker Ballet in the Dec. 14, 1989, issue of the Homer News. “From start to finish it was completely enchanting.” That magic continues with the 25th production of the Homer Nutcracker Ballet, the homegrown,...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:09pm
  • The last time the Alaska Department of Natural Resources updated its Kachemak Bay State Park and Wilderness Park Management Plan, the parks had gone through some major impacts, including the March 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, and adding 50,000 acres to the parks in 1989 and buying back 23,000 acres ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:17pm

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