Homer Features

  • Recently the Betster took a sojurn to Anchorage for a refresher course, “Why We Live in a Small Town on A Really Awesome Bay.” Sometimes you just have to go north, often on the way to get to someplace else, like the rest of the world. While in Anchorage, the Betster noticed several things: • P...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:24pm
  • Jubilee, the Homer Council on the Arts’ annual celebration of youth art and performance, starts in April with a First Friday opening from 5-7 p.m. April 3 of the Jubilee Youth Visual Arts Exhibit at HCOA and other locations. Art submissions from students in grades K-12 are due March 27 at HCOA. Al...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:38pm
  • Fairbanks photographer Adam Ottavi returns to Homer and Bunnell Street Arts Center for a month-long residency in March. During his residency, Ottavi will create 60 tintype portraits for a fundraiser, the Bunnell Street Tintype Portrait Project. For a $150 donation, anyone can have a tintype portrait...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:35pm
  • It doesn’t get anymore in our backyard than Woodard Creek. For 541 Homer lots, Woodard Creek not only is in the backyard, in some instances the city’s only year-round flowing creek might go right through a lot — or under it. That’s the case for the Pratt Museum and the Homer Council on the A...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:34pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Let That Fire Catch Me Now, photographs by Adam Ottavi and poetry by Kevin Goodan 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk 1 p.m. Saturday, poetry reading with Kevin Goodan...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:34pm
  • Often the art of photography doesn’t get as much attention for gallery shows, but this month two exhibits demonstrate a wide variety of equipment and subjects. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, Fairbanks photographer Adam Ottavi returns with a technology that duplicates 19th century methods. Last spr...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:31pm
  • The experimental fishery to determine the feasibility of a seine fishery for pollock in state waters has finished up with mixed results. The Gulf of Alaska pollock workgroup held its final meeting last month to discuss adding a limited entry state pollock fishery to Alaska waters for both trawl and ...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:02pm
  • The very best aspect of procreation are the ensuing grandchildren. Cecilia, our 9-year-old granddaughter, has recently moved from Hidden Hills to part way up East Hill. She has been studying the lay of the land at their new house. Plotting a vegetable garden. Thinking about hanging baskets and conta...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:10pm
  • This week marks a momentous occasion. After many long years of struggle, after thousands of hours of hard work, Alaska changes this week. Holy Sinsemilla! What, you thought the Betster meant Feb. 24, when marijuana became legal? No, no, we’re talking the retirement of McKibben Jackinsky, Homer’s...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:08pm
  • Singer-songwriter Jonathan J. Bower returns to Homer for a series of songwriters workshops. He does an adult workshop from 6-9 p.m. March 10 and 11 at Tango Salon on Pioneer Avenue and a youth workshop 1-4 p.m. March 12 and 13 at the Homer Council on the Arts. The adult fee is $50 and the youth fee ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:04pm

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Lupin bloom at the head of the bay