Homer Features

  • The Friends of the Homer Public Library launches its Big Read program in celebration of Ray Bradbury’s science fiction novel “Fahrenheit 451” with a bonfire at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the far end of the Homer Public Library parking lot. Members of the teen and adult “Resistance Force” will be in...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:03pm
  • Legendary Cajun accordion player Jesse Lége and Cajun fiddler extraordinaire Joel Savoy are joined by the Foghorn Stringband as Cajun Country Revival, performing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Tickets are $10 at the door. Savoy also does a Cajun fiddle workshop from 3-4 p.m. Tuesd...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:02pm
  • Nearly every Tuesday evening from 6:30-9 p.m., a small group of local artists gather to hone their craft. How? Simply by drawing the human form.   Life drawing, as it is called, is focused on drawing people from a live model, rather than a picture or form. It dates back hundreds of years and is...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:01pm
  • Rain, ice and a drought of snow have made this winter almost unbearable for people who would rather be outdoors playing. As Homer hopes for fluffy white flakes falling from the sky, an annual cabin fever cure can be relied upon — the Mountainfilm Festival....

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:28am
  • The halibut crisis in the Bering Sea and the potential for much stricter bycatch limits has the factory longliners and at-sea processing trawlers weighing in with comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which meets Jan. 26-30. That’s something they have not previously done. The d...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:46am
  • ‘1960s Show’ opens Jan. 24 Sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts, “The 1960s Show: A Curious Celebration of an Era” shows at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Mariner Theatre. Directed by Sally Oberstein, who produced “Old Songs and Chapstick” and “Duck Tap...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:06pm
  • Mountainfilm fest opens Jan. 15 The annual Homer Mountainfilm festival opens next week with shows at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 and 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Mariner Theatre. Separate films are shown each night. The film festival features adventure, wilderness and environmental films selected from ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:05pm
  • Going show opens Friday...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:03pm
  • In this gloomy winter, the media of encaustic evokes feelings of warmth both in its creation and appreciation. Encaustic painting uses melted beeswax, resin and pigment. The word “encaustic” comes from the Greek word “enkaien,” meaning “to burn in,” and while encaustic isn’t literally ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:02pm
  • Thanks to the services of the U.S. Government, and in particular the Naval Observatory, we’ve figured out how to compile sunrise-sunset and hours of daylight tables for Homer. We might complain about the feds, but now and then they do stuff right. Navigational charts, buoys, rescuing mariners on s...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:30pm

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