Homer Features

  • 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
  • The Alaska Salmon Alliance, a group that was formed by Cook Inlet processors to promote science-based fishery management in Cook Inlet, came to Homer for a workshop Friday to brainstorm ideas to improve the Cook Inlet fishery, the fourth in a series between Palmer and Homer....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:28pm
  • Walking down a long hallway lined with teenagers at their lockers, Margret Maze’s body language shows that she’s not in a good way. Maze, played by Homer actor Sydney Paulino, clutches her notebook tightly. She seems oblivious to the stares of other students, but through the magic of film — an...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:56am
  • The Alaska Railroad seeks ideas for artwork that may become the basis of the railroad’s official 2015 commemorative art print and poster. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 21, 2014. Artwork must include an Alaska Railroad theme. Submissions should be mailed or delivered in person no later than ...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:50am
  • The National Atmospheric and Oceans Administration’s Marine Debris Program’s annual “Keep the Sea Free of Debris” Art Contest for grades K-8 is now open. Students can submit artwork through Dec. 19. The art contest challenges children to consider “How does marine debris effect the ocean en...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:45am
  • Homer writer Tom Kizzia’s book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” (Crown, July 2013) has been named one of Amazon’s editors top-20 books of the year, placing at number 5 in the list of fiction and nonfiction books. ...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:44am
  • Warren Miller’s new ski film, “Ticket to Ride,” shows at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Homer Theatre. This is a benefit for the Homer Rope Tow. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore....

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:44am

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