Homer Features

  • The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference annual Festival of Readings, with readings by 15 poets, novelists and essayists, is June 14-16. Keynote speaker Alice Sebold reads at 8 p.m. June 14 at the Mariner Theatre. ...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:31am
  • Local author Linda Thompson’s third book, “Let Us Be Brave,” has been published. Thompson reads from her book from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Homer Council of the Arts. Light refreshments will be served. Autographed copies will be available for sale. The book is fiction based on fact about five Sp...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:30am
  • Three Homer artists have received Rasmuson Foundation grants. Artist Mavis Muller and filmmaker Michael Walsh have been named 2014 Rasmuson Fellows and received grants up to $18,000. Choreographer Breezy Berryman received a project grant worth up to $7,500. Muller, well known for her annual Burning ...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:28am
  • Pier One Theatre’s first show has been revised. Instead of offering Allison Warden’s “Let Glow,” it will offer the Anchorage artist’s “Calling All Polar Bears.” A one-woman show, “Calling All Polar Bears has been performed worldwide, including an October 2012 performance in Homer. Th...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:28am
  • A word of advice when you walk into the Pratt’s newest exhibit: don’t say hello to the ladies cleaning fish. Though these life casts look incredibly real, like they could take a breath and say hello back, they aren’t real and you’ll feel a bit foolish initiating a conversation. This life-siz...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:28am
  • Well, we all knew it couldn’t last. Here we’ve been on an awesome super sunny day roll, and what happens? A big fire flares up 50 miles north of us, and a smoke plume the size of Godzilla rolls over Kachemak Bay. Holy Beijing! Despite all our clean living and responsible environmentalism, this w...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:51pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past.   If it’s May, it’s graduation season, a time to celebrate what’s been accomplished and a time to begin something new.   “Hom...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:49pm
  • Zounds! It is late Saturday and I have spent the day stuffing every available space in the perennial beds with annuals. I know, don’t plant out your tender starts on a sunny day, but there hasn’t been anything else so one needs to get the job done, and done it is. What a relief....

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:11pm
  • You could finally see it starting last weekend, the welcome sight of the tents going up at the Homer Farmers Market.  This Memorial Day weekend the Market starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.  As the weather would suggest, things are growing like crazy so you will be able to find all kinds of eager...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:35am
  • Here at the News it takes a Cray supercomputer to keep track of everyone’s summer vacation schedules. We’re guessing a lot of small businesses around town have this problem. Most of you work super hard and can multitask almost as well as a single parent balancing a full-time job, college classes...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:58pm

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