Homer Features

  • Yet another oddly gorgeous day. Who needs any more studies on climate change — just ask a gardener.  It started to drizzle while I was wrapping up the gardening this afternoon and it was WARM drizzle, not cold. I did not seek shelter, I just carried on. Interesting. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:12pm
  • In 1951, the southern Kenai Peninsula had two fairs, one in Homer and one in Ninilchik. According to a newspaper story on Aug. 11, 1951, plans were being finalized for that year’s Homer fair, with the Skyway Theatre offering space for baking and canning displays, as well as textile, clothing, knit...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:18pm
  • Now would be the time when the Betster does the annual summer punch list column. As kids prepare for school and voters steel themselves for round one of elections, you’d expect the B. to get all snarky about the chores not done. Nope, not gonna do that....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:37pm
  • As long as people have been visiting the Homer Spit, they have camped outdoors. Archaeologists have found shell middens at Green Timbers, the former forest on the Spit destroyed by the 1964 earthquake when the Spit sank 5.9 feet. In 1896, 800 miners on their way to the gold fields of Hope and Sunris...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:25pm
  • California old-time string band Chicken Liquor performs 8-11 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Down East Saloon. Featuring “rollicking twin fiddles and bright country harmonies,” as they describe themselves, Chicken Liquor is a combined band of four veteran musicians who have been playing together as friends ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:54pm
  • Writer Marilyn Sigman and artist Marilyn Kirkham lead “Line by Line,” a writing and art retreat Aug. 22-24 at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Peterson Bay Field Station. CACS naturalists lead guided tidepooling and forest walks. Sigman and Kirkham offer guided exercises to help transform ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:54pm
  • Halibut Cove artist Marian Beck offers a plein-air, or open-air, workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 17 in Halibut Cove. The fee is $210 and includes instruction, supplies, transportation and lunch. The owner of The Saltry Restaurant and the captain of the Danny J, Beck also wrote and illustrated the ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:53pm
  • White Eagle Medicine Woman, the drumkeeper of the 7-foot wide Alaska Grandmother Drum, and performance artist Michaela Baumgartner offer a one-day ceremonial drum making workshop. Participants will make a traditional North American hoop drum and learn Rainbow Fire Medicine Wheel techniques, stories ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:53pm
  • For the Carl Wynn Nature Center’s Fantastic Fridays series, Rosie Burgess and friends share stories of amazing Alaskan women from her book, “Spirit of Alaska Women,” at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the center, Mile 2.5 East Skyline Drive. ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:53pm
  • When Homer artist Ron Senungetuk curated “Inspirations: An Alaska Native Art Exhibition” in September 2010 at the Pratt Museum, he sought art by Alaska Natives that could be considered fine art. A professor emeritus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Senungetuk founded UAF’s Native Arts Ce...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:52pm

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