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  • As people begin making their Thanksgiving plans and maybe even get an early start on gift shopping, Homer also opens its wallets — and hearts — to give to those more in need. Last Friday, the Homer Community Food Pantry held its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Local restaurants donated soup and p...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:17pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Rep. Gail Phillips was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives, defeating Democratic challenger Joni Whitmore in a close election that saw Whitmore do well south of Anchor Point, but lose by a wide margin in the northern precincts. U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and ...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:13pm
  • Inspired by Diaries exhibit opens The Pratt Museum’s Inspired by Diaries exhibit opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Have you ever kept a diary or journal? Had the opportunity to peruse the personal writing of your ancestors? Several diaries and journals are held in the collections of the...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:10pm
  • Slide into your 50s, and sometimes things you put aside years ago don’t look as bad as you might have thought. That’s the perspective legendary folk singer John Gorka gained recently when he took a look at an album he recorded in 1985 at age 27 with producer Jim Rooney at Cowboy Jack Clements’...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:04pm
  • Seventy-eight years ago yesterday and today, gangs of Nazi thugs raged through Germany. In two days of terror known as Kristallnacht, Nazis broke windows of Jewish stores, burned down synagogues and humiliated and killed Jews. They rounded up young Jewish men and sent them to concentration camps —...

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 4:26pm
  • John Gorka performs Nov. 11 at Bunnell Downward Dog Productions presents Red House Records recording artist John Gorka in concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Tickets are $26-28, on sale at Bunnell....

    Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:14am
  • Type in “cute kitten videos” and Google shows 3 million hits. Type in “Trump Clinton” and 450 million hits pop up — more hits than the population of America. The Betster has a question: Why aren’t there more cute kitten videos? We live in tough times, Betsteroids. Republicans, Democrats,...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:28pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Artist in Residence work by Claudio Orso-Giacone 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk Rasmuson Artist in Residence Claudio Orso Giacone’s closing exhibit includes new works created during his residency at Bun...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:07pm
  • November’s First Friday openings feature a mix of the old and new. That describes not only the collection of artists, but also the title of watercolor artist Michael Murray’s exhibit at Fireweed Gallery, “Old and New.” A veteran artist who has been creating since childhood, Murray is a found...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:04pm
  • Do not adjust your peepers. If you go to the Pratt Museum’s fundraiser on Saturday, Black and White Ritz Cabaret Ball, and everything looks grayscale, no, you haven’t acquired dog eyes. “Black and white” is the theme for the 31st annual gala fundraiser, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Wasabi’s Re...

    Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:01pm

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