Homer Features

  • Here’s the problem of living in a small town that grows by a few hundred people in the summer. For most of the year we hang out with folks we’ve come to know and sort of tolerate — maybe even love. It’s not that our neighbors are necessarily wonderful human beings, but that over time we have...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:29pm
  • Heading into the Fourth of July weekend, July openings celebrate a freedom not often noted in art: media, not just subject. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, Halibut Cove artist Annette Bellamy continues her experimentation with clay art forms. Bellamy has become known for using clay as a sculptural ...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:03pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. New work by Taz Talley 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Homer photographer Taz Tally shows his new image of fireweed casting its seed, along with other black and white images printed on metal. Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell ...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:02pm
  • While driving home to Chez Betster, yours truly passed a caravan of Land Rover campers with French flag decals that looked like they had come from Patagonia. In fact, as the Betster later found out after catching up with the campers on the Spit, one family had driven to Homer from the other end of t...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10pm
  • A mural project on a Kachemak Center retaining wall by Heath Street stirred up some controversy this month when people noticed a 25-year-old art work had been painted over. “Life Song,” conceived by Homer artist Jean Steele and painted by students in a 1991 Homer Council on the Arts summer art p...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:43pm
  • Salmonfest announces full lineup Salmonfest has announced its full musical acts lineup. To be held Aug. 5-7 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair grounds in Ninilchik, the festival features a weekend of music, food and fish. The four-stage extravaganza includes more than 50 acts. During the festival, many of ...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:41pm
  • Creating writers through community From the outside, the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference may seem like any other event taking place at Land’s End Resort, but a step closer reveals a strong community of growing individuals unified by a passion for putting words on a page — for creating a story...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:41pm
  • If all goes according to plan, one day Homer native Ben Kuhns will be a doctor. However, before deciding to pursue a medical career, he was a slope worker, crab fisherman and a gold miner. This was all after he graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forensic science, of course. “I t...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:38pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Several suspicious fires had city fire officials concerned, especially as the danger of wildfire was relatively high, said Homer Fire Chief Robert Purcell. Firefighters responded to an abandoned house deliberately set on fire, a blaze that took four hours to put out, ...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:38pm
  • Thursday, June 23 PRE-K PUFFINS EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center ESTUARY HIKES AT ISLANDS AND OCEAN 11 a.m.-noon, Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center YOGA FOR KIDS 11 a.m.-noon, Homer Public Library ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS noon, 8 p.m., Hillas B...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 2:27pm

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