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  • A colorful collection of local and international talent is flooding into Seldovia for the 14th annual Seldovia Arts Council’s Summer Solstice Music Festival, filling the small town with dance, music, workshops, art and performances.  The festivities start today, kicked off with the traditiona...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:52pm
  • For her keynote address at the start of this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, writer Alice Sebold titled her talk, “Guts, Glory and Absolute Confusion: Embracing the Chaos of the Creative Process.” She just as easily could have called it, “Godzilla, Nerds and Trauma,” for that wa...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:47pm
  • Alaska has two seasons, the old joke goes: winter and road construction. We all know about road construction. You can’t go hardly anywhere in the state without running into some sort of repaving, unpaving or widening project. Seasoned summer travelers know to take a big fat book with them on trips...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 2:39pm
  • On June 6 for Mary Epperson Day, artists Judy Wynn and Laura and Jennifer Norton once again transformed Epperson’s Etude Studio. A swirling keyboard and other designs decorate it. Etude hasn’t always been a music studio, and since its start as a small trailer in the 1950s, has been a house and s...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:40am
  • Mysterious weather. On Sunday morning, with rain threatening, I watered. Even though we had a deluge the day before the ground really isn’t all that wet. Go look. Stick your finger down in there and see what you come up with. It is still dry.  So watering is on my agenda. The gray sky did not...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:18am
  • We’re in a lull right now with the summer tourist season. Although shops and restaurants have opened on the Spit, the big wave of Lower 48 visitors hasn’t yet arrived. Still, we’re seeing some new faces around town. The other day the Betster met a delightful family from Dublin. You could tell ...

    Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:46am
  • Poet, essayist and writing teacher Holly Hughes offers a workshop and writer’s retreat, “The Pen & The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World” from June 26-29 at Stillpoint Lodge in Halibut Cove. Using the book she co-authored with Brenda Miller, “The Pen & The Bell,” Hughes will le...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:18pm
  • The Friends of the Homer Public Library has started its first Little Free Library at the Fritz Creek General Store. The library was designed and built by Flex School student Michael Peltier, with assistance from Flex teachers Chris Brown and Jeff Szarzi. The friends paid for materials and will keep ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:18pm
  • The 14th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival is held June 19-22 in Seldovia. The four-day event starts with a musical jam on the M/V Tustumena. Headline acts include Okaidja & Shokoto, a dance and drumming ensemble from Ghana, and saxophone player Ashu. Also appearing are bands One Ta...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:17pm
  • Explore traditional and contemporary music styles, instruments, and fine arts in a fun environment for the Homer Council on the Arts HomerARTS Camp, to be held June 16-20 at West Homer Elementary School. Classes include bluegrass, folk, old-time, rock, pop, jazz and blues music plus improvisational ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:16pm

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