Homer Features

  • HCOA holds Second Friday show The Homer Council on the Arts holds a Second Friday show from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Artist and HCOA volunteer Gundega Snepste has decorated the gallery with traditional Latvian style decorations. The name of her show is “Puzuri,” a Latvian word for the k...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:11am
  • With the holiday season in full swing, odds are you’re on the hunt for gifts for friends and family. Luckily, 2015 was a busy year for local authors. Here are six new titles available at the Homer Bookstore, for sale by the author, or on iTunes — check out Shelley Gill’s new whale info app. Fr...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 9:57am
  • The Betster has this neat little iPhone app called SunGraph that can calculate hours of daylight anywhere on the planet. Punch in a few buttons and it shows, for example, that in Tierra del Fuego the sun rises at 5:44 a.m. and sets at 10:53 p.m. If you think our puny 6.5 hours of daylight is depress...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:13am
  • Auditions slated for today  for ‘The Wizard of Odds’ Auditions continue at 6 p.m. today for “The Wizard of Odds,” another Stepping Out show produced by Sally Obserstein and crew. All age auditions are at the Homer Council On the Arts gallery. Come ready...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:00am
  • Alice’s Champagne Palace 195 E. Pioneer Ave. First Friday Art Night with Patrick Bradley 5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception 7 p.m., Music by Neck and Neck Artist Patrick Bradley will have psychedelic coloring books to color and big paper and fresh Sharpies ...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:58am
  • Art lovers looking to buy gifts made by local artists have a variety of options to choose from at shows opening this month. Most exhibits are by Homer artists or artists with a Homer connection. Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a second reception for its 10x10 Members Show that opened last month. No...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:55am
  • Boat owners should be bracing for a new round of regulations for older boats more than 50 feet in length.  The Alternate Safety Compliance Program, part of the U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2010, is due to take effect in 2020, which seemed far into the future when it was first propose...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:19am
  • Almost 400 years ago in September 1620, 102 immigrants on the Mayflower landed in Plymouth, Mass. Over the winter, almost half the colonists died of scurvy and exposure. The next spring, the Wampanoag people welcomed the Pilgrims. A Pawtuxet Native, Squanto, taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn, cat...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:16am
  • Nutcracker Faire Dec. 5-6 The annual Homer Council on the Arts Nutcracker Faire is 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and noon-6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Homer High School. Browse arts and crafts and food booths and listen to live music. All arts and crafts being sold are 100-percent handmade gifts fro...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:47am
  • Three community shows around Homer this week highlight one thing town residents have to be thankful for: a plethora of talented artists.   KBC class develops work by diverse artists Head into the lobby of Kachemak Bay Campus at any point this month, and you’ll find yourself s...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:47am

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