Homer Features

  • It’s been almost a year since Peter Zollars came upon the metal cross along the beach of a Kachemak Bay island. Since then, he and local historian Janet Klein have been searching for information about its origin and purpose. They have been able to find little information, making it clear there is ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:34pm
  • Some have been blaming the Post Office’s long lines of late to “T” time.  We’re not talking “tee” time as in golf, as in the 2014 Masters Tournament, which officially gets underway in Augusta, Ga., today. For you history buffs, the Masters has been happening since 1934  — 80 ...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:43pm
  • With backpack, hiking boots and camera, local adventurer Christina Whiting set out on a journey in September of 2011. It began in St. Jean Pied de Port, France. Five hundred miles and nearly 40 days later, it ended in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. This journey is known as El Camino de Santiago, lit...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:07pm
  • Stories about Homer’s bygone days fill the pages of books. On April 3, the public had an opportunity to hear the stories told by the ones that wrote them at “Meet the People,” an event co-sponsored by the Pioneers of Alaska and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.  Introduced by CACS E...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:50pm
  • The Kodiak seine fleet is embarking on a new fishery to test the viability of catching pollock with that gear type, a species that is generally caught with trawl gear. The fishery will take place in state waters, within three miles of shore, under a special “commissioner’s permit” issued by th...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:06am
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Installation by Jarod Charzewski 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artist’s talk...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:18pm
  • From downtown to East End Road and even at South Peninsula Hospital, young artists display their work for Jubilee!, the annual celebration of student artists. Paul Banks Elementary School also holds its annual Arts Extravaganza, with not just an art show, but a hands-on art table. Jubilee! shows ope...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:15pm
  • To the Betster, it looks like 2014 has two themes at work: weather and history. ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:10pm
  • Homer mystery, thriller, fantasy and science fiction writer Dana Stabenow offers a writing workshop with writer Deb Vanasse, “The Pressure is Off: Independent Publishing Options for Writers,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 14 and 9:30 a.m.-noon May at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Sponsored ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:53pm
  • Nashville artist Harrison B performs progressive American Soul music on his upcoming Alaska tour, with two stops in Homer. He performs April 25 at the Down East Saloon and April 26 at Kharacters. On previous Alaska tours he performed at Salmon Stock. He has cut two albums, The Harrison B LP and Down...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:52pm

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