Homer Features

  • Homer High School student John Sarmiento of Homer is the second runner-up in the Alaska State Poetry Out Loud competition. Sarmiento competed on Tuesday in the state finals in the 360 North Studio at the KTOO Building, Juneau. Winner Maeva Ordaz, West Anchorage High School, Anchorage, goes on to com...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:41pm
  • Pieces of lace, yarn and fabrics of varying textures fill shelves and cover countertops. Light pouring in from above makes their colors stand out. Here, bright splashes; there, subtler shades. A collage of lace drapes across a mirror’s edge. A pinned-together creation awaits a finishing touch. Thr...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:40pm
  • A bill is currently making its way through Congress that could save a world of hassle and possible expense for smaller boat fishermen. The bill creates an exemption to a regulation that would require an EPA permit for vessels less than 79 feet long for such discharge as bilge water and other common ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:58am
  • The fun thing about living in Alaska is that it challenges us to get out of our comfort zones and embark on great adventures. Sometimes this happens in our own homes, like when a blizzard dumps 3-feet of snow on us or the power goes out for five days and we’re forced to wash up with bottles of fin...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:17pm
  • Local high school students performed for Colors of Homer on Feb. 22....

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:59pm
  • Homer romance novelist Jennifer Bernard has had her fifth novel in the Bachelor Fireman series published. “Four Weddings and a Fireman” (Avon Books, paperback, $6.99) was released last month and is available at the Homer Bookstore and other bookstores.  In a review, Romance Times said, “B...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:57pm
  • The Seldovia Arts Council is accepting applications for performers for the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, to be held June 19-22 in Seldovia. Applications are available at seldoviamusicfestival.info or by calling 907-399-7379. The application deadline is March 31....

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:56pm
  • Sitka writer Brendan Jones presents “Being an Alaskan Writer in a New York Industry” at 6 p.m. March 18 at the Homer Public Library. He also reads from his forthcoming novel, “The Alaskan Laundry,” to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the fall of 2015. Jones commercial fishes and ...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:55pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Signs, sculptures by Annie Duffy 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:54pm
  • A howling blizzard for First Friday in February knocked out power and put a damper on the monthly art openings. A few galleries held Second Friday shows after cancelling, but some of those shows continue if art lovers missed last month’s gallery visits. At Ptarmigan Arts, Anchorage photographer Da...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:53pm

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