Homer Features

  • Jade the Dog hunts red-backed voles in the perennial beds. Mayhem. Destruction. Fewer red-backed voles.      What a trade-off.  The vegetable garden is interesting this season. I thought this wonderful weather would be the answer to my ambitions. But “things” are strange. The...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:28am
  • The mere mention of Impressionist painter Claude Monet brings forth, in many minds, stunningly beautiful pieces of art that capture the colors, textures, emotions, even the fragrances, which emanated from his exquisite gardens. “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece,” he said. ...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:25am
  • On an early morning walk this week, the Betster, observant as always, noticed a couple of things: 1. In the wee hours of the morning, when some fishermen may be stirring but most of the rest of Homer is still slumbering, it’s light. The sun may not officially have risen, but it’s light outside. ...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:54am
  • Lavallee visits Art Shop Gallery Artist Barbara Lavallee visits the Art Shop Gallery from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. The gallery will have three new prints, a large selection of originals, older prints, books and ornaments.   Milo Fritz memoir included in new anthology...

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:48am
  • Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to correct the spelling of Tomoka Raften’s name and to show that the cost for the student master class is $25. Dates of some NoonTime Tunes also have been corrected. The Homer News regrets the errors....

    Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:36am
  • Recently while walking the Spit, the Betster noticed an odd phenomenon: Homer cars sure do have a lot of bumper stickers. At least the B. thinks they could be Homer cars. They have Alaska plates, and the “no Pebble” stickers suggest a local origin. ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:47am
  • It’s the best: three “grands” old enough to entrust with scissors and willing to go forth and cut slugs in half. This is akin to a dream come true. ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:25am
  • War, racism, personal traumas and societal changes are all hard to talk about. Voices from Alaska’s rural Native villages are seldom heard in mainstream media. “Hunting in Wartime,” a new documentary film coming to Homer, breaks that silence. In it, a group of Tlingit men from Hoonah who fough...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 9:22am
  • You know how in all the hip cities neighborhoods have cool names? There’s Soho in New York for “south of Houston” or SoMa in San Francisco for “South of Market.” Homer has Old Town, the area south of the Sterling Highway, and “The Views,” the area above Pioneer Avenue where all the nam...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:27am
  • Alaska Marketplace 1130 Ocean Drive New works by M. Marali Sargent-Smith 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Formerly Homeric Traders, Alaska Marketplace features work by Homer artist M. Marali Sargent-Smith. A lifelong Alaskan, she grew up commercial ...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:08am

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