Homer Features

  • Just when you thought our winter weather couldn’t get any weirder, along comes a new twist. We’re in a fire weather watch. “Winter” is used here in the Florida sense, to describe a time of the year and not the actual weather normally experienced in Alaska because, well, abnormal is the new n...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:40pm
  • The Young Dubliners return to Alaska with a performance Feb. 20 at the Down East Saloon. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at the Down East or the Homer Bookstore. Sometimes called a Celtic rock group, their sound is more a hybrid, lead singer Keith Roberts said on the band...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:47am
  • Homer performing artist Lynne Roff presents “Creativity, Complexity and Consciousness in the Performing Arts” at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Homer Council on the Arts. Her talk follows the awards presentations for the 22nd annual Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest. A recipient of an Alaska State Counc...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:46am
  • As part of an Old Town Artist in Residence, drummer Soriba Fofana and dancer Shelly Fofana visits for a month of drum and dance workshops Feb. 8 to March 8. From Guinea, West Africa, Soriba Fofana plays the djembe and dundun drums. With his partner, Shelly Fofana, they will teach the many facets of ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:46am
  • “Faked Alaska: An Evening of Improv” shows at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, Ninilchik. Presented by Royce Roeswood, Ann Flynn and Austin Terrell of Triumvirate Theatre, the evening also features hors d’oeuvres and a light bar. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 youth and seniors....

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:45am
  • The Homer Council on the Arts today announced the winners of the 22nd annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest. Awards will be presented by writer Tom Kizzia starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Homer Council on the Arts. Selected winners will do short readings. Following the ceremony at 8 p.m. is a pres...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:29am
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Cut, Stitch, Press, textiles by Maria Shell 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:29am
  • After centuries of emigration, the Celtic diaspora has fetched up on distant lands, but many still look back to their ancestral countries. It’s common for people of Irish, Scottish and other Celtic cultures to reassert their roots through traditional music. But when the members of an Irish band di...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:20am
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. Alice’s Champagne Palace is a local business with roots predating the News.   On Sunday, with shouts of Super Bowl fans echoing from the rafters, the sme...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:22am
  • The Board of Fisheries meeting to regulate the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery kicked off at the Egan Center in Anchorage on Friday with staff reports. Some lower Kenai Peninsula attendees were unexpectedly late, hampered by a wreck just north of Cooper Landing that closed the road for several hours...

    Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:05pm

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