Homer Features

  • The Homer Council on the Arts seeks nominations for its annual Arts Awards. The awards go to individuals and businesses who have contributed significantly to the arts in the community. Nominations are sought for the categories of Arts Leadership/Advocacy, Arts Education, Youth Artist of the Year, Ar...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:08pm
  • Two Homer artists, twin sisters Marissa and Chelsea Lind, both 16, are the second-place winners of the 2014 Nenana Ice Classic poster contest, winning a cash prize. The sisters worked together on the poster and it will be used as an image for the Ice Classic pins. The sisters are part of a multi-gen...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:07pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Art To Wear, work by various artists 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:01pm
  • With Homer’s reputation as one of Alaska’s thriving arts communities, local art lovers can find creations worthy of sharing as gifts at shows opening Friday. First Friday exhibits won’t be the only place to find art. From 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Homer High School...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:59pm
  • Now’s the time when our social calendars fill up like a bath tub at the bottom of Niagara Falls. Everyone wants to have open houses, office parties and fancy social affairs where men might even have to wear ties. OK, put on a pair of clean blue jeans without holes and maybe even a button-up shirt....

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:55pm
  • Forget all those interlocking pieces, hard to wrap shapes and battery-needing games. Here’s an activity that’s ancient, international and entertaining: string storytelling, as demonstrated recently at the Homer Public Library by David Kitaq Nicolai. Nicolai’s hands flew as he looped, stretched...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:35pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is expecting another solid sockeye salmon run in Upper Cook Inlet for 2014, but a weak return to the Susitna River may make management problematic. ADF&G is predicting a total return of 6.1 million sockeye, 3.8 million of those to the Kenai River, with a ha...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 2:10pm
  • In a 1784 letter to his daughter, Sally, Benjamin Franklin observed that the bald eagle should not be the symbol of the United States. “He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly,” Franklin wrote. A better bird symbol would be the turkey, Franklin wrote: “For the ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:29pm
  • Many years ago when the Other Fisherman’s dad would drive back from visiting his brother in Florida he bought fruitcake in Georgia on his way home to Wisconsin. I first started making fruitcake for him when Uncle “Turkey” moved back to Wisconsin and Dad no longer made his annual fruitcake stop...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:19pm
  • A show of student art opens at 5 p.m. Monday at the Kachemak Bay Campus Commons gallery. It features work from fall art classes taught by Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:14pm

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