Homer Features

  • May’s First Friday includes one of the livelier openings, when the students of Paul Banks Elementary School hold their annual Art Extravaganza. These young artists take their work seriously, and have even written artists statements. The event includes refreshments, live music and a silent auction ...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:15pm
  • Red king crab fishermen in Nome parked their snowmachines today after a record harvest of around 95,000 pounds. That eclipses the previous record harvest of 62,000 pounds set in 2013 and is 12 times the long-term average of 6,900 pounds. The winter fishery takes place through the ice, and people rid...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:31am
  • Just when you think the world might be getting back to normal, shazam, things have to go all topsy turvy on us. Not that the Betster has found a thorough definition of “normal,” and certainly not in Alaska. Your actual mileage may differ. How’s this: Normal in Alaska means that at least for on...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:06pm
  • Earlier this month for First Friday, visual artists had their moment with receptions honoring their work for the annual Jubilee arts celebration. Art work for students in grades kindergarten through high school remains on exhibit at the Homer Council on the Arts, the Pratt Museum and in the South Pe...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:04pm
  • “Circle Hook,” the latest in city 1-percent-for art projects, was installed last week along a new trail at the intersection of Fish Dock Road and the Homer Spit Road. Designed by Moose Run Metalsmiths, the sculpture was fabricated by Bay Welding Services, both Homer businesses. Standing ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:56pm
  • “Backing Out of Time,” a film about Baby Boomers caring for parents with Alzheimer’s, shows at 6 p.m. April 30 at the Homer Theatre. A suggested donation of $5 supports the new Alzheimer’s unit at Homer Senior Citizens. Directed by Anchorage filmmaker Mary Katzke, the film follows the lives ...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:54pm
  • Louisiana-bred group The Revelers performs as part of its Alaska tour next week at 8 p.m. April 30 at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The band includes Blake Miller, Chas Justus and Daniel Coolik. Bill Bentley of the Morton Report described The Revelers as a band “that reveres the past and is unafraid...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:53pm
  • Pier One Theatre invites actors to try out this weekend for David Mamet’s 1984 play, “Glengarry Glen Ross,” to be performed this summer at dates to be set. Directed by Peter Sheppard, auditions are 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Mariner Theatre. There are five major characters and two min...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:52pm
  • It is common knowledge that people bond over the shared experiences of grief, loss and love, but the language that poet Linda Martin uses to write her narrative prose about these things is startling and refreshing. “I always know that a poem is good if it makes my husband cry,” said Martin of he...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:51pm
  • O, the wonder of bulbs. Over the years I have been reluctant to invest in them. There are too many variables that can lead to failure. Voles eating them and rain rotting them are a couple that pop into mind.  Thus, I have avoided them, until recently. Over the past few years I have been incline...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 1:28pm

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