Homer Features

  • Egad! Methinks it has been a whole month since I last talked to you. There is much to be said, put down your gardening tools and have a read. Add a cup to tea to that scenario.  Everything about this gardening season has been interesting. And odd....

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:40pm
  • If you built a raft with a big sea anchor and pushed off from Point Pogibshi, you’d drift east along Kachemak Bay on the south shore, turn left at the Homer Spit and eventually circle around the north shore and go west toward Bluff Point, spinning back around in a big gyre.  Or, maybe not. Yo...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:14pm
  • You know why it rains in August? That’s so when students go back to school with their new clothes and carefully arranged coiffures, Ma Nature just dumps on them and ruins the back-to-school look. The universe has it in for teenagers, especially for kids just starting high school. There you are, he...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:49pm
  • Call them what you will — privies, johns, earth closets, the shack out back or nooshniks if you live in Ninilchik — outhouses are an Alaska tradition. Equipped with a candle to brighten winter’s darkness, a Styrofoam seat positioned for maximum warmth, a little reading material, an open door t...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:14pm
  • If you did a web search on “photos of icky fall colors” on local social media pages, your eyes would blur at the thousands of images flashing by. You don’t need the Betster to chronicle the subtle shift in Homer seasons, not when hundreds of citizen photographers stand ready with cell phone ca...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:46pm
  • A weekend featuring ukulele performers, workshops and concerts is Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Homer. Sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts and Bunnell Street Arts Center, the weekend starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at HCOA with a concert by the Hawaiian Serenaders, teachers and performers from Maui. Hawaiian a...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:41pm
  • The Dirty River Ramblers perform at several venues in Ninilchik and Homer. With Homer-grown musician Josh Krohn on fiddle and banjo, the Dirty River Ramblers play at noon Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik. At 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday they also play ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Men in the North Pacific” plays at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Pier One Theatre. Based on the research, interviews and writing of University of Alaska Fairbanks doctorate student Emilie Springer, the readings tell the stories of Alaska fishermen and fishing. Springer grew up fishing with her family on th...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:40pm
  • For its last play of the season, Pier One Theatre presents a modern adaptation of Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid.” Adapted by Tracy Young and Oded Gross, with music by Paul James Prendergast, the play features an old man, Argan (played by Ken Landfield), who is deciding the fates (marriage o...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:39pm
  • The Roustabout Circus performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Christian Community Church on Bartlett Street. The circus has been conducting student workshops this week. Admission is by “pass the hat” donation....

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:39pm

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