Homer Features

  • The Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society holds its 42nd annual meeting in Homer Nov. 2-6 and seeks art for the program cover. The theme of the meeting is “Alaska Fisheries at a Crossroads: Past Lessons for Future Sustainability.” The artwork should address the meeting theme or be fis...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:18pm
  • Homer writer and filmmaker Jean Aspen signs her book, “Arctic Daughter,” from 4-6 p.m. April 15 at the Homer Bookstore. The daughter of Arctic explorer Constance Hendricks, Aspen wrote “Arctic Daughter” after an adventure when she was 22 and journeyed down the Yukon River to build a cabin an...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:18pm
  • Writer Lee Ann Roripaugh visits Bunnell Street Arts Center for a residency later this month. At 6 p.m. April 15 she does a reading at Bunnell. From 7 to 9 p.m. April 22 and April 29 she does two workshops, with a 6 p.m. potluck each night, at Bunnell Street Arts Center. A $10 donation to Bunnell Str...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:14pm
  • Abigail Kokai is a story teller. But this talented artist from Ohio does not use pen or paper as her medium. Rather, she sews intricate quilts that capture her characters and memories with fabric and thread. On April’s First Friday, Bunnell Street Arts Center unveiled its latest exhibit, a collect...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:13pm
  • Ouzinkie might not sound like a spring break vacation destination, but for 16 local youths and four adults it offered plenty of adventure, fun and a lot of hard work. From March 7-14, about half the kids from Christian Community Church’s Ignite Youth group traded time off from school for time in t...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:59pm
  • It WILL snow. Do not fear it. Our environment needs water and snow is one way to get it. However much we get won’t last long. Think of it as adding nitrogen to the soil. Think of it as a plus. Or don’t think about it at all.  The greenhouse is providing sufficient shelter for the tomatoes, ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:02pm
  • Bad weather and a lack of markets has led to a basic shutdown of the Pacific cod season for state-waters pot boats before it really got started, at least for Homer boats. “We’re not even close (to catching the quota),” said Jan Rumble, area management biologist for the Alaska ...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:48am
  • In the ongoing drama of our changing season, stuff happens. Sometimes it happens so fast you wonder if maybe we’ve slipped into one of those science-fictional time shifts. You know — nice English nurse wanders into a Scottish stone circle and, shazam, next thing you know she’s in the 18th cent...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:22pm
  • Halibut Cove artist Annette Bellamy is one of 10 Alaska artists selected by the Chugach National Forest and the Alaska State Council on the Arts to create ornaments for the 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.  Ornaments will decorate the People’s Tree on the U.S. Capitol lawn, Washington, D.C. ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:33pm
  • Early registration is going on now for the 2015 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference to be held June 12-16 at Land’s End Resort. Sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage, Kachemak Bay Campus, this year’s keynote presenter is National Book award finalist and novelist Andre Dubus III....

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:32pm

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