Homer Features

  • Every Day of the Dead needs a night of fashion — right? “Noche de Moda” is the theme for this year’s Wearable Arts show, and Kari Multz, who has been part of the show for nearly 30 years, says it’s going to be a fun one.  Although the theme for the show is inspired by Day of the Dead,...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:25am
  • The Salmon Project will continue its statewide “King of Fish” book drop this Sunday, Oct. 26, at Two Sisters Bakery in Homer.  Between 9 and 11 a.m., book drop organizers will hand out 100 free copies of “King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon,” by David Montgomery along with $5 ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:10am
  • From the catacombs below the Palais Garnier in the ninth arrondissment of Paris comes a story of love, loss and languish. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel “The Phantom of the Opera” is a worldwide sensation, smashing theatrical and box office records for th...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:09am
  • So there I am, fussing around in the west garden and I get buzzed by a hummingbird. This is October. Granted, we had a family of four in residence all summer. I think there may be a nest to be seen when the leaves are gone.  Little is known about the migratory habits of hummingbirds, but Alaska...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:24am
  • Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, an organization that represents about 70 percent of the fleet, has launched a program to help the next generation of crabbers get into fishery. The program takes a minimum of 10 percent of any block of crab IFQs for sale and offers it to active captains a...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:31am
  • Homer Council on the Arts holds an art supply sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the basement of its building on Pioneer Avenue. Donated and leftover art supplies have accumulated, and HCOA is selling items like frames, mat board, paint and more. All supplies are sold first come, first served, wit...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:02pm
  • The residents of South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care kick off the Halloween season with “Frankenstein Unplugged,” a locally produced performance starring hospital employees Jim Nestor, Gary Mayforth and numerous residents and staff of the hospital’s long term care. The free performance...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:01pm
  • A Midwestern city of 700,000 and a coastal Alaska town of 5,300 might not seem to have much in common, but through a series of artists residencies held at Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio, and Bunnell Street Arts Center, the geographically distinct communities have forged an artistic connection. Visiti...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:01pm
  • The Betster deeply regrets last week’s mention of The Precipitation That Will Not Be Named. Apparently, even not saying a certain word wasn’t enough to keep that event from happening. But what did you expect, Betsteroids? It’s mid-October. By this time of year as the daylight hours fade and te...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:26pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard’s motto “Semper Paratus” — Latin for “always ready” — perfectly sums up the decades-long attitude of local Coasties using a Homer-based cutter to deliver a Halloween fright.  Twenty-three years ago, the USCGC Sedge treated area residents to the first ship-base...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:01pm

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