Homer Features

  • What’s become a fall tradition as sure as the migration of sandhill cranes continues this weekend with the 11th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. “Celebrating over a decade of the best documentaries in our fishing village with a documentary film problem,” is the bumper-sticker slogan Mac...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:19pm
  • At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer High School seniors Robert Hockema and Patrick Latimer present “Born in the Wrong Century,” a multi-instrumental mix of jazz, funk, blues and more in the HCOA gallery. There also may be a few surprise musicians joining them for guest ja...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:18pm
  • Dorothy “Dotty” Cline signs her new book, “Paul Banks: Alaskan Musical Man” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Bookstore. Banks was a custodian at East Elementary School for 17 years, writing and playing songs for students to perform. The school was renamed in his honor after he retir...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:18pm
  • By McKibben JackinskyStaff writerDuring the summer of 1986, the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby wasn’t the only fishing game in town....

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:18pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center invites artists to submit works for its upcoming Community Supported 10x10 Art Show. Art can be in any media, but must be done on a 10-inch-by-10-inch canvas.“This is a great opportunity for emerging artists to show their work at Bunnell and for established artists to ma...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:07pm
  • “Communities, Disaster and Change,” a traveling exhibit coordinated by the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, opens with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Pratt Museum. Coordinated around the 50th anniversary of the March 27, 1964, Great Alaska Earthquake, the show features works by 28 Al...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:06pm
  • Masters of Hawaiian Music George Kakumoku Jr., Led Kaapana and “Uncle” Richard Ho’opI perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Susan B. English School, Seldovia. An Alaska-Hawaiian potluck is at 6:30 p.m. The musicians also present a workshop in slack key guitar, ukulele and Hawaiian culture at Susan ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:06pm
  • At Monday’s Homer City Council meeting, the council once again takes up an issue it last tackled with the proposal to put a Brother Asaiah statue at WKFL Park. Should the city accept a donation of art to go in a public park?...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:00pm
  • Today, history will be made. Today, a northern region rich with oil and populated by cantankerous individuals votes on its independence. Aye or nay? Freedom or union? No, no, that’s not the Alaska Independence Party’s dream come true, but the Scottish independence referendum, when Scots decide i...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:33pm
  • Thirteen years ago evil men flew planes into tall buildings and changed our world. One plane of heroes fell from the sky. Towers fell. Thousands ran down the streets of lower Manhattan trying to escape dust and devastation.Two wars later, security alert after security alert, we muddle through this b...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:29am

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