Homer Features

  • 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
  • Homer poet Erin Hollowell is among five Alaska literary artists awarded a $5,000 Alaska Literary Awards fellowship funded by the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Also receiving awards were Ernestine Hayes, mixed genre, Juneau; Joan Kane, po...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:49am
  • A deadline of Oct. 31 is coming up for two Bunnell Street Arts Center arts opportunities. Artists can apply for a $1,500 Alex Combs scholarship for continuing education studies in painting, sculpture or ceramics. The scholarship can be used for workshops, symposia or mentorships. Bunnell also has is...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:48am
  • “Alive Inside,” a documentary film about the power of music, won the Forget-Me-Not Audience Favorite Award for the 11th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. “Internet’s Own Boy” won the Bald Eagle Best Director Award and “This Ain’t No Mouse Music” won the Horned Puffin Grand Jury...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:47am

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