Homer Features

  • The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference will mark changing tides in the literary world and the Homer community with its 15th year. Sarah Leavitt, a writer from Vancouver, British Columbia, will give the conference’s first workshops on graphic narrative. Leavitt’s first book, “Tangles: A Story A...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:11am
  • I talk too much. Three times this past week I have invited interested gardeners over to look at this creation. Now, I said “interested” and they are but when I start going into way too much detail and their eyes glaze over I should take the hint. Live and learn. Plus, I don’t have time to go i...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:36am
  • Turmoil is roiling the Bristol Bay salmon fishery long before boats start ramming each other and running over nets. One major issue is price, which last year averaged 50 cents per pound before refrigeration and production bonuses....

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:38am
  • The birds have been back in town for a couple of weeks, surely but surely arriving in time for Homer’s celebration of their existence. Now it’s our turn to show up on the shores, binoculars and cameras in hand, to pay our respects to the many species of incredible wildlife that choose to spend t...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:32am
  • T he partnership of Homer artists Skywalker and Brian Payne sounds like a romance novel tease. Can a storyteller-poet-dancer raised in a military family find true love, bliss, creative support and happiness with a Midwestern comic book writer? And can they thrive as artists in a small town at the en...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:56am
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released its annual Commercial Fisheries Management Report for the 2015 season in Upper Cook Inlet. While the report does extensively cover what happened in the salmon fisheries, it also covers lesser known harvests such as razor clams, smelt and herring, i...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:11am
  • If it slipped your mind, like it almost did the Betster’s, this serves as an official reminder that Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. If mom’s in town, take her to brunch, a walk on the beach, or get nostalgic with the new Jungle Book movie showing at the Homer Theatre. Otherwise, don’t forget ...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:01am
  • Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center 95 Sterling Highway Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival Art, paintings by various artists 4:30-6:30 p.m., First Friday Reception...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:42am
  • Seattle artist Julia Harrison aims to leave Homer a little more beautiful than how she found it. Bunnell Street Arts Center’s current artist-in-residence came to town with simple hand tools that she uses for carving and jewelry making and plans to leave without any artwork she creates during her t...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:38am
  • T here is more than meets the eye in a garden. Liz Johnson and I shared many a pot of tea on dark winter days as we poured over seed catalogs. We shared responsibility for the Garden Clubs’ “Car Wash Garden” for eons. That was an effort that sucked up more of our time and effort than a hanging...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:51am

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