Homer Features

  • If you’ve been seeing coworkers and friends walking around bleary eyed and in a daze, no, they haven’t been attacked by zombies. Considering we’re at high summer, there can be only three possible explanations: • They’ve been entertaining VFRs — that’s visiting friends and relatives; ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:10pm
  • Santa Rosa, Calif., musician Jason Farnham presents an evening of contemporary piano at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Tickets are a suggested $20. Nicknamed “Schroeder” from the Peanuts comic strip because of his toy piano, Farnham describes his show as “George Winston, Vict...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:17pm
  • Homer and Pueblo, Colo., writer Donna Mack reads from and does a signing of her first novel, “Whispered Secrets Whispered Prayers” at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Homer Public Library. Mack also presents a brief history of the Germans from Russia (from an area now known as Ukraine) who settled the Amer...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:16pm
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $300,000 grant to the Pratt Museum to implement its “People and Place” exhibition in the new museum, museum director Diane Converse said in a press release on July 23. The grant supports design and fabrication of the exhibit, “Living Communit...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:16pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Avenue Black and white, photography by Taz Tally and glass work by Nancy Wise 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception Taz Tally shows a new black-and-white photograph, “Sadie’s Cloud.” Nancy Wise shows glass work honoring ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:09pm
  • Picture Alaska, a constant presence on Pioneer Avenue for First Friday art openings, announced this week that after 24 years the store will be closing. The Upstairs Boutique, a clothing store upstairs in the gallery, also closes, owners Lynda and Howard Reed announced. Homer Art & Frame, a compa...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:08pm
  • Hold this growing season close to your heart. Treat it like a treasure to be taken from its cache in the depths of January and lovingly remembered. This is truly a glorious summer.  That said, the slugs are here. I have long resisted the wholesale killing of these mollusks; after all I have cre...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:49pm
  • One has only to look as far as the Homer Garden Club for a definition of “perennial.” The club’s roots can be found in a letter written to local gardener Shirley Forquer from Lois Schneyer in February 1984. It has been growing ever since....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:27pm
  • Visitors to the annual Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire on Hazel Avenue enjoyed sunshine, music, arts and crafts last Saturday....

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:30am
  • Have you noticed how some Alaskans like to drive glossy black trucks with tinted windows, jacked up tires and not a hint of chrome. The Betster gets that no-chrome thing. Chrome can be a pain to polish. Big, black truck are part of the tactical trend — you know, silver is the new black. You don’...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:25pm

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