Homer Features

  • Homer romance novelist Jennifer Bernard has had her fifth novel in the Bachelor Fireman series published. “Four Weddings and a Fireman” (Avon Books, paperback, $6.99) was released last month and is available at the Homer Bookstore and other bookstores.  In a review, Romance Times said, “B...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:57pm
  • The Seldovia Arts Council is accepting applications for performers for the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, to be held June 19-22 in Seldovia. Applications are available at seldoviamusicfestival.info or by calling 907-399-7379. The application deadline is March 31....

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:56pm
  • Sitka writer Brendan Jones presents “Being an Alaskan Writer in a New York Industry” at 6 p.m. March 18 at the Homer Public Library. He also reads from his forthcoming novel, “The Alaskan Laundry,” to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the fall of 2015. Jones commercial fishes and ...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:55pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Signs, sculptures by Annie Duffy 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:54pm
  • A howling blizzard for First Friday in February knocked out power and put a damper on the monthly art openings. A few galleries held Second Friday shows after cancelling, but some of those shows continue if art lovers missed last month’s gallery visits. At Ptarmigan Arts, Anchorage photographer Da...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:53pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. The Homer Theatre has been providing entertainment for area audiences for more than 57 years, but it wasn’t the first theater to show movies. ...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:41pm
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced plans to lower the bycatch limits for halibut in the Gulf of Alaska for the trawl and hook and line fisheries effective either immediately or phased in over the next three years. Hook and line catcher processors will see a 7 percent reduc...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:59am
  • Thanks to the web, you can now find not just winter jokes, but Alaska winter jokes. One of the Alaska winter jokes going around shows a pie chart of the months, with the line “How Alaskans perceive the calendar.” January and February get big chunks and the summer months little slivers of the cha...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:50pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center has received a $15,000 grant from the Paul Allen Family Foundation to support Bunnell’s visual arts exhibit program. The grant helps sustain Bunnell’s gallery program of presenting sold and group shows of Alaska artists....

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:45pm
  • At 6 p.m. Monday, the Homer Council on the Arts holds “Writers Refuge” with author Katey Schultz at the Homer Public Library. The author of the short story collection, “Flashes of War,” the 2013 Military Writers Society of America Book of the Year, Schultz presents a craft talk, “Where Res...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:44pm

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