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  • On Friday, The Down East Saloon will host a potluck fundraiser for Lance Mackey. The Lance Mackey: Alaska mushing legend, four-time Iditarod winner, four-time Yukon Quest winner and still the only musher to run and win both the Iditarod and Yukon Quest in the same year.  One of Alaska‚...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:38pm
  • February. The days are certainly noticeably longer. The weather certainly noticeably strange. Winter started three weeks ago. Does this mean that it will last until the end of July?   What to do?  Pull out your begonias, fuchsias and geraniums and get on with it.  Now. These stored pl...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:51pm
  • While the Homer Caf√© and Club might not be Homer‚Äôs oldest bar, for 63 years the establishment on Bunnell Avenue now known as AJ‚Äôs OldTown Steakhouse & Tavern has been operated as a restaurant or bar, making it one of Homer‚Äôs oldest businesses continuously run in the same place....

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:43pm
  • The Alaska Legislature‚Äôs failure to extend the limited entry program for weathervane scallop fishing, which expired Dec. 30, 2013, has created an open-access opportunity in state waters for the succulent mollusks. Originally developed during the 2002 legislative session and extended again in 2008,...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:04am
  • If anyone doubted winter had finally returned to Homer, all you had to do was dance in the snow on Valentine‚Äôs Day last week or sing in the cold last Saturday. In warmer states less used to winter, the slightest snowflake might cause people to race back to the comfort of their suburban homes. Uh, ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:28am
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center has received a $15,000 grant from the Paul Allen Family Foundation to support Bunnell‚Äôs visual arts exhibit program. The grant helps sustain Bunnell‚Äôs gallery program of presenting sold and group shows of Alaska artists....

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:35am
  • The Homer Council on the Arts annual celebration of Zimbabwean music, Marimba Madness, is at 7 p.m. March 1 at the Homer Elks Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert features all three of Homer‚Äôs marimba ensembles, Shamwari, Tamba Hadzi and Williwaw, with Old Town Artists in Residence guest musici...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:35am
  • The Homer Public Arts Committee holds a special meeting and public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall, on a proposal to accept a donation of a bronze statue of Brother Asaiah Bates and place it at WKFL Park as a permanent memorial. The Homer City Council had asked...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:34am
  • Award-winning hip-hop artists Kaine and D-Roc of the Ying Yang Twins perform Feb. 28 at the Alibi. DJ Nelton Palma and Fifth Corner Hip Hop from Anchorage open for them at 9:30 p.m. followed by the main act at 11 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m. The Ying Yang Twins are known for their club tracks ‚ÄúSalt S...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:33am
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks visiting professor and poet Sean Hill does a poetry reading at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Hill also conducts a three-day workshop, ‚ÄúPoetry, Postcards, Personae and Pantoums‚ÄĚ from 6-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Kachemak Bay Campus. Re...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:32am

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