Homer Features

  • Ya know, it just doesn’t seem right that while we’re enjoying balmy weather here in Alaska, subzero cold has descended upon our southern neighbors. Holy Polar Vortex! On Tuesday, it was colder (19 degrees) in Pensacola, Fla., than Homer (34 degrees). The temperatures plunged 50 degrees, from 55 ...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:14pm
  • With the expected growth of the U.S. economy and continued weakness in many other parts of the world, 2014 looks to be a rough year for seafood traders whose fortunes are tied to foreign currencies, according to a story by John Sackton at Seafoodnews.com.  For importers, a strong dollar is posi...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:35pm
  • Even though we’ve officially welcomed in the New Year, it’s likely holiday celebrations will continue this weekend. What would those parties be without appetizers and snacks to share? Like New  Year’s Eve without the sparkly ball dropping in Times Square, winter without snow, champagne wi...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:16pm
  • The application period has opened for the Rasmuson Foundation’s annual Individual Artist Awards. Applications will be accepted as of Jan. 1. Grant awards go directly to artists to support the development of new work or for activities that advance creative development. Individual Artist Awards prov...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:10pm
  • In honor of the 100th birthday of poet William Stafford, Homer poets and writers hold a William Stafford Centennial Celebration at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at K-Bay Caffe on Pioneer Avenue. Literary artists will read Stafford’s work. Born Jan. 18, 1914, Stafford died in 1993, but two decades after his death...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:08pm
  • The Hungry Hat Circus of Anchorage visits Homer on Jan. 11 at Bishop’s Beach Park for an afternoon of free circus-art skill sharing, an evening “past the hat” performance and an open Fire Jam. Workshops run from noon to 3 p.m. and include hooping, juggling and poi, or fire spinning. The circus...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:07pm
  • With some galleries closing for January as they do annual cleaning and reorganizing, it’s a good time for new artists to shine this month. Fortunately, young photographers have chosen this First Friday to show off what they learned in the 12-week PhotoVoice classes taught in Rand Paul’s Homer Mi...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:06pm
  • So, Betsteroids, how many New Year’s resolutions have you broken already? Here it is day two of a bright, shiny year and already the B. has broken six, including “thou shalt not be snarky.” Being a hardened, cynical journalist, the Betster really has trouble with that one....

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:48pm
  • NOAA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. President Nixon signed the ESA into law on Dec. 28, 1973. Congress understood that, without protection from human actions, many of our nation’s living resources would become extinct, according to NOAA. There a...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 3:26pm
  • Homer-raised and now Seattle-based singer-songwriter Andrew Vait performs with a gallery concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Homer Council on the Arts. With his group Eternal Fair, Vait has been building a career in the Seattle club and independent music scene....

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:50pm

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