Homer Features

  • Homer writer Tom Kizzia’s book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” (Crown, July 2013) has been named one of Amazon’s editors top-20 books of the year, placing at number 5 in the list of fiction and nonfiction books. ...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:44am
  • Warren Miller’s new ski film, “Ticket to Ride,” shows at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Homer Theatre. This is a benefit for the Homer Rope Tow. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore....

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:44am
  • The R.E.C. Room, Homer’s youth Resource and Enrichment Co-op, sponsors a visit by Brave New Alaskan Voices, a youth slam poetry group from Anchorage. Brave New Alaskan Voices holds these workshops and performances: • 3-6 p.m. today, youth workshop, R.E.C. Room, 3967 Nielsen Circle; • 3:30-6 p....

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:43am
  • A 14-piece band, the Mothers Superior, performs the entire Beatles album, the White Album, first released 45 years ago on Nov. 22, 1968. Officially titled “The Beatles,” but popularly known as the White Album because of its lack of graphics and white cover, the two-disc, four-sided album of 30 s...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:42am
  • Back after a two-year hiatus, Wearable Arts once again amazed viewers with fiber art from the fabulous to the frivolous. Even the concept of “fiber” got stretched, with artists creating outfits out of marine debris, cereal box liners, metal cookware and coffee bags. Two shows were held last Satu...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:41am
  • The leaves have fallen and there is snow on the mountains across the bay; that means I am happy to retreat to our warm kitchen in my comfy slippers and cook.  I want to make comfort food, family favorites and hearty dishes. We had a bumper crop of potatoes and the Other Fisherman got a moose, s...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:45pm
  • The holiday season is known as a season of great joy.  In reality, however, that isn’t everyone’s experience. “Holidays are hard for people, especially for people when they’re grieving,” said Rev. Lisa Talbott of Homer United Methodist Church....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:32pm
  • The other night while driving home from the word mines, the Betster stopped by Beluga Lake to gaze at the rising full moon. With a new sheen of ice, the moon shimmered on the lake in one of those only-in-Alaska moments. While the B. stood there watching the moon, a guy pulled up in a pickup truck wi...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:39pm
  • Young fishermen are preparing to gather for the fifth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit in Anchorage beginning Dec. 10 and running through Dec. 12. Put on by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program through the University of Alaska, the summit has taken place four times since 20...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:11pm
  • The effort by a new group calling itself the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance to put a ballot initiative in front of voters that would ban setnetting in Cook Inlet has drawn swift and sharp criticism from the fishing industry....

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:27am

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