Homer Features

  • Fans of Celtic music get a double treat this month. Last weekend, the acoustic quintet Lúnasa packed the house at the Mariner Theatre. Next Thursday, the Young Dubliners, another band with its roots in Irish music, performs at the Down East Saloon. Local group Yellow Cabin opens for them at 5:45 p....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:30pm
  • In terms of history, not only is the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic celebrating its 30th birthday this year, it’s also an organization that got started in some pretty historic buildings, too. Founded in 1983, its first clinics were held in the Sam and Vega Pratt House on Pioneer Avenue, built...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:07pm
  • The on-going Board of Fisheries meeting dealing with Cook Inlet salmon plans has been rough on the commercial fishermen, taking a big red pen to the Central District drift gillnet plan after potentially reducing fishing time for the setnet fleet by half....

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:54am
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries hammered out a Kenai River king salmon fisheries plan that left the setnetters looking at possibly having only 12 hours of fishing time per week for sockeye depending upon the strength of the king salmon returns. Under what is being called “paired restrictions,” whe...

    Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:36am
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries began a marathon 14-day meeting on Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery issues on Jan. 30, and by mid-day Monday had voted on one of the proposals that most concerned the commercial fleet, No. 103. The first day consisted of  Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff rep...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:07pm
  • Just when you thought our winter weather couldn’t get any weirder, along comes a new twist. We’re in a fire weather watch. “Winter” is used here in the Florida sense, to describe a time of the year and not the actual weather normally experienced in Alaska because, well, abnormal is the new n...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:40am
  • The Young Dubliners return to Alaska with a performance Feb. 20 at the Down East Saloon. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at the Down East or the Homer Bookstore. Sometimes called a Celtic rock group, their sound is more a hybrid, lead singer Keith Roberts said on the band...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:47am
  • Homer performing artist Lynne Roff presents “Creativity, Complexity and Consciousness in the Performing Arts” at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Homer Council on the Arts. Her talk follows the awards presentations for the 22nd annual Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest. A recipient of an Alaska State Counc...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:46am
  • As part of an Old Town Artist in Residence, drummer Soriba Fofana and dancer Shelly Fofana visits for a month of drum and dance workshops Feb. 8 to March 8. From Guinea, West Africa, Soriba Fofana plays the djembe and dundun drums. With his partner, Shelly Fofana, they will teach the many facets of ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:46am
  • “Faked Alaska: An Evening of Improv” shows at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, Ninilchik. Presented by Royce Roeswood, Ann Flynn and Austin Terrell of Triumvirate Theatre, the evening also features hors d’oeuvres and a light bar. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 youth and seniors....

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:45am

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