Homer Features

  • Pier One Theatre’s summer season continues with four plays opening this weekend. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Aug. 28, 29, 30 at the little theater on the Homer Spit. All shows are “pay as you can,” with tickets available at the Homer Bookstore or at the Pier One box office. For mor...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:13pm
  • Anchor Point poet Shannon L. Schrader is within $100 of her goal to help fund production of “Out of Darkness,” a collection of poems she wrote about dealing with depression. Photographer Jessica Rawls illustrated the book. Through Kickstarter, the crowd funding program, Schrader has raised $707 ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:11pm
  • “He was a rather large bear,” said Daniel Bunker. “Still, actually, fairly feared by the other bears.”  Bunker, who works for Alaska Hallo Bay Bear Camp, noticed this particular bear last summer while guiding a Disney Nature camera crew in Katmai National Park. One of the bear’s paws ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Now that the August primary has ended, school has started, the silver salmon run has slowed down and the Kenai Peninsula Fair is over, it seems calm around here. Almost too calm, you know, like that scene in a Western film where a tumbleweed blows down a dusty, deserted street and an old cowboy play...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:21am
  • She tried three times in three years, but after 3,700 miles, at 8 p.m. last Thursday, British adventurer Sarah Outen paddled her kayak, Krissy, up to the Homer Spit and finished a Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to North America. “It took a bit, a wee while,” Outen said. “I need some rest, s...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:56am
  • Starting next week we enter the Twilight Zone of not-quite summer but not yet fall. Here in Alaska, traditional definitions of fall like the autumnal equinox don’t always work. Alaska, living true to its motto of “North to the Future,” starts fall early. Consider these upcoming dates: • At 1...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:46pm
  • The Homer Public Library seeks two-dimensional artwork for display at the library. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Performing and media artists join together for “Nature’s Walk: An Evening of Dance and Multimedia Performance” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Homer High School Mariner Theatre. With artistic director Breezy Berryman, the dance and multimedia performance features works by Berryman, Katherine Helen Fi...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:23pm
  • When Pier One Theatre goes dark between its Youth Theatre production in late July and the closing show in late August, what’s the Homer Spit’s funky little red theater going to do? The silvers are jumping, tourists still visit and though school might be looming, it would be a shame to let the th...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:22pm
  • Yet another oddly gorgeous day. Who needs any more studies on climate change — just ask a gardener.  It started to drizzle while I was wrapping up the gardening this afternoon and it was WARM drizzle, not cold. I did not seek shelter, I just carried on. Interesting. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:12pm

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Lupin bloom at the head of the bay