Homer Features

  • It’s merry holiday baking time. My family is lovers of cookies; lots and lots of cookies. We like to have the traditional cookies that have become family favorites over the years, but I am always on the look-out for a new yummy goodie. I hope you get to spend a little time in your kitchen blending...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:47pm
  • Time sure does fly up here in the dark north. After weeks of anticipation, a little stress and some foul weather now and then, the big day will finally arrive. Holy Axial Tilt! That’s right: On Dec. 23, we finally start gaining some daylight hours. Oh, it will be a minute or two a day, but our lon...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:46pm
  • Registration has started for the annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, to be held June 13-17 at Land’s End Resort. Held buy the Kachemak Bay Campus, this year’s keynote presenter will be award winning novelist Alice Sebold, author of “The Lovely Bones” and “The Almost Moon.” The con...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:26pm
  • The University of Alaska Anchorage Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College offers a variety of visual and literary arts classes next semester, including Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Painting with Asia Freeman, Beginning Ceramics with returning instructor Carl Bice and Film Studies wit...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:24pm
  • With a nomination from her Homer High School choir director, but still needing some financial support, singer Cassandra “Cassie” Burkhardt, 18, of Ninilchik, has been given an opportunity in New York in February. Through a nomination and selection process, Burkhardt has been chosen for the Honor...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:23pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts invites singers to go caroling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Meet at 11 a.m. at HCOA, 355 W. Pioneer Ave. Carolers will visit assisted living facilities and select homes in town. Call HCOA at 235-4288.  ...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:23pm
  • Local authors like Michael McBride, Miranda Weiss and Nancy Lord aren’t the only ones to write books about Homer. Three recent books published by Lower 48 writers involve Homer and Alaska, either as setting or about people from here. All were written by people with Homer connections, too....

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:04pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meeting last week on Lower Cook Inlet issues with a change in boundaries for the Port Dick salmon seine fishery, a couple of tweaks to the groundfish fishery and an awareness-raising discussion about the state’s response to federal plan...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 3:59pm
  • One of Alaskans’ favorite sports these days is making fun of how woefully unprepared cities in the Lower 48 can be when snow falls. We’re not talking respectable amounts of snow, like your average Buffalo, N.Y., blizzard of 5 feet. We’re talking 5 inches in downtown Portland, Ore. Apparently o...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:56pm
  • The deadline has been extended to Jan. 18 for the Alaska Statewide Youth Art & Writing Competition. Open to students in grades 7 to 12 and sponsored by F Magazine, the contest honors both visual and literary arts. Finalists will have their work curated at the gallery and published in F Magazine....

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 4:49pm

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