Homer Features

  • The Homer Council on the Arts today announced the winners of the 22nd annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest. Awards will be presented by writer Tom Kizzia starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Homer Council on the Arts. Selected winners will do short readings. Following the ceremony at 8 p.m. is a pres...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:29am
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Cut, Stitch, Press, textiles by Maria Shell 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:29am
  • After centuries of emigration, the Celtic diaspora has fetched up on distant lands, but many still look back to their ancestral countries. It’s common for people of Irish, Scottish and other Celtic cultures to reassert their roots through traditional music. But when the members of an Irish band di...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:20am
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. Alice’s Champagne Palace is a local business with roots predating the News.   On Sunday, with shouts of Super Bowl fans echoing from the rafters, the sme...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:22am
  • The Board of Fisheries meeting to regulate the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery kicked off at the Egan Center in Anchorage on Friday with staff reports. Some lower Kenai Peninsula attendees were unexpectedly late, hampered by a wreck just north of Cooper Landing that closed the road for several hours...

    Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:05am
  • The Betster would like to call back last week’s Best Bets in which yours truly said it appeared parts of Alaska had drifted down into Washington and Oregon. That now seems not to be the case. What actually has happened is that Alaska has swapped places with the Pacific Northwest. Not only did we d...

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:50am
  • Creative nonfiction writer and university professor Sherry Simpson will read from her work and hold a craft talk as part of the Kachemak Bay Campus’ annual Visiting Writers’ Series at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the college. A book signing with books available for sale by the Homer Bookstore follows her...

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:22am
  • Irish band Lúnasa performs 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Mariner Theatre. Sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts, Lúnasa also presents musical workshops at 2 p.m. Feb. 9. Admission is  $10 youth, $20 HCOA members and seniors, and $30 general admission, available at HCOA or the Homer Bookstore. Wor...

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:22am
  • Homer junkyards can be notorious for the odd stuff one might find buried under blue tarps — vintage Subaru parts, wringer washing machines or a world’s collection of buoys. Dig around in an artist’s yard, though, and there’s no telling what you can find....

    Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:19am
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. WKFL Park is a lot that’s been associated with the Barefooters since 1958....

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:20pm

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