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  • What began years ago as bedtime stories he made up for his two oldest children — Yarrow, now 36, and North, now 34 — have become the basis for what author Bumppo Bremicker is anticipating will be a six-part series, beginning with “Everlasting and The Great River — Adventures of an Alaskan De...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:28am
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. ARTrageous Gaye-la, paintings by Gaye Wolfe Installation by Melissa Daubert 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., Melissa Daubert artist talk 7-10 p.m. Saturday, ARTrageous Gaye-La celebration. Tickets are $45 at Bu...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:22am
  • Almost a year after she died, local galleries honor Gaye Wolfe, the woman who put the “art” in ARTrageous. An artist in Florida and Alaska, Wolfe died Oct. 14, 2012, after a short illness. For First Friday, Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a retrospective show of her work, including collages, bo...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:00am
  • Some mariners might think they’ve put a few miles on their engines this summer, but bragging rights in the harbor go to the workhorse of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the R/V Tiˆglaˆx. Just back last Friday from her five-month season, the research and transport ship that patrols the Alaska...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 3:53pm
  • Homer writer Jennifer Bernard’s first romance novel, “The Fireman Who Loved Me,” made the USA Today bestseller list for the week of Sept. 15, featured at number 128. First published in May 2012, “The Fireman Who Loved Me” is the first in Bernard’s “Bachelor Firemen” series. She has s...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:15pm
  • The Pratt Museum received the Excellence in the Museum Profession Award from Museums Alaska for its gray whale project. The award was presented last week at the Museums Alaska conference held Sept. 25-28 in Haines. The award honored the Pratt’s 14-year effort to salvage a gray whale carcass and sk...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:14pm
  • Registration has started for workshops run by Quixotic, a visiting performance arts troupe. Workshops will be held in dance, aerial silks and ballet on Oct. 14 and 15. Aerial silks involves moving while dangling from silk fabrics. The workshops include an introduction to aerial silks. The fee is $30...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:14pm
  • As part of the third annual Alaska Book Week, Oct. 5-12, the Homer Public Library holds “Alaska Read-out” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the library. Homer authors Miranda Weiss, Rich Chiappone, Ann Dixon and Erin Coughlin Hollowell will read from their favorite Alaska books. The audience also is encourag...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:14pm
  • I find it a bit unusual to compose a bouquet in October of lilacs, roses, primroses and pale yellow trollius. Lovely yes, odd — definitely.  All of these plants have given me a gentle second bloom now and then over the years, but nothing like this. My garden is more lovely now than it was in ...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:13pm
  • By most accounts, the 2013 salmon season in Alaska was a barn-burner. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reporting that nearly 270 million fish were caught in the state this year, more than double last year’s catch of 120 million fish and eclipsing the previous record of 22...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:58am

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