Homer Features

  • Oh sure, it’s easy to count and identify birds during the balmy spring days of the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. In winter, when Homer only gets six hours of daylight, temperatures drop into single digits and it could be blowing snow sideways, that’s when the tough birders come out....

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:05pm
  • Halibut fishermen are bracing for another huge quota cut after the International Pacific Halibut Commission staff presented a rather grim stock assessment at their interim meeting in Seattle last week. While there is no longer a “staff recommendation,” staff members do present a...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:24pm
  • The Pratt Museum seeks exhibit proposals for 2015. Proposals will be considered for solo, group and multimedia art shows as well as scientific, historical and interdisciplinary exhibits about the culture, science and art of the Kachemak Bay region. Proposals should fit within the museum’s mission ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:12pm
  • Models are needed for the weekly Life Drawing Group, meeting 6:30- 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Homer Art & Frame, 4001 Lake St. Models are compensated for their time. For more information, contact Lynda at Homer Art & Frame, 435-3999....

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:12pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts seeks nominations for its annual Arts Awards. The awards go to individuals and businesses who have contributed significantly to the arts in the community. Nominations are sought for the categories of Arts Leadership/Advocacy, Arts Education, Youth Artist of the Year, Ar...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:08pm
  • Two Homer artists, twin sisters Marissa and Chelsea Lind, both 16, are the second-place winners of the 2014 Nenana Ice Classic poster contest, winning a cash prize. The sisters worked together on the poster and it will be used as an image for the Ice Classic pins. The sisters are part of a multi-gen...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:07pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Art To Wear, work by various artists 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:01pm
  • With Homer’s reputation as one of Alaska’s thriving arts communities, local art lovers can find creations worthy of sharing as gifts at shows opening Friday. First Friday exhibits won’t be the only place to find art. From 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Homer High School...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:59pm
  • Now’s the time when our social calendars fill up like a bath tub at the bottom of Niagara Falls. Everyone wants to have open houses, office parties and fancy social affairs where men might even have to wear ties. OK, put on a pair of clean blue jeans without holes and maybe even a button-up shirt....

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:55pm
  • Forget all those interlocking pieces, hard to wrap shapes and battery-needing games. Here’s an activity that’s ancient, international and entertaining: string storytelling, as demonstrated recently at the Homer Public Library by David Kitaq Nicolai. Nicolai’s hands flew as he looped, stretched...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:35pm

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