Homer Features

  • Brave New Alaskan Voices returns to Homer for a poetry slam at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at K-Bay Caffe. In November, Bunnell Street Arts Center brought BNAV to Homer for youth workshops and performances. BNAV aims to spark a team of competitive spoken word poets from Homer for national competition.  ...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 3:14pm
  • With Christmas and New Year’s Day both happening on Wednesday and in the middle of the week, holiday plans might be a bit off-kilter. It will be hard for working-stiffs to take a long weekend off, but that won’t stop Homer from celebrating the end of 2013....

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 3:12pm
  • 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 - 5:47pm
  • 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 - 5:46pm
  • 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 - 4:26pm
  • 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 - 4:24pm
  • 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 - 4:23pm
  • 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 - 4:23pm
  • 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 - 4:04pm
  • 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 - 2:59pm

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