Homer Features

  • For February’s First Friday the Bunnell Street Arts Center unveiled its latest exhibit, a fierce show of ice and blood. “Comedy/Tragedy/Hockey,” which is on display until March 5, consists of a series of wall pieces, sculptural objects and video installations that explore the grace and violenc...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:39pm
  • Lack of snow isn’t enough to stop Anchor Point residents when it comes to their annual Snow Rondi. Snow or no snow, the Rondi kicks off Saturday morning and events are planned through Sunday. The theme — “let loose” — is the perfect reminder that when it comes to fun this time of year, Hom...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:30pm
  • As an on-going benefit for Angelica Haakenson, an 11-year-old Anchor Point girl who lost her legs from injuries in a Christmas Day wreck on the Sterling Highway, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services volunteers are selling “Angel Kits,” roadside emergency kits for a suggested donation...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:27pm
  • With all the weird weather back east, Homerites have been tempted to gloat. It’s 19 degrees in Washington, D.C., and look — it’s 40 degrees here. Or, Boston has 8 feet of snow, and here we have barely a half inch on the ground. The Betster fully understands this temptation, but here’s the ca...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:25pm
  • The boats fishing for Pacific cod with pots in the central Gulf of Alaska federal season finally wrapped up their 17.9 million pound quota Monday, a few days later than last year, but the trawl fleet is still fishing with only 30 percent of their 9,600-ton quota caught. Obren Davis,...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:02pm
  • The Betster has been in Homer so long that when typing the word “home,” inevitably a finger taps an extra “r” so the sentence comes out like “Homer is where the heart is.” Isn’t that a bumper sticker? Do other people have this issue? ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:57pm
  • Feeling February’s chill now that the temperature has dropped?  Warm up with the 61st annual Homer Winter Carnival today through Sunday. This year’s theme, “Warm Winter Hearts,” overlaps with Valentine’s Day, and offers plenty of memorable activities for those in — or out of — lov...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:12pm
  • Creative nonfiction writer Dave Atcheson reads from his work and gives a talk at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Kachemak Bay Campus. Atcheson’s most recent book is “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas,” a memoir of his days as a commercial fisherman....

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:01pm
  • As part of its Big Read for Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” the Friends of the Homer Public Library holds a panel discussion on technology and nature from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Homer Public Library. Members of Nature Rocks! will examine questions like “Are our children more disconnected f...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:00pm
  • For Canadian percussion group TorQ, its name has a double meaning. “Tor” stands for “Toronto,” the Ontario city where the group lives, and “Q” for quartet. TorQ member Richard Burrows intended another meaning. Said like the word “torque,” it also means “the ability to overcome resi...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:58pm

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