Homer Features

  • Alice’s Champagne Palace 195 E. Pioneer Ave. First Friday Art Night with Patrick Bradley 5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception 7 p.m., Music by Neck and Neck Artist Patrick Bradley will have psychedelic coloring books to color and big paper and fresh Sharpies ...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 8:58am
  • Art lovers looking to buy gifts made by local artists have a variety of options to choose from at shows opening this month. Most exhibits are by Homer artists or artists with a Homer connection. Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a second reception for its 10x10 Members Show that opened last month. No...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 8:55am
  • Boat owners should be bracing for a new round of regulations for older boats more than 50 feet in length.  The Alternate Safety Compliance Program, part of the U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2010, is due to take effect in 2020, which seemed far into the future when it was first propose...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:19am
  • Almost 400 years ago in September 1620, 102 immigrants on the Mayflower landed in Plymouth, Mass. Over the winter, almost half the colonists died of scurvy and exposure. The next spring, the Wampanoag people welcomed the Pilgrims. A Pawtuxet Native, Squanto, taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn, cat...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:16am
  • Nutcracker Faire Dec. 5-6 The annual Homer Council on the Arts Nutcracker Faire is 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and noon-6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Homer High School. Browse arts and crafts and food booths and listen to live music. All arts and crafts being sold are 100-percent handmade gifts fro...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:47am
  • Three community shows around Homer this week highlight one thing town residents have to be thankful for: a plethora of talented artists.   KBC class develops work by diverse artists Head into the lobby of Kachemak Bay Campus at any point this month, and you’ll find yourself s...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:47am
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists are predicting a fairly robust commercial harvest of around 4.1 million sockeye salmon in Upper Cook Inlet next season, 1.1 million over the most recent 20-year average. It is nearly 60 percent lower than the historical high harvest of 9.5 million sockey...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:34am
  • We Alaskans know about darkness. We know about the chill that descends upon us, sucking joy from life. The events of the world break our hearts, and though we might light candles and pray, sometimes we will wonder if hope can stem the tide of darkness. More die. More are maimed. As Martin Luther Kin...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:52am
  • Nutcracker tickets now on sale at bookstore Tickets have gone on sale for the annual Nutcracker Ballet. Shows are 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 3 p.m. Dec. 12. All seats are $10. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore and will be on sale at the Nut...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:51am
  • Three months before “Born to Run” was released, Bruce Springsteen scrawled a note to his landlady explaining that he couldn’t pay the rent. Amelia Earhart got cold feet on her wedding day. Clyde Barrow of infamous crime duo Bonnie and Clyde wrote a fan letter to Henry Ford a month before he wa...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 8:49am

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