Homer Features

  • I met a soon-to-be retired couple this afternoon. They are moving to Homer from Anchorage and building a new house. And one of the big questions is “how much garden?” She has a practical nature and recognizes that regenerating the disturbed soil will be a challenge. The consideration of str...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:53am
  • The Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce is organizing its Inaugural Clam Scramble Mud Obstacle Run. This family-oriented event is set for Saturday. The chamber’s goal is to create an annual solstice event in a central location on the Kenai Peninsula for the whole family, according to a press release. Pr...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:26am
  • Shows in Pier One Theatre’s summer season continue through August. Auditons for “Treasure Island,” a youth production, are 4-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Now showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Pier One is “The Last Five Years,” featuring Katelyn Wythe and Nathan Lander. Tickets are ...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:22am
  • Artists and writers can apply starting July 1 for the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program. The grant funds two-month residencies in the Lower 48. Previously, only artists who had received a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award could apply, but the eligibility requirements have been c...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:21am
  • Look closely at the textile art of Amy Meissner and signs of her evolving career emerge. The attention to detail and use of fine fabric show her background in the fashion field. Bold blocks of text reveal a writer’s sensibility. Children’s drawings done in stitching suggest she knows how to tell...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:12am
  • As the latest whining about our heat wave shows, you just can’t please Homerites. Let the temperature fall below 5 degrees (“balmy,” as they say in Fairbanks) and we’ll say, “Oh, I hope next summer is really warm.” Then when we get a fantabulous stretch of weather like we’ve had since ...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:38am
  • An exuberant mood ruled the 14th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 12-16 in Homer. The public readings crackled with enthusiasm. The radiant weather didn’t hurt, either. This year 127 attendees shared the power of the written and spoken word, and the inspiring camaraderie of those who ...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:32am
  • ‘Shore: Homer’ closes with Friday show...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:06am
  • Next weekend is the summer solstice. The appropriate audio accompaniment to all that daylight is the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, slated for June 18-21 in the Kenai Peninsula’s smallest city. The festival is a chance for residents, visitors and musicians of diverse genres to glory in m...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:03am
  • Yikes. I was in Bellingham for six days.  I thought that six days wouldn’t be significant. That my garden wouldn’t miss me. Wrong.  People, you need to do mindful watering. You need to look at your plants. You need to assess their needs. You need to THINK. ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:00am

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