Homer Features

  • Marimba Madness slated for Saturday at Elks Lodge Homer’s annual celebration of African marimba music returns with four bands performing this Saturday at the Homer Elks Lodge. A fundraiser for the Homer Council on the Arts, new for this year is a Homer youth group...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:57am
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Photography by Lauren Semivan 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:57am
  • One of Homer’s most revered elder artists, R.W. “Toby” Tyler, gets some special attention in a show opening Friday at Ptarmigan Arts. “Surprises from Toby’s Attic” features treasures from a career dating back to 1961 in Homer, when Tyler opened the 8x10 Studio in a historic log building ...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:52am
  • News outlets have been offering conflicting reports about what to expect for next season’s salmon prices in recent days, with fisheries reporter Laine Welch saying in the Alaska Dispatch News that things do not look good and Seafoodnews.com run by John Sackton saying they do. Sackton reported Tues...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:22am
  • Happy birthday on Feb. 29 to Lord Byron, Gioacchino Rossini, Dinah Shore, Tempest Storm, Ja Rule and Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd  Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William  Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschleg...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:15am
  • ‘Living Alaska’ opens  Friday at Pratt “Living Alaska: A Decade of Collecting Contemporary Arts for Alaska Museums” opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Pratt Museum.  Curated by Sven Haakanson Jr., the exhibit opened Nov. 6 at the An...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:14am
  • When the Homer Council on the Arts put out a call for this month’s show, “Work = Art,” director Peggy Paver said at first she thought the art that came in might represent the craft side of creation. “When the idea first started being bandied about, it was the logical choice of where you migh...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:02am
  • So here it is Sunday evening at elevation 396 feet. I spent the afternoon shaking almost two feet of wet, heavy snow off shrubs. I know, I should have been wearing a hair shirt. This activity felt like penance for loving challenging kinds of ornamental plants.  But love them I do, and shake off...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:28am
  • Commercial fishing vessels under 36 feet operating more than 3 miles from shore will be required to have a life raft as of Feb. 26, in addition to the mandatory dockside safety exam. The rule requires approved survival craft that ensures no part of a person’s body is in the water. It is an expensi...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:23am
  • Are there any sociology graduate students out there looking for a dissertation topic? Oh brilliant minds, if you haven’t figured it out by now, small towns can be fertile ground for research. And Homer? Holy doctorate, we’re like potatoes to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough....

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:01am

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