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  • Halloween — the time of year when dressing wacky is more than a Homer fashion statement, treats are more plentiful than scales on a salmon and scaring each other gets a laugh…hopefully. Schools and entire neighborhoods, youngsters and senior citizens, the U.S. Coast Guard and the local police de...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:43am
  • The small boat fleet got some bad, but not unexpected news that the Bairdi tanner crab fisheries in Kodiak, Chignik and the Alaska Peninsula will be closed for the 2014 season. The fisheries have been on a boom-and-bust cycle for years, with only two of the six Kodiak areas open last season, one of ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:22pm
  • You know how people these days get all harsh and rude, particularly on social media and the interwebs? Yeah, well, that’s Congress for ya. See? That’s mean and petty, isn’t it? Well, PRConsultants Group, a national public relations professional organization, wants to put a stop to that, at lea...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 10:49am
  • Writers and poets have until Nov. 20 to enter the 22nd annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest, sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts. The entry fee is $3 per submission for students K-12 and $5 per submission for adults. The contest is open to residents of the Kenai Peninsula. For entry guideli...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:39am
  • Artists, teachers and administrators interested in learning or refreshing skills as a teaching artist can take the Teaching Artist Training Academy 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Kachemak Bay Campus. Dancer Alison Marshal, the lead presenter, gives a key...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:38am
  • The Homer Council on the Arts seeks new and established performing artists for its Stepping Out show, to be held in January. Interested participants are invited to a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the HCOA offices, 355 W. Pioneer Ave. Directed by Jessica Williams, Stepping Out will showcase actors,...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:36am
  • Melissa Daubert, Bunnell Street Arts Center’s artist in residence for October and November, holds a free public workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bunnell. Visiting Homer from Cleveland, Ohio, through the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program, Daubert specializes in interactive sculpt...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:34am
  • The chords, familiar to many in the bar, drifted out over the audience who sat laughing and talking to each other. Several lifted glasses to drink as Richard King leaned into the microphone and crooned out the words to a classic Mexican song. “Besame, Besame mucho. Como te ama (sic) esta noche la ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:33am
  • Well, this is awkward. I have not done much in my garden since planting bulbs last week. Nary a weed has been pulled, and there are plenty out there.  I can’t clean my tools because there really is more to do. The Brussels sprouts are still hanging out. I know, I know they can stay out there ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:25am
  • When the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sedge left Homer in 2002, some thought that after more than 20 years the ghosts that haunted the trusty buoy tender every Halloween would go with them. Perhaps the spirits would bring new frights to the brave Nigerian sailors who received the ship after she was decom...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 8:56am

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