Homer Features

  • Build week for the 10th annual Burning Basket, “Enjoy,” starts Sept. 8 and runs noon to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 14 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. Help create a community interactive art work that is an outdoor basket sculpture and labyrinth. The basket of remembrance and unburdening is of...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:44pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts offers several opportunities for after-school learning. ArtQuest art classes for ages 10 to 18 start Sept. 9 and are held 3:45-5:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday afternoons, with the first session Sept. 9 to Oct. 16. Starting Sept. 12 is TheatreShakes, a youth-teen theater ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:43pm
  • Kachemak Bay Campus offers several art and writing classes this fall. Jean Steele teaches a 15-week ceramics class. Asia Freeman teaches beginning drawing and Michael Walsh teaches art appreciation. Poet Erin Hollowell teaches a five-week poetry writing workshop and writer Rich Chiappone an online f...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:43pm
  • You can tell a lot about an author by the books in his or her library. Along one wall of Jim Rearden’s office in his home, Sprucewood, he has an almost complete run of Alaska Magazine. Another row of bookshelves holds an Alaskana library that would make any sourdough envious. The titles reflect hi...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:42pm
  • Egad! Methinks it has been a whole month since I last talked to you. There is much to be said, put down your gardening tools and have a read. Add a cup to tea to that scenario.  Everything about this gardening season has been interesting. And odd....

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:40pm
  • If you built a raft with a big sea anchor and pushed off from Point Pogibshi, you’d drift east along Kachemak Bay on the south shore, turn left at the Homer Spit and eventually circle around the north shore and go west toward Bluff Point, spinning back around in a big gyre.  Or, maybe not. Yo...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:14pm
  • You know why it rains in August? That’s so when students go back to school with their new clothes and carefully arranged coiffures, Ma Nature just dumps on them and ruins the back-to-school look. The universe has it in for teenagers, especially for kids just starting high school. There you are, he...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:49pm
  • Call them what you will — privies, johns, earth closets, the shack out back or nooshniks if you live in Ninilchik — outhouses are an Alaska tradition. Equipped with a candle to brighten winter’s darkness, a Styrofoam seat positioned for maximum warmth, a little reading material, an open door t...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:14pm
  • If you did a web search on “photos of icky fall colors” on local social media pages, your eyes would blur at the thousands of images flashing by. You don’t need the Betster to chronicle the subtle shift in Homer seasons, not when hundreds of citizen photographers stand ready with cell phone ca...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:46pm
  • A weekend featuring ukulele performers, workshops and concerts is Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Homer. Sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts and Bunnell Street Arts Center, the weekend starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at HCOA with a concert by the Hawaiian Serenaders, teachers and performers from Maui. Hawaiian a...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:41pm

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