Homer Features

  • 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
  • About this time of year, Homerites fall into outerwear confusion. One day it can be sunny and warm, with just a light jacket or sweater needed to brave the fall air. Another day it can be blowing rain sideways followed by blowing leaves sideways, but with sunny skies. Rain gear? Wool jacket? Gloves ...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:59am
  • Homer area artists can join the Homer Council on the Arts online Artist Registry. Artists can join the registry so the public can find their work. To register or view the registry, go to registry.homerart.org....

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:25am
  • Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge owner and author Michael McBride has written and had published “The Last Wilderness: Alaska’s Rugged Coast,” a memoir about living and raising a family at his lodge in China Poot Bay. With his wife, Diana McBride, he has lived at the lodge for almost 50 years. The...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:25am
  • Nina Faust, a retired Homer High School teacher, has published “Alpaca Relaxation Guide,” a book that offers advice for humans from the alpaca point of view. Faust started training and working with alpacas 10 years ago. The book includes 50 pages of color photos. She describes the book as offeri...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:23am
  • Five years ago when the Homer News checked in with Mica Thomas, the Homer-grown theater artist, he spoke of the work he’s been doing with Quixotic, a Kansas City, Mo., performance troupe. Thomas, the group’s associate artistic director, said Quixotic had been trying to build up its foundation so...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:21am
  • Combining his Boston roots with his love of running, Homer resident Mike Illg is aiming for a prize more important than crossing the finish line. The community is invited to join Illg in his cause: raising funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. His goal is $4,000 to help researchers find a cur...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:37pm
  • The on-going impasse in Washington, D.C., that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of federal workers being furloughed is imperiling the Bering Sea king crab fishery and the profits it may generate for fishermen. The fishery is slated to open Oct. 15....

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:37am
  • Yet another Alaska reality TV show washes up on the airwaves. Starting Sunday on TLC is “Alaskan Women Looking for Love,” about six Alaska women who head south to Miami Beach looking for goods that aren’t odd.  “Faced with men consumed by fishing and hunting, often sporting long hair an...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:37am
  • What began years ago as bedtime stories he made up for his two oldest children — Yarrow, now 36, and North, now 34 — have become the basis for what author Bumppo Bremicker is anticipating will be a six-part series, beginning with “Everlasting and The Great River — Adventures of an Alaskan De...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:28am

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