Homer Features

  • OK, first let’s get the obvious question out of the way. What do men — and women — wear under their kilts at the Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland Games? If you were one of about 450 people who watched the 30 athletes compete at Karen Hornaday Park last Saturday, the way those kilts swirled about...

    Tue, 07/09/2013 - 11:38am
  • With so much boat traffic in and out of the Homer Harbor, it’s easy to think the harbor is all about fishing. Not true. The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies’ twice-daily Creatures of the Dock tour offers an hour with a naturalist to learn about the intertidal life existing in the harbor. The P...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:58pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 207 W. Pioneer Ave. New work by Liz Bowen 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:19pm
  • Often happening near the Fourth of July weekend, First Fridays in July tend to be the busiest of the year’s monthly art openings. Visitors and residents can count on seeing a diverse selection of art, and this July First Friday is no exception....

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:17pm
  • A three-part artist inspiration series starts 7 p.m. Monday at the Wynn Nature Center, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Drive. Sponsored by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, artist, naturalist and art educator Lori Jenkins facilitates “Take It Outside,” a discussion into issues such as creativity, in...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:15pm
  • The Pratt Museum holds two talks by writers this month. From 5 to 7 p.m. July 12, Jean Meaux speaks and shows a slideshow for her anthology, “In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of Travelers’ Tales, 1879-1909.” Meaux has complied a collection of 27 narratives by the men and women who helped sha...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:14pm
  • Old Songs Productions returns with what director Sally Oberstein calls “a ridiculous medley of all-new hysterical skits” that show what happens when television favorites collide with Homer talents. The production  opens 7 p.m. July 10 at Alice’s Champagne Palace and runs 7-10 p.m. every W...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:14pm
  • Visitors to Seldovia for Fourth of July can catch a new exhibit of Alaska dolls at the Seldovia Museum. “When I Remember, I Make a Doll” shows 23 dolls from the collection of Gert Seekins of Homer, and feature dolls from Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Inupiaq artists. The dolls are made largely from nat...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:14pm
  • So there I am, my friend has asked me about his honeysuckle that has three live leaves. It was planted six inches from the wall of his house probably 30 years ago by a former owner. It needs to go. Now. I suggest this. Emphatically. I can read his face — who couldn’t? He does not want to cut it ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:13pm
  • A national holiday on Thursday? That is like so Thanksgiving, but there you go. This year, we celebrate the Fourth of July on Thursday. You know what that means. Just like in November, a lot of people will be calling in sick Friday — if they even have to work at all. Thanks to the miracle of cell ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:30pm

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