Homer Features

  • After several years of Bunnell Street Arts Center artist residencies, the concept has evolved into a simple but elegant concept. Invite an artist to stay in one of the Old Inlet Trading Post apartments. Give them a corner of the gallery to set up a studio. Let them enjoy life in a small arts town wi...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:55pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News Homer’s centennial celebration started off with hundreds of spectators turned out to watch $3,000 worth of fireworks above Bishop’s Beach on Oct. 3 and was followed by a potluck at the Homer Elks Lodge on Oct. 4, with slideshow by Homer historian and author Janet K...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:06pm
  • Those of you who grow apples have scoffed at my columnar apple tree. It has been said that it isn’t a “real” apple tree. But, in my defense, it has served a purpose: I have been able to say, yes, I have an apple tree. The fact is that I don’t want an apple tree. The only thing I like about ...

    Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:06pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Sylvia Thompson was about a month away from celebrating her 100th birthday, just as the city of Homer was also getting ready to celebrate its centennial. Thompson was born on Nov. 12, 1896, in Middleport, N.Y., the same year William McKinley was elected president an...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10pm
  • Sound sleepers might miss early morning displays of the northern lights, but if you have a dog that wakes you up at night or find yourself awake, with luck you might just catch one of the glories of the north. Look anytime the sky is dark....

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10pm
  • As we toil here at Homer News election central into the wee dark hours of the morning, the long night holds promise. OK, yeah, we won’t have to cover elections until the big “Homer reacts” story in November, but never mind that. We’re talking northern lights....

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:19pm
  • Women of the World perform...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:18pm
  • It might be October and well beyond the end of the summer tourist season, but First Friday this month promises to be lively — if a bit morbid — with group shows at the Homer Council on the Arts and the Pratt Museum. Individual artists also show their work. Topping off the list is a reception for...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:18pm
  • Surprise, Homerites. If you thought you could pop into your Subaru and dash to work this week, oops. We have now entered Vehicle Ice Scraping Season. Some people call this “fall,” but we know better. Now is the time when we must allow 5 minutes in the morning to scrape ice off our windshields. T...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 2:03pm
  • ‘Rubber Ducky’ shows Friday Local filmmaker Silas Firth and Standing Tide Productions holds the world premiere of his short film, “Rubber Ducky,” at 5 p.m. Friday at the Homer Theatre. Admission is free. On his website, Firth said the film is “about the innocence and beauty of childhood in...

    Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:25pm

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