Homer Features

  • Think “garden,” think flowers or vegetables or grasses or trees. Think sweeping landscaped areas or a single pot of flowers. Think acres or a tiny balcony.  Gardens are all that and more. The Homer Garden Club’s seventh annual Gardeners’ Weekend is a good way to see multiple meanings fo...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:07pm
  • Whether you’re a wannabe gardener wondering where to start, a gardener with many years in the soil, a visitor wanting an informative, humorous, beautiful look at the northland from a gardener’s perspective or just someone in search of an entertaining read, “There’s a Moose in My Garden — D...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:48pm
  • What with all this road construction and utility work, the Betster hasn’t had so much fun driving since the summer years ago when yours truly took Driver’s Ed at Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Fla. The Betster still remembers fondly the gruff coach who rode shotgun, big foot always ready to j...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:39pm
  • Warm weather brought out the shorts and sandals at the Homer Council on the Arts annual Street Faire on Saturday....

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:48pm
  • The Kenaitze Indian Tribe seeks requests for proposals for art concepts for design, fabrication and installation of a suspended art work at its new Dena’ina Wellness Center, currently under construction in Kenai. The RFP is open to all artists, and members of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Alaska Nati...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:44pm
  • Former Homer artist and writer Debi Bodett has issued an open invitation for friends of Jack Epperson to submit stories to an anthology she is putting together titled “The Collective.” When Bodett heard of Epperson’s recent passing, she said she found herself thinking, “Someone should write ...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:43pm
  • Alaska author Don Rearden signs his novel, “Raven’s Gift,” from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday at the Homer Bookstore. The dark and powerful tale is a survival story set in Alaska in the wake of a flu pandemic. Rearden was recently featured on “Talk of Alaska,” discussing his years growing up in south...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:42pm
  • Artists Jon and Jona Van Zyle visit the Art Shop Gallery from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Part of its annual Alaskan Summer Artist series, Jon Van Zyle shows new posters and there will be some surprises from Jona Van Zyle. The Art Shop Gallery is at 202 W. Pioneer Ave....

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:41pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with a Garden Party fundraiser at the former Fritz Creek Gardens, Mile 8.5 East End Road, with music by the Arete Trio. Tickets are $30 and include hors d’oeuvres and champagne. The Madison String Quartet performs 7...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:40pm
  • Homer writer Tom Kizzia’s “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” works as something of a Rorschach test. What the reader sees in the story of the Pilgrim family’s Bush experience might reflect the reader’s own expectations of Alaska. The book cou...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:35pm

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