Homer Features

  • Moose have trampled on its art. Vandals have stolen and trashed works. Some sculptures have been left in place, slowly returning back to the earth. Since 1994, Facing the Elements has merged art and nature on the Pratt Museum’s Forest Trail, testing creative ingenuity and inspiring imaginations. T...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 5:02pm
  • “The More You Know,” a variety show by Pier One Youth Theatre skills camp students, opens this week. Directed by Casey Parrett, Adella Sundmark and Heather (Reichenberg) Benz, it shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the theater on the Spit. Admission is $10 adults, with tick...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:27pm
  • Homer poet Jo Going won third place in the poetry category for her poem “Il Pointe” in the F Magazine statewide F’air Words writing competition. Winning pieces are published in F Magazine, available at local stores or online at fhideout.org/store....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:27pm
  • The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies seeks artists for its “S.O.S.” marine debris art show. “Debris Dangles: From Marine Debris to Strands of Home from the Sea Art Project” invites artists to create art from selected bags of marine debris collected from Alaska beaches. Each artist will rec...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:24pm
  • Sitting on a toy store shelf, a yo-yo is nothing but wood and string. In the hands of Julius, the yo-yo guy, that simple toy comes alive, making it a bit harder to describe, but a whole lot of fun to watch....

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 4:23pm
  • More than 45 years in Alaska has given Bill Richardson plenty of life experience — from pilot to fisherman, teacher to computer tech, businessman to sailor. He’s lived in Homer, Seldovia, Kodiak and Juneau, to name a few. As he settled into retirement in Anchor Point, Richardson decided to try s...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:53pm
  • Here in Betsterland we run into a contradiction every summer: The more stuff that happens, the less space we have to write about it. Galleries, restaurants and bars have so much happening they of course want bigger and better ads on the primo Best Bets page. More ads, less Betster. Hey, it pays the ...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:45pm
  • Several years ago, realizing that the fairgrounds was much more than “the Ninilchik Fair” and wanting to play a much more supportive role on the Kenai Peninsula as whole, the fair board rewrote its mission statement to be sure it included the entire Kenai Peninsula. ...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:56pm
  • The iris setosa (our native iris) thrives in a very boggy area of the garden. There are even marsh marigolds tucked in among them. Whenever I am mucking around in there I think back to the adult mink that paid a visit to our garden six years ago, and I start to wonder if it, or a relative, is lurkin...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:29pm
  • Based on the number of people with reddish tints to their faces around town, not all of you listened to the Betster’s advice last week regarding the rare event of continued sunshine. The Betster expected that mentioning an awesome stretch of clear summer weather would curse the weather and bring r...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:22pm

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