Homer Features

  • You know why it rains in August? That’s so when students go back to school with their new clothes and carefully arranged coiffures, Ma Nature just dumps on them and ruins the back-to-school look. The universe has it in for teenagers, especially for kids just starting high school. There you are, he...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:49pm
  • Call them what you will — privies, johns, earth closets, the shack out back or nooshniks if you live in Ninilchik — outhouses are an Alaska tradition. Equipped with a candle to brighten winter’s darkness, a Styrofoam seat positioned for maximum warmth, a little reading material, an open door t...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:14pm
  • If you did a web search on “photos of icky fall colors” on local social media pages, your eyes would blur at the thousands of images flashing by. You don’t need the Betster to chronicle the subtle shift in Homer seasons, not when hundreds of citizen photographers stand ready with cell phone ca...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:46pm
  • A weekend featuring ukulele performers, workshops and concerts is Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Homer. Sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts and Bunnell Street Arts Center, the weekend starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at HCOA with a concert by the Hawaiian Serenaders, teachers and performers from Maui. Hawaiian a...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:41pm
  • The Dirty River Ramblers perform at several venues in Ninilchik and Homer. With Homer-grown musician Josh Krohn on fiddle and banjo, the Dirty River Ramblers play at noon Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik. At 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday they also play ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Men in the North Pacific” plays at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Pier One Theatre. Based on the research, interviews and writing of University of Alaska Fairbanks doctorate student Emilie Springer, the readings tell the stories of Alaska fishermen and fishing. Springer grew up fishing with her family on th...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:40pm
  • For its last play of the season, Pier One Theatre presents a modern adaptation of Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid.” Adapted by Tracy Young and Oded Gross, with music by Paul James Prendergast, the play features an old man, Argan (played by Ken Landfield), who is deciding the fates (marriage o...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:39pm
  • The Roustabout Circus performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Christian Community Church on Bartlett Street. The circus has been conducting student workshops this week. Admission is by “pass the hat” donation....

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:39pm
  • In the controlled, deliberate science of an archaeological excavation, field workers gently uncover the past. Using trowels and digging in 1-meter-by-1-meter squares, they scrape back the soil in layers centimeters thick. A half-inch at a time, the dirt and dust of decades gets uncovered. ...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 2:38pm
  • Homer writer Tom Kizzia’s new nonfiction book about the Papa Pilgrim family, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness,” has made the New York Times hardcover nonfiction list. For the Aug. 11 issue, it is listed at number 17, reflecting sales through July 27. It also is listed at number 9 on the Pacific Northwe...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 7:07pm

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