Homer Features

  • Started in 1987, and held in locations as diverse as Heath Street and even Homer High School, the Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire once again is held at its current location on Hazel Avenue, offering a day of arts and crafts vendors, food booths, activities and music. Now in its fourth year at...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:59pm
  • Along with the Spit Run, the Ninilchik Rodeo and the Kenai Peninsula Fair, one of the lower peninsula’s most venerable summer traditions is back in its 34th year — KBBI Public Radio’s annual Concert on the Lawn. As old as the station itself, Concert on the Lawn  started in the station’s...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:23pm
  • “You can’t see the forest for the trees” is a great description for what happens when you live in a place for long. The day-to-day stuff gets so distracting you don’t see the eagle nest on the Spit, the sea otter bobbing on the bay or the eagle outside your car window as it glides beside the...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:11pm
  • The other day the Betster noticed a large, saucer shaped cloud hovering over Homer. Sometimes a cloud is just a cloud, but sometimes clouds are cleverly disguised alien mother ships, particularly if saucer shaped. This would explain a lot, because apparently half of Homer has been abducted by aliens...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 3:55pm
  • This is proving to be an astounding growing season. The vegetable garden is producing with a single-minded purpose — to fill our freezer.  I have top-dressed (added a thin layer of feeding mulch) once and the plants have responded with gusto. I won’t do this again this season. I am leaving ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 3:26pm
  • Acoustic folk singers John Craigie and Leigh Jones perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at K Bay Caffé. Admission is $10. A touring folk singer, Craigie also is a songwriter and story teller. His themes range from social commentary to personal empowerment, political satire and modern love. He has traveled arou...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:45pm
  • Registration is now being held for an art workshop with visiting artist and abstract painter, Rebecca Crowell, to be held Aug. 9-11 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. Crowell will focus on methods of building up abstract paintings in layers, using cold wax medium, tube paint, powdered pigments and other me...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:44pm
  • Well-known landscape artist Byron Birdsall visits the Art Shop Gallery from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. He shows new originals in his collection, “Homer Again, Homer Again, Jiggety-Jig.” The gallery also has current, older and vintage prints by Birdsall.  The Art Shop Gallery is at 202 W. Pioneer...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:43pm
  • The latest play in Pier One Theatre’s summer season opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the theater on the Homer Spit. It also plays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday July 18, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, and Aug. 1, 4 and 9.  Also showing this week is the second run of “Clean House,” showing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday a...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:43pm
  • “We Can’t Eat Gold,” a film about the proposed Pebble mine and its potential impact on Bristol Bay salmon runs and the people of the region, premieres in Homer at 3 p.m. today at Pioneer Hall, Kachemak Bay Campus....

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:42pm

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