Homer Features

  • The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival featured artists have much in common in their choice of subject — shorebirds, of course — but Mary Bee Kaufman, this year’s featured artist, stands out among them in one way: She’s the only featured artist to have an Alaska peak named after her.  It...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:13pm
  • Connections grad holds recital...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:12pm
  • It is cold. Really cold. So as I bundled up and reminded myself that I do indeed live at latitude 59 degrees north and that I have done so for 41 years by choice. Hence, I should not be surprised, or discouraged, or disappointed, or jealous of those gardeners who do not call the Last Frontier home. ...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 2:27pm
  • When angler James “Jimmie” Peeples of Chico, Calif., hooked into a 323.2-pound halibut last August, he and his fishing buddies “were amazed, flipping out,” he told the Homer News at the time. “I couldn’t believe it.” That day of fishing netted more than food for the freezer. It put Pee...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 2:11pm
  • The Kenai River Sportfishing Association has used elements of a recently released study about food security on the Kenai Peninsula to assert that commercial fishing should be curtailed in favor of sport and personal-use fishing. Not so fast, according to the one of the authors of th...

    Tue, 05/07/2013 - 5:55pm
  • Some nations celebrate the start of May with Beltane, the Celtic festival marking the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstices. Other countries consider May Day as labor day, the day to honor workers. In Homer, we get down and dirty the first Saturday of May with our annual ...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:28pm
  • You can tell it’s spring because the calendar now says May. Seriously. In some parts of the world people celebrate the month by torching off big bonfires. ...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:56pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 207 W. Pioneer Ave. New Work by Nancy Wise 5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception New to the Art Shop Gallery is glass artist Nancy Wise, who shows work she calls “fused recycled glass.” Her pieces combine recycled window and float glass with reactive dry ena...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:22pm
  • As hundreds of geese, dozens of cranes and a few shorebirds descended on Homer last weekend, and with the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival happening next week, it seems natural that this Friday’s art openings should feature art of birds and wildlife. Festival artist and naturalist MaryBee Kaufman h...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:19pm
  • Improvisational performer and teacher Martin Zeller offers a 5-hour improvisational theater workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 18 at the Art Barn, 1060 East End Road. The fee is $40 for the class. Zeller was the founder and director of Fresh Produce, an improv troupe, and was art...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:15pm

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