Homer Features

  • The Homer Public Library unveiled two new additions — one small in size and the other quite large — during the 10th birthday celebration of the current library building on Saturday, Sept. 17. Guests walking into the library to attend the event were greeted by the new Friends of the Homer Public ...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:24pm
  • Bones, feathers, porcupine needles, beads and other items covered the tables of Homer Flex’s workshop area as students and staff drilled, threaded and attached components of their art pieces. Melissa Shaginoff, the Kenai-raised artist facilitating the Sept. 8-9 “Objects of Importance” workshop...

    Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:55pm
  • Some of you seemed surprised recently when a big howling rainstorm blew in over town last week. Whoa! How did that happen? Well, it happened because a) it’s September in Alaska and b) also moose hunting season. The whole idea of moose hunting season seems to be to pick a time of the year when hunt...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:33pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 15 SMALL FRY STORYTIME 11:30 a.m.-noon, Homer Public Library ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS noon, 8 p.m. Hillas Building Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at noon and 8 p.m. Contact: 235-6822. DANCE FOR CONNECTION WITH KARA CLEMENS noon -1:15 p.m., Homer Council on the Arts Contact: HCOA, 235-4...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:33pm
  • After 13 years of picking interesting films for the Homer Documentary Film Festival at the Homer Theatre, owners Jamie and Lynette Sutton have dialed in their selection criteria: • “Is it well made movie?” Jamie Sutton said. • “Does it matter?” “The best documentary film festival north...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:21pm
  • The first time 13-year-old McKenzy Johnson took a shot at the Dall ram she missed. Though McKenzy, her father Doug Johnson, and a family friend stood 250 feet from the ram, the distance forced her to shoot from a steep 30-degree angle. The ram, busy head-butting rocks to show his dominance, was maki...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:05pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Homer Police Chief Dennis Oakland ended up in pursuit of a car thief when he was called to handle a disturbance at Smoky Bay Natural Food on Bartlett Street. An employee called about 8 a.m. to report that Richard Phelan caused problems and refused to leave the store. ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:05pm
  • Once again we enter our usual fall topsy-turvy universe. Some things seem to be going as planned. At the end of Labor Day, half the shops on the Spit closed. On the other hand, on Tuesday, the cruise ship Maasdam visited — and she’ll be back Sept. 20 for a final visit. Out on Beluga Slough, for ...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:05pm
  • Gallery director gives talk on Cuban art scene Wilfredo Benitez, executive director of Fundación Ludwig Gallery, Havana, Cuba, gives a slide talk on Cuba’s contemporary art scene at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The Ludwig Foundation is an autonomous and nongovernmental instituti...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:01pm
  • As Alaskans turn inward with the change of the season and the declining daylight hours, they sometimes ward off the darkness with two time tested hobbies: reading and art. Last winter, a group of central Kenai Peninsula artists came up with a twist on that plan. They would read for pleasure, discuss...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:01pm

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