Homer Features

  • Homer and Pueblo, Colo., writer Donna Mack reads from and does a signing of her first novel, “Whispered Secrets Whispered Prayers” at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Homer Public Library. Mack also presents a brief history of the Germans from Russia (from an area now known as Ukraine) who settled the Amer...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:16pm
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $300,000 grant to the Pratt Museum to implement its “People and Place” exhibition in the new museum, museum director Diane Converse said in a press release on July 23. The grant supports design and fabrication of the exhibit, “Living Communit...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:16pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Avenue Black and white, photography by Taz Tally and glass work by Nancy Wise 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception Taz Tally shows a new black-and-white photograph, “Sadie’s Cloud.” Nancy Wise shows glass work honoring ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:09pm
  • Picture Alaska, a constant presence on Pioneer Avenue for First Friday art openings, announced this week that after 24 years the store will be closing. The Upstairs Boutique, a clothing store upstairs in the gallery, also closes, owners Lynda and Howard Reed announced. Homer Art & Frame, a compa...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:08pm
  • Hold this growing season close to your heart. Treat it like a treasure to be taken from its cache in the depths of January and lovingly remembered. This is truly a glorious summer.  That said, the slugs are here. I have long resisted the wholesale killing of these mollusks; after all I have cre...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:49pm
  • One has only to look as far as the Homer Garden Club for a definition of “perennial.” The club’s roots can be found in a letter written to local gardener Shirley Forquer from Lois Schneyer in February 1984. It has been growing ever since....

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:27pm
  • Visitors to the annual Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire on Hazel Avenue enjoyed sunshine, music, arts and crafts last Saturday....

    Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:30am
  • Have you noticed how some Alaskans like to drive glossy black trucks with tinted windows, jacked up tires and not a hint of chrome. The Betster gets that no-chrome thing. Chrome can be a pain to polish. Big, black truck are part of the tactical trend — you know, silver is the new black. You don’...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:25pm
  • Most everyone knows the story of the naming of Homer, and how in April 1896, 50 men and one woman, Della Banks, came with the Alaska Gold Mining Company and settled on the Homer Spit. Needing a name for a post office, the crew decided to name it after Homer Pennock, one of the group. Not as well kno...

    Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:25pm
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    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:02pm

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