Homer Features

  • The Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday on Hazel Avenue, the street that runs by the Homer Public Library and north of Safeway. The Street Faire includes art, crafts, food, music, storytelling and more. The featured performance is by Roger Lusby, an award-winning New Ze...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:59pm
  • Ptarmigan Arts supports its scholarship fund with a Scholarship Sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in front of the gallery on Pioneer Avenue. This is a chance to get some high quality art for a very good price while supporting the scholarship fund. All proceeds from the sale go toward the Pt...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:58pm
  • The Super Saturated Sugar Strings holds a CD-release concert for its new album, “Heart Shaped Leaves,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Based in Anchorage, the group describes itself as “a high-energy, harmonious blend of piano, violin, cello, guitar, and odd percussion, crea...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:58pm
  • Filmmakers Wendy Erd and Peter Kaufmann present “Stories from a Stone Land,” a community based film about a village of Hmong people, at 7:30 p.m. today at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Filmed in Ha Giang, a mountainous province on the border between Vietnam and China, the 30-minute film looks at t...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:58pm
  • Jim Varsos, better known as “ Hobo Jim,” has captured audiences all over the world with his collection of Alaskana-flavored guitar and storytelling performances. Alaska’s iconic singer-songwriter and official state balladeer is back in Homer, playing two family-friendly shows every Tuesday and...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:57pm
  • By McKibben JackinskyStaff writerWith work already begun on a new harbormaster office, the future of the existing one is uncertain. (See related story, page 1.)“If you want my two cents, this building needs to be removed and we should create parking in this area… until a higher and better use co...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:19pm
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    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:03pm
  • A recent article in Slate magazine reported that the Associated Press has begun using robots to write business stories on corporate quarterly earnings. Well, the stories aren’t written by actual robots, but a computer software program called Wordsmith. Many corporations already have replaced human...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:00pm
  • Birds! Hummingbirds to be exact. Never ever have we had them stay around like this. Usually we catch a glimpse and are delighted, but this season they are here for the long haul. We have even heard them “talking” to each other — they sound like a cartoon bird. We have at least a pair and maybe...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 2:32pm
  • Not that the Betster actually saw it, but observant citizens reported that last weekend tents covered every square foot of beach above the high-tide line on the Spit. A campfire haze circled Kachemak Bay from Point Pogibshi to Bluff Point, which probably had some homesick Californians pining for LA....

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:46pm

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