Homer Features

  • Last Thursday the Betster took a photo safari looking for sandhill cranes at Beluga Slough. The B. got a solid tip that cranes had been seen at 11 p.m. last Wednesday, right on time for Earth Day. Out in the grass about 70 greater white-fronted geese waddled around feeding on whatever geese feed on ...

    Thu, 04/30/2015 - 8:38am
  • Acclaimed improv group The Second City performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mariner Theatre. Started in 1959 in Chicago, The Second City has become famous for launching the careers of comedians like John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Dan Akroyd, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. “The Best of the Se...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:53pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts board of directors has hired a new executive director, Peggy Paver of Ashland, Ore., and a new operations and programs coordinator, Austin Parkhill of Barrow.  Parkhill arrives in Homer in June to work with current director Gail Edgerly before she leaves. Parkhill ...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:52pm
  • With KBBI’s Concert on the Lawn and Homer Council on the Arts Street Fair taking a break this summer, the season’s big festival will be the Kachemak Bay Celt Fest, held June 19-20 at Karen Hornaday Park. The event kicks off with a performance by Celtic music group Tempest at 7 p.m. June 19 and c...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:49pm
  • “On the Wing,” Homer’s annual celebration of birds and spring through poetry and music, starts off the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival at 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the Homer Theatre. With an all-ages roster, performers range from elder poet Nancy Levinson to Fireweed Academy kindergarteners. Sunrise ...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:48pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Collages by Guitta Corey 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Artist Guitta Corey shows her new work.   Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Shaping Alaska, art by Sarah Be...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:46pm
  • May’s First Friday includes one of the livelier openings, when the students of Paul Banks Elementary School hold their annual Art Extravaganza. These young artists take their work seriously, and have even written artists statements. The event includes refreshments, live music and a silent auction ...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:15pm
  • Red king crab fishermen in Nome parked their snowmachines today after a record harvest of around 95,000 pounds. That eclipses the previous record harvest of 62,000 pounds set in 2013 and is 12 times the long-term average of 6,900 pounds. The winter fishery takes place through the ice, and people rid...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:31am
  • Just when you think the world might be getting back to normal, shazam, things have to go all topsy turvy on us. Not that the Betster has found a thorough definition of “normal,” and certainly not in Alaska. Your actual mileage may differ. How’s this: Normal in Alaska means that at least for on...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:06pm
  • Earlier this month for First Friday, visual artists had their moment with receptions honoring their work for the annual Jubilee arts celebration. Art work for students in grades kindergarten through high school remains on exhibit at the Homer Council on the Arts, the Pratt Museum and in the South Pe...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:04pm

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