Homer Features

  • 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
  • While there is no First Friday reception, Anchor Point artist Gary Sheridan will visit Cosmic Kitchen from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday for the opening of a show at the Pioneer Avenue restaurant, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Sheridan shows art in a variety of media, including photography....

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:15pm
  • To kick off the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, “On the Wing,” a musical celebration of birds, holds its 10th annual performance at 8 p.m. May 9 at the Homer Theatre. Organized by musician Sunrise Sjoeberg with support from the Sourdough Bakery, the evening features original bird po...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:14pm
  • In the grand arc of Mark Robinson’s teaching and musical career, Johannes Brahms’ “Requiem” serves as a personal touchstone from singing it at age 15 in high school choir to conducting it in a new performance this week. “It’s a long history for me personally,” Robinson said of the chor...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:12pm

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