Homer Features

  • Sticks and stones may break your bones, but when it comes to nature inspired art, they do something else: bring two artists together. The title of a collaborative exhibit showing this month at Ptarmigan Arts, it's also the media Homer artists Deb Lowney and Dan Fischer use independently and together...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:23pm
  • (Editor's Note: For 20 years Rosemary Fitzpatrick encouraged area gardeners in her column in the Homer News, the Kachemak Gardener. She took a break, but is back this year with one goal in mind: to help you realize your gardening dreams.) Have you been thinking about planting a garden but don't get ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:39pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released an extensive look at the salmon season just passed mixed with a peek at the one coming up. The state is predicting a bumper salmon crop next year in terms of numbers, with a total catch expected to be about 179 million fish, an increase of 30 perce...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:18pm
  • Have you noticed this month how every date in March falls on the same day of the week as in February? Feb. 1? A Friday. March 1? A Friday. It will go on like this until March 29 to 31, of course, seeing as how February only had 28 days. Except for Leap Year, February is a sensible month that can be ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:46pm
  • Like a lot of Homer history, the origins of the St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt are shrouded in mystery. This isn't an organized fundraiser where a bookkeeper holds meticulous accounts and an organizing committee records everything. Actually, said current organizer Cindy Burns, manager of Alice's ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:44pm
  • Singer-songwriter Emma Hill and longtime band mate Bryan Daste release their fourth full-length album, "The Black And Wretched Blue," this month in an Alaska tour. The official release is March 15 at Out North Theatre in Anchorage, but the duo perform music from their new album in a statewide tour, ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:41pm
  • in 'Power of Youth' contest Two Homer students are finalists in F Magazine's "Power of Youth" statewide student art and writing competition. Homer High School student Molly Mitchell is a finalist in both the writing and art categories and Homer Middle School student Audrey Russell is a finalist in t...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:39pm
  • Lies, two-headed boys and hope. Out of the shared experience of Tim O'Brien's Big Read book, "The Things They Carried," Homer readers received those odd gifts from a visit last week by the writer himself. Thursday night, high school and college students and local writers attended a master class by O...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:31pm
  • Two Homer students are finalists in F Magazine's "Power of Youth" statewide student art and writing competition. Homer High School student Molly Mitchell is a finalist in both the writing and art categories and Homer Middle School student Audrey Russell is a finalist in the writing...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:57am
  • The Bering Sea opilio crab season appears to be on track to be wrapped up in an average amount of time, despite tales from fishermen still on the grounds and returning crew members about very slow fishing or multitudes of undersized crab. Deckhands reporting back to Homer have told stories of fishin...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:31pm

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