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  • Lions, tigers and horses? Oh my! Last month's opera, "Aida" is supposed to have animals from the region, elephants, giraffes, etc., in the Triumphful March. I was expecting the same from the Met, but it had horses, just horses. What a let down. I love horses, so the Met redeemed themselves to some e...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:42pm
  • It began and ended with a murder of crows.Wait -- I don't mean "murder" as in killing crows, but "murder" as in the traditional name for a group of crows. That kind of murder. Last Friday to Monday, from counting tidings of magpies to unkindnesses of ravens, I joined about 18 Homer area birders in t...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:30pm
  • You know how everyone says that modern social media is like way cool? On Facebook you can connect with old high school classmates, long lost relatives and people stalking you under made-up accounts. Seriously. The Betster read about this recently, where a woman got fired because she accepted a frien...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:07pm
  • Bunnell receives Allen Foundation grantFor the third year in a row, Bunnell Street Arts Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Washington-based Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The grant supports Bunnell’s Visual Arts Exhibition Program which showcases Alaska artists in monthly solo and ...

    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:49pm
  • Sunshine, slush, ice, rain, snow ... you name it, the 2013 Homer Winter Carnival had a little of everything. It also had plenty of fun, thanks to the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the sponsorship of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and a long list of volunteers who did everything from stopping traffic f...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:59pm
  • Notice the red color on this page? The words “love” and “Valentine’s Day”? Consider this fair warning that today might be a day those romantically involved won’t want to forget. The Betster gave ya a week’s notice already, so if you go home tonight with not even a bag of M&Ms, well...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:22pm
  • National publishers have recently published two new books by Homer authors. Beacon Press of Boston published last month scientist, poet and nonfiction writer Eva Saulitis’ “Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss Among Vanishing Orcas” (Beacon Press, Jan. 15, $26.95). A biologist wh...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:19pm
  • The United Cook Inlet Drift Association has once again filed suit against the federal government over management of the Cook Inlet salmon fishery.UCIDA and Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service over the decision to transfer control of the fishery from federal to...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:19pm
  • HCOA holds Quixotic fundraiserThe Homer Council on the Arts holds a fundraiser at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre for its fall show, Quixotic Fusion. Video selections of Quixotic performances will be shown. The fundraiser also includes live auction with items such as massages and meals at local re...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:33pm
  • The title of the Pratt Museum's new exhibit tells it all: "Encounters: Whales in Our Waters."And by "encounter," does the museum ever mean encounter.Not only does the exhibit include stories, trip logs and photographs of people's interactions with whales, it includes a 38-foot, fully articulated gra...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:32pm

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