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  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Prints on steel by Taz Tally 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:14am
  • A few years ago, the late artist Gaye Wolfe organized ARTrageous August, an end-of-the summer celebration of art. While Homer no longer has a formal August art celebration, Wolfe’s spirit and idea lives on anyway with an ad-hoc occurrence of outrageous art this weekend, including Jazz is Back, Kar...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:11am
  • My, but I have been having fun this week. I needed to contact Janice Chumley, the integrated pest management technician at the Cooperative Extension Service office in Soldotna, not once but twice.  And here’s why: I noticed a very white woolly substance on a branch of one of the tatarian hone...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:00am
  • Less than 24 hours after the Homer City Council held its longest meeting in recent memory — 4 hours and 8 minutes, but who’s counting? — a 6.3 earthquake shook somewhere under Iliamna Volcano. The psychologist Carl Jung called this “synchronicity,” or an acausal connection between events....

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:44am
  • The first year of Salmonfest, the event formerly known as Salmonstock, promises the compelling combination of musical entertainment and salmon habitat conservation efforts that have drawn thousands to the Ninilchik Fairgrounds year after year. ...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:28am
  • OK, Besteroids, here’s something the Betster bets you didn’t know: This is National Moth Week. In celebration of that event, Shana Loshbaugh, area researcher and journalist and all-around awesome person (who has done more than her fair share this week to make sure you have a Homer News in your h...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:21am
  • Conrad Winslow, who grew up in Homer, was selected as one of only eight resident composers at the annual Mizzou International Composers Festival being held this week in Missouri. The festival started Monday and runs through Saturday. Winslow now lives in Brooklyn, N. Y. He will return to Homer ...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:45am
  • Artists needed to decorate buoys for Homer’s first halibut festival The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is inviting artists of all makes and media to add their personal touch to the first Homer Halibut Festival....

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:41am
  • What do you hear when the tide rushes in or deviously trickles out? A soothing change of pace? A familiar and eternal breath of ebb and flow? Our location, perched on Alaska’s wild coast, encourages creative interpretation in many ways. This creative flux inspires the Wild Shore Festival for New M...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:40am
  • Jade the Dog hunts red-backed voles in the perennial beds. Mayhem. Destruction. Fewer red-backed voles.      What a trade-off.  The vegetable garden is interesting this season. I thought this wonderful weather would be the answer to my ambitions. But “things” are strange. The...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:28am

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