Homer Features

  • It’s a day to remember. In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, Major General John A. Logan issued an order: Every May 30 would be a day to commemorate the fallen Civil War soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers – and so began Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day. One flowe...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:24pm
  • The popular Alaska folk band, Blackwater Railroad Company, is coming back to Homer, but this time, they’re only playing for a select crowd. On May 27, the Homer R.E.C. Room will host a teens-only concert with the Seward-based band for ages 12-20 at the Pratt Museum. The concert will help sponsor ...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:19pm
  • Here’s the thing about living in a magical place people pay lots of money to visit. Sometimes we work so dang hard trying to make a living that we don’t have the time to appreciate Homer. I think doctors call this “Carpe diem deficit disorder.” You’re supposed to seize the day and we’re ...

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:11am
  • Writers invited to submit works for June production Performance artist Emily Johnson seeks poetry, prose, short stories, songs and spoken word pieces for her project, "Shore.

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:55am
  • As romance writers go, Jennifer Bernard said she still thinks of herself as a newbie - even though she has published six novels, three novellas and a short story in three years. That's faster than some Homer boat builders crank out skiffs.

    Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:54am
  • Paul Banks Elementary School held its Art Extravaganza last Friday, with displays of art, music and hands-on project. ...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 1:00pm
  • A  red squirrel splitting open a nut. A giant Pacific octopus nestled in the tide. Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival featured artist Kim McNett’s art revolves around the ecosystem, and each creature’s place within it.  She takes great pride in her realistic depictions of fungi or nudibra...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:31am
  • Take six musicians who have played everything from Cajun to classical to blues, add original compositions by Homer’s boogie-woogie piano guy Johnny B, and mix with Alaska videos by Daniel Zatz and you have “Wild Mountains Bright Water.” Featuring the Devils Club Orchestra, the show is one of t...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:24am
  • After decades living in Homer, the Betster can finally admit it. Yours truly has succumbed to birder fever. Consider the evidence: bird nerd sweatshirt by Amanda Brannon, two pairs of binoculars and a spotting scope kept in the Betsterbaru, seven bird guides on the shelf and checklists for the last ...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:10am
  • Busy. This is the point in the gardening season that so much happens at once. We have had a long spring, very unusual, and the extra days have been a boon to say the least. Nevertheless, there is much to be done. For those of you with a career and/or families now is the time to pick your battles. Pr...

    Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:59am

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