Homer Features

  • After 13 years of picking interesting films for the Homer Documentary Film Festival at the Homer Theatre, owners Jamie and Lynette Sutton have dialed in their selection criteria: • “Is it well made movie?” Jamie Sutton said. • “Does it matter?” “The best documentary film festival north...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:21pm
  • The first time 13-year-old McKenzy Johnson took a shot at the Dall ram she missed. Though McKenzy, her father Doug Johnson, and a family friend stood 250 feet from the ram, the distance forced her to shoot from a steep 30-degree angle. The ram, busy head-butting rocks to show his dominance, was maki...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:05pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Homer Police Chief Dennis Oakland ended up in pursuit of a car thief when he was called to handle a disturbance at Smoky Bay Natural Food on Bartlett Street. An employee called about 8 a.m. to report that Richard Phelan caused problems and refused to leave the store. ...

    Wed, 09/14/2016 - 2:05pm
  • Once again we enter our usual fall topsy-turvy universe. Some things seem to be going as planned. At the end of Labor Day, half the shops on the Spit closed. On the other hand, on Tuesday, the cruise ship Maasdam visited — and she’ll be back Sept. 20 for a final visit. Out on Beluga Slough, for ...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:05pm
  • Gallery director gives talk on Cuban art scene Wilfredo Benitez, executive director of Fundación Ludwig Gallery, Havana, Cuba, gives a slide talk on Cuba’s contemporary art scene at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The Ludwig Foundation is an autonomous and nongovernmental instituti...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:01pm
  • As Alaskans turn inward with the change of the season and the declining daylight hours, they sometimes ward off the darkness with two time tested hobbies: reading and art. Last winter, a group of central Kenai Peninsula artists came up with a twist on that plan. They would read for pleasure, discuss...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:01pm
  • I went to a friends garden this week because she is frustrated with what she has going on. I truly think being overwhelmed by your garden is one of the main reasons people give up.   But this friend is ready to dig in (literally) and get things under control. She has very specific needs from he...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:41pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News A Minnesota angler won the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby with a 379-pound halibut. Jerry Meinders was visiting his son stationed at Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks and had never been halibut fishing before. On his fourth day of fishing, he reeled in the fish that end...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:40pm
  • The other night while hanging with visiting friends and relatives, the Betster had an awesome idea for a Best Bets column. Alas, despite carrying a pen and notepad, the Betster forgot to write down that thought. It came about from a conversation in which Aunt Ellen asked why Alaska roads had so few ...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:27pm
  • Many Alaska artists seek and find inspiration in nature. That’s the case for several shows opening for First Friday, but for one show, artists find another source for creative ideas: books. In “Inspired by Books,” opening at the Homer Council on the Arts, artists Karen Fogarty, Lily Huebsch, M...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:20pm

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