Homer Features

  • Today, history will be made. Today, a northern region rich with oil and populated by cantankerous individuals votes on its independence. Aye or nay? Freedom or union? No, no, that’s not the Alaska Independence Party’s dream come true, but the Scottish independence referendum, when Scots decide i...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:33pm
  • Thirteen years ago evil men flew planes into tall buildings and changed our world. One plane of heroes fell from the sky. Towers fell. Thousands ran down the streets of lower Manhattan trying to escape dust and devastation.Two wars later, security alert after security alert, we muddle through this b...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:29am
  • Fresh Produce 2.0, Homer’s improvisational theater group, performs again at 6:30 p.m. Friday at K-Bay Caffé on Pioneer Avenue. Johnny Hamilton, Tara Schmidt, Peter Kaufmann and Martin Zeller perform. The show may include adult language and themes. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, with procee...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:48am
  • Build week for the 11th annual Burning Basket continues noon-8 p.m. daily through Saturday at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. On Sunday, this year’s basket, Grow, is presented to the community at 1 p.m. with a potluck at 6 p.m. The basket is then burned at sundown. A community interactive, imperma...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:32am
  • For most of August, the outside wall of Fat Olives nearest the Sterling Highway has been covered with a plastic sheet protecting Homer artist Marjorie Scholl’s newest work. On Friday, surrounded by friends, family and arts supporters, the 15-year-veteran-artist and Lisa Nolan of Fat Olives unveile...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:24am
  • Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies CoastWalkSeptember-OctoberSign up at CACS, Smokey Bay WayOr call 235-667Started: November 1984Beaches first walked: Anchor Point to Diamond Creek gulch; McKeon Spit, China Poot Bay; Fritz Creek shore areaBeaches walked today:32 sections from Port Graham to Anchor P...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:36pm
  • Since November of 1984, volunteers have been walking Kachemak Bay beaches, trash bags and clipboards in hand, with two goals in mind: clean up the beaches and monitor shore life and human activities. Now in its 30th year, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies’ CoastWalk has become a fall ritual f...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:34pm
  • I just finished a charming book: “Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life” by Marta McDowell. The second half gave me food for thought. It went into detail about her garden, the quintessential cottage garden that England is known for and many of us strive to achieve. With the moon near full, I found m...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:23am
  • Cleveland artist Elizabeth Emery visits Homerand Bunnell Street Arts Center from Sept. 16-Nov.15. A printmaker and multi-disciplinary artist, Emeryis a Rasmuson Artist in Residence and the secondCleveland artist to visit Homer as part of theOld Town AIR program, following last spring withMelissa Dau...

    Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:09am
  • In preparation for Wearable Arts, fiber artistsKari Multz, Lynn Burt and Ann-Margret Wimmerstedtoffer Sew September sewing workshops everySunday. Workshops for youth ages 7-14 are held9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and for adults are held noonto 4 p.m. Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 atBunnell Street...

    Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:04am

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