Homer Features

  • The Alaska State Council on the Arts seeks 1-percent for art qualifications for two projects. One project is for exterior artwork to be commissioned for the K-12 Amaqigciq Elementary/Caputnguaq High School in Chefornak in the Lower Kuskokwim School District. This project is for Alaska artists only. ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:54am
  • Pier One Theatre holds auditions for the play “Up” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Mariner Theatre. Written by Bridget Carpenter, the play is loosely based on the life of Larry Walters, the “Lawnchair Guy,” who tied 42 helium-filled weather balloons to his lawn chair ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:51am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Around and about Homer, not everything exists in the physical universe — at least, the universe beyond some server farm on a distant node of the information superhighway. Almost forgotten among social media websites is one of the earliest...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:25am
  • The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery got underway last week with two openings March 27 and 28 that scooped up nearly half of the 11,549-ton quota. The two openings combined produced a catch of 5,700 tons of very ripe, “excellent quality” herring, with roe counts averaging between 12.3 and 15....

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 9:07am
  • When you woke up the other day, did you feel a little bit older? If so, that’s because you are older — a lot, lot older, NASA scientists say, like 100 million years older. Thanks to some new research, NASA has come up with a new map of the oldest light in the universe. The new age estimate is 13...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 2:58pm
  •     Esther Lucille Haakenson, 92, passed away on March 12, 2013, at Main Street Assisted Living residence in Homer. A memorial service is 2 p.m. April 13, 2013, at Chapman School in Anchor Point. Esther was born July 1, 1920, in International Falls, Minn. She was the third of five children...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:20am
  • Writer Ron Carlson leads a writers retreat Sept. 6 to 8 at Tutka Bay Lodge. Director of the graduate program in fiction at the University of California, Irvine, Carlson is an award winning poet, short story writer and novelist. At the retreat, he will explore questions like “How do writers move fr...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:07am
  • As part of Sexual Assault Awareness month, South Peninsula Haven House sponsors a showing of “The Invisible War” at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Homer Theatre. A suggested donation is $6. Nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards, “The Invisible War” looks at the issue of sexual assault...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:07am
  • Jubilee, the Homer Council on the Arts annual celebration of youth art for grades kindergarten through 12, happens in April, with art exhibits and the performing arts show. Upcoming deadlines are: • Visual art show entries are due Friday at the HCOA office on Pioneer Avenue. The First Friday openi...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:06am
  • For writers, books don’t appear whole out of thin air. Instead, like orca whales sliding underwater, they can be elusive, works in progress until some event causes the creative idea to surface....

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:04am

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