Homer Features

  • Bunnell Street Arts Center presents a live-radio version of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 and 29 and 3 p.m. Dec. 29. Based on the 1946 film, the original film cast also did a radio broadcast in 1947. Playwright Joe Landry adapted it for this...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:16am
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center and the Homer Council on the Arts both have received National Endowment for the Arts grants. Two of 153 nonprofits nationally to receive award, the Homer arts organizations each received $10,000 NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grants. The grants provide partial funding fo...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:13am
  • Aargh, matey, Captain Johnathan Hillstrand might be a rough, hard working Bering Sea crabber, but it turns out he’s got a heart of gold — and the heart of a kid. Johnathan and his brother Andy Hillstrand are the captains of the F/V Time Bandit, the Homer based crabbing boat that’s featured in ...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:12am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Whether during the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, on one of the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve summer guided walks or a sunny stroll in the winter from town to Bishop’s Beach, the Beluga Slough Trail has been a popular hike along one of ...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:10am
  • Bait & Tassels performs at Alice’s Homer’s burlesque troupe, Bait & Tassels, presents “Under the Big Top” at Alice’s Champagne Palace at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 21 and 22. Enjoy an evening of carnival inspired neoburlesque acts, including daring aerial...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:11pm
  • A new multi-artist exhibit at Ptarmigan Arts, “Aurora Borealis,” not only offers some of the best northern lights photographers in Homer, it also shows that to take awesome photographs of the Alaska winter sky you don’t need the newest and best digital camera equipment. Opening last week, and ...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:11pm
  • If you’re reading this on Thursday morning or anytime after Dec. 13, well, whew, the world didn’t end. Or maybe it’s the beginning of the end, which is supposed to happen on Dec. 21, 2012. Students of eschatology — that’s a fancy word for “end of the world studies” — say that the May...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:03pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries met this week in Naknek as residents and other permit holders were grappling with a sockeye forecast for 2013 that is down 20 percent from what was a less-than-robust run in 2012. Perhaps as a result of that forecast, the board took a cautious approach ...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:58am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Christmas carols mention a Santa Claus Lane: “Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane.” Some cities — Portland, Ore., for example — have a street so beautifully decorated for the holidays that it...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:32am
  • Now in its second year with the new generation of artistic directors, the Homer Nutcracker Ballet continues in the tradition of always bringing some fresh features to the classical holiday production. As they did last year, directors Breezy Berryman and Jennifer Norton ground Tchaikovsky’s ballet ...

    Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:48am

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