Homer Features

  • “Alaska Sessions,” a film about a month-long surfing trip from Sitka to Homer, shows again at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Homer Theatre. Admission is $8....

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:53am
  • For nearly a dozen years, writers have been gathering annually on the shores of Kachemak Bay, sharing their talents, insights and expertise, and celebrating their enchantment with literature, thanks in no small measure to the enthusiasm of one woman....

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:52am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer It’s full-steam ahead into the holiday season with Share the Spirit, a community-wide effort to ensure no one goes without food or gifts for Christmas. The Thanksgiving weekend ends and Share the Spirit jumps into action, with applicatio...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:18am
  •   The 2013 pink salmon season in Southeast Alaska is expected to be a good one, with a projected harvest of 54 million pinks. While that number is significantly higher than the most recent 10-year average of 37 million pinks, it is only slightly above the average of the past fi...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:08pm
  • Slip sliding down West Hill Road the other day in a thermally confused snowstorm, the Betster realized that some drivers don’t live in the reality based world. Apparently, denial isn’t just a river in Egypt, but a slick road here.  Many Homerians have yet to acknowledge that the gripiness o...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:05pm
  • The Octopus Garden, a Homer Spit shop open in the summer,  holds a special winter show over the Thanksgiving weekend at owner Lynn Naden’s home studio and gallery. More than 20 local artists show their work from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m Nov. 23, 24 and 25, at the gallery at 59965 Ki...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:26pm
  • The deadline for the Homer Council on the Arts 21st annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest is fast approaching. Entries are due Nov. 21. Literary artists can enter poetry, fiction and nonfiction in categories for grades K-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12 and adult. To enter,...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:22pm
  •   Homer musician Caressa and video director Tehben Dean have won first place in F Magazine’s music video contest. The video features Caressa performing her song, “Fall for You,” and was filmed at beaches in Homer. One of 36 entries in the contest, the award was announced Nov. 3 at a recep...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:21pm
  • In the introduction to his book, “Snap Decisions,” photojournalist Jim Lavrakas calls himself “the last ambulance chaser.” A big hunk of the 152-page photo-filled memoir includes pictures of what a 20th century daily newspaper photographer did — shooting fires, car wrecks, crime scenes and...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:20pm
  • For women and children staying at South Peninsula Haven House, the domestic violence shelter has an in-house second-hand clothing supply. Called “My Sister’s Closet,” it’s provided clients with clothing and other supplies to help them get their lives back together. Now, Haven House has expan...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:34pm

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