Homer Features

  • The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference annual Festival of Readings, with readings by 15 poets, novelists and essayists, is June 14-16. Keynote speaker Alice Sebold reads at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:14pm
  • No doubt, southern Kenai Peninsula writers have been hard at work. The list of recently published books includes everything from children’s books to biographies, inspiring to mysterious, new installations for familiar series to the launch of brand new series. Now all readers have to do is sit back...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:13pm
  • The current residents of Kachemak City — all 472 of them according to the 2010 census — weren’t the first ones interested in this small stretch of land east of Homer. Russians took a liking to the area more than 200 years ago and set up house near a settlement of Dena’ina. No physical eviden...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:28pm
  • Heat. Frost. An earthquake. Wildfires. Smoke. High winds. Snow. Aren’t you glad to see the end of May? While the weather has been dang nice at times, we sure have been through the wringer as far as what Ma Nature gives. The Betster is afraid to imagine what else could happen, or at least write it ...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 1:26pm
  • I was recently asked a very simple question: What is the best thing happening in your garden right now? Without missing a beat I replied: My husband. There is never a simple answer ... . * * *...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:10pm
  • For June’s First Friday, a landmark Pioneer Avenue building becomes a canvas when art lovers are invited to celebrate Mary Epperson Day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. by writing and painting on the wall’s of Epperson’s Etude Studio next to the Homer Council on the Arts. Visitors are asked to explore t...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:38am
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Avenue Throw a Little Party, new pottery by Libby Berezin 5-7:30 p.m., Reception Libby Berezin shows new pottery designs in serving pieces, vases and tea pot sets. She also shows her new glaze, “Beach.”   Bun...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:37am
  • In the whirlwind week of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, emerging and established writers and poets come together to learn, share ideas and form a community. As attendees say year after year in response comments, the conference provides camaraderie and support — the feeling that in their s...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:25am
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, the newspaper is looking at some milestone events in Homer’s past.  ...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:45pm
  • As part of the city of Homer’s 1-percent for art program, new art has been installed on two Pioneer Avenue bathrooms and two Homer Spit bathrooms. A total of $18,810 was spent on the art projects. The new art installed is: • WKFL Park bathroom, Pioneer Avenue and Heath Street, “Two Sandhill Cr...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:30am

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