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  • So much happens with arts events this weekend, the monthly preview of First Friday should be called First Weekend. Not only are there art openings, but performances on Friday and Saturday night. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, Artist in Residence Gwendolyn Chatfield starts off her residency with a co...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:54pm
  • The latest musical performed by Homer High School students is a departure from the typical production. Instead of following lead characters through a journey, the song and dance of “Working: A Musical” gives glimpses into the lives of the average working stiff in America....

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:47pm
  • A little more than three days into the 2016 halibut season, Area 2C, Southeast Alaska, has had the fleet hitting it the hardest. Nearly 260,000 pounds had been landed in Southeast, compared to less than 50,000 in Area 3A, Central Gulf of Alaska, and no activity in other areas of the state. The state...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:34am
  • To seasoned Alaskans it should come as no surprise that spring started with a pleasant little flurry of snow. Winter king fishermen probably weren’t shocked either that Saturday started marvelous and sunny and ended with snow. No one complained, at least those with long memories. One year the Home...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:23am
  • Artist Julianne Tomich holds talk at library   Homer artist Julianne Tomich’s paintings of birds are featured in the Fireside Reading Room through mid-April at the Homer Public Library . She will give a talk on the making of her paintings and how to make your own frames and c...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:07am
  • In April 2013, starting from their Seldovia home, Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman and their two children, Katmai, now 7, and Lituya, now 5, set off to circumnavigate Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet by foot and pack raft. About a week out a storm stopped them at Aurora Lagoon on the south side of the...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:05am
  • It isn’t all that unusual to have five inches of new snow on the first day of spring. There are two ways to cope: either  pragmatically or emotionally. I chose to make waffles which I think falls somewhere in-between. John, sensing an indoor tempest, stoked the fire, made me tea, said almost ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:27am
  • Homer fisherman Buck Laukitis is one of two Alaskans chosen by Gov. Bill Walker to fill two seats being vacated on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The other is Kodiak resident Theresa Peterson. The council has 11 voting members, and oversees federal fisheries from 3 to 200 miles from s...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:17am
  • This week has been chock full of important dates. On Monday, 3/14/16, we got Pi Day, because the date is close to the numeral pi, 3.14159. Break out the key lime pies. Yum. On Tuesday it was March 15, the Ides of March, famous for when Julius Caesar discovered that in politics, you can’t even trus...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:15am
  • Wasteland Hop plays Friday at Alice’s   Fort Collins, Colo., folk-rock-hip hop band Wasteland Hop plays at 9 p.m. Friday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The band describes itself as “the soulful pourings of Janis Joplin interlaced with the cerebral speech of Aesop Rock.” F...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:02am

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