Homer Features

  • For the second year in a row, Homer author Tom Kizzia’s book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness,” has topped the Homer Bookstore’s annual Best Seller list. Kizzia also is the Homer Bookstore’s all-time best selling author. The list is compiled from computer sales figures from books sold in 2014 at t...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:00pm
  • “Fahrenheit 451 – The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns…”  On Friday night a crowd of people gathered at the end of the library parking lot. As pallets were added to a glowing fire the wind scattered sparks and shouts as marshmallows were drawn back from th...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:56pm
  • Gov. Bill Walker’s office has released the report from his fisheries transition team which sets out priorities, recommendations and possible barriers to success for Alaska fisheries. The document is concise and well organized, with careful thought to possible actions to achieve success, barriers t...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:04pm
  • If you looked up in the sky lately and can see past the downtown light pollution, you might have noticed a big fuzzy dot near the constellation Orion. That would be Comet Lovejoy, a comet discovered last fall by Terry Lovejoy. Find a comet and you get it named after you. It’s the fifth comet that ...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:08pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival Committee seeks artists to paint Alaska birds on 6-inch-by-6-inch canvases as a fundraiser for the Shorebird Conservation and Education Fund and to offset costs of bringing world class speakers to the festival.  The canvases are free and can be picked up at t...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:06am
  • Homer ceramic artist Ahna Iredale offers a six-week pottery class at her studio, Rarebird Pottery. Classes are three hours long on Tuesday and Thursday in the daytime or evening and begin Feb. 3. The class will include throwing on the wheel and handbuilding. Instruction is geared toward all skill le...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:06am
  • Auditions for the Homer Council on the Arts Spring Cabaret are at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at HCOA. Directed by Hannah Heimbuch, the cabaret is April 17 and 18 and is a fundraiser for the arts council. The show will have a varied cast and play list, incorporating cabaret standards and mixed-genre tunes done i...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:06am
  • Calling itself “a trip down Penny Lane” — uh, that would be a Beatles song — “The ’60s Show: A Curious Celebration of an Era” is more like a bridge between the past and present. With cast and crew from the Baby Boomer, Gen X and Millennial generations, the Homer Council on the Arts var...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:05am
  • It began as a mid-winter event for men to swap hunting and fishing stories. Six years later — or maybe seven; organizer Rick Paulsrud isn’t quite sure — it’s still an opportunity for storytelling and a potluck with items featuring fish and game. The “men only” part didn’t stick, howeve...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:36am
  • We American journalists like to think we’re tough. Cover up a political scandal and we’ll go all Woodward and Bernstein on ya. We dig into stories, not afraid to offend politicians and ask hard questions. Sure, one Alaska journalist got handcuffed once, but last week the cartoonists and staff of...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:33pm

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