Homer Features

  • Ninilchik’s annual Salmonfest draws some unique characters from far and wide. This year was no exception when it came to a new performance group all the way from Missouri. Saturday’s headliner Trampled by Turtles was a lively crowd pleaser that kept people dancing well into the night, despite th...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:25pm
  • The Pier One Youth Theatre production of “Alice in Wonderland” opened Wednesday and continues at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday and Aug. 18, 19 and 20. “This is a great family show, another classic production going up on the Pier One Youth Theatre stage,” said Youth Theatre director Casey Parret...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:24pm
  • Biologists with Fish and Game charted a helicopter to conduct an aerial survey of several creeks and rivers on the Lower Kenai Peninsula, including Anchor River and Deep Creek. The group observed scarely inhabited rivers and streams, an unexpected find which left them looking for answers. “I don...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:53pm
  • Warm temperatures and just enough rain. What gardener could ask for more? The garden has resoundingly responded. Lush. Productive. Gorgeous. In the 44 years I’ve lived in Alaska I’ve never had a garden like this. I will hold the memory of this growing season close to my heart because who knows w...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:53pm
  • Now in its fourth season, Wild Shore New Music has the special task of commemorating the National Park Service. Founded by three Alaskans, Wild Shore is a group of professional musicians based in New York. For the past three summers, they have returned to Homer, where they perform pieces by primaril...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 1:50pm
  • Library celebrates Homer readers A record number of people – a total of 423 kids, teens and adults – took on the Homer Public Library’s summer reading challenge, which received an upgrade due to a new program. The 10-week challenge is meant to keep kids engaged in learning during the summer mo...

    Thu, 08/04/2016 - 2:10pm
  • HCOA presents Quixotic workshops Quixotic, the Kansas City, Mo., performance group visiting for Salmonfest, conducts circus workshops next week at the Homer Council on the Arts. Workshops are presented in aerial fabric, dance trapeze and gym. Classes offered are: • Aerial Fabric - Beginner (ages 8...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:53pm
  • Two shows this month explore the effects of global warming and climate change, but from different perspectives. In his show at Ptarmigan Arts, Homer artist Ed Hutchinsion, who has become known for his “white-on-white” paintings of Arctic animals, focuses on those animals and sea life dealing wit...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:53pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Homer Remembrances by Lisa Carlon 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Artist Lisa Carlon shows her 3D stained glass, including new designs of wildflowers, sandhill cranes and the Homer Spit. She also will have a selection of her suncatche...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:53pm
  • Why is it that just when you get into the groove of summer it starts to end? The signs are plenty. Look at the month at the top of the page. That’s right: A-u-g-u-s-t. The Kachemak Bay Campus course catalog arrived recently in the mail, too, with reminders of cool stuff to learn. Kids, we won’t ...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 2:47pm

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