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  • Salmonfest announces full lineup Salmonfest has announced its full musical acts lineup. To be held Aug. 5-7 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair grounds in Ninilchik, the festival features a weekend of music, food and fish. The four-stage extravaganza includes more than 50 acts. During the festival, many of ...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:41pm
  • Creating writers through community From the outside, the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference may seem like any other event taking place at Land’s End Resort, but a step closer reveals a strong community of growing individuals unified by a passion for putting words on a page — for creating a story...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:41pm
  • If all goes according to plan, one day Homer native Ben Kuhns will be a doctor. However, before deciding to pursue a medical career, he was a slope worker, crab fisherman and a gold miner. This was all after he graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forensic science, of course. “I t...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:38pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Several suspicious fires had city fire officials concerned, especially as the danger of wildfire was relatively high, said Homer Fire Chief Robert Purcell. Firefighters responded to an abandoned house deliberately set on fire, a blaze that took four hours to put out, ...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:38pm
  • Thursday, June 23 PRE-K PUFFINS EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center ESTUARY HIKES AT ISLANDS AND OCEAN 11 a.m.-noon, Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center YOGA FOR KIDS 11 a.m.-noon, Homer Public Library ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS noon, 8 p.m., Hillas B...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 2:27pm
  • Johnny B.’S Rhythm Of The North June 14-Sept. 20 1, 3 p.m. Alternate Tuesdays   William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Pier One Fundraiser 7:30 p.m. June 16 and 17   Fresh Produce Improvisation 7:30 p.m. June 18 and 19   Youth Theatre sharing performance 3, 7 p.m. June 24 7 p.m. June 25 ...

    Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:06pm
  • If you lived in Homer on Dec. 21 and wondered where the heck all that daylight had gone, cheer up. You’ve found it. All those photons apparently crawled forward in time and landed on Tuesday, June 21. We’ll get a whopping 18 hours and 44 minutes then, or as they call it in Barrow, “a good star...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 4:35pm
  • Each and every growing season there is one something that astonishes, that amazes, that speaks to our hearts. And this year it’s lilacs. Their season is short and this time around about three weeks early. I can usually count on them to be blooming for the Fourth of July barbecue. Not this year, th...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:30pm
  • Not only does Pier One entertain Homer with quality plays, but it also provides youth with the opportunity to learn about acting with hands on experience through youth theatre camps. Jennifer Norton, along with many other members of the Pier One community, firmly believes in the benefits of theatre ...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:26pm
  • Every season, Pier One Theatre brightens the Spit with its lively performances, but more than that, it brightens the whole community with its passion for the arts. With productions for any taste — comedy, drama, musicals and more — there is something for everyone. The standard holds true for thi...

    Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:26pm

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