Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations.  … Continue reading


The American Legion Unit 16 Auxiliary offers Christmas gift wrapping from noon to 5 p.m. daily through Sunday at Ulmer's. Wrapping is 11 a.m.-4 p.m.… Continue reading

Registration now open for writers’ conference

Registration has started for the 2013 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, to be held June 14-18 at Land’s End Resort. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the… Continue reading

Bunnell presents live radio: “It’s a Wonderful Life’

Bunnell Street Arts Center presents a live-radio version of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 and 29 and 3… Continue reading

Bunnell, HCOA receive NEA grants

Bunnell Street Arts Center and the Homer Council on the Arts both have received National Endowment for the Arts grants. Two of 153 nonprofits nationally… Continue reading

Time Bandit captain reveals other talents with kids’ book

Aargh, matey, Captain Johnathan Hillstrand might be a rough, hard working Bering Sea crabber, but it turns out he’s got a heart of gold —… Continue reading

Beluga Slough Trail: A skookum new trail for popular hike

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Whether during the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, on one of the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve summer guided walks or a… Continue reading

Arts in Brief

Bait & Tassels performs at Alice’s Homer’s burlesque troupe, Bait & Tassels, presents “Under the Big Top” at Alice’s Champagne Palace at 8 p.m. Friday… Continue reading

Artists look at northern lights with low-tech, modern cameras

A new multi-artist exhibit at Ptarmigan Arts, “Aurora Borealis,” not only offers some of the best northern lights photographers in Homer, it also shows that… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

If you’re reading this on Thursday morning or anytime after Dec. 13, well, whew, the world didn’t end. Or maybe it’s the beginning of the… Continue reading

Ninilchik fairgrounds: a stage for ‘christmas tree lane’

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Christmas carols mention a Santa Claus Lane: “Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane.”… Continue reading


Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Dec. 10:JudgmentsElla C. Newsom, 54, charge dismissed, fourth-degree assault.Jacob D. Chrisman, 22, charge… Continue reading


Dec. 7Alaska State Troopers at 10:24 p.m. saw a wanted suspect near the Anchor River Grocery Store. While troopers arrested the 52-year-old man, he assaulted… Continue reading

Homer Police

Nov. 30A woman at 9:33 a.m. made a 911 call of a man yelling for help from inside a Mountain View Drive home. Police and… Continue reading

Kachemak Emergency Services

Dec. 3-9Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to one medical call and one car accident.… Continue reading

Homer Fire

Dec. 3-9Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 13 medical calls.… Continue reading

A baby girl was born

A baby girl was born at 12:54 a.m. Dec. 6, 2012, at South Peninsula Hospital to Anastasia and Dimitry V. Kuzmin. She weighed 8 pounds,… Continue reading

Marek Joshua Pitta Rosse

Marek Joshua Pitta Rosse was born at 3:19 p.m. Dec. 7, 2012, at South Peninsula Hospital to Shauna and Kalin Pitta-Rosse. He weighed 7 pounds,… Continue reading

R.E.C. Room

The R.E.C. Room (Resource and Enrichment Co-op) is a multipurpose space for youth ages 12-18 as a safe environment to hang out with friends. Hours… Continue reading

Pratt Museum

The Pratt Museum invites anyone interested in the museum to complete its online survey that will help guide the museum in the planning process. All… Continue reading