Esther L. Haakenson

Esther L. Haakenson

    Esther Lucille Haakenson, 92, passed away on March 12, 2013, at Main Street Assisted Living residence in Homer. A memorial service is 2… Continue reading

Esther L. Haakenson

49 Writers offers Tutka Bay writing retreat

Writer Ron Carlson leads a writers retreat Sept. 6 to 8 at Tutka Bay Lodge. Director of the graduate program in fiction at the University… Continue reading

Film shows for Sexual Assault Awareness month

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness month, South Peninsula Haven House sponsors a showing of “The Invisible War” at 6 p.m. April 11 at the… Continue reading

Jubilee events coming up

Jubilee, the Homer Council on the Arts annual celebration of youth art for grades kindergarten through 12, happens in April, with art exhibits and the… Continue reading

Eva Saulitis-Photo by Jon Leibling

Memoir follows loss, decline of orca group in Prince William Sound

For writers, books don’t appear whole out of thin air. Instead, like orca whales sliding underwater, they can be elusive, works in progress until some… Continue reading

Eva Saulitis-Photo by Jon Leibling

Writing project seeks submissions

The Pen the Kenai community writing project seeks submissions from Kenai Peninsula residents. Pen the Kenai is a companion to the Paint the Kenai community… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

‘Honk!’ plays April 5-7 The Youth/Teen Musical Theatre program of the Homer Council and the Arts and Pier One Theatre presents “Honk!,” a family musical… Continue reading

‘Being There’ at Down East

Just because the weather says it’s spring doesn’t mean ski movies should be taken off your Netflix queue. The Down East is making sure the… Continue reading

‘Grease’ goes back to the ’50s for spring musical

If you’ve been seeing boys walking around town in black-leather jackets and rolled up jeans and girls in poodle skirts and white ankle socks, no,… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Heidijo films music video Homer musician Heidijo films a video from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at AJ's OldTown Steakhouse. She will perform her song,… Continue reading

‘Rigeletto’ gets update

How do you take an opera written for the 16th century and turn it into a Las Vegas setting in the 1960s? How is Rigeletto… Continue reading

Dan Fischer, left, and Deb Lowney, right stand by one of their sculptures.

Artists combine talents in ‘Sticks and Stones’

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but when it comes to nature inspired art, they do something else: bring two artists together. The title… Continue reading

Dan Fischer, left, and Deb Lowney, right stand by one of their sculptures.
Singer-songwriter Emma Hill

Duo release album in Alaska tour

Singer-songwriter Emma Hill and longtime band mate Bryan Daste release their fourth full-length album, "The Black And Wretched Blue," this month in an Alaska tour.… Continue reading

Singer-songwriter Emma Hill

Homer artists are finalists

in 'Power of Youth' contest Two Homer students are finalists in F Magazine's "Power of Youth" statewide student art and writing competition. Homer High School… Continue reading

Tim O’Brien, right, signs books for Donna and Wayne Aderhold after the capstone address for O’Brien’s Big Read book, “The Things They Carried.”                            -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

‘The Things They Carried’ author says writing about Vietnam was way to ‘salvage that waste’

Lies, two-headed boys and hope. Out of the shared experience of Tim O'Brien's Big Read book, "The Things They Carried," Homer readers received those odd… Continue reading

Tim O’Brien, right, signs books for Donna and Wayne Aderhold after the capstone address for O’Brien’s Big Read book, “The Things They Carried.”                            -Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer artists are finalists in ‘Power of Youth’ contest

Two Homer students are finalists in F Magazine's "Power of Youth" statewide student art and writing competition. Homer High School student Molly Mitchell is a… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Student presents fishing stories, researchUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks anthropology student Emilie Springer presents “Community Voices: Tales of Fish and Men in the North Pacific,” a… Continue reading

First Friday Events

First Friday Events

By coincidence, common themes sometimes happen at new shows opening at Homer galleries. This month, that theme is explorations in natural media like clay, wood… Continue reading

First Friday Events

Project Jukebox makes historic Homer stories available online

It's been almost 17 years since lower Kenai Peninsula residents spoke in informal sessions for the Alaska Communities of Memory Project, but now those recorded… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Bunnell receives Allen Foundation grantFor the third year in a row, Bunnell Street Arts Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Washington-based Paul… Continue reading

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