Show opens at Cosmic Kitchen

While there is no First Friday reception, Anchor Point artist Gary Sheridan will visit Cosmic Kitchen from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday for the opening… Continue reading

Mossy Kilcher, left, and Sunrise Sjoeberg, right, are two of the performers in “On the Wing.”-Photo Provided

‘On the Wing’ concert starts off shorebird weekend

To kick off the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, “On the Wing,” a musical celebration of birds, holds its 10th annual performance at 8… Continue reading

Mossy Kilcher, left, and Sunrise Sjoeberg, right, are two of the performers in “On the Wing.”-Photo Provided
Homer High School Choir Director Kyle Schneider sings a solo during rehearsals on Sunday.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Requiem holds personal meaning for concert director

In the grand arc of Mark Robinson’s teaching and musical career, Johannes Brahms’ “Requiem” serves as a personal touchstone from singing it at age 15… Continue reading

Homer High School Choir Director Kyle Schneider sings a solo during rehearsals on Sunday.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
A flock of about 25 lesser Canada geese fed at Beluga Slough while passing through Homer on Monday, Earth Day.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer  News

Homer’s Best Bets

Recently the Betster went up to Anchortown for a big journo conference. Periodic trips to Alaska's big city are worthwhile, if only to remind us… Continue reading

A flock of about 25 lesser Canada geese fed at Beluga Slough while passing through Homer on Monday, Earth Day.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer  News
Madalyn Miotke, 3, sharpens her bike-handling skills during the 2012 Safe Kids Fair bicycle rodeo at Homer High School.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Fair celebrates 21 years of kid safety

Think you know all there is to know about washing germs off your hands? Stick them under Scrub Club’s black light at Saturday’s 21st annual… Continue reading

Madalyn Miotke, 3, sharpens her bike-handling skills during the 2012 Safe Kids Fair bicycle rodeo at Homer High School.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

2013 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

  WHEN: June 14-18 WHERE: Land's End Resort Keynote speaker: Naomi Shihab Nye Cost: $375 through 5 p.m., May 4 $395 May 5 - June… Continue reading

Ann Hood

Writers’ conference faculty give advice

Although the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference won't happen until June 14 to 18 at Land's End Resort, the early registration deadline with discount rates ends… Continue reading

Ann Hood
“Pause, Traveler” Red Hen Press/Boreal Books, $16.95 Book release reading with Peggy Shumaker

Homer writer, teacher publishes first poetry collection

Reading Erin Coughlin Hollowell's first poetry collection, "Pause, Traveler," is like sipping single malt Scotch whisky, with its complicated and subtle tastes. Seasoned in New… Continue reading

“Pause, Traveler” Red Hen Press/Boreal Books, $16.95 Book release reading with Peggy Shumaker

Now’s the time to think about trees, shrubs

"April is the cruellest month ..." –— T.S.Eliot And here we are enduring a very nasty April indeed. We have been given mostly snow today.… Continue reading

Homer Seniors Citizens present annual talent show Saturday

Homer Senior Citizens will present their annual talent show from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Homer High School’s Mariner Theater. It is a benefit for the… Continue reading

Dana Stabenow, left, and builder Scott Bauer, right, walk Stabenow’s property to select a site for the project. The area includes views of Cook Inlet, Augustine Volcano, Mount Iliamna and Redoubt Volcano.-Photo Provided

Stabenow seeks to build women writers retreat

Norman Vaughan, the explorer and Iditarod musher, used to say, “Dream big and dare to fail.” That could be the motto of Homer writer Dana… Continue reading

Dana Stabenow, left, and builder Scott Bauer, right, walk Stabenow’s property to select a site for the project. The area includes views of Cook Inlet, Augustine Volcano, Mount Iliamna and Redoubt Volcano.-Photo Provided
A pile of buoys adds some color to the Homer Spit until flowers start blooming.-Photos by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

It’s kinda hard to get silly and sarcastic when the week starts with a bombing in Boston that kills three people and maims many. Sure,… Continue reading

A pile of buoys adds some color to the Homer Spit until flowers start blooming.-Photos by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Parsifal is next in opera series

How does a young man who doesn’t even know his own name become part of a vision “that a blameless fool made wise through compassion… Continue reading

Homer students place in 2013 Youth Art and Writing contest

Several Homer area students received awards in the annual Youth Art and Writing Contest sponsored by F Magazine. Emily Inama, 7th grade, Homer Middle School,… Continue reading

Jubilee show is April 26

The annual Jubilee Youth Performance show is at 7 p.m. April 26 at the Mariner Theatre. Sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts, the… Continue reading

Volunteers to give away books for World Book Night

As part of World Book Night, volunteers next Tuesday will be giving out free books around town. The national program, coordinated locally through the Homer… Continue reading

KBC student art show opens April 26

An opening reception for the Kachemak Bay Campus student art showcase is 5 to 7 p.m. April 26 in the Campus Commons, Pioneer Hall. The… Continue reading

In this February 2007 photo, hockey players show their support for Kevin Bell. At the time, Bell was recovering from surgery. He died in January 2008. Starting at 2 p.m. Sunday is Kevin Bell Day at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena, with a tribute to Bell, free skating, hockey and broom ball games.-Photo provided

Homer’s Best Bets

In yet another sign of spring — the Betster has a long list, by the way — Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Masters… Continue reading

In this February 2007 photo, hockey players show their support for Kevin Bell. At the time, Bell was recovering from surgery. He died in January 2008. Starting at 2 p.m. Sunday is Kevin Bell Day at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena, with a tribute to Bell, free skating, hockey and broom ball games.-Photo provided
Adam Ottavi sets up his camera for the First Friday opening at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Ottavi projected an image of flowers on the focusing screen of the camera.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Photographer uses antique equipment on modern images

In the days of cell phone and digital cameras, where applications like Hipstamatic and Instagram create photo effects of the 1950s, Fairbanks photographer Adam Ottavi… Continue reading

Adam Ottavi sets up his camera for the First Friday opening at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Ottavi projected an image of flowers on the focusing screen of the camera.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
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