Pier One holds more auditions

Pier One Theatre holds auditions this weekend for “The Clean House,” written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Peter Sheppard. Auditions are 6 to 9… Continue reading

Hallo Bay Camp featured in Disney production

A Disney Nature featurette and preview has been released of “Bears,” a movie filmed at Hallo Bay Bear Camp and in Katmai National Park. Disney… Continue reading

Youth Orchestra plays Sunday

The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club performs its annual spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Council on the Arts. The concert is… Continue reading

Fiber arts festival coming up at Ninilchik fairgrounds

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair isn’t just about the annual three-day event that draws a crowd of thousands every August.  For instance, on March 29… Continue reading

Stay true to this: Garden for yourself

Editor’s Note: For 20 years Rosemary Fitzpatrick encouraged area gardeners in her column in the Homer News, the Kachemak Gardener. She took a break, but… Continue reading

Gracie poses with her awards.-Photos provided

Going to the dogs

Judging by the look on her face, Gracie, a 6-year-old golden retriever, is proud of herself. Judging by the ribbons and trophies arranged around her,… Continue reading

Gracie poses with her awards.-Photos provided

Prune your trees. Now.

Editor’s Note: For 20 years Rosemary Fitzpatrick encouraged area gardeners in her column in the Homer News, the Kachemak Gardener. She took a break, but… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary School students work on their art. The school holds its annual Arts Extravaganza from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.-Photo provided

Youth art featured in show

With youth art shows at the Homer Council on the Arts, the Pratt Museum and Paul Banks Elementary School, April First Friday is all about… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary School students work on their art. The school holds its annual Arts Extravaganza from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.-Photo provided
Poot Peak stands out behind the Homer Spit in a view late Monday evening from West Hill Road three days after the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence left.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

The other day while toiling away in the word mines, the Betster experienced something unknown since last summer. I got hot. No, we’re not talking… Continue reading

Poot Peak stands out behind the Homer Spit in a view late Monday evening from West Hill Road three days after the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence left.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
A batik painting by Janaan Kitchen.-Photo provided

First Friday Events

Alaska Intuitive Arts 158 W. Pioneer Ave. Spirit-ah-graphy by Joluna Love 11 a.m.-8 p.m., First Friday Opening Intuitive artist Joluna Love shows her digital photography… Continue reading

A batik painting by Janaan Kitchen.-Photo provided

State arts council seeks 1-percent art qualifications

The Alaska State Council on the Arts seeks 1-percent for art qualifications for two projects. One project is for exterior artwork to be commissioned for… Continue reading

Pier One holds auditions Saturday, Sunday

Pier One Theatre holds auditions for the play “Up” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Mariner Theatre.… Continue reading

Erin Hollowell shows some of the features of a blog at “Get Lit Blogging,” a talk she did last Tuesday at the Homer Public Library.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

dipping into the homer blogosphere

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Around and about Homer, not everything exists in the physical universe — at least, the universe beyond some server farm… Continue reading

Erin Hollowell shows some of the features of a blog at “Get Lit Blogging,” a talk she did last Tuesday at the Homer Public Library.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
A bald eagle sits on top of a tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit last Friday. At about 9:50 a.m. On the March 27 anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, state and federal agencies held a test of the statewide tsunami warning system.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

When you woke up the other day, did you feel a little bit older? If so, that’s because you are older — a lot, lot… Continue reading

A bald eagle sits on top of a tsunami warning tower on the Homer Spit last Friday. At about 9:50 a.m. On the March 27 anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, state and federal agencies held a test of the statewide tsunami warning system.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
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
Children hunt for Easter eggs at the Homer Elks Lodge 2012 Easter festivities.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Easter is a hopping-good time on the southern peninsula

If you think Santa and his elves are busy during the Christmas season, check out what the Easter Bunny and his large band of helpers… Continue reading

Children hunt for Easter eggs at the Homer Elks Lodge 2012 Easter festivities.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
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