Homer’s Best Bets

Holy Feng Shui, Betsteroids! Did you know March has five Fridays in it? This is supposed to be really rare and is called “money bags,”… Continue reading

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

Moose browse on willow bushes near Beluga Slough in the 2011 winter.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Moose population healthy, bulls recovering

In thinking about our own backyard, the wilderness and near-wilderness surrounding us isn't just our playground. It's the home of the almost 3,000 moose that… Continue reading

Moose browse on willow bushes near Beluga Slough in the 2011 winter.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
A good day to ride

Homer’s Best Bets

For the past few days the Betster has been chasing owls and comets. The Betster has been on a mission to find that great gray… Continue reading

A good day to ride
In the midst of a late-winter blizzard, West Homer Elementary School students Josiah Raymond and Noah Dabney are well-protected in a shelter they made at the Carl E. Wynn Nature Center.

Wynn center focuses on winter fun

Somewhere under the snow there are trails and boardwalks and viewing platforms, but in the winter, with the snow thigh-deep and then some, the Carl… Continue reading

In the midst of a late-winter blizzard, West Homer Elementary School students Josiah Raymond and Noah Dabney are well-protected in a shelter they made at the Carl E. Wynn Nature Center.

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.

Ponder this: You, too, can garden

(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

Shamba performs last Saturday for the Homer Council on the Arts Marimba Madness fundraiser. From left to right are Stephanie Leib Migdal, Sue Post, Jenny Stroyeck, Sara Reinert, Jackie Forster, Amanda Miller and Jim Levine.

Homer’s Best Bets

Have you noticed this month how every date in March falls on the same day of the week as in February? Feb. 1? A Friday.… Continue reading

Shamba performs last Saturday for the Homer Council on the Arts Marimba Madness fundraiser. From left to right are Stephanie Leib Migdal, Sue Post, Jenny Stroyeck, Sara Reinert, Jackie Forster, Amanda Miller and Jim Levine.
The Alibi team poses with its treasures at a previous scavenger hunt. From left to right are Mikes Bairamis, Kendall Winslow, Yarrow Jones, Kimber Leigh, Megan Palma, Jasen Cronk, Adam Season and Beau Grenwald.

St. Pat’s Day Scavenger Hunt: A fun fundraiser for 29 years

Like a lot of Homer history, the origins of the St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt are shrouded in mystery. This isn't an organized fundraiser where… Continue reading

The Alibi team poses with its treasures at a previous scavenger hunt. From left to right are Mikes Bairamis, Kendall Winslow, Yarrow Jones, Kimber Leigh, Megan Palma, Jasen Cronk, Adam Season and Beau Grenwald.
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

Anchor Point: Up To Snow good During annual rondi

Anchor Point: Up To Snow good During annual rondi

It's called Snow Rondi for good cause, as was clear to anyone who stepped outside in Anchor Point on Saturday afternoon. There was lots of… Continue reading

Anchor Point: Up To Snow good During annual rondi
Reading without a net

Homer’s Best Bets

The big hot tech news this week had something to do with a thing called Google Glass. At first the Betster thought that was Google… Continue reading

Reading without a net
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