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

A musician and dancer perform in a Quixotic Performance Ensemble piece. The Homer Council on the Arts received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to bring Quixotic to Homer. Mica Thomas, a 1997 Homer High graduate, is the co-director of Quixotic.

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

A musician and dancer perform in a Quixotic Performance Ensemble piece. The Homer Council on the Arts received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to bring Quixotic to Homer. Mica Thomas, a 1997 Homer High graduate, is the co-director of Quixotic.
Time Bandit captain reveals other talents with kids’ book

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

Time Bandit captain reveals other talents with kids’ book

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

“Electric Fetus” by Mary Frische and Tom Collopy

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

“Electric Fetus” by Mary Frische and Tom Collopy
Golden day -

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

Golden day -
An twinkling outline of lights decorates this building, thanks to Ninilchik General Store.

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

An twinkling outline of lights decorates this building, thanks to Ninilchik General Store.
Nutcracker ballet a mix of old, new

Nutcracker ballet a mix of old, new

Now in its second year with the new generation of artistic directors, the Homer Nutcracker Ballet continues in the tradition of always bringing some fresh… Continue reading

Nutcracker ballet a mix of old, new
“Sky Candy” by Mary Collopy and Tom Frische of Wild North Photography is one of the northern lights photos in “Aurora Borealis” at Ptarmigan Arts.

New venues join First Friday shows

The ever changing and evolving Homer First Friday circuit sees two new venues offering shows this week. With K-Bay Caffe's new location on Pioneer Avenue… Continue reading

“Sky Candy” by Mary Collopy and Tom Frische of Wild North Photography is one of the northern lights photos in “Aurora Borealis” at Ptarmigan Arts.
Rachel Romberg, victim services coordinator for South Peninsula Haven House, poses after running a Mindfulness Meeting last Friday.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Mindfulness meeting: finding weekly serenity

Stressed out? Anxious? Maybe the holiday chaos has gotten to you. Maybe the bills have stacked up and you're trying to figure out how to… Continue reading

Rachel Romberg, victim services coordinator for South Peninsula Haven House, poses after running a Mindfulness Meeting last Friday.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

With only 19 shopping days left until Christmas, now is when seasoned shoppers get frantic. We Alaskans know you can't put off mailing packages to… Continue reading

Scott Miller greets customers to his booth at the 2011 Nutcracker Faire. Miller makes inlaid wooden pendants and small plaques.-Photos by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Nutcracker Faire: something for everyone, even Santa

By  The sights and sounds of the Christmas holiday will fill the Homer High School commons and gym this weekend with Homer Council on the… Continue reading

Scott Miller greets customers to his booth at the 2011 Nutcracker Faire. Miller makes inlaid wooden pendants and small plaques.-Photos by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Young girls dance  during the party scene of the Nutcracker Ballet in the 2011 production.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Arts Briefs

Annual Nutcracker Ballet opens  The 24th annual production of Homer’s Nutcracker Ballet opens with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Mariner Theatre,… Continue reading

Young girls dance  during the party scene of the Nutcracker Ballet in the 2011 production.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Pratt show looks at art, stories of quilts

Pratt show looks at art, stories of quilts

Homer’s fiber artists can be found all over, at shows like Wearable Arts, in galleries and even in small couture shops. If you want to… Continue reading

Pratt show looks at art, stories of quilts
Pretty sweet,

Homer’s Best Bets

Recently an alert citizen called the paper saying a friend overheard some government types at a café talking about a secret project to change the… Continue reading

Pretty sweet,
High tides and a waxing moon

Homer’s Best Bets

Slouching into middle age, the Betster has been facing the bitter reality of a youth-deficient body. Things just break down and wear out. Yeah, growing… Continue reading

High tides and a waxing moon

Homer-grown musician launches Kickstarter project for album

Eternal Fair, Homer-grown musician Andrew Vait’s group, has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its debut full-length album.  “The songs that we’re going… Continue reading

Surfing film to show again Dec. 1 at Homer Theatre

“Alaska Sessions,” a film about a month-long surfing trip from Sitka to Homer, shows again at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Homer Theatre. Admission… Continue reading

KBC Director Carol Swartz poses with Gov. Sean Parnell after being recognized as one of the recipients of the2012 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented at an Oct. 18 dinner at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. -Photo provided

‘Distinguished Service to the Humanities’

For nearly a dozen years, writers have been gathering annually on the shores of Kachemak Bay, sharing their talents, insights and expertise, and celebrating their… Continue reading

KBC Director Carol Swartz poses with Gov. Sean Parnell after being recognized as one of the recipients of the2012 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented at an Oct. 18 dinner at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. -Photo provided
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