Homer’s Best Bets

Worried that Homer had settled into a nice, calm stable weather pattern? Did you fear that our reputation as the banana belt of Alaska had… Continue reading

K-Bay Caffe Open Mic tonight

K-Bay Caffe on Pioneer Avenue holds an open mic at  7 p.m. today. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. Perform music, comedy and poetry. Open mics… Continue reading

Nominate poems celebrating parks

The Poems in Place Project seeks nominations for poetry to be placed at state parks in Ketchikan and near Fairbanks. Alaska State Parks, the Alaska… Continue reading

First Friday — low key but diverse

With several galleries closed for February, art openings for First Friday are scattered. What First Friday lacks in quantity it makes up for in diversity.… Continue reading

Homer Winter Carnival: Mardi Gras, Kachemak Style

New Orleans has its Mardi Gras, Anchorage has Fur Rendezvous, but here in Homer we do our annual Winter Carnival Kachemak Bay style. Sure, New… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Over the past few weeks, Facebook has been mixing up its status questions. One week it was “How are you feeling?” and lately it’s been… Continue reading

Homer Bookstore holds World Book Night

The Homer Bookstore participates in the second annual World Book Night on April 23, with the sign-up deadline extended to Jan. 25. Plans are already… Continue reading

Visiting writer speaks at KBC

Award winning fiction writer Alan Heathcock will read from his work and hold a craft talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

National Geographic holds casting call

The National Geographic Channel holds an open casting call for Russian Old Believer families working in the fishing and boat building industries interested in appearing… Continue reading

HCOA announces Art Awards

The Homer Council on the Arts announced the winners of the 2012 Art Awards. The awards are given annually for achievements in the arts. The… Continue reading

Cultural talk looks at link between names, clans and lands

What is the link between a land and a name? In 2006 on a tour of the Scottish Borders, as I visited the Liddesdale and… Continue reading

community conversation: thou shalt kill?

Read the headlines and see new stories about murders, shootings and all manner of violence and it’s easy to wonder what the world is coming… Continue reading

Dolls reflect artist’s heritage, viewers’ impressions

“First Alaskans” is artist Pamela “Asiak” Nolcini’s name for her exhibit that debuted as a First Friday exhibit at Photo Depot this month. Not ‘First… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

You know how in the police blotter sometimes cops pull over motorists because they crossed the center line? Or, sometimes alert citizens call in a… Continue reading

Mountainfilm: Armchair adventure

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER All your Facebook buddies might be posting photos of themselves surfing in Maui and you might think you’re the only… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Yours truly does not like to be the town scold, always grumping about something  that really doesn’t matter. After last week’s snow, you may have… Continue reading

Big Read about Vietnam War novel starts this month

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER For the next two months, in messenger bags, backpacks, briefcases and purses, Homer readers will be carrying cell phones, laptop… Continue reading

Avalanche know-how offered for youth, adults

Homer may not be nestled in the shadow of a cornice lining the ridge of a snow-covered mountain or — in spite of recent evidence… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Starting at midnight today, there are 521,280 minutes left in the year. You already blew the first 1,440 minutes on New Year’s Day, possibly by… Continue reading

Andersen brings blues to Alaska — Canadian style

Listen to Matt Andersen’s music, and you hear a deep, growling voice that could come from blues country in Chicago or the Mississippi Delta. There’s… Continue reading

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