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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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