Homer authors publish new books

National publishers have recently published two new books by Homer authors. Beacon Press of Boston published last month scientist, poet and nonfiction writer Eva Saulitis’… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

HCOA holds Quixotic fundraiserThe Homer Council on the Arts holds a fundraiser at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre for its fall show, Quixotic… Continue reading

Museum gets up close with whales in new exhibit

The title of the Pratt Museum's new exhibit tells it all: "Encounters: Whales in Our Waters."And by "encounter," does the museum ever mean encounter.Not only… Continue reading

Winners, 21st annual Kenai Peninsula Writers’ contest

Kindergarten – 3rd grade$25 prize for all winnersPoetryJudge: Charlotte GloverWinner: Alexis Schneider, “Favorite Things About Me”Honorable mention: Serena John, “I Am From”FictionJudge: Charlotte GloverWinner: Clara… Continue reading

HCOA announces Writers’ Contest winners

Now in its 21st year, the Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest has been going on long enough that writers who might have first won the contest… Continue reading

Support group takes shape to care for those who give care

Once asked by an interviewer for the most important piece of advice she had for caregivers, Kate Mulgrew, the actress who played the part of… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Yo, Betsteroids, note the date on this issue. That’s right, it’s Feb. 7, a week out from National Strike Fear Into Men’s Hearts Day, more… Continue reading

Dance honors director’s father

In modern dance, as kinetic and fluid as the choreography can be, sometimes the dancers slow and pause, holding a moment so they appear as… Continue reading

HCOA announces Writers’ Contest winners

Now in its 21st year, the Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest has been going on long enough that writers who might have first won the contest… Continue reading

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

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