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

new year’s eve at renn’s: the highlight of homer dancinG

On a howling New Year’s Eve night with snow and rain flying sideways, someone driving by Renn Tolman’s boat shop on Kachemak Drive might not… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Oops. Santa Claus seems to have messed up the Betster’s Christmas wish list.  “A new snow shovel,” the Betster asked for. And what did Santa… Continue reading

Arts in Brief

Holy Santos Gang raising funds to record new album Local band Los Holy Santos Gang has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the… Continue reading

Homer musician’s band ready to cut first album — in vinyl

When last we checked in with the musical career of Homer-grown musician Andrew Vait, Vait had these projects in mind: • Distinguish his solo career… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

How can you find joy in a season when in a small New England town 26 families bury their loved ones? How do you find… Continue reading

Registration now open for writers’ conference

Registration has started for the 2013 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, to be held June 14-18 at Land’s End Resort. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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