As of May 31, Ptarmigan Arts now belongs to 28 Alaska (mostly Homer) artists. They formed a cooperative corporation, each buying in with enough to pay for the shop.
Many of the artists have taken turns hosting the gallery throughout the years, and now they’re buying it from Karen (Jewels) East who has owned it for nine and a half years.
Jewels is credited with making a number of significant improvements to the look and direction of the gallery. She said she is moving away from Homer in the fall with plans to travel extensively around the world.
• Pipeline construction update Homer Trunk Line: Chumley Inc. pipeline crews are continuing to work north along Old Sterling Highway toward Anchor Point, with a second trenching crew completing the open trench portion on Fairview Avenue. Directional drilling crews will concentrate along Fairview Avenue and Eric Lane early this week, before moving back out to [...]
Homer resident Edna Farsdahl celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends Sunday afternoon at her home on Race Road, off East Hill Road. Well wishers, some traveling from afar, gathered at her home to help her celebrate and remember her exciting journey for the past 100 years. Born on a farm in Wakoti, North [...]
Once you have soared above the clouds in a lawn chair, what do you do for an encore — and with the rest of your life? The play being staged at Pier One Theatre last weekend and next, explores a man’s choices 16 years after his big adventure.
“UP,” written by Bridget Carpenter, is loosely based on a real man’s experience. In 1982, Larry Walters (“the lawn chair guy”) tied 42 helium-filled weather balloons to his lawn chair in San Pedro, Calif. His backyard launch carried him 15,000 feet aloft for four hours, over the controlled airspace of Los Angeles International Airport, causing some confusion and concerns for commercial jet pilots and air traffic controllers.
A cruise aboard the Danny J and Stormbird last Friday evening transported 74 Homer residents to Halibut Cove for an opportunity to view new art works and savor desserts and wine at the gallery.
An annual season opener, the excursion is thought of as the start of summer by many fans of the artistic village on the far side of Kachemak Bay. Visitors were also able to enjoy delicious soups, breads and desserts at the Saltry Restaurant.
It’s unfortunate, but true: The elderly population may be the most vulnerable group in our society. In fact, in an effort to call attention to the problems of physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly, the United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
If you have older parents, or even grandparents, can you do to anything to help prevent them from being victimized, especially with regard to their finances?
Fixing the big stink The City’s sewer treatment plant (located along the Sterling Highway at the bottom of Heath Street) is experiencing operational difficulties that have resulted in a greater-than-normal amount of odor being generated from the sludge lagoon. The level of odor leaving the site is unacceptable, and plant operators are adjusting treatment procedures [...]
A roster chock full of talented seniors, a knowledgeable and experienced coaching staff, an incredibly positive attitude and work ethic and even a police escort out of town just weren’t enough to push the Homer Lady Mariners to the top of the small-schools state championship at Cartee Fields in Anchorage over the weekend.
The Mariners opened the tourney on Friday against the Ketchikan Kings. The result of that game would unfortunately foreshadow what was to come later in the tournament for the Lady M’s.
Home runs by seniors Miranda Beach and Kayla Hutt kept things close for Homer in game one. The two accounted for all four RBIs in the 4-6 loss. Senior pitcher Hannah Larue gave up six runs on seven hits, and struck out five batters. But mental fielding errors and 14 Homer strikeouts sealed their losing fate.
Homer’s adult softball league kicked off 2013 season action last week following the Memorial Day Holiday, and are already tearing up the bases in some healthy — yet fierce — competition.
League organizer Jessica Marx said seven teams are playing this year, which is down from nine teams last year.
A conditional use permit for a controversial heliport on the Homer Spit will be considered today at the Homer Planning Commission meeting. This after the Homer City Council voted last month to allow heliports against the recommendation of the commission.
The application, submitted by Eric Lee with Sling Blade Aviation, proposes offering flightseeing helicopter tours from the vacant side of the existing boardwalk leased by the Kachemak Shellfish Mariculture Association. Lee said in the application he plans to offer three to five trips a day between 9 a.m. And 9 p.m. using a small helicopter that holds three passengers and a pilot. Though the definition of a heliport includes maintenance and storage of helicopters, Lee said he doesn’t plan to perform maintenance on the Spit.