Beyond the Bear: How I learned to live and love again after being blinded by a Bear, Globe Pequot Press, 212 pages by Dan Bigley and Debra McKinney One of the problems with a good bear story is that Alaskans like to hear every grim detail of an encounter gone wrong, then they sit back [...]
A new look goes up at the Ocean Shores Seaside Lodging this month, a redesign of the current mall into a hotel reception, restaurant and Federal Express office that could revitalize businesses in the area for better tourism access.
Mike Warburton’s design transforms the single-story mall into an historic cannery-like structure with its elevated roof. The architectural design makes sense for Homer’s seaside area overlooking Bishop’s Beach, where the Warburton’s have operated the Ocean Shores the past 18 years.
Alaskan coastal communities have seen strange things come in with the tide in the two years since the Japanese Tsunami and earthquake in March 2011 – soccer balls, slabs of roof, buoys as large as Mac truck tires. Among the strong winter storm damage in Kachemak Bay is a lone dock that likely broke lose and rode the currents out of Peterson Bay – this time not related to tsunami debris.
This substantial and reportedly well manufactured dock floated into China Poot Bay this winter, and its finders are hoping to reunite it back to its owners.
A brown bear killed by Alaska State Troopers Sunday on the Kasilof River’s north beach following reports of an attack and other aggressive behavior has tested negative for rabies. A necropsy revealed the bear was likely blind or partially blind.
The unprovoked attack resulted in minor injuries to Kenai resident Toby Burke. Subsequent reports of the bear’s unusual actions prior to the attack included accounts of it lashing out at a telephone pole in one instance and a moving pickup truck in another prompted Soldotna Wildlife Biologist Jeff Selinger to collect the bear’s head and spine for rabies testing.
Note correction: Commencement is Wednesday, May 8. Michael Carey to speak at graduation Noted journalist, commentator and UAA Meritorious Service award and Honorary Doctorate of Laws recipient Michael Carey will act as keynote speaker at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College 2013 Commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be held 7 p.m. May 8 [...]
Preschool teacher Rosana Moyer has opened a serious art instruction environment for toddlers on up in a daycare setting. While Mom gets to her doctor’s appointment, she drops off her daughter for a one-hour art lesson.
Even babies get a day at the art studio recently opened by Moyer, a Kachemak Kids Head Start pre-school teacher specializing in art. Her school is open off Heath Street behind the Horizon Satellite company.
Called Girassol Child Care, the tailor-made day care service doesn’t function like a traditional one. Moyer has built a schedule in child-sized blocks: 30 minutes for art instruction that includes learning about a master painter.
“I show them a piece of art by a master and we talk about the painter and his life. Then the kids do a piece of art, not a copy, but they will add elements or take out elements from it,” Moyer said.
Fire Kachemak Emergency Services responded to four medical emergency calls and one fire call during the week of April 22-28. Homer Volunteer Fire Department responded to seven emergency medical service calls and two fire calls for the week of April 22-28. Anchor Point Fire and EMS responded to 5 medical calls and two fire calls [...]
The following records are cases and records filed in court. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Indictment Niko Emile Mogar, 22, misconduct involving weapons in the second degree, attempted escape in the second degree, tampering with physical evidence, criminal mischief in the fifth Christopher T. Murphy, 24, [...]
Donna transitioned from this life on April 22, 2013 surrounded by the love of her many friends.
She was born on May 4, 1946 to Albert and Sophie D’Aoust in Montreal, Quebec. She remained there through her school years and married Peter Muscia at the age of 21. They divorced several years later and Donna decided to visit her sister Pat in Anchorage in 1974 and fortunately she decided to stay. She graduated from Beauty School and worked her magic in many salons in Anchorage and Homer.
A confessional covered in golden saffron fabric will sit poised on the edge of the bluff over Bishop’s Beach on First Friday.
Bunnell Street Art Center’s participatory art events allow for direct experience, courtesy of a group called “Cosmic Agents.”
The agents are talented creative people ages 35 and under who are shaping town art culture: painters, film makers, photographers, musicians, actors, yoga teachers, burlesque dancers, writers, poets, activists, farmers and anything in between.