On June 19-20, the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club had the good fortune and perfect weather to entertain residents and visitors for the inaugural two-day Kachemak Bay CeltFest, with the internationally acclaimed Celtic rock band, Tempest, performing at Karen Hornaday Park and following the next day with th...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:17am

Zumba in Homer would like to send out big Zumba thank yous to Mike Kennedy and Steve Montana of Desperate Marine for allowing us to borrow your trailer for the Homer Fourth of July parade. Also thank you to Bruce Turkington, branch manager and Spenard Builders Supply for the use of an SBS truck to p...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:17am

I am a white man. I do not see the color of a man’s skin as a quality of his abilities. Many a white man owes his life to the sacrifice of the men of color. The color of the skin is no measure of a man. We, as a nation, have not given the respect and admiration to those who truly deserve our ackno...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:16am

Hospice of Homer recently honored our remarkable, committed volunteers at the Second Annual Volunteer Appreciation barbecue on the patio at our new office. I want to thank the following generous hospice supporters for helping to make the event a fun, successful evening: Kachemak Wholesale, Safeway g...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:16am

MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula is thrilled to welcome VISTA volunteer Paige Meadoows to our community coalition working together to improve health.    Paige is a recent college graduate who loves data and can’t wait to begin assisting MAPP with our ongoing community health needs as...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:05am

We would like to thank the Home Public Works Department, Homer City Council and Mayor Beth Wythe for following through with our street repair on Fireweed Avenue. We now have a smooth, well-built surface that should provide us with access for years to come. Royce Page and Leslie Garrison...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:05am

With the volatility of the state budget, the last several weeks for nonprofits has been rough. We are experiencing first hand a concept of  entering into an “Age of Uncertainty.” With so many of us dependent on state dollars, the city of Homer Grants Program administered by the Homer  ...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:05am

I would like to thank those who assisted my wife and I on June 23.  My wife had collapsed on the side of the road going up to the museum. Two four-wheel drives stopped and offered help. One with “Dave,” I believe, and his daughter got us into his pickup and drove us to the emergency departm...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:04am

Back-to-school preparation begins now, and an important part of that is making sure your child’s health is in tip-top shape for the busy year ahead. It is important for parents and guardians to know about the following requirements of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District: An Entrance Physic...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:04am

I have been thinking about Homer’s financial situation and I think I have come up with some possible solutions rather than taxing food. Food is a necessity and I feel that the food tax is unfair to a large part of our community.  Many people are struggling to make it from paycheck to paycheck...

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:03am

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