We’d like to give our highest gratitude to the Alaska Chapter of the Awesome Foundation for supporting Homer’s own Youth On Record Alaska (YORAK) program with a $1,000 check last week to buy two new laptops which puts the best equipment out there in the hands of teens. The application was so use...

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:25am

Recently we had a friend visit from Rotary Club of Downtown Homer to drop off some holiday treats for teens at the R.E.C. Room and to check in on what young people are needing right now. I mentioned that we’re getting short on taxi vouchers which help alleviate the stress that transportation can c...

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:24am

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust would like to thank the Willow Fund and the Cottonwood Fund, donor-advised funds through the Homer Foundation, for the grant support we received supporting our work with The Foraker Group. The focus of this important work, Building on Our Needs, was to create a new strat...

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:23am

A new year is here and there is so much to be thankful for at the Honer Community Food Pantry. Many thanks to the Homer Foundation for the $250 People’s Choice Award given to support our mission to feed those in need. It went toward our Christmas special purchase of turkeys. We continue to be bles...

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

State, nation could accomplish more if leaders followed Seaton Referencing the Dec. 15 article GOP sanctions Seaton, others: Back in the 1960s we saw bumper stickers “My country right or wrong” and “Love it or leave it” — some people did leave. It was a divided time filled with turmoil not...

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 2:50pm

Did Democrats start rumors about Russians hacking election? Point 1: Tell a lie often enough, and it becomes the truth. Point 2: The truth is what I say it is. The Democratic Party is now saying the Russians are the ones who got Trump elected. See points 1 and 2! The Democratic Party cannot accept d...

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:35pm

I would like to express my heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday evening for the Scandinavian dinner. It was very well attended and the food was delicious, even the lutefisk. We want to extend a very special thanks to McNeil Canyon Meats for donating the meat for our Swedish Me...

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 2:50pm

The first Family Christmas movies event at Homer Theater on Dec. 8 was a big success. Thanks to Colleen and the crew at Homer Theater and sponsored by Reliable Comfort Insulation, who’s wife, another Colleen, came up with the idea. Lots of people showed up with kids, in spite of chilly weather, an...

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 2:49pm

I often hear how this “whack a mole” world is simply overwhelming and I completely understand and relate. There is so much to do and, as one person, with limited time and resources, it often feels like we are but a drop in an ocean. There are, however, a couple of simple things that we all can d...

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 2:48pm

With the results of the recent election, I hope and pray that draining the swamp will help make America great again. We Alaskans have some very dirty water in our muskeg and we need to let our elected officials know that they will have to work diligently and across party lines to save our state from...

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 2:48pm

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