A civilization stands or falls on its oils. Every cell in your body has a protective wall of two layers of interlocked oil molecules. This cell wall determines the health of the cell, by admitting or repelling molecules.   For healthy cells, animals require fats and oils in their diet.  Hu...

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:47pm

Homer Council on the Arts (HCOA) was recently awarded city funds through the Homer Foundation as part of an annual application process for nonprofits in Homer. These funds are designated for operational expenses, which every nonprofit greatly appreciates. This funding supports the internal workings ...

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:46pm

Our old dog Finn (he’s 14 ½ and kind of blind and kind of deaf) doddered off on the night of April 6 (it was a dark and stormy night — it was raining cats and dogs) and didn’t come home. I traipsed through the Clover Lane neighborhood in the rain for a couple hours with flashlight and clicker...

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:46pm

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center would like to thank all the participants of Cleanup Day this past Saturday, May 2, at the chamber’s parking lot.  A total of 800 bags of trash were brought to the Dumpsters and recycle bin provided by Alaska Waste. Of those, 605 bags were broug...

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:46pm

On behalf of the Homer High School Class of 2016, I would like to thank the following businesses and people for their donations and help in making our “Vintage Hollywood” prom on April 18 a rousing success.  Heartfelt thanks goes first to the group of students, led by P.K. Woo, who worked s...

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:11pm

Thanks to the generous folks at NAPA, the kids at Homer Middle School have been tossing around brand new bright blue footballs during gym classes. What fun! We certainly do appreciate NAPA’s support. Homer Middle School PE teachers: Tim Daugharty, Bonnie Jason and Darcy Mueller...

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:11pm

On behalf of the students and future students of Kachemak Bay Campus, we are writing to thank everyone in the community who attended the open house honoring Mary Epperson on Saturday, April 18. Thank you so much for coming to celebrate with Mary, and for your generous support of the Mary Epperson St...

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:09pm

The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club would like to thank the Homer Foundation for funding the purchase of a new trail mower for our club.  The mission of KNSC is to promote and encourage Nordic skiing in the Kachemak Bay area. One of our core responsibilities is to groom and maintain a large network of...

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:29am

The Alaska Dispatch recently published an article written by East Anchorage Sen. Bill Wielechowski that criticized our state’s fiscal (and inherently political) priorities. Sen. Wielechowski’s well-written concerns, as many can imagine, are shared among Alaskans all over the state.  Juneau ...

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:28am

Homer Homemakers FCE thanks Ulmer’s Drug and Hardware for special ordering books suitable for the Raise-a-Reader packets that the club donates to the parents of newborns through South Peninsula Hospital. In addition to a book, each packet includes information on the benefits of reading to children...

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:27am


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