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 - 2:46pm

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 - 2:46pm

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 - 11:11am

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 - 11:11am

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 - 11:09am

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 - 7:29am

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 - 7:28am

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 - 7:27am

The Homer Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission embraced change this year. Instead of continuing with Parks Day, an event that had been poorly attended in recent years, the commission created a whole new concept: the Trails Symposium. Homer on the Move was the brainchild of Deb Lowney, conceived ...

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:27am

Much research has been done on the “Power of Five.” Five food groups make up a healthy diet. Five points make up a glowing star. Five senses help us interpret the world. According to Helping Little Kids Succeed Alaskan Style,  “Five is the key number of caring adults that every child need...

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:26am

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