We are so proud to be part of a community that showed its spirit on Cleanup Day Saturday, May 3. It was a phenomenal success. The community brought in a whopping 1,009 bags of trash year. Seventeen percent were recyclable materials. It was great to see the number of people, adults and especially kid...

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:58pm

Homer High School Mariner Theatre would like to thank The Cottonwood Fund, The Homer Foundation and its donors for providing funds to help purchase and update the theater with a new projector. This new equipment will allow us to give the quality experience the community of Homer has come to expect f...

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:58pm

Community (and beyond) collaboration is alive and well in Homer and Fireweed Academy has many folks to thank. With a grant from the Valley Quilters Guild in Palmer, Fireweed Academy students collaborated with Homer Senior Center members to create silk banners for the center. Based on this quarter’...

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:57pm

We’d like to offer a sincere thank you to Homer’s community of artists who supported the West Homer Elementary School Art Fair during May’s First Friday, as well as everyone who came to view the artwork and provided many great comments about the quality of the students’ work and presentation...

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:57pm

Thanks to everyone who attended our 30th annual quilt show last weekend. We had great attendance and lots of appreciation for our works of art.  Again this year we participated in the Shorebird Challenge, an opportunity to create wallhangings depicting birds around Kachemak Bay. Janet Bacher’...

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:57pm

May 12-16 is Bike to Work Week, an event that happens in cities and towns and communities across the nation to promote safe bicycling. More and more people are choosing to bike around Homer. The number of cyclists on these fairweather days is amazing.  Alaskans are a hardy outdoor people, but w...

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:56pm

We became friends with Mona Tucker when we drove taxis. In those days, Mona worked at the Washboard with her father. Mike tagged her with “Mona the Mocha-Maker,” because she was the daily wake-up call each morning with those fine espressos she made better than anyone.  She knew what we like...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:42pm

On behalf of the West Homer students and staff, I thank the Homer Foundation, and specifically the Daisy Lee Bitter Marine and Coastal Education Fund for supporting our Schoolyard Habitat Project. These funds allowed us to develop interpretative sites along our nature trail this year. We were able t...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:40pm

Shoreline Golf Course has been sold to Scott and Esa Woodland from Anchorage. As of April 15 the Schroers are no longer involved with the course. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years starting in 1982 when I retired from teaching and began building the course. From open...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:40pm

We would like to send a “big” thank you to everyone who donated clothing for our cleanup day clothing drive this last weekend. We collected a total of 87 bags and Shirley Fedora was our prize winner with 16 bags.  Thank you to the Homer Chamber of Commerce for letting us partner with them d...

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:39pm

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