I would like to express my appreciation for the addition of Miranda Weiss’s new SpitLife column in the paper. The column is intelligently written, rich in imagery and delightful to read.  The most recent column was about the historically resourceful ways the Spit has been used. Mentioned in t...

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:22am

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College would like to extend its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the following individuals, agencies and businesses whose generous grants, donations and in-kind support made the 14th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference possible and such a trem...

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:19am

Alaska State Parks would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6.  Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park helped to organize the event, water taxis volunteered their vessels to transport volunteers, and HoWL registered volunteers and joined in...

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:53am

The Longest Day is a sunrise-to-sunset team event to raise funds to fuel the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association. On the summer solstice, June 21, teams around the world will come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s wit...

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:51am

The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Steering Committee and The Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park would like to thank the Homer Foundation for our recent grant to enhance the use of the Kachemak Bay Water Trail. The money will be used to provide transportation for volunteers to improve identified campsites...

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:51am

I would like to thank the Homer Foundation and its donors for honoring me with the 2015 Health Care Providers Scholarship. I was born and raised in Homer and graduated from Homer High School in 2008. It is a great privilege to grow up in a community with the opportunity to receive a scholarship such...

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:50am

For the second year in a row, it seems as if Erin’s Law, a bill implementing a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program, is doomed to die in a tied-up legislature — again. Even despite support from our last two governors, senators like Kevin Meyer, Mike Dunleavy and Anna MacKinnon have led...

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:48am

Artists in Schools — what a phenomenal program for students and teachers alike. This winter Fireweed Academy Charter School was fortunate to  host two local artists,  encaustic artist Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt and percussionist Eddie Wood through the AIS program  supported by Bunnell ...

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:55am

On behalf of Hospice of Homer (HOH), I want to recognize the City of Homer for its generous grant to hospice through the City of Homer Grant Program. I would also like to acknowledge The Homer Foundation for administering the City of Homer Grant Program and for all the foundation does to support and...

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:55am

Thank you, Blackwater Railroad Co., for keeping young people rocking. On May 27, 40 teenagers attended the first ever Teen Night at the Pratt. There was a pretty big reason for them to come out and socialize. One of the best bands in Alaska, Blackwater Railroad Co., played an acoustic show just for ...

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:54am

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