I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately. It seems such an ephemeral thing, in reality, so vague because its meaning and depth of feeling varies with the individual and the occasion. We say “thank you” at the least provocation — to a waiter serving the food for which we’ll pa...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:26pm

  Thank you to the parents of four-legged family members for supporting the Homer Animal Friends’ “Santa Paws” event on Dec. 15 at the Animal Shelter.  We had close to 25 dogs and cats photographed with Santa; many with their two-legged family members. Christina Whiting, a local prof...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:25pm

  I was set to go to California for Christmas with plans to see family and friends I have not seen for years. All reservations were made a year ago. My flight from Bethel was canceled and I was not able to get any flight out of Alaska to LA until Christmas late night. The trip was canceled and ...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:23pm

The Independent Living Center would like to thank Homer’s Safeway for its  generosity in allowing us to market our children’s book, “Slugs Forever!” for Christmas. We also would like to thank the patrons who purchased “Slugs” and want you to know your donation is going to a worthy c...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:21pm

I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped with our Thanksgiving  and Christmas holiday baskets.  Starting out with the Veterans of Foreign War Post 10221 in Anchor Point which pays for most of the food donated. Thank you to the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliaries for their continued ...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:20pm

  I recommend you see two movies over the holidays. The first is “Heist: Who Stole the American Dream” (http://www.heist-themovie.com/). The second is “Inequality for All” (...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:15pm

I have sent the following letter to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre and all assembly members. I have received no acknowledgement, no reply. Why are they hiding? My name is Peter Zuyus Sr. I am 68 years old and live on the Kenai Peninsula in the Homer area. My wife and I are seniors direct...

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 10:13am

The second “Fill A Stocking  For Homer’s 40 Homeless Youth” was a huge success. A huge thank you to American Legion, K-Bay Cafe, AJ’s Steakhouse, Earth Friendly Kids, and a few more wonderful businesses that offered to put out donation boxes for people to drop off to fill the handmade s...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:07pm

Well, my Subaru got raided during this last snow storm. He/she just stole stuff from the car to stay warmer: some chemical hand and foot warmers and also a fuel stick hand warmer.  How desperate are the folks nowadays here in Homer?  Are they out there freezing in this wicked cold time?&nb...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:05pm

Santa came early to Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, thanks to incredible kindness from The Homer Foundation. Generous support through the Willow Fund and the May Benson Charitable Fund at The Homer Foundation has allowed us to replace our decade-old clinic exam tables with new adjustable heated...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 5:04pm

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