In view of the Homer City Council’s recent budget meetings and need to allocate limited funds, here are my thoughts on the question. First, thank you for supporting the needs assessment allocation; and second, please reconsider the cuts made to the Pratt and the Homer Foundation.  I also woul...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:37pm

Ah, the sweet sound of philanthropy ...  Thanks to the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for granting The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club funds to purchase new sheet music. Due to the generosity of individual donors to the Youth Advisory Committee, the Ashley J. Logan Fund, and th...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:37pm

Companies that morally oppose birth control don’t want to pay for it via Obamacare. That made me think: I’m a peace activist. I morally oppose war, the military, guns, etc., and wish my tax money didn’t support it. Can I take that to the Supreme Court to divert my money for education?  If...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:36pm

Bunnell Street Arts Center is pleased to announce that Cosmic Agents continues with support from Homer Foundation’s Willow fund. Cosmic Agents is Bunnell’s recent initiative to connect and support emerging leaders in Homer  with programs that foster creative expression, critical dialogue, n...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:36pm

RIP JFK. Fifty years later it’s mostly known the who, how, and why of his assassination.  Will it be 50 years before the true perpetrators of 9/11 also are known?  JFK”s words: “The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society” and “Those that make peaceful revolutio...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:36pm

Every year at city budget time there’s discussion of cutting funding to the Pratt Museum and the Homer Foundation.  Every year I fear that the public has lost touch with the history behind that funding. In particular, I want Homer folks to understand that the city does not fund the Homer Foun...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:36pm

The students and staff of Little Fireweed Academy would like to thank Jack Dalton for a fabulous week of storytelling. Jack is a gifted Yupik storyteller, who continues the mission of his elders, more specifically his grandfather, through storytelling. Our students were mesmerized with the story of ...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:36pm

If your household is in need and you would like to apply for a holiday basket, time is running out. The deadline for the Share the Spirit applications is Friday, Dec. 13. Please don’t delay. Go to a human service agency, where you, or a member of your family, receive assistance. Or speak to your p...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:35pm

 I am deeply concerned about the Quiet Creek Subdivision. My parents are concerned that the new road that is going to be built will greatly increase the traffic on Mountain View Drive and Elderberry Drive. But I am concerned that  the proposed subdivision will destroy important animal habi...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:35pm

Well, it comes to a knock-down, drag-out fight over $100,000 in the 2014 City of Homer budget. Why?  For some reason, this money represents the pivotal appropriation between success and ruin. If you fund any recreation, “you are doing it on the backs of the employees” (Barbara Howard quote)...

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:34pm

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