To the numerous friends (too many to name) responsible for awarding us the sweet vacation, I wish to say thank you. It was what we have needed, and, we were able to bring our granddaughter Jenna (Popi) along with us. Needless to say, it was all fabulous. The first stop was Arizona to see our son and...

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:11am

Last week I wrote to thank the Homer Senior Citizens Inc. for providing fitness classes for members and the community: Zumba Gold (Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.), Strong Women (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.), and T’ai Chi (Thursdays at 3 p.m.).  However, I made a ...

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:11am

On Sunday, Oct. 27, several dozen competitors braved the wind and rain to compete in the Halloween Hustle. A medley of running and biking races, the Hustle — jointly hosted by the Kachemak Bay Running Club and the Homer  Cycling Club — was a celebration of the future of trails in the Homer ...

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:11am

Now that winter has arrived, it is time to turn our thoughts to the coming holidays and we wanted to drop a quick note asking everyone to keep Share the Spirit in your thoughts, when planning for the holidays.  Plan to volunteer on Spaghetti Feed Day Dec. 10 or on Basket Packing Day Dec. 20. Wh...

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:10am

Thefts had occurred several times in the past by people hired to work in and around our home.  We would discover later that a few of our tools or equipment had somehow “disappeared,” but this time I wasn’t going to simply let it pass. This time I knew who couldn’t be trusted behind my b...

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:10am

Nov. 21, 2013, the day of the Great American Smoke-out, marks an important date, not only for millions of Americans who give up smoking for the day, but also for community health here at South Peninsula Hospital. From that day forward your community hospital will join the other hospitals in southcen...

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:09am

Gov. Parnell has raised the banner of “Choose Respect” many times since he became governor, but yet he chooses to not respect the wisdom of two unbiased, thorough studies. The first study on expanding Medicaid coverage for Alaskans was done by The Alaska Native Tribunal Health Consortium. The 38...

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:09am

Homer Middle School had the fortune of attending Quixotic on Oct. 15 as part of the school program. This was an unprecedented event for us to take our entire student body to a performance at the high school during our school day. When we showed the promotion reels to our students to get them excited...

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:37pm

Hospice of Homer just completed our annual End of Life and Volunteer Visitor training. Hospice would like to welcome the five newly trained volunteers. Soon each of these volunteers will be providing compassion in action to some of the individuals and families Hospice of Homer has the privilege to s...

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:37pm

There were some big smiles at the R.E.C. Room (youth Resource and Enrichment Co-op) recently. We were all thrilled to receive a personal visit from our friends at Wells Fargo, who stopped by to present us with a generous donation to support R.E.C. Room activities. Gifts like these enable us to provi...

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:37pm

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