Ray Garrity, Sean Maryott, John Mouw and I would get together from time to time to cook dinner, drink and talk wine.   There was lots of drinking and lots of talking. I wouldn’t  call this a wine club. I’ll drink and talk wine with just about anyone, but these guys always brought great...

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:23pm

Like many others, we live within hearing distance of the Homer Police Station and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department Headquarters. This summer we have  been amazed at how many times we have heard the sirens of emergency vehicles leaving these facilities. The sirens can be expected to sound at ...

Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:23pm

Thank you for sending me to the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. It was an opportunity unlike any another. I met so many amazing girls that are the hope and security of our future. Every girl I met had a mile long list of achievements and credentials but an even longer list of goals. Each...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:33pm

I wish to thank the Homer Volunteer Fire Department for their prompt and measured response to our roof fire last Tuesday. Their professional handling of the situation prevented further damage and their ability to be flexible with the owner was much appreciated. Clearly older shake roofs are more of ...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:21pm

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies has recently been the recipient of some amazing generosity. We are so thankful for the support that has come our way to help us with improving our infrastructure and providing outdoor education experiences to a wide variety of people. Last month we were awarded...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:20pm

What an incredible Homer Summer Music Camp. During the last two weeks of June, I had the pleasure of being camp director. Bluegrass Camps for Kids and Andrew Vait teamed up with the support of Homer Council on the Arts to teach 50 kids who learned bluegrass, pop/rock, music theory, vocal, dance and ...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:20pm

Art classes for kids are ready to roll again in September at Homer Council on the Arts. ConocoPhillips has generously donated again to the HCOA youth art program to ensure the continuation of this wonderful program. This year HCOA will offer after-school art classes for students 10 years and older o...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:19pm

The wind and fog challenged sailors at the Land’s End Regatta but fundraising for our marine safety programs was a breeze thanks to our generous sponsors. The Homer Yacht Club greatly appreciates support from Eagle Enterprises, Body Intuit, Time Bandit Warehouse, TechConnect, Namaste, Jay-Brant Ge...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:19pm

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation to all who made my dad’s benefit (Dan Drake benefit on June 1) possible. The communities of Homer, Anchor Point and Soldotna/Kenai are outstanding. Many businesses and people donated so much to make the benefit a huge success. We could n...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:18pm

With regards to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council decision to  enact a 7,500 king cap on nonpollock trawlers in the Gulf of Alaska, it’s a start but not enough. I would like to see an individual boat quota, dividing the number of boats into 5,000 kings. Catch your quota, go home. T...

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:18pm

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