Like many of our neighbors, we took advantage of the borough’s generous offer to provide street number signs for a minimal fee. It was an unexpected surprise, however, to come home one day and find the sign not only arrived but installed, plumb true on a sturdy metal fence post right on the corner...

Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:28pm

For the past 20-plus years the Homer Foundation has managed the Jessica Stevens Memorial Fund with care and sensitivity. This has resulted in giving many Homer area youth opportunities to participate and learn in the area of the performing arts, opportunities that they might not have had otherwise. ...

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:42pm

The culmination of the 2013 Summer @ HPL Reading Program happened recently. Hundreds of children, teens and adults took part in this summer’s myriad programs. This year, we really focused on developing consistently fun and educational programs at the library that inspired kids to create as well as...

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:42pm

Hospice of Homer held its fourth annual Holes “Fore” Hospice golf tournament, at the Shoreline Golf Course in Homer, on June 15. The tournament was a great success. A heart-centered thank you to the many community members and businesses that made the event fun-filled for the golfers and a reward...

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:41pm

I would like to thank the Friends of the Homer Public Library for the scholarship that allowed me to attend the Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference this year. The conference was a great mix of presentations by preeminent writers, classes by master teachers, and mingling with conference participants w...

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:41pm

July is a crazy time for Alaskans. We are harvesting madly, working long hours, trying to seize every minute of golden sunshine. Restaurants are overflowing with foodies. Bikers and pedestrians are roaming the streets and parks. After a bitterly long winter, big sunny days have rekindled our deep lo...

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:41pm

I want to publicly thank General Buckner American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 in Homer for the Children of Warriors National President’s Scholarship and the American Legion Department of Alaska for the Aggie Parks Scholarship “Empowering Women, Inspiring Communities.” These scholarships will help...

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:40pm

Before I head off to school this fall in the bustling city of Chicago, I wanted to take some time to extend my greatest gratitude and thanks to Joel Pietsch, the best piano teacher and one of the most inspiring and influential music coaches I’ve ever had.  I began taking weekly piano lessons ...

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:40pm

When my husband and I moved from Anchorage to Homer for retirement eight years ago, I joined the Homer Garden Club as a way to learn new things about growing gardens in Homer’s somewhat milder climate and to meet new people.   We’d been coming to Homer for more than 30 years, but decided th...

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:36pm

Are you interested in coaching basketball or know someone who is? Homer High School is looking for a JV-assistant girls’ coach. See the KPBSD webpage (http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us) for job description and qual...

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:36pm

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