Fireweed Academy was most fortunate this year to work with two outstanding artists through Bunnell Street Arts Center’s “Artist in the Schools” program. Lynn Marie Naden engaged with our third through sixth grade classes, working with low-fire terre cotta and utilizing primitive methods of cla...

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:36pm

I would like give a huge thank you to the Tin Roof Fund at the Homer Foundation for awarding me the Beluga Tail Non-Fiction Writing Scholarship. Receiving this generous award is a tremendous honor, for which I am very grateful. I will be using this scholarship toward my education at Linfield College...

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:35pm

The road to college has been a long and tough one. From the decision to attend a college, to applications (too many to count) and then the countless hours spent applying for scholarships, my skills as a student were certainly tested. However, it was not in vain.  I am pleased to say that I will...

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:35pm

I would like to thank the Homer Community Science Scholarship for its generous donation to the graduating youth of Homer. I am honored to have been selected as a recipient of this scholarship. This award will strongly assist me financially as I attend Pomona College in the fall. I am so grateful tha...

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:35pm

I would like to thank Homer Council on the Arts for the scholarship awarded to me.  It makes it easier for  me to go to the week-long Suzuki Institute in Fairbanks. Music teachers come from around the United States to teach at the institute which means we get to experience everyone’s dif...

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:34pm

It takes a community to build a great playground, and a community to care for it. The Homer Playground Project (HoPP) wants to thank Church on the Rock, and especially Calvin Ralph, for coordinating a great playground work party on Saturday, May 18. Despite the snow, the crew got a lot of work done,...

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:34pm

Jamie and Tuck Pennington, owners of the Boatyard Café, were very generous in donating proceeds from their sales on May 18 to Relay for Life. On behalf of our Relay Team, we want to thank them for their support.  What a great way to honor Jamie’s mom. Thank you. And, if you haven’t been th...

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:33pm

On behalf of the board, staff and volunteers of the Pratt Museum, I wish to thank the David and Mary Schroer Fund and the Jane Little Family Endowment Fund, funds of the Homer Foundation. The funds from these two donor-advised funds will support travel and accommodation costs for this year’s Tamam...

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:33pm

The weather didn’t dampen spirits or participation in the annual Special Olympics Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run held Saturday, May 18. This year brought our largest turnout ever for the 5K fun run. Huge thanks go to Homer Police Officer Ryan Browning for coordinating the event, Homer Emblem Clu...

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:33pm

My name is Rob Way and I am the director of Midtown Café. Midtown has been providing a place for kids to land for several years now. However, since our departure from the Refuge Chapel building, we have been struggling financially. In fact, we lost close to $1,000 per month in sales to the churches...

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:32pm

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