I would like to sincerely thank the Friends of the Homer Public Library for bringing Tim O'Brien to Homer and highlighting his book "The Things They Carried" through the Big Read. O'Brien spoke March 1 at Mariner Theatre — a free event with an award winning, engaging, thoughtful and thought-pr...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:50pm

Homer Senior Citizens would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who contributed to the success of the February Dinner and Dance. First, a special thank you to Terry Plant and Ole Andersson who did the majority of the organizing and motivated so many people to attend. Without th...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:49pm

MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula has recently compiled the results of the "Perceptions of Community Health" survey that was distributed to the community in November and December 2012. This survey is just one component of our second Community Health Needs Assessment that is underway. Many thanks...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:49pm

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies would like to thank the City of Homer Grants Program administered through the Homer Foundation for the operational grant received in 2012. Operational funds are difficult for nonprofit organizations to raise, yet extremely important to the functions of an organ...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:48pm

A recent article reveals that Homer's Alaska State Rep. Paul Seaton ­— like many other Alaskans — has discovered the health benefits of vitamin D. But unlike we mere mortals who are limited to the power of persuasion, Mr. Seaton carries "the Big Stick." As a representative in the Alaska Stat...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:48pm

The McNeil Canyon Talent Show and Auction were a huge success. Not only was the entertainment wonderful, the bidding was quite entertaining as well. Thanks to all who brought the delicious pies, cakes and baked goods.And again many thanks go out to our silent auction donors: Sasquatch Alaska Adventu...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:45pm

I have just finished reading 53 pages of local comments from the latest MAPP "Community Strengths and Themes" survey results. Maybe you are tired of these surveys, but they can serve to tell us the pulse of our community. They are a way to hear what people are thinking and feeling. MAPP stands for "...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:45pm

Thanks to cross-country skier, Katie: On Wednesday, Feb. 27, you went above and beyond to help two gals who were mixed up on where they were on the trail. With your directions and trail markers helping us, we made it back to our car before dark. Thanks again, Katie. Happy trails to you. Betty and Su...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:44pm

Thank you to the KLEPS Fund and the Tin Roof Fund of the Homer Foundation for their support of the statewide meeting of Alaskan Land Trusts. Together the Alaskan Land Trust community works to preserve the critical habitats that make Alaska special. These meetings help us to develop long-term strateg...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:44pm

Vic Fischer, 88, is an Alaska treasure. Editor Lori Evans quoted from John Pugh, a longtime Fischer friend, "Fischer likes to share his experiences and achievements...for civic purposes so you will look at his life and know you can do that too." (Homer News, Feb. 28) Fischer's book, "To Russia wi...

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:43pm

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