My name is Samantha Draves, and I am a recent graduate in the class of 2016. I would like to thank the community and to all who donate and support local scholarships. My personal thanks extends to the Homer Foundation in relation to the Homer Community Science Scholarship and the Nikki Geragotelis (...

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:34pm

The Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club has benefited many people in our community and all over the world and I was honored to receive its academic scholarship to assist me with college. Offering these scholarships takes a great deal of time for Rotary members and I would like to thank them for their wor...

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:33pm

To those who may have demured from attending the Homer production of the David Holthouse/UAA performance of his courageous work, Stalking the Bogeyman, out of fear that the dark and uncomfortable subject of childhood sexual abuse would prove overwhelmingly disturbing, here are my own thoughts after ...

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:33pm

Where are all the good men? You know the ones who care more about the number of children who starve to death today as opposed to the “closing numbers” on Wall Street. Where are the good men who care more about the screams of a woman or a child being beaten and raped than the screams of 80,000 fa...

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:31pm

In recent years there has been an influx of people coming to live here from the lower 48 and it concerns me that the values and traditions of this small town are changing from the influence of the arrivals. I would like to inform those that are newly arrived that because we are at the end of the roa...

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:28pm

Students take ‘long walk to water’ and help others in South Sudan Earlier in the 2015-2016 school year my sixth grade students read “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park.   The book chronicles the life of Salva Dut and the lost boys of Sudan. My stud...

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 2:23pm

This fall, the Kevin Bell Arena will have 10 brand new Bay Weld aluminum skate aids to assist beginners on the ice. With the support from the Kevin Bell & Family Hockey Fund, at the Homer Foundation, first-time child and adult skaters will quickly gain confidence and skill with these aids.  ...

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:19am

I’d like to congratulate Michael Hawfield, Beth Graber and Elaine Grabowski on their impending retirements, and thank you for your years of service to so many people on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Having recently retired I know you’ll enjoy your newfound freedom, my friends. Now that the dust ...

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:19am

In late April, Cook Inletkeeper hosted our 11th Annual Electronics Recycling Day. Our numbers are in, and it was a record-breaking year.  We collected 19,322 pounds in Homer, and 5,926 from Seldovia for a total of 25,248 pounds of e-waste recycled this year. Since 2006, we have kept 202,038 pou...

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:18am

Thank you Homer Ministerial Committee (Ken Fischer Scholarship) and Rotary Club for supporting me in my college education. I am planning to go to the University of Alaska Fairbanks and pursue an elementary education major.  Claire Swanson...

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:16am


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