Paul Banks Elementary was fortunate to host former Homer resident Gail Baker, art maker, for a two-week artist in the school program last month. Connecting to this year’s outer space theme, she guided each of our 170 K-2 students through the creative process of building an alien/outer space explor...

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:42pm

This year West Homer fourth and fifth graders celebrated the 31st year of  the school’s coastal studies outdoor education camp. Each child spent three days studying botany, geology, marine invertebrates, anthropology, mammals and general ecology at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Peter...

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:41pm

Jubilee 2013 presented by the Homer Council on the Arts marked 26 years of celebrating young artists. As usual, this year’s show was a great success thanks to the efforts of many: a great audience, talented young people, dedicated teachers, parents and dedicated volunteers. A very s...

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:40pm

Homer High School’s SkillsUSA membership would like to thank the Homer Rotary Club for the support and speaking opportunity given to us recently. As our community and nation reassess the importance of the career technical trades and the role public school plays in preparing students, we are thankf...

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:39pm

I have a pressing issue that is dear to my heart that I feel needs to be addressed. Our community is estranged from the realities of homelessness. I’ve seen an influx in the number of homeless transient people coming into town during this time of year. This is not news. For many years the seasonal...

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:38pm

Homer Cycling Club believes that riding your bike is environmentally friendly, healthy and enjoyable. May is National Bike to Work Month, and HCC will be especially promoting Bike to Work Week, May 13-17. We encourage you to dust off and lube up your bike for the upcoming summer season.  To bec...

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:36pm

Old Town’s got it going on. We are the Gateway to Bishop’s Beach, one of the best and most accessible beaches on the Kenai Peninsula. Composed of 22 businesses and organizations, Old Town offers great food,  live music, tasty mead, exciting art and even sticky buns. According to Trip Adviso...

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:35pm

Last Friday our legislative delegation held a town hall meeting at Homer council chambers. This was a well attended event, and Rep. Paul Seaton and Sen. Peter Micciche fielded many questions from constituents. One of the issues on the table was Senate Bill 21, the “Oil Tax Giveaway.” SB 21, rece...

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:34pm

Homer Senior Citizens Inc. and Friendship Center Adult Day Services would like to give thanks to everyone in the community who so graciously helped us with our talent show. We have received much support from volunteers who donated time and talent to make the show a success: Pat Hagen, Chuck Buck, Be...

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:50pm

April 13 marked HoWL’s fourth annual Homer Climbing Competition, held at the Bay Club since 2010. The event has traditionally been a fundraiser to support HoWL’s rock climbing programs, and this year, thanks to more sponsors and more climbers than ever before, it was a tremendous success. The Ho...

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:49pm


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