To All Medicare Beneficiaries,Don’t forget — Medicare Open Enrollment for Part D (the drug plans) is Oct. 15 through Dec 7. Now is the time to compare your current Medicare Part D plan with all your options for 2013. You may find better coverage, higher quality or lower cost. Some plans offer pr...

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:38am

On Sept. 27, more than 450 students in grades 3-6 filled Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre for a rollicking one-hour assembly with the great cowboy musicians, Riders in the Sky. With their gentle, wacky humor, extraordinary musical talent and stage presence, the Riders delivered an amazing s...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:35am

I would like to thank the KLEPS Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Homer Foundation, and the Mountaineers Foundation of Seattle for supporting my summer internship with Cook Inletkeeper. This was my first time in Alaska, and it has been an absolutely wonderful experience. After grad...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:34am

  The students and the staff would like to give great thanks for allowing us to participate in the “Artist in the Schools Program.” I am a student at Flex and was a participant working with Martin Zeller on improvisational theater. I learned many of his methods and was excited to be experie...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:33am

Definition from Webster’s Tenth Edition: Buccaneer (circa 1690) 1: any of the freebooters preying on Spanish ships and settlements especially in the West Indies in the 17th century; broadly:  pirate.  2: an unscrupulous adventurer especially in business or politics. B...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:31am

The Federal Reserve, the Fed, is a private, for profit, conglomeration of banks, including international banks that stem from the Rothschild empire. The word “federal” is misleading. It, along with the IRS, was established and signed into law in 1913, under president Wilson. ...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:29am

In spite of wind, rain and a power outage, they came, they played, and they raised money for a great cause during the first Rounds for the Rink golf tournament that recently took place at Shoreline Golf Course.  More than 30 golfers swung their clubs to benefit the Kevin Bell ...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:28am

Wow — it was an evening of total electric energy at the Down East Saloon last Saturday night with the magical sounds of Meg Mackey. No one expected what they got this time for sure, a rock concert, for a mere $5 cover charge. It would have been $30 in any other town but Homer. Ma...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:24am

According to the Oct. 11, 2012, Homer News article “NPFMC recommends catch sharing plan” the issue of the 13,686,000 pounds of commercial fishing bycatch and waste was still not addressed. Before any reduction of allocation of halibut from sport fishing occurs, the poundage com...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:23am

Don’t be sad if you didn’t win the 2012 Harley Davidson Switchback or one of 15 other raffle prizes from the Kachemak Bay Lions Club. Your $100 “donation” is going to help fund eye exams and glasses, Thanksgiving baskets, Long Term Care Center Christmas gifts, Leader Dogs f...

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:21am

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