The Kachemak Bay Quilters held their 32nd annual quilt show last weekend at the Elks Lodge. While attendance was not as high as years when the show coincides with the Shorebird Festival, there was a steady stream of visitors and a constant chorus of “oohs” and “ahhs” as viewers walked the sh...

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:09am

The freshmen girls and boys of Homer High School and their teachers would love to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Kachemak Bay Running Club for their very generous gift to the decathlon competition. It is wonderful to inspire our young athletes in the world of track and field. We would also like...

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:09am

Recently three classes at Paul Banks participated in a week-long Artist in the Schools Program through the Bunnell Street Arts Center.  The residency gave our students an opportunity to have local artist Marie Alexson assist them in creating personal flags.  Through movement, art and writi...

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:08am

The West Homer Elementary fourth grade students would like to thank everyone who has generously donated and volunteered his or her time to make our 34th Annual Outdoor Education Camp possible. It takes a lot of support and dedication from all who are involved. Every student had a successful trip to ...

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:08am

Once flush with oil revenue, Alaska legislators bribed Alaska voters with a host of “Big Projects.” Most were very expensive and failed (see Delta Barley Project, Seward Grain Unloading Dock, Anchorage Seafood Processing Plant, etc., etc.) And, as we can gather from the size of today’s Alaska ...

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:11am

The past two weeks, the students and staff of Homer Flex have worked with local artist Melisse Reichman, through Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Artist in Schools program. We created ceramic sculptures of faces. These pieces, from the comic to the horrific and from the realistic to the fantastic, wer...

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:09am

The staff and students of West Homer Elementary school extend a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers and organizations that helped complete the final phase of our nature trail this year. Our schoolyard habitat, named by students, “Path of the Wild,” was made possible by a grant from Fish an...

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:07am

With our early spring/summer weather, and abundance of fun activities going on, it was gratifying to see our community’s dedication to electronics recycling in Homer. more than 80 individuals and 20 businesses joined dozens of volunteers and supporters to pull off yet another successful event on A...

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:04am

We would like to compliment reporter, Anna Frost, on her well-written, thoughtful and honest account of our family story of addiction. We would like to thank the Homer News for addressing the heroin problem and substance abuse issues that have touched so many people in the Homer community. Our story...

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:03am

I would like to take this opportunity to bring the community’s attention to the service and support of one of the longest serving volunteers of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department: Dr. William Bell, M.D. After joining the department in April of 1986 as our medical director, Dr. Bell has provided o...

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:32am


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