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St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 619 Sterling Highway, holds Saturday group meditation walks in the church labyrinth during Lent. A short Compline evening prayer service follows about a half-hour after the walk. The walks are weather permitting. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and foot gear. Walks are held between sunset and dark, so start times vary. Approximate start times are 8 p.m. March 19 and 8:30 p.m. March 26.

Announcements

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 619 Sterling Highway, holds Saturday group meditation walks in the church labyrinth during Lent. A short Compline evening prayer service follows about a half-hour after the walk. The walks are weather permitting. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and foot gear. Walks are held between sunset and dark, so start times vary. Approximate start times are 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. March 19 and 8:30 p.m. March 26.

Announcements

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 619 Sterling Highway, holds Saturday group meditation walks in the church labyrinth during Lent. A short Compline evening prayer service follows about a half-hour after the walk. The walks are weather permitting. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and foot gear. Walks are held between sunset and dark, so start times vary. Approximate start times are 6:30 p.m. March 5, 7 p.m. March 12, 8 p.m. March 19 and 8:30 p.m. March 26.

Larissa Norgren and Ryan Turkington

Larissa Norgren
and Ryan Turkington

Larissa Norgren and Ryan Turkington announce their engagement. Larissa is a graduate of Fergus Falls High School, Minnesota. She is employed as a receptionist at South Peninsula Hospital Specialty Clinic in Homer. Ryan is a graduate of Homer High School. He is employed at ASRC on the North Slope. A July 9, 2016, wedding is planned at the Gribble residence in Homer. A reception and dance is planned for Oct. 29, 2016, at the Eagles in Fergus Falls, Min.

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The Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve sponsors a recap of the 2015 harmful algal blooms in Kachemak Bay and Pseudo-nitszchia on the West Coast from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Room P103. In the morning scientists will discuss harmful algal bloom science, response processes and testing timelines. In the afternoon, participants will discuss improvements to rapid shellfish testing (with a demonstration), update the response actions and contacts, and establish effective communication tools for 2016.

Announcements

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 619 Sterling Highway, holds Saturday group meditation walks in the church labyrinth during Lent. A short Compline evening prayer service follows about a half-hour after the walk. The walks are weather permitting. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and foot gear. Walks are held between sunset and dark, so start times vary. Approximate start times are 6 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 5, 7 p.m. March 12, 8 p.m. March 19 and 8:30 p.m. March 26.

Student News

Maggie Koplin has earned the Dean’s Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of High Scholastic Achievement (a grade-point average more than 3.75) every semester since she started. She is in the second semester of her sophomore year at the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point. Maggie has not yet declared her major.

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The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Diamond Ridge Fire Station at 65705 Diamond Ridge Road. There also will be a work session at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station at 53048 Ashwood Ave. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted at the McNeil Fire Station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex building on Pioneer Avenue. Call 235-9811 for more information.

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The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. holds a Town Hall Teleconference with Kenai Peninsula Legislators, including Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, at 6 p.m. today. Legislators will respond to any questions or concerns constituents may have. Comments will be limited to three minutes per person but may be less dependent upon the number of participants. Call 235-7878 for more information.

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The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave., is now open for the second session of the 29th State Legislature. At the office, citizens can participate in the legislative process by obtaining public documents, attending committee meetings telephonically and by submitting testimony on legislation. The LIO also has Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend application forms and can help people apply for their PFD online. Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m. For more information, call 235-7878.

Student News

Brandon Beachy made the fall 2015 President’s Honor Roll at Montana State University, Bozeman, for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

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The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave., is now open for the second session of the 29th State Legislature. At the office, citizens can participate in the legislative process by obtaining public documents, attending committee meetings telephonically and by submitting testimony on legislation. The LIO also has Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend application forms and can help people apply for their PFD online. Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m. For more information, call 235-7878.

Announcements

The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave., is now open for the second session of the 29th State Legislature which convenes Tuesday, Jan. 19. At the office, citizens can participate in the legislative process by obtaining public documents, attending committee meetings telephonically and by submitting testimony on legislation. The LIO also has Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend application forms and can help people apply for their PFD online.  Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and closed for lunch from noon-1 p.m.

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It’s Jupiter January at the MakerSpace. Design rockets then print them on 3D printers. Makers will aim for Jupiter and launch at the end of the month. Available to kids in grades 4-8, Makerspace is free and meets 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays on East Bunnell Avenue near Two Sisters Cafe. Makerspace also is open with classes for all ages from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in January. For more information and to register, email HomerMakerSpace@gmail.com.

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The Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services, and Kachemak Emergency Services offer chimney brushes for people to borrow and use to clean chimneys. Brushes can be picked up during normal business hours. HVFD also recommends an annual inspection of heating appliances, wood stoves and chimneys. 

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The American Legion Auxiliary offers Christmas gift wrapping from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Christmas Eve at Ulmer’s. There is no charge for this service, but donations to support veterans programs are gratefully accepted.

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The American Legion Auxiliary offers Christmas gift wrapping from noon-5 p.m. today through Wednesday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Christmas Eve at Ulmer’s. There is no charge for this service, but donations to support veterans programs are gratefully accepted.

Bear Creek Winery celebrates the season with its Garden of Lights from 5-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday at 60203 Bear Creek Drive. Stroll through a winter wonderland and warm up at the winery firepit with a cup of hot cocoa. 

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Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave., Mile 12 East End Road. The public is welcome to attend.  The agenda is posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough annex building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. For more information, call 235-9811. 

Jae Baelena Brown and William Patrick Jasper

Jae Baelena Brown and William Patrick Jasper were married in Homer on Aug. 5, 2015. They both graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, where they met. Jae grew up in Eugene, Ore. Her parents are Becky Brown and Daryl Brown of Oregon. William is a 2009 graduate of Homer High School. His parents are Barbara Veeck of Homer and Patrick Jasper of Oregon. Jae’s sister Jill Brown was the Maid of Honor, and William’s brother Matthew Jasper was the Best Man. They were married by longtime family friend William Morse.

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The Homer Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the chamber  visitor Center. Festivities include music, refreshments, a bonfire, crafts for kids and photos with Santa. Bring your own cameras for photos with Santa.

Lina LePage speaks at 1 p.m. Friday for the Parkinson’s Support Group meeting at the Homer Senior Center. LePage works for social services at South Peninsula Hospital and will talk about end-of-life choices and decisions.

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