Toni Ross

  • It’s a day to remember. In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, Major General John A. Logan issued an order: Every May 30 would be a day to commemorate the fallen Civil War soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers – and so began Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day. One flowe...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:24pm
  • It takes a special place — and a special person — to host a whole crew of children and their parents for an afternoon.  On April 4, more than 200 kids and parents attended Family Farm Day, sponsored by Nature Rocks Homer and hosted by Mossy Kilcher and Seaside Farm. Kilcher began hosting th...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:08pm
  • She’s been named a master gardener, lifelong learner and citizen of the year — and the list goes on. A lot of living can happen in 87 years.  Spend an afternoon with Daisy Lee Bitter and you’re going to learn something, or more likely, many things.   One kind of bluebell has 22 c...

    Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:29pm
  • Ouzinkie might not sound like a spring break vacation destination, but for 16 local youths and four adults it offered plenty of adventure, fun and a lot of hard work. From March 7-14, about half the kids from Christian Community Church’s Ignite Youth group traded time off from school for time in t...

    Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:59pm
  • Make money? Spend money? If the answer to either question is “yes,” then Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover might be a good idea. Sponsored by the Homer Ministerial Association, the Total Money Makeover with presenter Chris Hogan is April 18 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Mariner Theatre.  ...

    Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:38pm
  • S outh Peninsula Haven House is holding its annual Women of Distinction awards ceremony and silent auction Friday. The event will be held at Second Star Lodge on Kachemak Drive beginning at 5 p.m. Julia Person, a former Haven House employee and board member, is one of the volunteer coordinators for ...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:25am
  • “…When I sally forth to seek my prey I help myself in a royal way. I sink a few more ships, it’s true, Than a well-bred monarch ought to do; But many a king on a first-class throne, If he wants to call his crown his own, Must manage somehow to get through More dirty work...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:38pm
  • There is a green sandwich board sign propped by the sidewalk at 1044 East End Road with a short message: Brain Injury Support Group Meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If the sign is out, then at 1 p.m., Kathy Stingley will be inside waiting. Even if no one else shows up.  Stingley, who ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:24pm
  • Feeling creative? Homer Council on the Arts has an outlet. “Creative Communities” provides opportunities for those with an interest in writing, acting, performing or singing to share their endeavors with others.   “It’s a social alternative to solitary efforts,” said Gail Edgerly, exe...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:00pm
  • Feel like dancing? Or dessert? Or just a really great evening?  Marimba Madness, the annual Homer Council on the Arts fundraiser, is Saturday at the Elks Lodge. The doors open at 6 p.m. with music by Shamwari, Tamba Hadzi and Williwaw Marimba starting at 7 p.m.   For the past five yea...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:12pm

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