Toni Ross

  • National Library Week is April 10-16, and the Friends of the Homer Library will be ushering it in Saturday with its annual fundraiser, the Celebration of Lifelong Learning. A silent auction, live music, appetizers from Maura’s Café and a trivia tree will all accompany presentations of this year...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:31am
  • For the second time in her career, Gina Pelaia, a real estate agent with Bay Realty, was the recipient of the Realtor of the Year award at the annual Kachemak Board of Realtors holiday party and fundraiser last December. “This means a lot to me, to be recognized by my association and my fellow Rea...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:01pm
  • The 23rd Annual Kachemak Board of Realtors holiday party and auction, which was held in December at Wasabi’s, raised $7,000 for local charities and scholarships. New board members also were installed, and awards were given to three local agents.  John Calhoun received a Lifetime Achievement a...

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:59am
  • Next month, Alaska Bible Institute marks its 50th year of training and equipping Christians for life and ministry. In a three-day celebration, an expected 300 alumni and friends will gather from around the world to honor the school’s rich history, equip for its present and envision for its future....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:38am
  • Editor's note: The photo caption has been corrected to identify the Wiard brothers properly. It’s called compounded complicated grief — when one loss follows another. And another. When a person doesn’t have time to process the first shattering before the next one happens....

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:19pm
  • From shiny pepper mills to smooth cutting blocks, one of Homer’s newest shops testifies to its name. The Classic Cook, a kitchen boutique, opened its doors July 18, and so far, it’s been a hit. Janie Buncak is the owner and sole employee — for now — and can be found daily at 158 W. Pioneer A...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:51am
  • The man on the phone has a thick Indian accent. He says his name is James Mirrer and that he is calling from Microsoft technical support in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s received notification that there is a really dangerous virus on my computer. If I’m close to my computer, he assures me, he can h...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:34am
  • 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

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