Apollo Ray Palmer was born at 11:29 p.m. Nov. 19, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Chelsea and Chris Palmer. He weighed 8 pounds, 10.5 ounces. His grandparents are Rhonda Owens and Brian Owens of Homer, RaNae and Ray Bennett, and Wayne and Christy Palmer.
Twins Andrew Carl Buckwalter and Grace Lynn Buckwalter were born at 10:47 a.m. Nov. 17, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Kristen and Daniel Buckwalter. Andrew weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and Grace weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces. Their grandparents are Allen and Linda Engebretsen and Dan and Helen Buckwalter, all of Homer.
James McKenzie Hecks was born at 5:22 a.m. Nov. 8, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Katrina Hecks of Seldovia. He weighed 7 pounds, 12.8 ounces. His grandparents are Deborah L. Cameron, Beverly A. Hecks and Gladys M. Yuth.
Marabelle Aldora Lee was born at 7:19 a.m. Nov. 15, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Grace and Jason Lee of Cordova. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Her grandparents are Alan and Marianna Lee of Buffalo, Minn.
Paige Taylor Essex was born at 11:34 p.m. Nov. 9, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Savanna S, Kinnard and Joseph E. Essex of Anchor Point. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Her grandparents are Butch Essex, Cathy Essex, Jason Kinnard and Amy Mitchell, all of Homer.
Richard Nathaniel Gottlieb Barnard was born at 1:03 p.m. Oct. 27, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Marissa and Richard Barnard. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. His grandparents are Rick and Kate Barnard of Homer, Andrea Mitchell of Polson, Mont., and Shawn and Tasha Plagenza of Winona, Texas.
Sawyer Douglas Morris was born at home in water Oct. 3, 2016, at 11:46 p.m. to Erick Morris and Britni Smith with the help of Rite of Passage Midwifery. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He is welcomed by his big brothers Charlie, Elias and Henry. His grandparents are Robert and Sherika Smith of Sterling, Alaska, Jonna Maly of Prescott, Ariz., and Doug and Marne Morris of Sterling, Alaska.
Lainey Wynona-Marie Dollison was born at 9:42 p.m. Oct. 4, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Amber Mraz and Dalane Dollison of Homer. She weighed 7 pounds. Her grandparents are Geoffery Mraz and Misteen Mona Smith of Anchorage, Myonza Dollison of Anchorage and Stacie Mraz of Homer.
Zen Silva Collins was born at 6:33 a.m. Oct. 8, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Steve Collins and Megan Murphy of Homer. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. His grandparents are Tom and Mary Murphy of White Heath, Ill., and Patricia and Dennis Collins of Michigan.
Henry Hawkeye Benney was born at home in water on Sept. 24, 2016. to Maura Brenin and Chris Benney. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. He is welcomed by his brother Asa. His grandparents are Judy Beeney of Auburn, Calif., Duncan Benney of Calistoga, Calif., and Paul Schnabel of Burlington, Vt.
Elizabeth Raine McMahon was born at 9:55 p.m. Sept. 22, 2016, her father’s birthday, at South Peninsula Hospital to Tay’lia and Zachary McMahon. She weighed 7 pounds, 12.6 ounces. Her grandparents are Cassie and Erik Lawver and Tanise and Bill Latham, all of Homer, and Rick McMahon of West Plains, Mo.
Runa Eleanor Larson was born at 10:58 p.m. Sept. 16, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Emily and Dakotah Larson. She weighed 8 pounds, 3.5 ounces. Her grandparents are Dale and Peggy Jensen of Brainerd, Minn., and Jaime and Sally Larson of Collegeville, Minn.
Choi Ahra was born at 11 p.m. Sept. 14, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Kim Ji Hun. She weighed 10 pounds.
Aksel Johnson was born at 10:43 p.m. Sept. 14 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Katie and Wade Johnson of Anchor Point. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. His grandparents are Jason and Angie Johnson of Anchor Point and Mike and Kari Arno of Homer. His siblings are sister Aubrey and brother Ansen.
Jayda Brielle Jones was born at 7:57 p.m. Sept. 8, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Stephanie and Billy Jones. She is the seventh grandchild of Spek and Ina Jones and the 15th grandchild of Daniel and Melodie Mahoney. Her siblings are Felicity, Silas, Zephan and Abeni.
Emelia Ann Rose Magee was born at 9:37 p.m. Sept. 10, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Megan and Jake Magee of Anchor Point. She weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Her grandparents are Karena Udelhoven of Sterling and Jesse Udelhoven of Anchor Point. Her siblings are Zoey, Ezekiel, Noah and Theodore.
Silver Rose Schilling was born at 7:13 a.m. Aug. 31, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Jaime and Patrick Schilling. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounces. Her grandparents are Kelly Clapp and Bob and Arlyee Schilling.
Sariyah Tanya Lovina Brock was born in water to Katie and Keith Brock at 9:17 p.m. July 25, 2016, with the assistance of Rite of Passage Midwifery. She weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces. She is welcomed by her siblings Caprice, Anthony, Ciara, Grace and Adonaijah and her Uncle Aaron Taliesin. Her grandparents are Robin McAllistar of Homer, Daramiss Molina of Fort Meyers, Fla., Darren Brock of Anchorage, and Dan and Anna Urton of Cordova. Her great-grandmother is Donna Ridener of Homer.
Lincoln Lee Thomas Farnham was born at 10:55 p.m. Aug. 16, 2016, to Liviya and Travis Farnham. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. His grandparents are Mark and Sheri Farnham of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Tammy and Norm Matthews of Kona, Hawaii, and Bonny McDermott of Homer.
Benn Bohannon James Deakins was born at 12:40 p.m. Aug. 18, 2016, to Laurie and Chad Deakins. He weighed 5 pounds, 4.6 ounces.
Layla Rita Kvasnikoff was born at 12:17 a.m. Aug. 14, 2016, to Adele and Emerson Kvasnikoff of Nanwalek. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Her grandparents are Walley Kvasnikoff and Nina Kvasnikoff of Nanwalek and Rita Beltran of California.
Leif Gregory Hilterbrand was born at 11:56 a.m. Aug. 12, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Jennifer and Drew Hilterbrand of Ninilchik. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces.
Samuel Atticus Williams was born at 11:51 a.m. Aug. 10, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Brie Drummond and Jeff Williams. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. His grandparents are Frank Drummond and Eleanor Groden of Winterport, Maine, and Craig and Diane Williams of Hereford, Ariz. His big sister is Sophie Williams.