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  • The holiday season is known as a season of great joy.  In reality, however, that isn’t everyone’s experience. “Holidays are hard for people, especially for people when they’re grieving,” said Rev. Lisa Talbott of Homer United Methodist Church....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:32pm
  • Considering how spread out are the facilities of Homer Senior Citizens Inc., when you talk about something being in our backyard, that means many backyards. The main campus between Herndon Drive and Svedlund Street includes independent living apartments, assisted living apartments, the main center a...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:05am
  • Unsure about reaching a goal? Add a coach and see the difference it makes. Add community support and it gets better. Believe in yourself and it’s the best. In a nutshell, that’s the idea behind Girls on the Run, a nationwide program for girls in third- through fifth-grade that was introduced in ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:57pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER In the fall of 2012 when contractors cleared dead spruce trees from the Diamond Creek State Recreation Area, they not only provided firewood for local residents and mitigated fire danger, they also opened up land for possible future trails....

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:45pm
  • Halloween — the time of year when dressing wacky is more than a Homer fashion statement, treats are more plentiful than scales on a salmon and scaring each other gets a laugh…hopefully. Schools and entire neighborhoods, youngsters and senior citizens, the U.S. Coast Guard and the local police de...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:43am
  • When the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sedge left Homer in 2002, some thought that after more than 20 years the ghosts that haunted the trusty buoy tender every Halloween would go with them. Perhaps the spirits would bring new frights to the brave Nigerian sailors who received the ship after she was decom...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 8:56am
  • Combining his Boston roots with his love of running, Homer resident Mike Illg is aiming for a prize more important than crossing the finish line. The community is invited to join Illg in his cause: raising funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. His goal is $4,000 to help researchers find a cur...

    Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:37pm
  • Some mariners might think they’ve put a few miles on their engines this summer, but bragging rights in the harbor go to the workhorse of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the R/V Tiˆglaˆx. Just back last Friday from her five-month season, the research and transport ship that patrols the Alaska...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 3:53pm
  • It was shoulder-to-shoulder, plate-to-plate and cup-to-cup at Wasabi’s on Saturday for the first Taste of Homer, with 19 participating vendors offering tastes of everything from Jakolof Oyster Company’s fresh oysters to the delicate rosewater and cream cheese-filled pizzelles created by Red Bird...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:26am
  • The autumn equinox was set ablaze with Homer’s annual burning basket on Sept. 15. The mythical tale all began in response to a project by artist and naturalist, Mavis Muller.  In 2004, Muller received a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts to travel to Nevada and participate with a...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:29pm

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