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Homer man qualifies for Boston Marathon

Homer resident and Kachemak Land Trust board member Larsen Klingel qualified for the 2018 Boston Marathon without running a single mile. He was, however, pushed in a wheelchair by his longtime friend Andy Beardsley for all 26.2 miles.

The idea was Beardsley’s, who was inspired by a father-son team who competed in marathons as a wheelchair team. Klingel, who was born with cerebral palsy that requires him to walk with crutches, took a little more convincing.

“I wasn’t too keen on it, but finally he got me to do it,” Klingel said.

Carmen Field honored for conservation work

A longtime environmental educator who taught everyone from children to seniors, and everywhere from outdoors to the classroom, has been honored with the Alaska Conservation Foundation’s Jerry Dixon Award for Excellence in Environmental Education.

Carmen Field, 53, who died May 31, 2016, received word the day before she died that she would get the award. Her husband, Conrad Field, and daughter, Eryn Field, will receive the $1,000 award on her behalf at a ceremony in late September.

Thursday, June 30

ESTUARY HIKE

11 a.m.-noon, Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

noon, 8 p.m., Hillas Building

LUNCH LECTURE AT KACHEMAK BAY CAMPUS

noon -1 p.m., Pioneer Hall Room 202

RANGER TALK: ‘BEAR VIEWING-FUN OR FOLLY?’

1-1:30 p.m., Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center

SUMMER MAKER CAMP @ HPL

2-4 p.m., Homer Public Library

HISTORIC HARBOR WALKING TOUR

3-4 p.m., Wheelhouse at Salty Dawg

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE REFUGE

3:30-3:45 p.m., Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

Pratt Museum invites all to see area's past, present

The skeleton of a 38-foot gray whale  will be on display soon;

Saturday was "free day" at the Pratt Museum. All ages — infants in baby-carriers, handholding couples, grandparents with grandchildren — took time from Saturday's sunny, no-rain, no-wind weather to see what the museum had to

Saturday was "free day" at the Pratt Museum. All ages — infants in baby-carriers, handholding couples, grandparents with grandchildren — took time from Saturday's sunny, no-rain, no-wind weather to see what the museum had to offer.

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