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  • Oysters? Wine? Cardamom-scented braised short ribs? Get your ticket to the second annual Taste of Homer and toast the changing season with food and drink samples from more than a dozen local vendors. “It’s a showcase event,” said Amy Martin, chief organizer and owner of the Vagabond Cafe. “S...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:03pm
  • After a year as executive director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Jim Lavrakas has announced his resignation, effective Oct. 15.“When I accepted the role ... I did so with a sunset clause, knowing that I would one day want to return to my ‘retirement’ role of being a fish...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:53am
  • Each booth down at the Homer Farmers Market is only 10-by-10 feet.  Pouring out of the booth are incredible amounts of produce and crafts, food and flowers.But even all that doesn’t show the different things that go on the rest of the week in the lives of our Market vendors.  The contrib...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:49am
  • An alleged armed robbery at the Wagon Wheel on Ocean Drive last week wasn’t a robbery at all, but an inside job, Homer Police said in a criminal complaint filed at the Homer Court on Sept. 10. Police charged Tommy Lee Neal, 19, with third-degree theft and making a false report, both misdemeanors. ...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:22pm
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    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:37am
  • The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is searching for Alaska’ top youth volunteers of 2015. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply by Nov. 4.The application is available at spirit.prudentila.com and nassp.org/spirit. Paper application forms can be requested by calling 877-525-8491....

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:55am
  • Four Homer High School students are among 16,000 named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program:• Evan Boyer;• Patrick Latimer;• Jayce Miller;• Jonas Noomah.The students now compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered in the ...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:53am
  • Paul Banks Elementary School celebrates “Paul Banks Day” on Sept. 16. During a 1 p.m. assembly, author Dotty Cline will present her new book “Paul Banks: Alaskan Music Man.”Banks was a custodian at East Elementary for 17 years, writing and playing songs for the students to perform. The schoo...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:52am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School DistrictToday: School board work session, 2-5 p.m., Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers, Soldotna.Sept. 17: Early release.Chapman SchoolSept. 15: Soccer vs. Nikiski at Chapman, 3:15 p.m.Sept. 16: Soccer at Homer, 3:45 p.m.Sept. 18: Soccer at Skyview, 4 p.m.Sept. ...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:44am
  • At its once-a-year meeting in Homer on Monday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board unanimously approved authorizing Board President Joe Arness to offer Sean Dusek the position of interim superintendent and to negotiate the terms of Dusek’s employment....

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:39am

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