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  • Americans traditionally observe Thanksgiving with the four Fs: family, friends, food and football. What better way to celebrate than by joining loved ones around a dining table covered with a turkey roasted to perfection and stuffed with a savory mixture, heaping bowls of mashed potatoes with gravy ...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:08pm
  • The $7,000 raised at the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Homer Community Food Pantry will go a long way to keeping Homer families fed this winter. Nine potters and 14 restaurants donated bowls and soup in the lunch event last Friday at Homer United Methodist Church. “We had such good support from t...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:02pm
  • Yusra Sahi, a Homer High School foreign exchange student from the Philippines, was relieved to learn her family was uninjured by super typhoon Haiyan, a Category 5 with winds exceeding 160 miles per hour. The distance between Sahi and her home country — more than 5,000 miles — seemed greater, ho...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:57pm
  • On time and under budget: Those are words citizens like to hear when it comes to capital projects.  In Alaska’s short construction season, “on time” can sometimes be a challenge. For 2013 city of Homer projects, though, an above-average sunny and warm summer and fall allowed contractors t...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:48pm
  • The drawing for the Homer Chamber of Commerce 2013 Car and ATV Raffle has been changed to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Best Western Bidarka Inn....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:32pm
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development has awarded a $4,179,525 grant for construction of a water storage tank and water treatment plant in Seldovia. It was one of 11 grants announced Nov. 13 by Jim Nordlund, the department’s Alaska director, to help rural villages across the state f...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:32pm
  • The 21st annual Kachemak Board of Realtors’ Christmas party will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Wasabi’s. The community is invited. Cost is $35 per person. There will be a cash bar.  “This will be a casual, fun evening for connecting with friends and colleagues,” says Gina Pelaia, event org...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:32pm
  • Sallie Rediske of Homer Physical Therapy is Alaska’s first member of an elite group of physical therapists in the country. American Board-certified, Rediske is now a clinical specialist in women’s health physical therapy services. The Women’s Certified Services is a program certifying physical...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:30pm
  • Editor’s note: This is the third in the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.” There are very few things that can immediately quantify the declining value of sport fishing for Kenai River king salmon as quickly as the sh...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:23pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday rejected calls to expand Medicaid in Alaska, citing cost concerns....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:10pm

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