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  • South Peninsula Hospital will begin offering free tobacco cessation support classes to the public every Tuesday evening for six weeks from Dec. 3-Jan. 7.  The classes are designed for tobacco users thinking about quitting, recent quitters and anyone wanting to stay quit. Subjects covered includ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:20pm
  • The Homer Auxiliary Gift Shop has expanded into a new space near South Peninsula Hospital’s main entrance, to the right of registration. The shop is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and is staffed by auxiliary volunteers. All proceeds benefit the hospital. Open year-round, shoppers ca...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:19pm
  • Homer parents receive good news, bad news from Air Force son: Wounded in Afghanistan, he’ll be reunited with his family for Thanksgiving  When Erin Chambers answered the phone at 6 a.m. Nov. 16, she wasn’t surprised to hear her husband Josh’s...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:14pm
  • As natural gas line projects on the lower Kenai Peninsula wind down for the end of the construction season, contractors can check off these items on their punch list: • 22 miles of the Anchor Point to Homer Trunk Line: done; • 9 miles of the Kachemak City expansion project: done; • Phase 1, 37...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:13pm
  • Money, money, money. Where to get it? How to spend it? With the city’s 2014 budget before them, those were the questions guiding Homer’s six council members and mayor during a work session, Committee of the Whole meeting and regular council meeting Monday. Mayor Beth Wythe drew the first line in...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 4:07pm
  • The End of the Road Shootout hockey game between the Juneau Crimson Bears and the Homer Mariners originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at the Kevin Bell Arena has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. All other games will occur as planned....

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 3:31pm
  • Cookie sales and campouts don’t just happen. In the world of Girl Scouting, it takes committed adult leaders willing to spend hours organizing, planning, studying, preparing, doing whatever it takes to build “girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place,” as th...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:42pm
  • The Kenai Grand Jury last week indicted on felony assault charges a Homer man who in August 2008 shot and killed another man at an Old Town drinking partay.  Charles Young, 61, known as “Yukon Charlie,” faces counts of second-degree and third-degree assault in the latest incident. The grand...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:41pm
  • 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 - 4:08pm
  • 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 - 4:02pm

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