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  • The ability to recycle electronics helps families, businesses, governments, tribes, and non-profits make responsible waste disposal decisions.  It also puts our dollars to work supporting green jobs and re-using precious metals instead of mining for new ones. When we talk about creating a green...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:22pm
  • “What should we say in this article about the Homer Food Pantry?” I asked some fellow volunteers. “What happens here? What makes us unique?” There were lots of suggestions. Mostly we give food to people who need food, but there are so many other ways that we help share what needs to be share...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:17pm
  • Week of the Young Child at a GlanceMonday, April 21Toddler Playgroup from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the HERC building. Children from 0-5 years old and their parents are welcome to run, romp and play. $2 per child. Tuesday, April 22    “Blockfest” Playgroup at Sprout. Visit ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:03pm
  • “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”­— Chinese Proverb Best Beginnings Homer will be celebrating Week of the Young Child April 20th-27th with the theme “Strengthening Families” to honor families with young children. Homer’s celebr...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:01pm
  • We are growing and circulating creative currency through Old Town, and it is spreading throughout Homer.  Our recent Old Town Artist in Residence Jarod Charzewski and our Homer community worked nimbly to complete an attention-grabbing installation that reaches from the inside of the Arts Center...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:58pm
  • I live in a remote coastal village in Lower Cook Inlet, and my family and my community depend on the ocean for food. Whether it’s collecting bidarkis off the rocks, clams from the beaches or halibut from deeper waters, we rely on a healthy ocean to sustain us. Today, however, we’re seeing rapid ...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:30pm
  • It’s not surprising that at the blistering pace Internet demand the FCC predicts a demand of one communication tower for every 75 residents. Increased access to bandwidth is an economic stimulant and educational boost for schools. Every year demands more bandwidth. Alaska is behind the curve signi...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:28pm
  • Since 1990, culminating with Obamacare, progressives progressively destroyed health insurance. How? By switching definitions. ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:36pm
  • It’s the season for Pick.Click.Give., the concept that we pay it forward and give to nonprofits of choice. This act satisfies the human need to give out of one’s abundance and also supports the saying, “It’s easier to give than to receive.” It also allows nonprofits to plan next year’s b...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:51pm
  • Truth is one of the first casualties of war, and in Alaska, truth was the first casualty of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Does it matter if we know how much spilled? Eleven million gallons was an intentional lie; the Exxon Valdez actually spilled about 30 million gallons....

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:24pm

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