Homer Opinion

  • It seems when people hear or see the word philanthropy they think of huge sums of money. Donating money to an organization is certainly a huge contribution and it provides a critical means for the organization to remain sustainable. But it seems to me that there are also other ways of giving that ca...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:33pm
  • A small but formative fraction of my life has been spent gazing out salt-sprayed windows at rugged terrain and open ocean.  My father’s silhouette was always incorporated in the scenery, reflected on the glass that shielded our fragile flesh from the elements. As he sat in the helm seat,...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:30pm
  • Many of the folks who choose to live in Alaska are here for quality of life opportunities, especially the opportunity to hunt and fish. More than half of all Alaskans live in the Cook Inlet region where the Kenai River supports the state’s largest sport and personal use fisheries. This one magnifi...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:26pm
  • On behalf of the Homer High School Class of 2016, I would like to thank the following businesses and people for their donations and help in making our “Vintage Hollywood” prom on April 18 a rousing success. ...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:11pm
  • Thanks to the generous folks at NAPA, the kids at Homer Middle School have been tossing around brand new bright blue footballs during gym classes. What fun! We certainly do appreciate NAPA’s support. Homer Middle School PE teachers: Tim Daugharty, Bonnie Jason and Darcy Mueller...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:11pm
  • On behalf of the students and future students of Kachemak Bay Campus, we are writing to thank everyone in the community who attended the open house honoring Mary Epperson on Saturday, April 18. Thank you so much for coming to celebrate with Mary, and for your generous support of the Mary Epperson St...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:09pm
  • The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club would like to thank the Homer Foundation for funding the purchase of a new trail mower for our club.  The mission of KNSC is to promote and encourage Nordic skiing in the Kachemak Bay area....

    Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:29am
  • The Alaska Dispatch recently published an article written by East Anchorage Sen. Bill Wielechowski that criticized our state’s fiscal (and inherently political) priorities. Sen. Wielechowski’s well-written concerns, as many can imagine, are shared among Alaskans all over the state. ...

    Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:28am
  • Homer Homemakers FCE thanks Ulmer’s Drug and Hardware for special ordering books suitable for the Raise-a-Reader packets that the club donates to the parents of newborns through South Peninsula Hospital. In addition to a book, each packet includes information on the benefits of reading to children...

    Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:27am
  • The Homer Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission embraced change this year. Instead of continuing with Parks Day, an event that had been poorly attended in recent years, the commission created a whole new concept: the Trails Symposium. Homer on the Move was the brainchild of Deb Lowney, conceived ...

    Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:27am

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