Homer Opinion

  • It takes a community to build a great playground, and a community to care for it. The Homer Playground Project (HoPP) wants to thank Church on the Rock, and especially Calvin Ralph, for coordinating a great playground work party on Saturday, May 18. Despite the snow, the crew got a lot of work done,...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:34pm
  • Jamie and Tuck Pennington, owners of the Boatyard Café, were very generous in donating proceeds from their sales on May 18 to Relay for Life. On behalf of our Relay Team, we want to thank them for their support.  What a great way to honor Jamie’s mom. Thank you. And, if you haven’t been th...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:33pm
  • On behalf of the board, staff and volunteers of the Pratt Museum, I wish to thank the David and Mary Schroer Fund and the Jane Little Family Endowment Fund, funds of the Homer Foundation. The funds from these two donor-advised funds will support travel and accommodation costs for this year’s Tamam...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:33pm
  • The weather didn’t dampen spirits or participation in the annual Special Olympics Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run held Saturday, May 18. This year brought our largest turnout ever for the 5K fun run. Huge thanks go to Homer Police Officer Ryan Browning for coordinating the event, Homer Emblem Clu...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:33pm
  • My name is Rob Way and I am the director of Midtown Café. Midtown has been providing a place for kids to land for several years now. However, since our departure from the Refuge Chapel building, we have been struggling financially. In fact, we lost close to $1,000 per month in sales to the churches...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:32pm
  • After a winter that seemed to never end, Alaskans are ready to enjoy the sunshine.  In the warm beauty of the season, it’s easy to forget that summer carries its own perils.    The dangers of winter’s cold, dark, ice and snow are replaced by long days that often are filled with to...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 4:31pm
  • I want to thank Vicki Hodnik and the Homer Dental Center for the scholarship they presented to me during awards night at Homer High School. I appreciate Dr. Hodnik’s support of the youth in our community and her support of my dental health over the years. I plan on using this award toward my educa...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:56pm
  • Michelle Wilson and Sean Hogan of Cosmic Kitchen turned their attention to art by providing support to me, a local artist. Michelle and Sean have had a longstanding love of the wonderful artwork by the area’s artists. They encouraged me to participate by showing my art and photographs in their res...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:56pm
  • Many thanks go out to the Chapman Parent Group, especially Tanya, Sherree, Etta, Angelo, Michelle, Elena and Lindsey. These incredibly dedicated parent-volunteers create a positive presence at Chapman that enable students and teachers to learn effectively and in comfort. Their dedication, creativity...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:55pm
  • uld like to thank The Homer Foundation for its generous donations through scholarships presented Monday night at the Homer High School scholarship award ceremony for graduating seniors. Personally, I would like to say a big thank you to Tin Roof Fund donor at the Homer Foundation for awarding me the...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:55pm

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