Homer Opinion

  • A “Big” thank you to the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee and the Sheldon Youth to Youth fund for their donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters and our matches. Through their generosity, our program was able to purchase several swim passes for Bigs and Littles. This grant not only supp...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:44am
  • My friend Mike Heimbuch offered his opinion recently that it may have been a  mistake for the legislature to overturn the oil tax law known as ACES in favor of Senate Bill 21. Mike and I have some common ground in that we are both offspring of Alaska homesteaders and were enjoying Alaska long b...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:44am
  • I’m struck by the passages we go through in our lives. There are many passages we make by choice, from graduation and promotions, to enlistments, marriages and becoming parents. For me, however, the most important passages are the “natural passages,” those we go through, but not by choice. We ...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:40am
  • Sprout Imagination Library has been thrilled to see our whole community getting involved in reading to kids. In collaboration with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, we provide books monthly to all children ages birth to 5  years old throughout the Southern Kenai Peninsula.  These engag...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:30am
  • A big shoutout goes to all the volunteers, staff members, parents and students at Voznesenka School for making another Marine Safety season a great success....

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:30am
  • I just recently visited my mother at the Homer hospital. I have to say that the lunch that she was served looked so good that I went down to the cafeteria and bought some. It was delicious. I had eaten there a few years ago and the food was, well, hospital food. But they have improved exponentially....

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:29am
  • Paul Banks Elementary was fortunate to have Jimmy Riordan, an Alaska artist and bookmaker in our school this spring. We learned techniques and skills for new ways of presenting information and ideas through paper projects and book binding. We also got to have fun with printmaking. We appreciate the ...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:28am
  • Every year, the City of Homer allocates general operating funds to the non-profit sector through an application process managed by the Homer Foundation. The board of directors and staff of Homer Council on the Arts would like to thank the city for its support of the non-profit sector and particularl...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:28am
  • To Kellie Blue and the Bay Club staff:  Thank you for hosting our elementary folks for Learn-to-Swim. This opportunity could not have been possible without a generous contribution from migrant education; KPBSD Federal Programs Department. ...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:28am
  • I would like to offer a big thank you to the Drew Scalzi family and the Homer Foundation for honoring me by awarding me the Drew Scalzi Memorial Maritime Scholarship. This award will go a long way toward offsetting the cost of the information technology program at AVTEC which I will be attending thi...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:27am

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