Homer Opinion

  • School is out and summer fun begins with the HomerARTS Camp the first two weeks of June. The first week, June 1-5, will feature Bluegrass Camp for Kids at Homer Middle School. The second week, June 8-12, will feature Andrew Vait’s Rock/Pop Camp with Homer Grown Animal Eyes Haven Multz, Colin McCar...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:49am
  • A huge heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone’s contributions to On the Wing 2015. Without you, it would not happen. To the poets, the singers, musicians, little fiddlers and actors, the audience, the Homer Theatre, the news media, the sound crew, and of course the Shorebird folks, you all rock!...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:43am
  • You see, but may not know ... a commendable effort. You see them at health fairs, longterm care, the hospital gift shop, the hospital gardens, with “Boo Bears” in the ER, in the hospital book fair, hospital appreciation week (serving desserts), helping  a newcomer find a department of the h...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:42am
  • I want to give a shout out to our local businesses and organizations that supported the Healthy Futures Program and the Mileage Club Program at West Homer Elementary and Fireweed Academy third-sixth grades this spring....

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:34am
  • We see in the news every day about how the Legislature is working on deep cutbacks for fire, police, road maintenance, schools and all the other state departments. However, there is no mention of cutbacks on the state giving hundreds of millions of dollars to the oil companies in tax credits. They h...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:32am
  • On May 18 and 19, the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center hosted Marine Safety Training for the entire seventh grade from Homer Middle School.  The students ebulliently learned how to avoid, prevent and treat hypothermia. They intrepidly donned immersion suits and several other types of personal flotatio...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:29am
  • Homer Council on the Arts continues to impress me; this incredible nonprofit has once again proven their generosity towards Homer’s young artists.  I’m honored to be one of them, and to have received a $600 scholarship for theatre arts through their Youth Summer Arts Scholarship program. Th...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:20am
  • I would like to formally thank the Aleutian Harvester Memorial Scholarship and the Emblem Club for supporting me in my college endeavors. By growing up in Homer I have learned that it takes a village to raise a child and their support is a perfect example of that. I look forward to my opportunity to...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:19am
  • Did you serve in the military? Do you know any veterans living on the lower Kenai Peninsula? Call and let them know about an exciting veteran Stand Down event on the lower Kenai Peninsula being sponsored by the Homer Elks Lodge and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Location:&...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:18am
  • What does the $1.5 million taken from our budget mean to Alaska’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Work? When Gov. Bill Walker called the Alaska Legislature back into session, the $1.5 million taken out of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault’s budget for prevention...

    Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:11pm

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