Homer Opinion

  • On behalf of Homer Flex staff and students, I want to thank the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown and the Homer Foundation for their generous grant to our school, dedicated to our students’ health. This grant supported our healthy lifestyles program. The money purchased healthy snacks and transportati...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:02am
  • Summer is here — and so are youth summer art opportunities. Homer Council on the Arts has renamed the Homer Music Camp (which used to be Bluegrass Camp for Kids and Andrew Vait’s Rock/Pop Camp) to HomerARTS Camp, with the plan to grow, adding additional art offerings to the contemporary and trad...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:45am
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you. West Homer Elementary participated in the  Healthy Futures Alaska spring program this year. It is a wonderful program that encourages students to be active at minimum 30 minutes a day, three times a week. During February, March and April, students and staff reco...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:45am
  • I’d like to thank Ptarmigan Arts and the Homer Foundation for awarding me with the Ptarmigan Arts Visual Arts Scholarship. By doing so, you are greatly enhancing my opportunities in the world of art and creation, and I am genuinely grateful for this honor. Thank you again, and I hope that I can cr...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:45am
  • 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 - 8:44am
  • 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 - 8:44am
  • 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 - 8:40am
  • 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 - 8:30am
  • 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 - 8:30am
  • 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 - 8:29am

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