Homer Opinion

  • Growth — is there no end to it? Even humans stop growing at some point. Let me be clear. I don’t live in Homer. I live a few miles out East End Road. Having said that, you can understand when I say a lot of what happens in Homer affects me. I use the grocery stores. I use the library. I use the ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:21pm
  • My son and I were out on Saturday picking up garbage for the upcoming cleanup week in Homer. We covered both sides of Ben Walters Street. While picking up bottles, cans and papers that were tossed out car windows, nothing bothered me more than the cigarette butts on the side of the road. I have a ha...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:19pm
  • “What should we say in this article about the Homer Food Pantry?” I asked some fellow volunteers. “What happens here? What makes us unique?” There were lots of suggestions. Mostly we give food to people who need food, but there are so many other ways that we help share what needs to be share...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:17pm
  • Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the monthly “Pay It Forward” column, the Homer News is printing a list of needs provided by some of Homer’s nonprofits.Haven HouseFood for shelter (unopened, please)Toiletries, personal hygiene suppliesFemale volunteers to help with summer gardening Vol...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:11pm
  • Editor’s Note:  The following letters about GMOs, genetically modified organisms, were submitted by students at Homer High School. The shelves in our grocery stores are filled with several different types of food products that are sold to consumers on a daily basis. Some of these foods are g...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Week of the Young Child at a GlanceMonday, April 21Toddler Playgroup from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the HERC building. Children from 0-5 years old and their parents are welcome to run, romp and play. $2 per child. Tuesday, April 22    “Blockfest” Playgroup at Sprout. Visit ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:03pm
  • “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”­— Chinese Proverb Best Beginnings Homer will be celebrating Week of the Young Child April 20th-27th with the theme “Strengthening Families” to honor families with young children. Homer’s celebr...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:01pm
  • We are growing and circulating creative currency through Old Town, and it is spreading throughout Homer.  Our recent Old Town Artist in Residence Jarod Charzewski and our Homer community worked nimbly to complete an attention-grabbing installation that reaches from the inside of the Arts Center...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:58pm
  • Homer’s Food Pantry on Monday, April 14: I was at this place today and saw lots of familiar faces and some I didn’t know. The workers are always friendly and loving.Today was very special to me. These people had put together Easter baskets filled with a stuffed animal, colored eggs, straw and ca...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:56pm
  • Homer Animal Friends appreciates the generous support of the Homer Bookstore, the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the community and especially David Jensen of David Jensen Photography in Anchorage. Two successful events were held last weekend  to raise funds for the Homer Animal Friends....

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:55pm

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