Homer Opinion

  •  On behalf of HoWL, I would like to thank the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for enabling youth to participate in our Peer Leadership Program, through their grant award. The grant allocates funds for HoWL’s Peer Leaders (local high school students) to lead day trips three times...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:31pm
  • A heartfelt “thank you” to the many community members and organizations who take the time each spring to review applications and offer scholarships to local graduating seniors. As part of the Homer High School Class of 2013, I was fortunate to receive multiple awards....

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:31pm
  • On behalf of MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership), I would like to thank Homer Foundation for a grant received in 2012 to assist with travel to Port Graham and Nanwalek to obtain input for culturally sensitive language in some of our materials...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:31pm
  • I am a sixth-grade teacher at McNeil Canyon Elementary School and my students were involved in many field studies this spring. These experiences included citizen science trips to monitor the health of Beaver Creek, check for invasive species in Kachemak Bay, study plankton with local experts and sci...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:29pm
  • Mike Kennedy has been a great neighbor and a community member for a very long time. He  was a supporter of my local business, the Red Pepper Kitchen. I have always appreciated the skills he can bring to the table. Mike has helped others in countless ways.  Though many of the folks he has h...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:29pm
  • “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — The Declaration of Independence...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:28pm
  • When I lived in Homer, my teachers, mentors and friends knew me as a pianist. Since leaving Homer, I became increasingly interested in composition, and when I discovered the vibrant world of new classical music in New York, I resolved to make composing my life’s work.  I got a master’s degr...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:44pm
  • Hearing what Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to dump into New York over the next 10 years to fortify it from the ever increasing threat of another superstorm made me wonder: Do you think the sight of BMWs and Mercedes and Lexus vehicles floating down Wall Street last fall in the midst of superst...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:42pm
  • (Editor’s Note: Last week, Sen. Lisa Murkowski made news by sharing her view that marriage equality combines two key precepts held by Republicans: personal liberty and a limited government. She expounded on those thoughts in the following essay first posted o...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:41pm
  • I would like to thank the Homer Council on the Arts for awarding me a scholarship. Music is my passion, and I’m thrilled to use this money to attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. I have been to the camp once before and it was amazing. Thanks again for awarding me this generous scholarship. Aud...

    Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:39pm

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