Homer Opinion

  • As I bike around town I am thrilled to see indication that momentum is building for Homer to become a healthier community. Many of our local individuals, businesses and organizations are devoting energy and resources through various collaborations and projects which offer opportunities to develop an...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:04pm
  • Maybe it is time to empty out the freezer and make room for this year’s catch of salmon. Did you know that the Homer Community Food Pantry provides food for 450 people per week for their basic food needs? One of the food items in short supply and yet essential for basic nutrition is protein. The f...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:04pm
  • The congregation of St. Augustines’ Episcopal Church wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to all those who took time to visit and care for a member of our parish at South Peninsula Hospital. In the early hours of Wednesday, May 8, Gillian Munn lost her battle with cancer....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:54pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Birders would like to thank the following list of donors for providing wonderful prizes for our Big Spit PLUS Challenge birding event at the Shorebird Festival: Bay Excursions, Gary Lyon, Kachemak Crane Watch, Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, Captain’s Coffee, Cosmic Kitchen, Tw...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:53pm
  • Thanks to everyone who attended our 29th annual quilt show last weekend.  We had great attendance and lots of appreciation for our works of art. Again this year we participated in the Shorebird Challenge, an opportunity to create wallhangings depicting shorebirds around Kachemak Bay. Janet Bach...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:53pm
  • A huge round of applause to the triumvirate that made the Brahms Requiem possible: Mark Robinson, choral director, teacher, conductor; JulieAnn Smith in Homer or Maria Allison in Kenai, patient, professional pianists; and master of logistics and detail, Laura Norton. A round of applause also to the ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:52pm
  • On April 27, Homer held its 21st Annual Safe Kids Fair. This year we had a new group of volunteers who deserve a huge thank you. Sara Conyers headed up a group of women who stepped in at the last minute to provide a hot lunch at an incredible price. ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:51pm
  • What a fabulous Fireweed Academy May Day celebration we experienced May 4. Despite the cold, the wind and whatever that white stuff was on the ground, folks came out and celebrated spring as only Alaskans can do — in our coats, hats, mittens and mud boots.  There was food, there was music, th...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:48pm
  • The following quote is found in the May 9, 2013 Homer News Seawatch column: “We argue that only access to commercially caught fish will increase the social justice of the Kenai food system,”  said Dr. Phillip Loring....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:41pm
  • A Friday night report on KTUU/2 told of the Homer Shorebird Festival. The woman interviewed stated the shorebird festival was worth “$250,000 to local businesses.”    The Alaska Board of Fisheries decided for 2014 Lower Cook Inlet and Upper Cook Inlet deliberations would take place in ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:39pm

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