Homer Opinion

  • Spring skiing promises to be good with the new snow we’ve been getting. I’d like to remind folks that all of the Sunset Loop trail, as well as many other trails, cross private property. There are signs posted directing skiers to stay on the trail.  When adults ski past these signs with thei...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:51pm
  • Since 1973 Homer’s Pier One Theatre has been a gift from many city councils.In 1984, after a 10-year hiatus, the city manager approached us to see if Pier One Theatre wanted to take the old welding shop/warehouse to bring back Pier One on the Homer Spit. We were hesitant — there was a high tide ...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:50pm
  • The world has changed.In the 21st century — after the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, and more recently, after the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombings —  what once may have passed as an acceptable high-school prank is no longer even remotely funny, if it ever was....

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:49pm
  • For years, a group of Harley-Davidson motorcyclists ride to Homer in early May to spend the night and enjoy pizza at a favorite spot at the base of the Homer Spit where we’ve always been treated well. This is a group of motorcyclists who are family-oriented, ride and have fun, don’t smoke or usu...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:11pm
  • The fall of 2011 threw our family into a whirlwind of difficult and painful decisions when our mother had a brain aneurysm. Little did we know how much this would change life for our family from that point on. Our father also had some serious health issues and when this event occurred it, of course,...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:10pm
  • Fireweed Academy held a fantastic May Day Celebration on May 4 (despite the snow) led by the efforts of Fireweed students, teachers and families and supported by local businesses, Homer musicians and many more. A huge thank you to all who participated. Fireweed students led crafts, activities and Ma...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:09pm
  • A birdhouse any bird would envy, a gryphon, a May pole, elephants, zebras, and flowers galore … who knew that the participants who donated cakes for the Fireweed Academy May Day Celebration would be as creative as they are generous. As a new parent at Fireweed Academy and a new community member of...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:09pm
  • Homer Council on the Arts is very excited to be offering weeklong art camps this summer. Many families are familiar with the Bluegrass Camp for Kids (BGCK) that has been offered in Homer for many years. This year, HCOA is collaborating with BGCK as well as our very own Homer grown Andrew Vait to off...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:07pm
  • Hi, my name is Chiara Scoppetta. I am an AFS Exchange Student from Italy, and this year I have been living with the Walsworth family here in Homer. It’s almost time for me to go back, and so I really wanted to thank my host family because they chose me to be “the new member” of it, giving me t...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:05pm
  • 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

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