Homer Opinion

  • The AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are a special group of people who are dedicated to giving their time and expertise to provide a free income tax preparation service for the citizens of Homer year after year. This year, our volunteers e-filed more than 160 returns with a total refund amount of approximat...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:42pm
  • Paul Banks Elementary was fortunate to host former Homer resident Gail Baker, art maker, for a two-week artist in the school program last month. Connecting to this year’s outer space theme, she guided each of our 170 K-2 students through the creative process of building an alien/outer space explor...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:42pm
  • This year West Homer fourth and fifth graders celebrated the 31st year of  the school’s coastal studies outdoor education camp. Each child spent three days studying botany, geology, marine invertebrates, anthropology, mammals and general ecology at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Peter...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:41pm
  • Jubilee 2013 presented by the Homer Council on the Arts marked 26 years of celebrating young artists. As usual, this year’s show was a great success thanks to the efforts of many: a great audience, talented young people, dedicated teachers, parents and dedicated volunteers....

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:40pm
  • Homer High School’s SkillsUSA membership would like to thank the Homer Rotary Club for the support and speaking opportunity given to us recently. As our community and nation reassess the importance of the career technical trades and the role public school plays in preparing students, we are thankf...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:39pm
  • I have a pressing issue that is dear to my heart that I feel needs to be addressed. Our community is estranged from the realities of homelessness. I’ve seen an influx in the number of homeless transient people coming into town during this time of year. This is not news. For many years the seasonal...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:38pm
  • Homer Cycling Club believes that riding your bike is environmentally friendly, healthy and enjoyable. May is National Bike to Work Month, and HCC will be especially promoting Bike to Work Week, May 13-17. We encourage you to dust off and lube up your bike for the upcoming summer season. ...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:36pm
  • Old Town’s got it going on. We are the Gateway to Bishop’s Beach, one of the best and most accessible beaches on the Kenai Peninsula. Composed of 22 businesses and organizations, Old Town offers great food,  live music, tasty mead, exciting art and even sticky buns. According to Trip Adviso...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:35pm
  • Last Friday our legislative delegation held a town hall meeting at Homer council chambers. This was a well attended event, and Rep. Paul Seaton and Sen. Peter Micciche fielded many questions from constituents....

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:34pm
  • The annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival has come of age. If it was a young adult, this year’s 21st festival would be celebrating full legal rights. As one of Homer’s many weekend events that draw visitors to town, the shorebird festival ranks up there with Memorial Day and the  Fourth of...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:29pm

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