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  • Tutka Bay Lodge has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards winner in the Trip of a Lifetime category.  Representing a “complete escape,” Tutka Bay Lodge is located at the southern end of Kachemak Bay. It was chosen from 4,000 nominations based on high style, ...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:10pm
  • In an area that knows what it means to “mug up” — a phrase describing the coffee break of hardworking fishermen and cannery workers — Coletta Walker of Ivory Goose Antiques and Tea Emporium is introducing the fine art of enjoying tea....

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:01pm
  • The first meeting of the Upper Cook Inlet Task Force generated questions about allocation issues, marine mortality, historical catch rates and the overall health of salmon in the inlet. Board of Fisheries members Tom Kluberton of Talkeetna and Vince Webster of King Salmon co-chaired the meeting that...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:00pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce has several events planned in the next few weeks: n The next chamber mixer will be from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 29. It is hosted by North Wind Home Collections, 173 W. Pioneer Ave. For more information, contact Debbie Speakman at 235-7740. The public is invited....

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:58am
  • The American Booksellers Association is partnering with  Kobo to make ereaders and ebooks available at independent bookstores nationwide, including the Homer Bookstore. Kobo, a leader in ereading, is committed to a “read freely” philosophy so their ebooks also can be read ...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:57am
  • Amanda Miotke has joined the sales team at Story Real Estate. While Miotke is a new Realtor, she has a lot of experience in the real estate business having worked for the last six years at Kachemak Bay Title Company. Chris Story, broker of Story Real Estate, said that he saw Miotke’s “great char...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:56am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer When it comes to giving, the Paul Banks Elementary School first-grade students in Brandon Young’s classroom are ready to do their part by giving recipes for the holiday season.   Beverages This is the best eggnog ev...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:52am
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Today-Nov. 23: Holiday. Homer Flex School Nov. 21: Annual Thanksgiving lunch, noon. Homer High School Nov. 26: Basketball practice begins. Homer Middl...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:45am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Homer Police last week charged an Anchor Point woman with first-degree theft for taking $95,794 from her ex-boss, Matt Shadle. Police alleged that over 18 months Terry D. McCloud, 44, embezzled $29,340 in forged checks and $66,454 in unauth...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:31am
  • Is teens' use of alcohol in Homer a new problem? Not according to 20-year-old headlines in the Homer News. In October 1992, three students were suspended for 30 days for using alcohol before attending a school dance. It was the maximum amount allowed for a first-time offense of the Kenai Peninsula B...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:04am
  • It's one thing to hear what adults have to say about the use of alcohol by Homer teens. It's another thing to hear what the teens have to say. Following are comments from five Homer High School students involved with PHAT, Promoting Health Among Teens. For Dylan Wylde, 17, it starts with shifting aw...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:03am
  • At the regular meeting of the Homer City Council on Monday, two council members — Bryan Zak and David Lewis — will present two separate ordinances dealing with sales tax on food. Ordinance 12-53, sponsored by Zak, seeks to reinstate the tax year-round. Ordinance 12-54, sponsored by Lewis, seeks ...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:00am
  • The annual holiday season starts Thursday with turkey and ends with bubbly drinks on New Year’s Day. During the next five weeks, we will sit down to sumptuous feasts, brave Homer crowds as we shop locally, ponder the mystery of the season, go to church, hold bonfires, sing and celebrate with a var...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 10:59am
  • CommuKnitty Stash has moved off the Sterling Highway and onto Main Street — 3581 B Main St., to be exact, between Napa and Homer Hounds. Store hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 1-7 p.m., with an 8:30 p.m. closing on Wednesdays.  Handknitted and quickly sewn warm items for victims ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:18pm
  • After almost three years at the East End Village location, Healing Hands Massage owner Jessi Dullinger is expanding the business by partnering with Mary Hayden and adding a second treatment room. Dullinger and Hayden mark their new partnership and a remodel of the space with an ope...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:18pm
  • The first Homer Chamber of Commerce Winter Shopping Derby starts today. Similar to last summer’s shopping derby, participants buy a $10 shopping derby ticket for a chance to win $1,000 in Homer Bucks, the town’s local currency. Each time derby ticket holders spend from $1 to $1...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:17pm
  • The Transportation Safety Adminis-tration recently announced an expansion of its PreCheck screening system to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for eligible travelers. Lorie Dankers, TSA public affairs manager, said the program should be implemented in Anchorage by early December....

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:16pm
  • ANCHORAGE, — Alaska’s Commerce commissioner says the disaster from poor king salmon returns was worse than first estimated. In a letter to the state’s congressional delegation, Susan Bell says commercial fishery permit holders lost an estimated $16.8 million in direct revenue. She says that do...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:16pm
  • The Roads to Resources proposal set forth by Gov. Sean Parnell as a funding mechanism to jump start work on four surface transportation projects in Alaska is slowly gaining steam, according to officials close to the work. In late 2011, the governor announced a $28.5 million budget proposal aimed at ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:14pm
  •   Malone Insurance Agency has been named the Top Independent Allstate Agency in Alaska by Allstate Insurance Company for their achievement, high standards in customer satisfaction and customer retention in 2012.  The award recognizes the Malone Insurance Agency as one of ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 5:13pm

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