Homer High School:
Freshman Sayora Van Reed is the winner of the Flex Phoenix Award for March.
One evening this winter I made a yummy moose stew and was thinking how nice it would be to serve it with a good piece of sourdough bread (didn’t have any) or, maybe how nice a light, fluffy biscuit would taste with butter and local honey dripping from it. Why is it we forget about certain favorite things we like to eat and then once we make them again, it’s like, how could I forget about making something as basic and yummy as a biscuit?
Thanks to Bunnell Arts Center
If Homer residents have ever wondered just what a bunch of fishing vessels are doing roaming around Kachemak Bay every spring with brightly colored equipment, they’ll get the chance to see it firsthand every six years. The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council sponsored Homer’s first public tour of annual oil spill response training in the bay on Saturday.
After 23 years in service as a police officer in Homer and five as lieutenant, Will Hutt is entering a well-earned retirement.
With Earth Day coming up on Sunday, several area organizations tend to offer ways for the community to get involved and help make Homer a cleaner place. One such organization, Homer Wilderness Leaders, extends that opportunity to kids.
I have recently rebooted my attempt to meditate and have achieved a personal level of bliss of just under 30 seconds before something goes sideways in our little patch of paradise.
“Are we out of the woods yet?”
Pet of the Week
Play a familiar childhood song for Alzheimers patients who can’t remember their own daughters’ names, and they’ll light up and sing along to every word — music is that powerful. Numerous studies indicate that music lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, and boosts natural opiates.
Both Homer soccer teams established themselves in Peninsula Conference play Tuesday, winning games against Nikiski High School.
The United Cook Inlet Drift Association, the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, the National Marine Fisheries Service and its overlying organization, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are having trouble coming to agreement on a U.S. Supreme Court order to work out a Fisheries Management Plan to regulate salmon fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet.
Uncle Herb’s, Homer’s first retail cannabis shop, could open in May in time for the start of the traditional summer tourist season on Memorial Day weekend.
How does a new artist emerge into the Homer creative community? How does that community shepherd the next generation of talent gently into a career? And, oh yeah, if that artist happens to be the mother of a young child and has started a small business, what do you do?
‘Brouhaha’ opens April 20
Homer flower farm Alaska Perfect Peony has been selected as one of two Alaska winners of the American Small Business Championship. Now in its fifth year, the contest rewards the best American small businesses in their community. Alaska Perfect Peony owner Rita Jo Shoultz will receive an all-expense paid trip this month to Reno, Nevada, where she will meet other business owners for networking and get training from SCORE, a nonprofit organization that helps mentor small business owners.
“Here comes the sun — doo doo doo doo.”
After three years of work, the Alaska House of Representatives on Monday voted 21-17 to approve a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe up to a year’s worth of birth control on a single script. Currently, doctors may prescribe only three months of contraceptives. The bill also requires health insurers to cover birth control, including devices such as IUDs and implants.