Chef at market is unsung jewel

Most of us know that all parts of Swiss chard are edible, but many recipes direct you to cut off the thick stalks. Most beet recipes never had the beet greens in mind when they were written. When you buy a whole, fresh and beautiful vegetable at the Homer Farmers Market, it seems a pity to let any of it go to waste.

Ultimate frisbee fills niche in Homer

Even though school fall sports practices don’t start until August, Monday and Thursday nights are already buzzing at the Homer High School turf field. At the beginning of June, the city’s Community Recreation Program kicked off its first summer of organized ultimate frisbee, and participation continues to grow as the summer wears on.

Longtime RV park reopens under new owner

After a few year’s hiatus, one of Homer’s first recreational vehicle campgrounds has come back to life. With a new name, but some familiar faces, Ocean Shores RV Park on the Sterling Highway opened the last week in June. Formerly known as Ocean View RV Park, the new name reflects its latest owner, Michael Warburton of Ocean Shores Motel, a beach motel that now includes the Kannery Grill and bar.

Teague Joseph Blessent

Teague Joseph Blessent was born at 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Jeri Zapotosky and Jake Blessent of Homer. He weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce. His grandparents are Marilyn and Joseph Zapotosky of Seldovia and Janet and Joseph Blessent of Wasilla.

Hewson Lyle Taylor

Hewson Lyle Taylor was born on June 27, 2018 at 8:02 a.m. to Jeanne Anderson and John Taylor at Homer Birth and Wellness Center. He weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces. He is welcomed by his grandparents Lynnell and John Taylor of Houston, Texas, his maternal grandparents Ann and Joseph Mount of Loudon, Tennessee and Donald Anderson of Yardley, Pennsylvania. His great-grandparents are Mazie Taylor of Escondido, California and Robert and Millicent Anderson of Ft. Myers, Florida.

Ranger Elisha Daniel Roth

Ranger Elisha Daniel Roth was born at 11:38 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 to Amanda and Richard Roth at home with Rite of Passage Midwifery. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. He is welcomed by his siblings Stephanie and Noah. His grandparents are Jenny and Steven Roth of Homer and Margie and David Crockett of Quitman, Texas.

Town Crier

There will be a hazardous waste collection day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.,. Saturday, July 7 at the Homer Transfer Facility. This event is for households and small businesses. It will be free to households with fees charged to commercial disposers.

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