Donald Michael Shover

Donald Michael Shover was born at 3:31 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Kristin and Tom Shover of Homer. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. His grandparents are Laura Cheney and the late Michael Merritt of Homer, and Susan and Donald Shover of Homer.

Robin Aleta Lynn Rutter

Robin Aleta Lynn Rutter was born at 4:37 a.m. March 16, 2018, at South Peninsula Hospital to Kayla and Kevin Rutter. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Her grandparents are Wanda and Mark Kularski and Scott Rutter, all of Fairbanks.

Xander Douglas Mayes

Xander Douglas Mayes was born at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Vanessa and Zackery Mayes. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. His grandparents are Patty and Vance Catron and Therese and Rick Pierce.

Town Crier

Guitar legend Dennis Agajanian plays at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Refuge Chapel. All are welcome. This is a musician who travelled extensively with the Billy Graham ministry.

Looking forward to spring and fresh fish

It’s March — lots more daylight and sunshine! Easter is coming. The promise of crocus, daffodils and tulips poking themselves up from their winter beds and shoots of new green grass aren’t too far off. The store has Easter candy out and colorful displays of all things spring. I heard and saw a robin singing its melodic song high atop a spruce tree. That is a sure sign of spring.

Homer embraces solar energy

Talking about solar energy on the cusp of spring might seem optimistic. While daylight gets longer and the temperature warms, the weather flips between gloomy clouds and brisk winds. Last Thursday, March 22, at a presentation, “Solar Energy in Alaska,” at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, speakers gushed with enthusiasm.

Haven House selects Women of Distinction

The South Peninsula Haven House Board of Directors have announced the 2018 Honorees to be celebrated at this year’s Women of Distinction dinner and auction. The honorees are Woman of Distinction, Linda Chamberlain; Woman of Wisdom, Daisy Lee Bitter, and Young Woman of Distinction, Chloe Pleznac. The women will be honored at an awards banquet at 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore and Haven House.

Land’s End employees win hospitality industry awards

Staff at Land’s End Resort won six awards at the Alaska Hotel &Lodging Association’s 20th annual “Stars of the Industry” awards ceremony in Anchorage. The program honors those throughout the Alaska hospitality industry who show outstanding accomplishment in their fields. Land’s End had 15 nominees out of 135 state-wide nominees. Winning awards are:

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