Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 5:14 PM on Wednesday, January 4, 2012


The Kachemak Bay Birders' First Saturday birding trip is Saturday on the Homer Spit. Meet at 11 a.m. at the parking lot between the Pioneer Dock and Land's End. This trip is cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The leader will be Michael Craig. For more information call him at 235-0631. There is no charge and everyone is welcome to attend. Bring binoculars and dress warmly.

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee holds its election meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at the National Estuarine Research Reserve building on Kachemak Bay Drive. Also on the agenda will be discussion of Board of Fish statewide shellfish issues.For more information contact Marv Peters at 235-2468.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is running a snowshoe rental program. This program is free to members, or rent five and get the sixth rental free for all others. For information, call 235-6667.

Haven House and CICADA announce a Community Café Happy Hour from 4-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 13. The café will be held at 1230 Ocean Drive in Homer. These are free meetings open to anyone wishing to explore how gratitude, purpose and compassion support emotional wellbeing.

Deadlines to apply for several property tax exemptions for Kenai Peninsula Borough homeowners are coming up early next year. Jan. 15 is the deadline to apply for the $10,000 volunteer firefighter or EMS provider annual exemption, the $20,000 homeowner's exemption and the disabled resident annual exemption. Feb. 15 is the deadline to apply for the disabled veteran and the senior citizen exemption. All exemption forms can be found online at www.borough.kenai.ak.us or at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Homer Annex located at 106 E. Pioneer Avenue, Suite 1. For additional information call the Homer office at 235-9837 or the Soldotna office at (800) 478-4441.

Janice Rowland is hoping to put together a book for her family about her grandfather, Leo Rollins, and his life in Alaska. She is requesting stories from anyone who knew him personally, professionally or has knowledge of anything he did in Homer, Seldovia, Ninilchik, etc. She will accept stories anonymously or with credit; typewritten, hand-written or voice recorded. To contribute, please mail to Janice Rowland, P.O. Box 2825, Big Bear City, CA 92314 or JAWRowland@gmail.com.