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Story last updated at 4:31 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two events canceled by blizzard rescheduled

Two events last week canceled because of a blizzard on Jan. 12 have been rescheduled.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce Mixer has been rescheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. today at the State Farm offices at 3276 Lake St., Suite C. The community is invited to meet and greet, and enjoy sweet treats, refreshments and door prizes. Call 235-7740 for more info.

The movie "Forks Over Knives" will show at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with doors opening at 2 p.m., at the Homer Theatre. Admission is by donation and includes heart-healthy snacks. Sponsored by the Complete Health Improvement Project, or CHIP, there will be discussion and information on CHIP afterwards.

Those who cannot make the showing can attend one of two information sessions at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the South Peninsula Training Center, 230 W Pioneer, or at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 210 East Pioneer. There will be a brief video explaining CHIP, time for discussion and questions, and registration materials for those who choose to take the class. Classes begin Feb. 6.

Police ask drivers not to park on street

With recent heavy snowfalls clogging streets, Homer Police ask that drivers not park vehicles on city roads. Parking is not permitted on any city roadway or right of way, Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said in a press release last week. To keep streets open for emergency vehicles and help snow plow operators remove snow, police will be strictly enforcing no-parking ordinances. Cars and trucks parked on streets will be ticketed and likely towed, Robl said. Police have been warning and ticketing owners of parked cars.

"Please park off of the roadway, out of right of ways and in a safe manner," Robl said.

Citizens with questions about parking can call Homer Police at 235-3150 or Public Works at 235-3170.