Prisoners get a new leash on life: Inmates and dogs forge friendships through SPOT program

They may be in prison, but some of Wildwood Correctional Complex inmates aren’t exactly doing hard time. For the approximately 85 dogs that have been taken in through the facility’s dog rehabilitation program, prison means a warm place to sleep, lots of treats and a really big yard.

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.

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.

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