Margaret S. Anderson was so unassuming about her many accomplishments that many of today’s Homer residents are unlikely to realize the key role she played in shaping the community where they live.
The lunch rush is over, but there’s still a steady stream of customers through the door of Cosmic Kitchen on a recent Friday afternoon. Over the banter of diners and clatter in the kitchen and interruptions that include buying some fresh halibut, owners Sean Hogan and Michelle Wilson take a break to talk about their newest endeavor.
An ad in Editor & Publisher magazine in the summer of 1976 changed my life. It read something like this:
Remembering cost of freedom on Memorial Day
Recall unnecessary; system works
Twenty-four swimmers from the Kachemak Swim Club (KSC) converged upon the Bartlett High School pool last weekend in Anchorage for the Alaska Swimming Junior Olympics championship meet.
When it comes to marking milestones, it’s a fairly safe bet that Monica and Patrick Mede will have a hard time topping the first six months of 2016: they moved back to Alaska from Texas in January, immediately bought a house in Homer and started the process of buying a business, got a puppy in May, officially became the new owners of Ulmer’s Drug &Hardware on June 1, got married on June 4 and flew out for a week-long honeymoon on June 5.
Hospice of Homer announces that Jessica Ramsey Golden has been hired as the organization’s new executive director. Golden is a lifelong Alaskan, and she and her family recently relocated to Homer from Anchorage.
By Lori Evans
By MCKIBBEN JACKINSKY
By Lori Evans
Homer is welcoming community
The results of the recent presidential election left some in our nation in a state of shock, disbelief, appall, uncertainty, and even fear. Others were pleasantly surprised, jubilant, and sighed a breath of relief that the Washington elite were finally put on notice.
Pots of poinsettias — the traditional solid red and white ones, as well as the newer variety known as candy cane for their mixed red and white coloring — were scattered across the floor and glitter roses for dancers in the Nutcracker ballet were selling almost as fast as Rachel Woolard could make them.
It was the busy Christmas season at Alaska Flower Mill and holiday arrangements in all shapes and sizes were headed out the door, but Woolard’s thoughts were already shifting toward Valentine’s Day.
For elders needing help with the basics of daily living, but not needing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, a new option is available on the southern Kenai Peninsula.
City’s grants program helps
The Homer Foundation manages permanently endowed scholarship funds that provide approximately $20,000 in annual awards to area students for a variety of educational endeavors. Scholarships that are currently available include:
Alaska Flower Mill
The Kachemak Swim Club (KSC) Kings sent 54 swimmers to Kenai to participate in the Snowball Invitational swim meet hosted by the Peninsula Piranha’s swim team on Jan. 13-14.