Winter King tourney is March 24

Registration has started for the annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, to be held starting 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24. Sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the tournament is its biggest fundraiser and helps provide local businesses “with a much-needed shot in the arm at the end of a long winter,” marketing director Bridget Maryott said in a press release. Lines go in at 9 a.m. and out at 4 p.m., with a party starting at 3 p.m. at Coal Point Seafoods as anglers bring fish in to be weighed.

Juniper Eve Fonkert

Juniper Eve Fonkert was born at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Lindsay Wolter and Jeff Fonkfert of Homer. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Her grandparents are Gale and Randall Wolter of Springfield, Illinois, and the late Nancy Gilbertson and late Gary Fonkert of Atwater, Minnesota. Juniper joins her big brother, Ole Randall Fonkert.

Sayo Iwashita Olson

Sayo Iwashita Olson was born on Friday, March 9, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Shizue and Daniel Olson of Homer. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Her grandparents are Ryutaro and Sekiko Iwashita of Kumamoto, Japan; Vince and Linda Manning of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Tom and SueAnn Olson of Mancos, Colorado.

Ava Grace Carlson

Ava Grace Carlson was born at 5:21 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Kasi Devaney and Christian Carlson of Homer. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Her grandparents are Karen and Mike Devaney of Homer, and Stephanie and Erling Carlson of Cordova.

Nova Ulmer Mede

Nova Ulmer Mede was born at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Monica and Patrick Mede of Homer. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Her grandparents are Catherine and Scott Ulmer of Homer, and Terry and Bill Mede of Helena, Montana.

Wesley Townsend Head

Wesley Townsend Head was born at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Angela and Wes Head of Homer. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. His grandparents are Jan Agosta of Homer and Kelle and Joseph Agosta of Prescott, Arizona. His great-grandmother is Doris Wurth of Fort Worth, Texas. Wesley joins his big brother, Bill Head, of Homer.

Town Crier

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip is to Seaside Farms, Mile 5 East End Road on Sunday, March 18. Meet at 2 p.m. in the parking area at the top of the hill to walk down the hill to birding habitat at Seaside Farms. Bring binoculars, field guide and a spotting scope if you have one. All Kachemak Bay Birding trips are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. All trips are free and everyone is welcome to attend. The leader for this trip is Jim Herbert, 907-362-0020.


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