Best Bets

Can you feel it? The slow but merciless onset of the winter doldrums? The Betster sure can.

Ophelia Rain Chapple

Ophelia Rain Chapple was born in water at 4:29 p.m. Oct. 9, 2017, to Oceana Audett-Chapple and JC Chapple at their home in Boulder, Colorado. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. She is welcomed by her brother JJ and 28 cousins. Her grandparents are Bumper and Peggy Chapple of Homer, Shine Herfindahl of Girdwood, and Steve and Julie Audett of Kent, Washington.

Baby boy

A baby boy was born at 3:39 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital to Hristeena and Fierce Kuzmin of Kachemak-Selo. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. His grandparents are Anna and Fadey Kuzmin of Kachemak-Selo.

Clay Isaac Swick

Clay Isaac Swick was born at 6:25 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at South Peninsula Hospital to Jennifer and Keith Swick of Seldovia. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. His grandparents are Roberta and Alvin Swick, and Kathy and Doug Giles, all from Seldovia.

Town Crier

A Chili Cook-off and Chow Down is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Grace Ridge Brewery. Admission is $10 a person, with proceeds benefitting South Peninsula Haven House. Voting also will be held for the best chili.

Commending Walker on Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team

Tourists and Alaskans alike know that my hometown, Homer, sits at the end of the Kenai Peninsula, overlooking Kachemak Bay. But they may not be familiar with a small cove across the bay that’s been in my family since the 1940’s. I have grown up in this magical place, drinking fresh spring water, swimming in the lagoon, and walking across the only pure sand beach in the area.


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