Disaster Preparedness: Is your family ready for the next disaster?

Last week, many of us faced the scare of a lifetime: a midnight wake-up call from a powerful earthquake that triggered a tsunami warning and evacuation for many coastal communities. Homer rallied together in the middle of the night to ensure that all residents looking to evacuate and seek shelter were safe. Emergency responders, volunteers and many others worked to assist those that needed emergency evacuation. Many people tuned into KBBI for hours anxiously waiting for news of an “all clear” and that everyone could safely return to their homes.

‘Partners in Healing’ film and discussion shows Saturday

South Peninsula Hospital and Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic present “Partners in Healing: Integrative Medicine for Beginners.” A documentary by Mary Katze and Affinity Films, it provides an overview of many options of integrative medicine for breast cancer patients — newly diagnosed or long-term survivors — as well as anyone wanting to empower themselves with active healing. Part of a statewide tour, the film shows at noon Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Homer Theatre.

Best Bets

In light of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address this week, the Betster got to thinking about the state of our quiet, quaint little Hamlet by the Sea, and decided to compile just a few events, observations and goals that other Homerites may or may not identify with.We have had an exceptionally warm year. Must remember to write to the EPA … er, Mother Nature about that.

New judges, attorneys admitted to elementary school Youth Court

Kenai Peninsula Youth Court welcomed four new attorneys and five judges to the West Homer/Fireweed School Youth Court program Monday, Jan. 22. District Court Judge Margaret Murphy adminstered the oath of office to the new attorneys, Hadley Glidden, Paige Haines, Jasmine Lurus and Rainey Sundheim. Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet administered the oath of office to the new judges, Gillian Bremicker, Ben Dickson, Natalya Gallentine, Hazel Pearson and Nathaniel Theisen.

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