Feds seek info on destroyed AP eagle nests

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has offered a $2,500 for information on the cutting of three trees with bald eagle nests near Anchor Point. In USFWS discovered the downed trees and nests during an aerial survey of the area, the agency said in a press release. Subsequent investigation revealed the trees appeared to have been felled during the spring of 2018 and were all located within a one-half mile area. No other trees were found to have been recently cut. USFWS said investigators are optimistic that someone in the local community will assist authorities in finding those responsible.

HCOA announces arts awards

The Homer Council on the Arts announced its annual arts awards at its annual meeting last Wednesday, June 6. In a press release on June 8, HCOA director Peggy Paver announced the winners. The awards are now named in honor of arts leaders who have made a difference in the community, Paver said.

Lincoln Andrew Smith

Lincoln Andrew Smith was born at 2:21 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at South Peninsula Hospital to Marina Brooks and Jesse Smith of Anchor Point. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. His grandparents are Trina and Mike Brooks of Homer, and Sharon and Dave Smith of Anchor Point.

Town Crier

The Homer Storytellers will meet from 3-5 p.m. Saturday in the Library Conference Room, to share and listen to stories about how a social or political event impacted lives personally.

Balsamic vinegar adds sweet, tangy flavors

Traditional balsamic vinegars are made from a pure and unfermented reduced grape must and aged for several years in a series of wooden barrels. Balsamic’s flavor is deeply sweet and tangy with a thick viscosity and boasts variations of rich brown to dark, inky purple colors. Produced exclusively in either the province of Modena or the wider Emilia region of Italy, it is magical and mysterious must-have vinegar staple in my pantry.

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