Town Crier

The South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will hold a Zoom meeting Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 pm to consider the following resolution proposed by the South Peninsula Hospital, Inc. Board of Directors: A Resolution of the South Peninsula Hospital, Inc. Board of Directors Approving the Request of Unobligated Service Area Funds to Support Replacement of Domestic Water Tank. Learn about the workings of your hospital and your Service Area Board.

All are welcome to attend the meeting. The ZOOM link is available on the Kenai Peninsula Borough calendar found at or by emailing Devony at

The Alaska Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management hold a day of information about disasters and earthquakes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Homer Middle School. Ride the earthquake simulator, tour the mobile emergency operations center, and sit in a fire truck. There also will be information booths.

Artist Ron Graham presents Gyotaku fish printing from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Grace Ridge Brewing. Watch the demos for free or for $40 take the class and make your onw print on paper or a T-shirt. T-shirts will be provided or bring your own garment. Fish printed depends on what fish are on hand; or, bring your own. For more information, visit or call Ron at 808-343-5540.

Community organizations and agencies are invited to contact the City Manager’s office by June 30 with requests for projects to be included in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). For more information, FAQs, Nomination form and CIP Planning Schedule, visit

The 2022 Juneteenth x Homer Pride will be noon on June 18 starting at noon at the HERC with a walk to WKFL Park and a liberation celebration from 12:30-3 p.m. Applications for vendors/organizations/businesses are at Applications for volunteers are at

The Blood Bank of Alaska will be offering a two-day blood drive in Homer on Wednesday and Thursday, June 22 and 23, in the Conference Rooms at the Best Western Bidarka Inn (575 Sterling Highway, Homer) from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days. Although all blood types are needed, there is a current critical need for Type O. Please call the Blood Bank of Alaska to make an appointment at 907-222-5630, or use the Blood Bank of Alaska online Donor Portal found at, or the link at Please bring photo ID, stay hydrated, and eat well on the day of your appointment.

The Garden Tour will feature six beautiful Homer area gardens. The gardens will be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. July 17. The cost is $15 for viewing the gardens. Tickets can be purchased at the Homer Bookstore. No credit cards will be accepted — just cash or checks please. There is a great deal of diversity in the gardens this year. One is a large innovative commercial garden, another garden full of native plants and some pay remembrance to a family member. Another garden at higher elevation combines art and gardening. Each garden reflects the personality of the owners and will give the visitor many ideas for their gardens. Creekside visits are common on this tour and flowers abound. Four of the featured gardens will be on a walking tour about 1.3 miles one way in the downtown area. A map with parking spots delineated is included with the ticket purchase. If you do not wish to walk, parking is available at all of these locations. For more information, call Francie at 907-299-5050 or Susan 907-299-6126. For ticket issues call Louise at 907-299-6360.

The sandhill cranes are nesting. Any day now, tiny, precocious crane chicks or colts should hatch in Homer. Crane colts and other baby wildlife are very vulnerable, so please keep your dogs on leash and cats at home. As part of its Citizen Science projects, Kachemak Crane Watch keeps track of nesting success and wants your observations of Sandhill Crane colts. Send your report to Kachemak Crane Watch at or call 235- 6262. Include date of hatching, time, location, number of colts, and your contact information so we can call for details. For more information, contact Nina Faust at 907-235-6262 or .

Anchor Point Group of Alcoholics Anonymous continues to meet in person at the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce at 34175 Sterling Hwy (north of Chapman School) on Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. These are open meetings, and alcoholics and non-alcoholics are all welcome. For more information, call 907-223-9814.

The Homer Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 6:30 p.m. downstairs at Homer United Methodist Church, 770 East End Road. All meetings are open to anyone wanting to learn more about recovery from alcoholism. More information and online links to meetings can be found at

The Homer End of The Road Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every day at noon and every evening at 8 p.m. at 126 W. Pioneer Ave., Suite 1. For more information, contact 907-283-5722.

Co-Dependents Anonymous is meeting in person at Homer Methodist Church, located at 770 East End Road. Please contact Kay at 907-399-6243 for more information. All are welcome.

Step into Freedom is a narcotics anonymous group that will be held at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Glacierview Baptist Church “Big House” next to the main church. This group is for both women and men, and is open to non-addicts who would like to sit in on the meetings. For questions, call Jaclyn at 907-756-3530.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste facilities is now open on Sundays. For more information contact the KPB Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667 or check their webpage at

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge visitor center is now open to the public. Visitor hours for this summer are June 8 through Labor Day, open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anchor Point Senior Citizens

The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Avenue serves take-out meals on Thursday evenings with pickup from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday is Kickin’ Fried Chicken night, serving from 4-6 p.m. with eight- and 12-piece piece buckets or three-piece meals, with or without coleslaw and biscuits. Walk ins are welcome or call ahead at 235-7786 to reserve. Thursday night is Home Cooked Dinner Night. Each Thursday is a different meal. Dine in or take out; served from 5-6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 907-235-7786. Visit for more information. Meals and programs are open to the public and do not require membership. Call 235-7786 for more information.

Homer Senior Citizens

The Homer Senior Citizens Inc. Silver Linings Cafe has reopened. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m for high-risk seniors and 12:30-1:30 p.m., masks optional. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; call 235-4555.

The Terrace Assisted Living welcomes visitors. Face masks and screening are required. All visits must occur in a resident’s apartment only.

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open. Contact Liz, ADS Manager, at 235-4556 to register.

Homer Public Library

Come read The Very Very Far North by Dan Bar-el together with Youth Services Librarian, Cinda Nofziger. Dan Bar-el will be at the library for a virtual book-talk the end of June. Read and discuss the book together in preparation for his visit. Space limited, register at: Books provided for participants. This group meets every Thursday, June 9-July 7, 3:30-4:30pm for ages 7-12. Call the library for more information 907-235-3180.

Meet at the pavilion at Bishop’s Beach for Homer Public Library Storytime with stories and songs, followed by a short beach walk. Toddler Time at Bishop’s Beach for ages 0-3 meets Wednesday, June 15, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Preschool Storytime at Bishop’s Beach for ages 3-5 meets on Friday, June 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Homer Public Library and the Center for Alaska Coastal Studies staff join together for an outdoor story and activity. Meet at the StoryWalk Trail at the library. Meets every Tuesday, June 7-August 2 , 1-2:30 p.m. For ages 6-10. This is a 9-week program. Register for as many days as you want. Space is limited. Please register at: .

Hospice of Homer

At Hospice of Homer we believe in coming together with others, in a safe and non-judgmental setting, to explore the meaning of significant losses in our lives. Talking it out can release sorrow and provide comfort. It can help us to move forward and to regain a sense of serenity while honoring those we have lost to isolation, distance or death.

We fully understand how difficult taking that first step can be. For this reason, hospice offers a bereavement correspondence series. We will provide you, or your family members, with a monthly letter dealing with loss and the mourning process. These letters are designed to help you transition into the new reality which was created by loss.

At present hospice is offering opportunities to engage in conversation about our individual and collective grief experiences. You do not need to be a client of hospice to access these conversations. There is no charge for attending the meetings or for the correspondence program. See below for meeting times and call the office or email to participate in the Correspondence program.

Widow/widower’s Group meets every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Robin.

Conversations on Loss are the first and third Saturdays with Thomas and Maria.

Homer Council on the Arts

Registration is open for HCOA’s summer art camps, with one-week sessions in June, July, and August for ages 5-7 and 8-12. Details and registration at

Tickets are on sale now for a performance by Endless Field in conjunction with the Spenard Jazz Fest at 7 p.m. June 9 at HCOA. The show is a unique combination of live music and recorded performances in the wilderness. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Registration is open for HOA’s youth art camps as well as adult art classes in various mediums throughout the summer! Details and registration at

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration is now open for the fall 2022 semester. The printed schedule is around town and in the mail. To view our searchable schedule visit

The Pratt Museum & Park

The Pratt Museum & Park is now open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Protection, Adaptation and Resistance opens from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, with an artist’s talk at 5 p.m.

Experience the work of 54 contemporary Indigenous Alaska Artists. Free entry to the museum, snacks, and a chance to converse with the artists. At 5 p.m., many of the artists will give a talk explaining how they resonate with the theme of Protection, Adaptation and Resistance. In times of complex challenges, and growing concerns for the future, how are Indigenous Alaska artists strengthening self and community, guiding the next generation from surviving to thriving? Protection, Adaptation and Resistance explores how a new cohort of Alaska Indigenous artists embrace customary artforms and modern technology to create innovative new platforms for sharing, storytelling; reconnecting with ancestral knowledge; and strengthening relationships to land and with one another.

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital offers free wellness walks the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9-10 a.m. at SPARC. Please bring clean indoor walking shoes and be prepared to answer covid screening questions at the door. Free blood pressure checks and door prizes are offered at walks. Please bring indoor shoes, and refrain from attending if you are experiencing any covid-like symptoms. Masks are optional. Walks are at SPARC located at 600 Sterling Highway. For more information, call SPH Health and Wellness at 907-235-0285.

South Peninsula Hospital offers free testing and vaccinations for COVID-19. Free testing is offered daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the test site on Bartlett Street. No appointment is necessary for testing. Vaccines are by appointment as supplies permit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Because of increased demand, it is asked that people make appointments. They can only be made online at Vaccinations are open to anyone 5 years and older for Pfizer, and 18 years and older for all other brands. Call the COVID nurse at 235-0235 to discuss symptoms, or the COVID vaccine info line at 435-3188 for recorded updates. Free testing is now offered for anyone who recently attended a social gathering or who was in a crowded indoor space and close to others. Details are in the weekly newspaper ad, at or at 907-435-3188.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221 holds burger night from 5-7 p.m. every Friday. Monday night tacos is 5-7 p.m. The VFW is open to the public; you do not need to be a member to attend. Dine in or take out. Call 235-5582 to order ahead. The VFW is located at 72551 Milo Fritz Ave. in Anchor Point.