Share the Spirit needs feedback

We need your feedback. Each year we learn a thing or two and try to apply that to the coming year in hopes of better serving the community’s needs.

This year we would like to hear back about the food provided for you and your household, in hopes of making the items provided more useful and usable. We are not very high-tech, so are going to ask that you respond via our Share the Spirit phone line at 235-7466.

Please take a minute or two to think about what you received. Did you use the items for a holiday meal or for other meals in the days that followed, or both? Were there items you could not or would not use? If you could name 2-3 items we could leave out, what would they be and vice versa? If there were a couple of items you would like to see added or increased , tell us that as well.

At this time of the year, our phone number is usually just an information line, but until the end of the month, we are asking you to treat it as a message line. No names needed — just your household size and constructive suggestions. We will check it daily to tally your answers to these questions. We appreciate your efforts, and hope that this will help us build more useful and nutritional food baskets in the future.

Share the Spirit wishes you all the best. We thank you each for your participation, and ask that you always … Remember to Share the Spirit.

Kelly Glidden and Jonathan Adams, co-chairs; Basket Program co-chair; Shari Daugherty, Basket Program advisor; Jayne Locklar, president, Share the Spirit

Marching again

We would like to invite everyone who is interested in women’s rights and issues to join us for our Third Women’s March on Homer. This event will take place on Saturday, January 19th and will begin at 11:30 am with speeches in the parking lot at the HERC Building and then the march to WKFL Park.

There will be a gathering at the college after the march with food, hot drinks, information tables, and live streaming of the March on Washington DC.

In addition, other activities are planned including a showing of the movie, “Iron-Jawed Angels,” on Jan. 12 from 3-5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the library and a showing of “Makers: The Women Who Made America” on the Jan. 24 from 4:45-6:45 p.m., also at the library.

We are an inclusive March. Let’s celebrate the myriad accomplishments that have been, and are being made, by women in the U.S. and worldwide.

Please come and join in. For more information, on Facebook go to Women’s March on Homer, AK.

Lani Raymond

Frescoes appreciates Safeway help

On behalf of myself and the Fireweed Frescoes musical ensemble program, I am pleased to thank Carrs/Safeway and their Alaska Education Grant for their financial award and support for our exciting new endeavor. The Frescoes program is a new instrumental music program for kindergarten through second grade students at Fireweed Academy, a public, charter school that prioritizes student exploration and theme-based learning.

How refreshing to have an organization sincerely inquire about a challenge that I, as a teacher, face in in my classroom and be ready to grant generous funds to address that challenge directly. It is with great enthusiasm that I can say that the support received from Carrs/Safeway will help Fireweed Academy’s youth musical ensemble program bloom and grow as well as build stronger and better learners and citizens.

Kim Fine, Fireweed Frescoes

Fireweed Academy

SBS helped Friends of the Homer Library with Christmas tree

Friends of the Homer Library sends its heartfelt thanks to Spenard Builders Supply for its donation of a large, picture-perfect, fragrant Christmas tree that lent magic to the season for library employees and hundreds of library patrons throughout the holidays. The Book Giving Tree, decorated with wish ornaments for book gifts to the library, inspired people to donate more than 60 new titles.

We extend our gratitude to our generous patrons who gifted more great reading to the library, and therefore the community. The books will pass on the giving spirit each time they are checked out.


Suzanne Haines, Friends of Homer Library