Homer

John Straley

Lifelong Learning event celebrates Homer

How a community nurtures learning, and how libraries inspire that, kept coming up in speeches last Saturday for the Friends of the Homer Public Library’s… Continue reading

John Straley

Bunnell grows programs, audience

The City of Homer Grants Program through the Homer Foundation fosters Bunnell’s mission as a non-profit presenter of arts exhibits and educational programs. Steady support… Continue reading

Announcements

The Homer Farmers Market holds a film night fundraiser of “Seeds of Time” at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. There will be a… Continue reading

Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins stands by one of the windows overlooking the harbor in the new Harbormaster’s Office building.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Harbormaster’s Office soon open for business

For the employees of the Homer Harbor, the job comes with one of the best perks around: a glorious view of the harbor, Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins stands by one of the windows overlooking the harbor in the new Harbormaster’s Office building.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Announcements

Martin Renner, a local seabird ecologist and lifelong birder, presents a program on Shorebird identification at 7:30 p.m. April 2 in the Alaska Islands and… Continue reading

Abigail Kokai’s quilt, “Snowflake.”

More art with April’s First Friday

Now that spring has arrived, it’s not just crocuses popping up around town. New venues also appear this month for First Friday shows, including a… Continue reading

Abigail Kokai’s quilt, “Snowflake.”
Ken Sprague and Nickie Knight pose inside their shop on Ocean Drive. The couple hopes Homeric Traders can act as a small business incubator for other entrepreneurs.-Photo by Aryn Young

Homeric Traders marks one-year anniversary by adding new vendors

Homeric Traders celebrated its one-year anniversary this week by having a grand re-opening April 1 and showcasing 12 new vendors to the shop. Ken Sprague… Continue reading

Ken Sprague and Nickie Knight pose inside their shop on Ocean Drive. The couple hopes Homeric Traders can act as a small business incubator for other entrepreneurs.-Photo by Aryn Young

Numbers tell weird winter weather story: It’s really warm

Friday was the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. That calendar convention never reflects Alaska realities, but it provides a convenient excuse to… Continue reading

Town Crier – Announcements

The Kachemak Bay Running Club is hosting a 5K fun run beginning and ending at Alice’s Champagne Palace, starting at 5:30 p.m. today. Come run… Continue reading

Art lives and works in Homer

Nearly a half-century ago, a group of people living in this small town at the end of the road organized Homer Council on the Arts.… Continue reading

Announcements

The U.S. Coast Guard holds Commercial Fishing Industry Day from 12:20-4 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Hall, Kachemak Bay Campus. Coast Guard examiners will be available… Continue reading

A plaque at McNeil Canyon Elementary School proclaims the school a 2004 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon school.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

McNeil Canyon: grounded in community

When funding for a new school at McNeil Canyon was needed in 1981, the McNeil School Steering Committee created a marketing plan that included distribution… Continue reading

A plaque at McNeil Canyon Elementary School proclaims the school a 2004 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon school.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky

Announcements

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the new Diamond Ridge Fire Station at 65705… Continue reading

Birders propose actions to protect area bird habitat

(Editor’s Note: The following recently was presented as Kachemak Bay Birders’ testimony to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission and submitted as a Point of… Continue reading

Kachemak Drive needs safe trail

The other day I was driving home up the hill from the Spit on Kachemak Drive. The elderly lady we always see with her bicycle… Continue reading

The current Kachemak Selo School.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Kachemak Selo: New school, hybrid distance learning program part of plan

The morning’s hush is disturbed only by the sound of a crow’s wings at it flies just beyond the edge of the bluff. The sun… Continue reading

The current Kachemak Selo School.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Woodard Creek flows under Pioneer Avenue and through the Pate family property to the Homer Council on the Arts.-Photo by Michael Armstrong; Homer News

Woodard Creek Coalition: Promoting a Downtown Asset

It doesn’t get anymore in our backyard than Woodard Creek. For 541 Homer lots, Woodard Creek not only is in the backyard, in some instances… Continue reading

Woodard Creek flows under Pioneer Avenue and through the Pate family property to the Homer Council on the Arts.-Photo by Michael Armstrong; Homer News

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District March 2: School board meeting, 7 p.m. March 3: Interviews with district superintendent candidates. March 6: Inservice, no school.  Chapman… Continue reading

Giving time, money helps build community

Giving time, money helps build community

About five years ago, I moved back to my hometown. I wasn’t exactly sure why, or how it was going to work. I hadn’t quite… Continue reading

Giving time, money helps build community

Thanks to Homer Foundation

Chapman School in Anchor Point was the recent recipient of a grant from the Homer Foundation through their KLEPS fund. This grant gives us an… Continue reading

[flipp]