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Grubstake Avenue pushes Waddell out of the ‘Way’

Grubstake Avenue pushes Waddell out of the ‘Way’

There was a time — many years ago — when you could actually consider taking Waddell Way as a shortcut from Lake Street to the post office.
The decision was generally based on the number and size of potholes stretching across the short, gravel/mud road.
New shocks and struts? Or getting to the post office before 5 p.m.? Tough call.

May 4, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Katie Sullivan serves coffee and customers at K Bay

Katie Sullivan serves coffee and customers at K Bay

Katie Sullivan was eight years old the first time she tasted coffee. She was immediately drawn to the rich, dark aroma and full-bodied flavors. Throughout high school, she frequented coffee shops and today, drinks five to six cups a day.
She also works on the other side of the counter, as a barista, perfecting the fine art of making coffee.
Sullivan received her initial training in Homer at Captain’s Coffee five years ago. She worked for awhile at Far Out Café, and has spent the past two …

May 4, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Chapman says goodbye to longtime teachers

Chapman says goodbye to longtime teachers

Chapman School is getting ready for a big retirement party May 6, and everyone’s invited. The party starts at 6 p.m., and celebrates two retiring educators at the school: kindergarten teacher Donna Austin and special education teacher Linda Brady.
“They are two of the most professional educators I’ve worked with,” said Chapman Principal Conrad Woodhead.

May 4, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Voucher program loses funding

Voucher program loses funding

An appeal filed by the Independent Living Center with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities was denied on Friday according to ILC executive director Joyanna Geisler.
Beginning July 1, funding for the Independent Living Center’s transit voucher program to serve the elderly and disabled populations on the Kenai Peninsula will end. For 19 years ILC has provided discounted transit vouchers to clients in Homer, Kenai/Soldotna and Seward.
“Kachecab has worked with the Homer Independent Living Center through practically our entire existence as a company,” said Kachecab …

May 3, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

March ‘First Friday’ brings medley of mediums

March ‘First Friday’ brings medley of mediums

As winter begins its tedious transition into spring, First Friday artists in Homer emerge with a variety of paintings, etchings and photography that capture the beauty in everything that surrounds us.

Toby Tyler

Ptarmigan Arts features surprises from Toby’s Attic: Selected Works by R.W. “Toby” Tyler. Opening reception for the Back Room Gallery show will be Friday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Ptarmigan promises that more than a few surprises will be “unveiled in Toby’s show.” Well-known for …

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Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

Guitar Christmas instrumentals
Reverend Poorchild will be giving free performances at the following locations.
•All Hopped Up Coffee, 3 p.m. Dec. 11
•K-Bay Coffee, 4 p.m. Dec. 12
•Don Joses, 7 p.m. Dec. 12
•Captain’s Coffee, 2 p.m. Dec. 13
•Senior Citizen’s Terrace, 6 p.m.
•South Peninsula Hospital long term care, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Bunnell celebrates 24 years
Join the Bunnell Street Arts Center for a Saturday heartwarming concert of original songs and stories. Scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bunnell, the evening features piano, guitar …

December 9, 2015 | Comments Off | Read More »

Grubstake Avenue pushes Waddell out of the ‘Way’

Grubstake Avenue pushes Waddell out of the ‘Way’

There was a time — many years ago — when you could actually consider taking Waddell Way as a shortcut from Lake Street to the post office.
The decision was generally based on the number and size of potholes stretching across the short, gravel/mud road.
New shocks and struts? Or getting to the post office before 5 p.m.? Tough call.

May 4, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Katie Sullivan serves coffee and customers at K Bay

Katie Sullivan serves coffee and customers at K Bay

Katie Sullivan was eight years old the first time she tasted coffee. She was immediately drawn to the rich, dark aroma and full-bodied flavors. Throughout high school, she frequented coffee shops and today, drinks five to six cups a day.
She also works on the other side of the counter, as a barista, perfecting the fine art of making coffee.
Sullivan received her initial training in Homer at Captain’s Coffee five years ago. She worked for awhile at Far Out Café, and has spent the past two …

May 4, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Chapman says goodbye to longtime teachers

Chapman says goodbye to longtime teachers

Chapman School is getting ready for a big retirement party May 6, and everyone’s invited. The party starts at 6 p.m., and celebrates two retiring educators at the school: kindergarten teacher Donna Austin and special education teacher Linda Brady.
“They are two of the most professional educators I’ve worked with,” said Chapman Principal Conrad Woodhead.

May 4, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Voucher program loses funding

Voucher program loses funding

An appeal filed by the Independent Living Center with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities was denied on Friday according to ILC executive director Joyanna Geisler.
Beginning July 1, funding for the Independent Living Center’s transit voucher program to serve the elderly and disabled populations on the Kenai Peninsula will end. For 19 years ILC has provided discounted transit vouchers to clients in Homer, Kenai/Soldotna and Seward.
“Kachecab has worked with the Homer Independent Living Center through practically our entire existence as a company,” said Kachecab …

May 3, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

Training Children – Focus on Fitness

Training Children – Focus on Fitness

The key to your child’s physical health is striking a balance between participation and prevention. Many children participate in sports and are not equipped physically for the rigors of daily participation. Some of these situations are made more difficult by pairing athletes based on their chronological age — in years — rather than their biological age; (actual size and stage of development.)

February 24, 2016 | Comments Off | Read More »

Strength and conditioning

Strength and conditioning

Strength and conditioning for endurance events are possibly the most misunderstood concepts I address here in Homer. There are more triathletes, marathoners and “ultra” athletes here than I have encountered anywhere. The chore and discipline of spending enough hours training on a bike, on the road and in the pool is difficult — to say the least. Add the rigors of professional and family life, and you get a schedule that requires more than 24 hours in a day and seven days in a week.
Rest, or recovery, …

February 10, 2016 | Comments Off | Read More »

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Community news – May 4

Community news – May 4

KBC commencement held tonight The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage, will hold its 2016 Commencement...

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Wagner hired as new Soil and Water manager

Wagner hired as new Soil and Water manager

For years now, Kyra Wagner’s name has been associated with a myriad of efforts encouraging agriculture in Homer, from support for...

May 4, 2016 | No comment | Read More »

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Help your mother prepare for retirement

Mother’s Day is almost here, so start shopping for the flowers or candy for Mom....

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Can you make your investments less ‘taxing’?

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is...

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