FYI News briefs & announcements – Jan. 18

Avoid parking on roadways
The Homer Police Department is reminding people that parking is not permitted on any city roadways or right of way. Due to the inclement weather and heavy snowfalls, city police will be strictly enforcing the no parking ordinances. In order to maintain access for emergency vehicles and ensure open lanes for snow removal, vehicles parked on the roadway will be ticketed and possibly towed. Call the Homer police or public works for any questions, 235-3550 or 235-3170.

Chamber holds annual meeting Tuesday
The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will hold its annual meeting at noon Tuesday at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. Members will vote on bylaw changes. It’s also an opportunity to meet the newest board members and the chamber’s 2012 visitor guide will be unveiled. A minimum of 10 percent of the membership must be present to vote on proposed bylaw changes. Those planning on attending are asked to RSVP by today for the optional lunch. Cost is $12 for chamber members and $14 for nonmembers For more information or to RSVP, call 235-7740 or email

Nominate a real hero
Each year the American Red Cross of Alaska recognizes extraordinary Alaskans for their outstanding contributions throughout the state at the Annual Real Heroes Breakfast. To nominate a hero, follow these guidelines: The act of heroism must be ongoing or have occurred in Alaska between Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2011. Must be residents of Alaska. Must be present at the event in Anchorage on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Go to A_Hero.php or contact Katie Bender at 907-646-5412

Try forks more than knives
Due to the snow storm on Thursday, “Forks Over Knives” has been re-scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with doors opening at 2 p.m. at the Homer Theatre.
Admission is by donation and includes heart-healthy snacks. There will be discussion and CHIP info afterwards.
Those who cannot make the showing can attend one of two information sessions: 6 p.m. Jan. 26, SPH Training Center, 230 W Pioneer, or at 3 p.m. or Jan. 29 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 210 East Pioneer.  There will be a brief video explaining CHIP, and time for discussion and questions. Chip classes begin Feb. 6.

Service board holds meeting
The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station located at 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Milepost 12 East End Road). The meeting agenda will be posted at the fire station and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office 206 E. Pioneer.

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