Letters – Mar. 14

A little audience appreciation

On Friday evening, at the Homer Council on the Arts Gallery concert, an audience of enthusiastic and appreciative music lovers gathered. My heartfelt thanks goes out to you for making it such a fun concert for me and the talented musicians I was honored to share the stage with.
My thanks to Sunrise Sjoberg, Tim Quinn, Jenny Martin and Lindianne Sarno for your collaboration and patience. Thank you to the Arts Council for providing the venue and the myriad of behind-the-scenes tasks.
Without the audience’s support and encouragement, events like this would not exist. You are the reason musicians put in countless hours of practice and summon up the courage to perform in public. May you all find that joy in your life.
Cindy McKenna

Writing to enrich lives

What a bountiful weekend for Homer Council on the Arts with writers, readers, singers, drummers, dancers, donors, sponsors, supporters and bidders.
Congratulations to the winners of the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest, and thank you for reading your winning entries on Friday night. And, thank you to the judges near and far for your time and expertise.
Thank you to Bodett and Company, Homer Foundation and Homer News for supporting this 20- year-old literary tradition.
Thank you to Robin Hopper for the benefit concert she so generously gifted to the Arts Council on Friday night. She is a fabulous storyteller, and so skilled at weaving her stories with her songs. Her workshop on Saturday and Sunday was deeply appreciated by those who participated and the group hopes to have her back.
Thank you Alaska State Council on the Arts, Era Alaska, Ocean Shores Motel and Nomad Shelters for supporting this enriching and inspiring workshop. Despite the wild and windy snowstorm on Saturday night, the Elks Lodge was filled with rhythm and enthusiastic support during the Marimba Madness FUNdraiser.
Thank you to the bands Shamwari, Zuva and Rufaro for a fabulous night of marimba music. The raffles and auctions were quick and mighty with Dave Aplin on the mic. Thank you Homer supporters and those visiting Homer for your amazing bids on the delicious desserts. Thank you to the bakers and thank you Don Jose’s and Fat Olives for your donated pizza.
And to all the Arts Council volunteers, staff and board members who work so hard to support the arts in Homer.
How satisfying it is to see the efforts of our work reflected back with dances, smiles, laughs and gratitude acknowledging how the arts truly enrich our lives in Homer.
Gail Edgerly,
executive director
Homer Council on the Arts

Swimmers score new board

If you’ve been by the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center recently, you may have noticed a change. The pool’s antiquated scoreboard has been replaced by a brand new one.
The Kachemak Swim Club would like to wholeheartedly thank the anonymous donor who made this possible. We are looking forward to trying it out later this month when KSC hosts the March Madness Invitational on March 23 and 24.
This fall, the Mariners will also be hosting the High School Regional competition. The addition of this new score board will help make both of these meets a great experience for our swimmers, coaches and parent volunteers.
Thank you, thank you, thank you from the entire Kachemak Swim Club. We are currently fundraising with our annual Swim-a-thon, so if you see a young swimmer with a clipboard in hand, we hope you will offer your support.
Paul Castellani
KSC advisory board

Bagging a bundle of baby bounty

We would like to thank everyone for celebrating the birth of our son Nicholas, Homer’s first baby of 2012, with us.
We received so many wonderful gifts and cards. This community has blessed us with its generosity many times, and each time it continues to be so truly amazing.
Thank you Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic, South Peninsula Hospital and to all of our awesome nurses for all the great care. Thank you to Timeless Toys. Homer Family Theatre, Bay Realty, Birth 2 Three, Cosmic Kitchen, Curnes, Duncan House, Fat Olives, Helen Jackson, Homer Bookstore, Homer Elks Lodge, Homer’s Jeans, Homer News, Homer Saw & Cycle, Homer Senior Center, Old Inlet Bookshop, Pregnancy Care Center, SPH Auxiliary, SPH Birth Center, Spenard’s Building Supply and Jeanie Aspen for all the fun baby loot.
Jesse and Rhonda Sherwood
and Family

Bringing entertainment ‘Power’ to town

On Friday, Feb. 24, I promoted a concert at the Homer Elks Club. I would like to thank AJ’s Steakhouse, Fat Olives, Lands End Resort, Driftwood Inn, Pepsi, Hand Painted Signs, All About You, and North Wind for their support.
I just started a new business, and am focusing on bringing more live entertainment to the town I grew up in. It was great to see how many local businesses stepped up to support me. The concert went really well, and I look forward to doing it again.
Growing up in Homer, I always remember hearing, “There’s nothing to do in this town.” It’s my hope that I can help change that.
Thank you again to those businesses, and to my family and friends who helped out at the show.
Mathew Plant
Power Plant Productions

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